These vantage points have a bit of extra room to enjoy the evening in slightly more relaxed fashion, plus playgrounds and activities to keep the little ones occupied.
This isn’t an exhaustive list, and there may be others, or you may already have a favourite spot in mind. Remember, most vantage points fill up early, so try to arrive well before sunset.
Public transport will be the best way to reach all vantage points, so plan for your journey to the site and return home.
Located in Pyrmont, Pirrama Park will be hosting a free event. The nearest public transport hub is the light rail station at The Star. Food will be available, and there’s also plenty of room for picnics, with a children’s playground in the park.
Alcohol-free for New Year’s Eve, families can watch the fireworks for free at Darling Harbour. The site is easily accessible by public transport, but special timetables will apply. Crowds are expected and the site will be closed once capacity is reached, so arrive early.
Bring your picnic rug, settle in on the Walumil and Stargazer lawns and enjoy a prime view of the fireworks. Barangaroo Reserve is a ticketed event, so you can arrive in the early evening, knowing you’ll have plenty of space.
With 3 stunning harbourside green spaces to choose from – The Amphitheatre, Mast Precinct and Athol Lawn – Bradleys Head offers families a laid-back option while counting down the minutes to the dazzling fireworks display. You’ll need to book tickets, but children under 5 are free.