There will this year be an official live
stream webcast of the Sydney family and midnight
fireworks available. The New Year 2013 was the first
time this has happened in the event's history, and
it was repeated again for NYE 2014, where it again
proved a huge success with over 600,000 viewers so
will be repeated to welcome in 2015 - see the
streaming section below for the link.
actually be a third fireworks display last
year, taking place at 10.30pm to help fill the gap
between the earlier and later shows and only lasting
for a minute! We'll confirm asap if this will be the
case again for 2015.
The theme for the Sydney new year's eve fireworks
this year is "Inspire".
Before and after the fireworks then the area around
The Rocks is the place to be, although be aware the
whole area will be absolutely rammed and specific bars
will all be ticket-only (and the tickets for this night
will not be cheap!) so make sure you plan well in advance,
and allow plenty time to get where you're going, and
to get served once you're in there!
If you don't want to get involved in the crowds
around the harbour and Opera House themselves, then
there are some excellent vantage points to be had a
little further afield - head over to the north shore
for a more panoramic view, and you can avoid the
public transport issues completely by viewing from
across the bay at Manly, which is a few miles away
but still affords a decent view of the fireworks.
Another good idea for securing a front row view
of the fireworks is to attend the NYE Harbour Party
at Luna Park, perfectly located at the far end of
the harbour bridge.
One of the best possible views available is from
the vantage point of the Sydney Tower Eye, with it's
360 degree observation deck and the famous SKYWALK.
Tickets are available for both the 9pm and midnight
fireworks displays - details to follow.
The iconic midnight fireworks event over Sydney Harbour
is watched annually by more that 1.5 million spectators
actually at the venue and by more than 1 billion viewers across
the world via TV an internet. The official
from 5pm and festivities get bigger with the 9pm Family
Fireworks preceding the main display at midnight.
One way to guarantee your view is to watch from
actually one the water. There are a few companies
offer this opportunity, including the
Sydney Showboats, where you can make a real
evening of it with food, drink and live music before
taking in the fireworks from one of the best vantage
The Harbour of Light Parade is an additional
visual spectacle for all to enjoy in the lead-up to
the fireworks displays, a parade of boats of various
shapes and sizes being lit up before parading in
convoy across the harbour.
If you prefer to get away from the city and like
your live music then the Lost Paradise Music
Festival might be worth checking out - taking place
over 3 days from 30th December to New Year's
Day in the nearby Glenworth Valley this electronic
music festival boasts an impressive lineup set
alongside plenty of food, art and yoga - details