New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Ideas in Sydney 2018

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Sydney is the place to be on New Year’s Eve – a beautiful city, a vibrant atmosphere and of course, the world-famous firework display! New Year’s Eve is a great excuse for a celebration, but what is the best way to celebrate?

Below are just some of the best party ideas that Sydney has to offer, all providing different, but incredible experiences. However, whatever you decide to do, we highly recommend that you book early as New Year events are always popular and always sell fast – no other city party like we do in Sydney!

Sydney Opera House Shows

Celebrate the end of the year by enjoying an extravagant spectacle at one of the world’s most iconic venues. Every year, Sydney Opera House put on two unbelievable performances for you to choose from. Want to enjoy the firework displays as well? Not to worry, the performances are planned so that the audience can enjoy the firework shows – the interval is timed so that you can appreciate the 9pm fireworks, and the show finishes in time for you to watch the midnight display.

There are also extras to enjoy at the Sydney Opera House on New Year’s Eve –

  • Pre-Performance Dinner – At an extra cost, you can enjoy a three-course meal with premium wines and beverages before the show starts.
  • Midnight Party – Also at an extra cost, this allows you to witness the firework display from the Northern Foyers, while enjoying canapés and live entertainment.

Private Boat Hire in Sydney

If you are looking to avoid the crowds, but still want to get breath-taking views of the firework display, consider hiring out a beautiful vessel with Karisma Cruises. Enjoy a private 6-hour Harbour Cruise in the company of just your family and friends, with a glass of champagne always in your hand. With a well-stocked bar, fabulous food and professional service at your fingertips, embrace the lively and patriotic city from the comfort of a luxurious, private boat. Not many other cities have the option of being able to cruise down the Harbour Side in a classy vessel while enjoying a fantastic firework display!

Take a look at the New Year’s Eve Package we provide

Karisma Cruises also offer a New Year’s Day package which is a great way to start the new year! You will be able to sunbathe while cruising around the harbour, as well as having the opportunity to take a dip in the stunning bays. Lay back, enjoy the barbeque and sip on your drink, the New Year’s resolutions can start on 2nd January!

Enjoy a New Year’s Eve Restaurant Package

A romantic date for two, or a family meal, another option is to treat yourself to a fancy meal. There are plenty of restaurants located in and around Sydney, and the vast majority offer New Year’s Eve packages, usually consisting of multi-course meals, complimentary drinks and a late closing time. There are a range of restaurants on the Harbour side with vantage points, as well as several places to eat on the water front, allowing you to spectate the vibrant city and colourful fireworks while you enjoy your meal.


Stay in a Hotel Restaurant

A very similar experience to eating out at a restaurant, but without the hassle of having to travel back home at the end of the night, nor having to deal with large crowds in the early hours of the morning. Whether you are visiting Sydney, or live nearby and just want to treat yourself, staying in a hotel restaurant provides food, drink and accommodation all in the same place. Many hotels also open up their roof top, allowing guests to get unique views of Sydney and the Harbour.


Enjoy the Vibrant Atmosphere of the Harbour Side

At a loose end, and looking for a cost-free way of celebrating? Perhaps you could wonder down to the Harbour Side and welcome the New Year with the other enthusiastic and patriotic Aussies. Some places require a ticket, but there are a range of free-entry venues with great views of the firework display, such as Bradfield Park and Campbell’s Cove. If you do decide to go to a vantage point, make sure you are there incredibly early, and prepare to spend most of the day there, as these popular locations have a capacity and fill up quickly. It’s also worth noting that at these spots, alcohol is forbidden, with a more family-orientated atmosphere being the desired vibe.


NYE House Party

Do you want to celebrate the start of a New Year with your loved ones, but would prefer to avoid the busy and frantic nature of Sydney? One option is to throw a party at your house and invite your closest family and friends. Provide drinks, food and entertainment, and you’ve got yourself a fun-filled evening!
Whatever you decide to do, we hope that you have a great night, and a happy new year!