7 best ways to celebrate New Years Eve 2018 in Sydney

New Years Eve

New Years is happening again and it’s a case of if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em

All over Sydney and Melbourne things are being turned all the way up, with DJ acts, bottomless everythings and general debauchery available everywhere to welcome-in 2019. Here’s where to go…

NYE at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel crowd

With an electric line up and unbeatable views of the fireworks action over the city skyline, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is the place to kick back and let loose on the biggest night of the year. The event opens at 5pm with warm up sets from local DJs, before Sydney DJ and producer Jesse Porches takes to the decks – fresh from his national tour of Australia, Jesse’s worked with the likes of Flume and Skepta and is tipped to be one to watch on the electronic scene. He’s warming up for event headliner MUTO, the northern beaches born DJ and producer who packed out the tent at his Splendour in the Grass debut this year; MUTO will be ramping up the energy as the clock strikes midnight and local DJs continue the party until 2am.

Check it all out at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel here. 

Portside at Sydney Opera House

Portside Sydney opera House

Portside Sydney Opera House has released tickets to its ultimate NYE event, offering an all-inclusive VIP experience, complete with the best vantage point of Sydney’s world-renowned fireworks.

$795 Second release

General Admission includes:

·    Free flowing French Champagne, beer and wine

(spirits at additional cost)

·    Canapes and substantial food grazing stations

·    Prime location with unobstructed views of

the Sydney Harbour Bridge

·    Non-stop music – with three of Sydney’s hottest DJs taking the stage to keep

you dancing all night long

·    Priority entry to the Sydney Opera House precinct

See more at their website. 

Santoni’s striking rooftop at its annual New Year’s Eve party

Santoni New Years

Running from 8:30pm till late, guests will be treated to a complimentary spritz on arrival followed by delicious roving canapés all night long including arancini, sliders and slices of Santoni’s signature pizza. Consider your New Year’s Eve plans complete with disco tunes from rotating DJs while watching Melbourne’s city skyline view of the fireworks.

See more at the Santoni website

Gantry NYE Degustation Dinner


Ring in the New Year with a harbourside dinner at one of Sydney’s favourite restaurants. Enjoy a delicious six-course tasting menu with unlimited pour beverages, including wine, sparkling and beer. After dinner, you’ll be given access to the NYE @ Pier One Party. Watch the fireworks with uninterrupted views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and dance the night away.

First release pricing is $699 per person. 

See more at the Gantry website. 

NYE at Pier One

NYE Pier One

For only $499, the all-inclusive ticket will give party goers access to all you can eat street-food style stalls and drinks all night from the selection of pop up bars. With some of Sydney’s best live acts providing the soundtrack to your night, NYE @ Pier One Party is going to be the party, to end all parties.

See more at the Pier One Hotel website. 

NYE at Birch in Moss Vale 


For those after an excuse to get out of Sydney for a few days and pair it with an excellent dining experience over NYE, book into Birch, one of the newest culinary highlights of the Southern Highlands. Enjoy an eight course degustation dinner kicking off with canapés and cocktails in the courtyard for $160 per person with matched wines an additional $85 per person.  

See more at the Birch website

New Year’s Cheer at PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

Park Royal Darling Harbour

Start your evening at the hotel’s award-winning ABODE Bistro & Bar for an indulgent – and delicious, four-course degustation menu, paired with an exquisite three-and-a-half-hour premium beverage package.

Afterwards, make your way up to the luxurious Club Lounge on Level 9 where you can enjoy a selection of canapés and premium beverages, while soaking up exclusive panoramic views of Sydney’s annual spectacular Darling Harbour fireworks display as it lights up the night sky.

See more at the Park Royal website.