New Years Eve in Sydney, how magical. There is no need to repeat the exponential investment for the main event, where Sydney siders rejoice and get together to celebrate a year of hard work and good times.
Every year there is a different theme, as well as a different creative ambassador. The best things in life come for free, yet being organised is the key. There is no need to venture out into the city. Suburbia is just as great.
Some of the top vantage points to watch the iconic New Years Eve fireworks in Sydney:
1. Birchgrove Park
A fantastic vantage point, and ever so friendly. This space is normally a cricket oval, yet come New Years Eve - families, couples and group of friends all come together for a picnic style celebration. The views of Sydney Harbour are just stunning. Why venture out into the city? It doesn't make any sense. There is an abundance of space. Great if you don't want to be packed in like a tin canned sardine. The great news is that alcohol is allowed (within reasonable limits), in addition to bringing your own portable BBQ along.
2. East Circular Quay
One of the most popular places to watch the New Years Eve fireworks, with direct views to the Harbour Bridge. It's crowded here. No BYO alcohol. Maximum capacity is 8000 people. Highly likely to be reached by lunch time. Otherwise you always have The Rocks nearby.
3. Blues Point Reserve
A great way to escape the city for a change. Watching the fireworks from the north side is fantastic. Bag searches will be conducted, and no BYO alcohol. Maximum crowds of 12,000 people are usually entertained here. The fireworks can be viewed from different angles.
4. Darling Harbour
Set to be a rather popular location for the New Years Eve fireworks. This is fireworks heaven all round. Family friendly, and events will be held from 7pm to 1am. The side opposite Cockle Bay Wharf is ideal. If you're going to a paid event either at The Star - or at some other night club; ensure that pass outs are allowed, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. If you're wanting to see the fireworks for free, arrive here as early as you can.
5. Pirrama Park
A fantastic, family friendly park by day, and also makes way for an awesome fireworks vantage point at night. You can't go wrong here. There is ample space that can easily accommodate a crowd of 8,000 people that are expected to come here to watch the New Years Eve fireworks. The good news is that BYO alcohol is allowed, however no glass. Bring your most comfortable picnic rug and plenty of refreshments.
6. Bradley's Head
Watching the New Years Eve fireworks at Taronga Zoo sells out rather quickly. The next best alternative is to go to Bradley's Head. No alcohol is allowed, and neither are any tents. This space can accommodate up to 5,000 people. Maximum capacity is expected fairly early.
Where: Locations mentioned above.
Why: To watch the New Years Eve Fireworks.
When: New Years Eve of course.