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6 Places to Watch the Sydney Fireworks and Where to Stay

6 Places to Watch the Sydney Fireworks and Where to Stay

2 January 2024

When it comes to New Year’s Eve midnight fireworks, few places do it better than the city of Sydney. Come that iconic stroke of midnight (as well as at an earlier viewing for the little ones), you’ll be able to see the Harbour Bridge light up in a spectacular display. Looking for the perfect spot to watch the fireworks? We’ve put together our top picks of the best places to get a great view. From popular vantage points such as Observatory Hill Park, to the peaks of the city skyline itself, you’ll have a front-row seat to some stunning Sydney New Year’s Eve entertainment.

Circular Quay

Popular with tourists and locals alike, Circular Quay is one of the best places to view Sydney’s New Year’s fireworks. If you decide to head west towards The Rocks, you’ll have a great vantage point of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Alternatively, you can also head down east towards the Sydney Opera House. Be warned, though, it’s also pretty crowded here!

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour fireworks are some of the best for viewing Sydney’s New Year’s Eve spectacular entertainment. This vibrant area is renowned for its bustling waterfront, offering many dining and entertainment options. You can enjoy the Darling Harbour fireworks display from one of the many restaurants lining the harbour or find a spot along the boardwalk. Darling Harbour also hosts its own entertainment and festivities, making it a perfect spot for families and groups looking to soak up the excitement of the New Year’s Eve. The reflections of the fireworks on the water add an extra layer of magic to the experience.

City Skyline Spots

For those who prefer a panoramic view of the city skyline as it lights up, there are several elevated vantage points around Sydney. One notable spot is the Cahill Expressway, which offers a unique overhead view of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Another prime location is the Barangaroo Reserve, where you can enjoy a more tranquil setting with a full view of the harbour and the city skyline. These spots are ideal for photographers and those who want to capture the full splendour of Sydney’s fireworks against the backdrop of its iconic skyline. Arriving early to secure a good spot is recommended, as these locations offer some of the most breathtaking views of the city’s festivities.

Blues Point Reserve

Just over the bridge in McMahons Point, Blues Point Reserve lies on the edge of the water and provides a spectacular view of the Harbour Bridge. Food and drinks are available for sale all night, but we recommend packing a picnic basket and getting there early to nab a spot, as the site reaches capacity very quickly.

Observatory Hill Park

If you’re looking for a central location that feels like a lush oasis, Observatory Hill Park is the ideal choice. Just a short walk from Wynyard and Circular Quay train stations, the view from the summit is guaranteed to take your breath away. Couple this with a leisurely stroll through the Botanical Gardens beforehand for the perfect day out.

Bradfield Park & Mary Booth Reserve

If you want the best views of the Harbour Bridge when it lights up, then Bradfield Park is where you want to head for New Year’s Eve. Popular with both families and groups, this spot right under the bridge opens from 8am. This popular location tends to fill up quickly (for obvious reasons), so if you’re out of luck, head over to Mary Booth Reserve in Kirribilli for some stunning viewpoints.

Choosing Your Stay with Meriton Suites for Spectacular Firework Views

Selecting the right accommodation is key when planning your New Year’s Eve in Sydney to catch the awe-inspiring fireworks display. Meriton Suites offers a range of locations across Sydney, ensuring you have the perfect base for this festive occasion.

Meriton Suites North Sydney

Perfectly positioned for those heading to Bradfield Park or Blues Point Reserve, this Northern Sydney location offers a comfortable and convenient stay with some suites offering stunning views of the Harbour Bridge.

Meriton Suites Kent Street

The Kent Street location is ideal for guests looking to be in the city’s heart. Itprovides easy access to Darling Harbour and Circular Quay while enjoying the vibrant energy of the crowds in the CBD.

Meriton Suites Sussex Street

Situated close to Darling Harbour and Circular Quay, Meriton Suites Sussex Street is an excellent option for those who wish to be within walking distance of the Harbour’s festivities.

Meriton Suites Pitt Street

This central Pitt Street location offers a great balance of comfort and convenience, making it easy to visit Observatory Hill Park or any of the CBD’s popular fireworks viewing spots.

Meriton Suites Church Street and Meriton Suites George Street, Parramatta

For those looking to enjoy Sydney’s celebrations slightly away from the CBD rush, these suites in Parramatta provide a more relaxed environment while still offering great New Year’s Eve experiences.

Meriton Suites Bondi Junction

Planning for beachside bliss along Bondi is a breeze with our Bondi Junction accommodation. With easy access to the coast and Sydney’s eastern beaches, you’ll have an excellent view of the fireworks.

Meriton Suites Campbell Street

Nestled near the bustling area of Chinatown and a short distance from Darling Harbour, this Campbell Street accommodation is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in the city’s vibrant cultural festivities.

Each Meriton Suite location offers spacious accommodation, ensuring your New Year’s Eve is as comfortable as it is memorable. With a range of options across Sydney, you can choose the perfect spot to enjoy the fireworks and welcome the new year.

Planning on spending New Year’s Eve in Sydney? Be sure to book your Meriton Suites accommodation in our Sydney CBD locations or Meriton Suites North Sydney for stunning views of this spectacular city. 

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