Whether you want to indulge in a lush set menu, are looking for somewhere to dance with a cocktail in hand, or want to be in a prime position for the fireworks, we’ve got you covered in this year’s guide.
We are SO excited to spend New Year’s Eve in Sydney! After years of interruptions due to lockdowns, we know our 2022 celebrations are going to be bigger and better than ever. From set menu experiences at some of Sydney’s best restaurants, prime positions to watch the iconic fireworks, Sydney’s only NYE festival, and canape and beverage packages perfect for groups, discover some of the best things to do.
HYDE Hacienda, Circular Quay
HYDE Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge is a prime viewing spot for Sydney’s world-class fireworks! With uninterrupted views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, ingenious cocktails, internationally renowned DJs throughout the night and a Moët & Chandon champagne tower, you’re set to have a stellar NYE party! Tickets include free-flowing beverages, roaming canapes of South American-inspired bites, as well as a dedicated dessert station for those with a sweet tooth. The team even partnered with world-famous French champagne house Moët & Chandon to give all guests a glass of Champagne on arrival and another to toast at midnight. Tickets are $722.50pp including entertainment, food, beverages and Moët & Chandon Champagne from 7pm – 1am. Find out more and get tickets.
Love a little disco? Barangaroo House is hosting the ultimate NYE party for you as it transforms into House 54. The best part is there are no tickets or set dining packages – just book a table and play it your way! Sitting pretty on the water’s edge is House Bar where picture-perfect views of the Darling Harbour fireworks and DJ Yolanda be Cool await. Head upstairs to Rekodo Restaurant & Vinyl Bar for Japanese-inspired food and cocktails, soundtracked to some of the best vinyl DJs from 5pm – 1:30am. Mo’funk will be headlining the night after having played at the best clubs in Ibiza over the last 10 years. Love a rooftop bar? Head to level 2 where DJs will be playing until the early hours. Barangaroo House’s 3-level hive will come alive for a night of disco music, food and drinks. Open until 2am, book here.
If you are looking to be on a boat when Sydney’s world-famous fireworks go off, it doesn’t get much better than The Jackson. The $15M super yacht will be in the prime position on Sydney Harbour for the 9pm and midnight NYE fireworks. Guests will be delighted by a 5-course degustation with a South East-Asian twist, paired with premium Australian wines, free-flowing Veuve, Australian Cheese Station and Late Night Supper. Enjoy the Veuve Rooftop Bar & live entertainment on each deck including two fabulous party bands, DJs and Australian entertainer Krystie Stev with her soulful voice. Tickets are $1,599pp and can be purchased here.
Ring in 2023 with world-famous views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks from Opera Bar. The team are bringing the heat of Miami Beach to Sydney with roving performers, a huge festival stage, canapes, and non-stop live entertainment, kicking off as the sun sets over the harbour and continuing after the fireworks. With unrivalled views of the bridge, there’s a reason this event sells out each year! Tickets are $495pp – Book here.
Ploos, The Rocks
Chef Peter Conistis’ newest restaurant Ploos opened in Cambell’s Cove earlier in the year and has been one of our favourite waterside spots to dine since! With uninterrupted views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge for the fireworks, it’s an iconic spot to spend New Year’s Eve. Choose to dine alfresco or inside the heritage-listed space with gorgeous interiors. Guests will enjoy a glass of Taittinger and canapés on arrival before moving onto a multi-course feast of South Aegean-inspired dishes. Standouts include the kataifi tart with whipped feta, Abrolhos octopus, Conistis’ iconic grilled halloumi with fennel glyko and lamb rump souvlakia. Tickets are $850pp for an outdoor table or $750 for an indoor table – Book here.
Tequila Mockingbird, Paddington
If you’re looking to keep it low-key this year but still want to indulge in a delicious last meal of the year, head to Tequila Mockingbird in Paddington. The team are putting up their signature Latin American-inspired cuisine with delicious cocktails to help you celebrate. Dine on their tasting menu for $99pp and enjoy a selection of their most popular dishes including ceviche tacos, tuna ceviche, scotch fillet and Leche Asada. Discover the full menu and book here.
Spread across three levels at Cruise Bar, you’ll enjoy front-row seats to the harbour fireworks display as you enjoy our premium food and beverage offer. The lineup of entertainment includes Brown Sugar on the rooftop, Ben Morris, DooWe, Emily Scott, and so many more! Tickets start from $169pp with a 4-hour beverage package, complimentary glass of sparkling, 4-hour food package, hot dog stand access when you get the late night nibbles and live entertianment- get here.
