The festive season is quickly closing in and the New Year is just around the corner. Here at Adventure Clues, we like to stay updated on all things happening around Sydney so that we can give you the best experience on our trails. With Sydney being such a hot spot for culture, tourism and fun city nightlife, you can guarantee that there will be a lot of events happening around the New Years’ Eve and New Years’ Day period.
To help you navigate, we’ve compiled a list of the top three free events and things happening in Sydney for New Years’ Eve, 2019 – 2020, as well as the top three paid events for New Years’ Eve in Sydney, Australia.
Top Three Free Events for New Years’ Eve in Sydney, 2020
With unrivalled views of Darling Harbour, fireworks, the culinary delights of Tom Haynes, stunning cocktails and fantastic vibes, it’s guaranteed to be the hottest waterfront spot to ring in the New Year. Enjoy the best of Barangaroo this new year with no cover charge! With three levels across the House and the perfect inner-city location, there’s bound to be something for everyone.
Bradfield Park, Milsons Point
A great place for the family, this is an alcohol-free zone with access to public toilets and food for sale. This is a popular spot to watch fireworks for free in Sydney on New Years’ Eve, offering a great view and a family-friendly vibe.
With the capacity of 35000 people, Bradfield Park offers views of the eastern and western sides of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There are bus and train services running to the location.
East Esplanade, Manly
An alcohol-free, smoke-free event for New Years’ Eve in Sydney that is perfect for families with small children, or a nice short evening for those who need to work on New Years’ Day. Away from this is a quieter spot, and the festivities close with 9 pm fireworks. With the capacity of 15000 people, the location opens at 1 pm.
Top Three Paid Events for New Years’ Eve in Sydney, 2020
Tickets range from $99 for General Admission through to $649 for the FULL VIP package with after-party exclusives. This is one of the hottest places to be in Sydney for New Years’ Eve. Taking place in Luna Park, there will be rides, food and beverage outlets, VIP lounges, fireworks, live acts, amenities and a whole lot more.
Tickets are a flat $695 for this one, but it is an experience, to say the least. Usher in the New Year in style! A six-hour cruise on the newly refurbished My Way cruise ship, crossing paths with the most beautiful fireworks in Sydney and luscious onboard experience.
This $395 ticketed New Years’ Event in Sydney is a must-see. Experience one of the biggest New Year Eve Parties right on the Sydney Harbour! Buckley’s is bringing back the spirit of the roaring 20s as we appropriately roll into the New Year Gatsby style!
From 7 pm – 1 am you’ll be a part of an exclusive event, using the whole venue inside and courtyard (Foreshore not available) with a 1920’s Gatsby Theme and optional 1920’s dress code. Your ticket price includes food station, 5-hour canapés and beverage package, live music entertainment and a lovely view of fireworks.