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NYE fireworks in Sydney

NYE fireworks in Sydney

Sydney Fireworks courtesy of Tourism Australia

Sydney New Year’s Fireworks, Feasts and Festivals – what’s on, how to guide

With tables at Sydney’s most coveted restaurants now open for reservations, harbour cruises selling fast and tickets for some of the city’s favourite New Year’s Eve events on sale in the coming weeks .. Now is the time to secure your front-row seats for the fabulous NYE fireworks in Sydney !

A must-do on many traveller’s bucket-lists, the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks are watched by millions around the harbour and across the globe. The magnificent annual display lights up the city at 9pm and again at midnight. With the Southern Hemisphere seasons reversed, summer nights invite outdoor celebrations. Vantage points around the harbour offer the opportunity to picnic with the locals (but be warned, you will need to set off early to claim your harbourside patch) .. we can show you the way to enjoy the evening without the wait ..

A night at the Opera – see Opera Australia’s La Boheme or a gala performance of operatic favourites from Verdi, Pucini, Rossini and more; combine it with a pre-performance dinner at the Sydney Opera House looking out over the Harbour and complete the evening with a cocktail party enjoying canapes, champagne, live entertainment and views of the midnight fireworks.

Harbour Cruises offer the opportunity to feel part of the celebrations as you cruise between the harbour lights. There are options to suit everyone and every mood: family friendly or adults only, sit down dinners, canapes and cocktails, DJs and dancing .. or the ultimate evening aboard a private luxury cruiser to do exactly as you please.

Harbourside parties in iconic locations – from Luna Park to Taronga Zoo, the harbour islands to the Botanic Gardens; seated dinners, cocktail party or festival-style events with views.

Harbourview tables at Sydney’s most coveted restaurants and rooftop parties with unbeatable harbour views: from a degustation dinner under the dramatic sails of the Sydney Opera House to a private dining room at one of the city’s most celebrated eateries (with fabulous views of the festivities of course too!).

.. and whilst it is the Sydney Fireworks that really steal the show, we can also help you find a quieter corner of the continent to celebrate with your nearest and dearest; around a campfire under star-lit skies or with a barbeque by the beach on a tropical island – our only advice, book early so you don’t miss out .. and stay on to enjoy the festivals and festivities that follow:

Sydney Festival (8-26 January 2020, Sydney): three weeks of free and ticketed cultural events at venues throughout the city.

Santos Tour Down Under (16-26 January 2020, Adelaide, the Barossa and McLaren Vale): the Southern Hemisphere’s leading pro cycling event travels through spectacular South Australian scenery.

Australia Day (26 January 2020, Sydney and nationwide): celebrations centre around Sydney Harbour with tall ships races and fireworks.

Australian Open Tennis (20 Jan – 2 February 2020, Melbourne): international Grand Slam event attracting the biggest names in tennis.

.. outdoor cinema, concerts, sport and so much more.

Contact Southern Crossings to celebrate the summer Down Under .. or read on for more great events in Australia in 2020.