Ring in the New Year at Hyatt Regency’s chic rooftop cocktail bar with glistening Darling Harbour views. Guests will enjoy a 4.5-hour beverage package including sparkling, wine, beer and soft drinks, alongside roaming canapés of smoked burrata, Smokey Bay oysters, truffle mushroom arancini, spiced lamb kofta, caramel macchiato tart for dessert, and so much more. There will also be a grazing table featuring the finest cured meats and antipasto. Zephyr will host live entertainment for the evening with a DJ giving you a New Year’s Eve to remember. Tickets are $475pp – Book here.
Kid Kyoto, CBD
Hidden down Bridge Lane, Kid Kyoto will be putting on their signature izakaya experience with a 2-hour beverage package for $150pp. The set menu includes a glass of sparkling on arrival, scallops, ocean trout sashimi with ponzu, king prawn skewers with wasabi tare, chicken tsukune, braised lamb shoulder and so much more. Wash it down with your choice of wine, sparking or Sapporo beer. Find out more.
House Canteen, Sydney Opera House
Spend a night in Tokyo without leaving Sydney at House Canteen, the new pan-Asian eatery by Matt Moran. For New Year’s Eve, the team will be hosting Tokyo Nights, an evening of street-food-inspired dishes, live entertainment all night long, retro games arcade and truly one of the best views in Sydney. A vast selection of drinks will be available to purchase from the bar. Tickets are $295pp including canapes and food stations. Book here.
Head to Sydney’s harbourside party house for a sensationally styled event with all-inclusive catering, hours of electrifying entertainment and the best spots in the house to enjoy the world’s most iconic fireworks display. General house tickets are still available and include access from 7am to a 5.5hr beverage package of free-flowing wine, beer and champagne, roving canapes, live entertainment with headliners Dr Packer & Late Night Tuff Guy and of course, front row seats to the Sydney fireworks. Tickets are $850pp – purchase online here.
The house of quality tequila, tacos and margaritas has come to your rescue for a Mexican-inspired party this New Year’s Eve. Check and the fireworks and head straight to Mejico for a classic margarita on arrival, a 4-course Mexican-inspired feast, a killer DJ, a master Tequilero conduction on the spot tastings and a glitter corner to glam you up for the countdown. Tickets are $125pp – Find out more here.
YHA Sydney Harbour, The Rocks
At midnight each year, Sydney comes alive with one of the most spectacular fireworks on earth! Luckily YHA is giving you the ideal viewing point from their rooftop with a special NYE package available. Enjoy welcome drinks, canapes, live music and a DJ from 6pm – 12:30am. New Year’s Eve bookings will include a minimum 7-night stay in one of their private or co-living rooms starting from Dec 24th-29th. Find out more here.
Hickson House, The Rocks
If you love the finer things in life, you cannot look past the award-winning craft distillery Hickson House for your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Located just 50m away from Circular Quay, you’ll be in the perfect spot to indulge in style before watching the fireworks over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The New Year’s Eve package is $295 pp and includes a cocktail on arrival followed by your choice of house spirits, beer, wine and sparkling (between 7-10pm), a selection of delicious canapes, live DJ music and tickets to the Sydney fireworks. Doors open at 7pm and you will be able to return to Hickson House after the fireworks to keep the party going until the early hours. The exclusive mezzanine-level High & Dry Bar will also be available for private hire, fitting up to 40 guests. More information and tickets here.
If you’re looking to impress this New Year’s Eve, INDU is the place to do so. Nestled down Angel Place, you’ll feel you’ve escaped the city’s hustle in the underground restaurant and will embark on a journey through a Sri Lankan-inspired menu. There are two set menus for those who are planning to indulge before heading out for the fireworks at 9pm. Enjoy the INDU Feast for $75pp including a 4-course set menu of their most popular dishes. If you want to go all out, the $150pp menu is for you including a cocktail on arrival, a 2-hour drinks package and INDU’s signature feast menu. Find out more here.
NYE In The Park, Victoria Park
NYE In The Park is set to be Sydney’s only New Year’s Eve festival this year, brought to you by the creative party behind Hot Dub Wine Machine. Expect a huge line-up including international and national producers, bands and DJs across two stages. Australian DJ duo Flight Facilities will be headlining the night, alongside Lime Cordiale, Cut Copy, Crazy P Sound Sydney, San Cisco, Late Night Tuff Guy, and so many more. Get your tickets here.
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