These vantage points have proven to be popular throughout the years, and will fill up earlier in the day. Planning is essential for a hassle-free evening. Check out the latest information on public transport and road closures.

While you’re out, party a little longer! Stay out well past your bedtime to miss the post-midnight rush on public transport.

The 1.30am lockout doesn’t apply on New Year’s Eve. However, you still won’t be served alcohol after 3am. Also, you won’t be able to buy takeaway alcohol after 10pm.

This is not an exhaustive list. See the vantage point map or events you can buy tickets to now for more ideas.

Free vantage points

Mrs Macquaries Point

Get a postcard-worthy view of both Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge from this leafy spot.

Sydney Opera House

Hands down the most popular vantage point for #SydNYE. Get in early if you’re dead-set on a spot because it will be one of the first to fill.

Ticketed vantage points

Taronga Zoo

The site offers sweeping views of the city skyline and harbour. Taronga Zoo’s celebration is always one to remember.

Pirrama Park Wharf

Nab yourself a spot that looks out to both Sydney Harbour Bridge and Anzac Bridge. This one is close to The Star for easy transport via light rail.

Shark Island

Be transported to a Caribbean party on New Year’s Eve. Soak up the tropical island vibe with beats by LUEN, supported by Sydney’s Recess DJ. Gourmet nosh will be provided by Sydney eateries, Butter and Thievery.

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