Best Places To Watch Sydney New Year Fireworks

By Mandar Pandhare on Jan 08, 2019
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If witnessing the iconic fireworks display on NYE and that too in Sydney is on your bucket list, then you’re definitely in for a treat! Ring in the new year by experiencing something which you haven’t experienced before, and that too without worrying much about price hikes. Because you can watch the spectacular fireworks in Sydney for free. There are plenty of places in Sydney which will offer you a panoramic view of the stunning fireworks show. All you have to do is enjoy these colourful sights with booze and some quality people.
But before that, go through this list of best places to watch the New Year fireworks in Sydney for 2017!

1. Pirrama Park


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Landscaped across 1.5 hectares, Pirrama Park is one of the most popular sights in Sydney which will offer you some spectacular view of the NYE fireworks. This year, about 20,000 people are expected to visit this place on the new year’s eve. Moreover, the entry here is free and you can even carry your own barbeque and enjoy the enchanting play of fireworks.
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2. Blue Point Reserve

Away from the always bustling Sydney’s central business district, the Blue Point Reserve, located on the western side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is also a crowd’s favourite. It is advisable to reach here way before time, because the expected turnout of enthusiasts rises up to 12,000. Also, if you are not much into alcohol and hate alcoholics lingering around, then this one is perfect to welcome the new year. The reason being that alcohol is prohibited here.
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3. Bradfield Park


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From the western part of the bridge to the eastern part, Bradfield Park is the most popular among the lot. If you want to enjoy the highlights in the sky as the clock turns 12, then make sure you reach early and book your spot. The entry is free here and food items are up for sale. Overall, a perfect package for those who want to spend a happening new year’s eve!

4. Observatory Hill Park

If you want to experience the colourful horizons light up the sky from the top of a hill, then how about heading to Observatory Hill Park, this new year. This one can occupy about 8,000 people at a time. Hence, you can enjoy the fascinating display without worrying about the crowd. The entry here is free with snacks and drinks up for sale on the vantage point.
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5. Mary Booth Reserve

Spectacular views from over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House: Definitely!
Overcrowded: Not exactly. But still,make sure you arrive here early to get a perfect view. 
Food and drinks: As per your taste! Ham sandwich and a glass of beer would be our pick.
Why should you visit here? Well, you’ll know that once you’re here. And when the clock turns 12, of course!

6. Watsons Bay

So this one is less crowded and distant when compared to other places in Sydney. But it’s all worth it. If you want to enjoy the eye pleasing fireworks display on a calm and quaint place, then Watsons Bay should be your top pick, this NYE! In addition, there are restaurants which offer some great new year packages. Just the right kind of place to bid goodbye to the year with the special someone.
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7. Clack Island Garden Party


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If you think that this ticketed place is not worth the price, then you’re in the dark! Because, in addition to the mesmerising visuals, the Clack Island Garden Party also offers you with a gourmet hamper and a complementary cocktail. Now the ticket price would sound totally worth it, right?

8. Ta Ra Park

Just under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, on the southern side, lies this well maintained Ta Ra Park, a hotspot for viewing fireworks on 31st December. The park allows visitors to enjoy fireworks from eastern and western part of the bridge. Free advice: Make sure you reach here before 10pm to avoid congestion!
This is it! Forget the usual new year parties and plan something like mentioned above. Have a gala time and ring in the new year, like never before!
Happy New Year!
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