Sydney New Years Eve 2019

When: 31 December 2019 & 1st January 2020
Venue: Sydney Harbour & Coogee Beach
Price: Varies on Event

Thinking of coming to Sydney this New Years Eve? People from all around the world flock to Sydney to celebrate the new year in this magical city, so make sure you plan early!

Here’s our brief guide to help you get a head start on planning.

Event Program:

  • 6 pm Pre-show entertainment - aerial display & water display.
  • 7.30 pm Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony
  • 9 pm Family fireworks
  • 9.08 pm Calling Country and Harbour of Light Parade
  • Midnight Fireworks display


Tips for watching the fireworks:

Perhaps the best piece of advice here is to watch the fireworks on the side of the bridge you are staying on. Crossing the bridge on New Year's Eve can be incredibly difficult, and unless you want to waste your night on public transport, try not to venture too far from your accommodation. You can view the map of places to watch the fireworks HERE.

Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens is one of our favourite vantage points for the fireworks display. This harbourside location is hosting 5 parties, each with a unique flair. From the family picnic at Lawn with the View, to the fun frivolity of the vintage circus, Harbour Hoopla. Tickets sell out early, so make sure you check out their official website here for availability.

Other iconic locations are the Sydney Opera House, the Taronga Zoo, Pirrama Park, or on the water, aboard a city ferry or a cruise vessel. Tickets can range between $250-$500 for cruises and usually include food and drinks, some with entertainment. While this is an amazing experience, make sure you find a vessel that suits your food and music tastes.

There’s also a range of ticketed concerts and parties around Sydney to celebrate the New Year.Visit What’s On for more NYE events.


Our final piece of advice is to stay near the event you’re attending, as travelling after the fireworks or during can be tough work due to the crowds. Our Potts Point properties are just minutes from Sydney Harbour and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Our properties in Randwick also make it easy to get into the city, or to enjoy the fireworks at the famous Coogee Beach. This is one of our busiest times of the year so even if you don’t have all your plans sorted, book your accommodation early so you don’t miss out!

Directions from Sydney City

Taxi/Uber: approx. 7-10 minutes
Bus: approx. 15-20 minutes
Walk: 30 minutes (2.2km)

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Directions from Randwick

Taxi/Uber: approx. 6-8 minutes
Bus: approx. 9-12 minutes
Walk: 18 minutes (1.5km)

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