Sydney Fireworks Display over the Sydney Opera House

Photo by Paul Cush


Join Sydney in the New Years Eve celebrations and witness some of the most spectacular New Years Eve fireworks anywhere in the world as we welcome in the New Year on Sydney Harbour.

There are many fantastic vantage points on Sydney Harbour’s foreshore that offer great views of the Sydney New Years Eve fireworks. Public parks and reserves such as those at The Botanic Gardens, Bradleys Head, Cremorne Point, Kirribilli, Birchgrove & Vaucluse offer free viewing of the Fireworks, but remember, over 1 million people will be trying to access to these prime locations, most will be jam packed many hours before the fireworks begin, streets will be closed to traffic in the surrounding areas and most are alcohol free zones.

Although fireworks are set off at many points along Sydney Harbour the focal point of the Fireworks display is always the Sydney Harbour Bridge.


If you want to see the fireworks in comfort, if you are looking for a view of the fireworks that will be accessible and unobstructed and if you want the peace of mind of a guaranteed spot in the middle of the celebrations then it might be best to consider booking a seat on one of Sydney’s New Years Eve Harbour cruises.

These New Years Eve Harbour Cruises take part in the Harbour of Lights parade, a precursor to the main event where invited boats, decorated with lights, cruise into the ‘exclusion zone' providing a memorable spectacle for those viewing from the harbour foreshore and those fortunate to be on the boats

Where will you be when the countdown begins?

M-Power Accommodation offers 4 New Years Eve Cocktail Cruises: THE LADY ROSE, BELLA VISTA, PACIFIC PEARL and SOUTHERN STAR. Each of these Cocktail Cruises offers great views of the Sydney New Years Eve Fireworks

Book your place on Sydney Harbour and raise a glass with us on the stroke of midnight as we usher in another unforgettable Sydney New Year.

Most Places on the always popular Sydney Harbour New Year Eve Fireworks Cocktail Cruise Boats - sell out long before the night. Get in Early.



Did you know that Sydney Harbour is one of the worlds great working harbours. Sydney Harbour, also known as Port Jackson, contains 562 000 mega litres of water, covers an area of 55 km2 and the perimeter of the estuary is 317 km.

As Sydney is the larges major city west of the international date line - Australia's premier city has become the world's showcase of celebration and fireworks - being among the first to welcome in the New Year. This responsibility and honour is take seriously by Sydney and its inhabitants who seem to pull-off an even more spectacular party and fireworks show year after year. More than a million people flock to the many vantage points on Sydney's foreshores to what the family fireworks at 9pm and then the countdown to the spectacular Midnight fireworks which usually culminates to a spectacular crescendo on the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. Devoted revellers stake out spots - sometimes days before the big midnight event. With this in mind, the first time traveller to Sydney as well as the seasoned Sydneysider will often consider taking advantage of the spectacular views and freedoms offered by being part of the celebrations on one of The fantastic Sydney Harbour New Years Eve Fireworks Cocktail Cruises.

Sydney Harbour features the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, opened in 1932 and affectionately known as 'The Coathanger', it is the largest steel arch bridge in the world and the top of the arch stands over 130 metres above the harbour. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the centre piece of our New Years Eve festivities and on 31st December every year features a spectacular fireworks display.

Sydneysiders enjoy a special relationship with our Harbour and many will commute to work every day on one of our fleet of Harbour ferries. Sydney Harbour also hosts a naval base and two international cruise ship terminals, while huge container ships regularly come into the harbour, some of them only clearing the bottom of the harbour by inches. Of course, with our great weather, week-ends throughout the year are a time for boating, whether its canapés and cocktails on the deck, trying to catch a bream or flathead for dinner or the more serious business of racing under sail most of us who live in Sydney have an enduring affection for our great harbour.

Visitors to Sydney come from all over the world and almost all will spend some time cruising on, swimming in, fishing in, sitting by, crossing and re-crossing, photographing, writing about or simply admiring our great harbour. Most visitors will send photos of Sydney Harbour to the friends and relatives back home. And on New Years Eve over 1 millions people will find a spot to view the fireworks, one of the greatest shows on earth, many millions more will see pictures of our New Years Eve fireworks on their local news in the first days of the New Year.

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