Last year New Years’ Eve Celebration was low key; many people could not spend it with close ones, while others chose not to celebrate being under lockdown. Fortunately, restrictions have been lifted in most parts of the country this time around. As a result, it is allowed to gather in small groups to maintain safety precautions.
Venues across Sydney are turning it on for locals, interstate and international travellers as well. At such a time, if you are wondering what plans you should make for New Years’ Eve, then look no further. Below are some of the options suitable for both couples, families and friends.
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You will find a few unique vantage points in and around the city. Family-friendly locations are available to the public accessed via purchased tickets. Although tickets are limited, dine and discover vouchers can be applied in the following areas.
Dawes Point Park: $12.50 for adults, $7.50 for children/concession. From 9 pm, DJs are slated to perform as well.
Campbell’s Cove: $25 for adults, $10 for children/concession. From 9 pm until midnight fireworks, DJs will be performing.
East Circular Quay: $25 for adults, $10 for children/concession.
West Circular Quay: $25 for adults, $10 for children/concession.
Wharf 2: $25 for adults, $10 for children/concession.
Hickson Road Reserve: $50 for adults, $25 for children/concession.
Places to eat on New Years’ Eve
If you are looking to take your loved one out on a date or searching for a place to enjoy a nice meal with your family, then you need to hurry. Although venues are still accepting bookings, since it’s holiday time, you never know. Price points may vary, but food and drinks packages are for different budgets.
Atelier by Sofitel: A French Restaurant that overlooks Darling Harbour. It is $300 per person; one of the main packages includes a four-course French-inspired meal and a two-hour drinks package. If you are bringing the kids to dine with you, there is a two-course meal for $60.
Brazza Churrascaria: This is a Brazilian Barbecue house where you can enjoy an authentic meal along with a complimentary drink on arrival drink for just $90.
Fratelli Fresh, Grosvenor Place: A four-course set menu feast for $89 per person, will serve you everything from aperitivo and antipasti to pizza and dessert.
Munich Brauhaus, The Rocks: A two to three-course meal complemented by beer and a pleasing ambience is delightful. Prices start from $55 per person.
Tap Rooms: How about a banquet feast? At $60 per person, Tap Rooms is certainly a good choice with various options for beverages.
6Head: A little on the luxurious side with $690 per person. If you are willing to splurge and celebrate with a six-course meal and stunning Sydney Harbour view, then this is the best choice.
Tayim: Middle Eastern restaurant providing a six-course meal with exclusive fireworks viewing option starts from $299. Selective packages for kids and teens are available as well.
Want to party on New Years’ Eve?
Opera Bar: World known for its New Years’ Eve celebration, Opera Bar provides the front row seats to one of the best fireworks displays in the world. Bermuda Social, Soulphonics, Dark Horse and Natural Selector are slated to perform throughout the night for your entertainment lineup. Tickets are available for $495 per person.
The Glenmore: Celebrating under the open sky, doesn’t that sound fun? Join the rooftop party with tickets starting from $399 per person.
Zephyr: For $450 per person, you can enjoy the chicest and exclusive NYE party with food stations and four-hour drinks package.
The Mercantile Hotel: For $50 per person you can enjoy food and Dawes Point Park for fireworks.
The Doss House: You can join the annual Prohibition Party and score access to George Street and Hickson Road for the fireworks. Prices start from $135.
El Camino Cantina: Glow-in-the-dark-tacos, tortillas and cocktails, if that does not sound exciting to you, I don’t know what will. Enjoy their neon jungle party at reasonable prices.
Darling Square: Rush to the Darling square and secure a spot on the grass, you can bring along a picnic basket. The evening is bound to be entertaining as DJ Youknowdamnright will be performing from 5 pm. Later you can witness Sydney’s iconic fireworks that will be broadcast on the big screen at Tumbalong Park.
Bungaroo Restaurant: Here You can choose from the Smoke Rooftop (food, live entertainment and a spritz on arrival, included, for $189), BEA Restaurant (for live entertainment and a snack-driven chef’s menu for $159) and House Bar (open from midnight, this is a more casual setting. Although tickets are not necessary, booking in advance is recommended.
The Golden Sheaf: A great entertainment lineup is intriguing enough, but a free entry at the Golde Sheaf certainly must compel you to drop in at least once.
The Albian Paramatta: With prices starting from $40, you can experience an Arabian Night themed NYE at the Albion. In addition, lounge music includes Arabic bands and DJs throughout the night.
Wharf Bar, Manly: You can not only enjoy front row seats to the fireworks but also enjoy music from Touch Sensitive, with Friendless, Scotty Cal and Scott Bruce on support duties. Tickets are available at $54.40.