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New Years Eve Schedule Sydney Harbour

New Years Eve Schedule Sydney Harbour

NYE Schedule

Don't miss out on the party event of a lifetime!


Every year, the New Years Eve Schedule for Sydney Harbour changes slightly but has followed the same basic schedule for many years. What you can expect are some surprises, especially with the fireworks display. The fireworks usually last for about 7 minutes at 9.00pm and 15 minutes at 12.00pm. As the fireworks are synchronized to music, you can tune in to hear the soundtrack via a radio or an internet enabled device. 

There is a growing trend to make the New Years Eve in Sydney event more interactive using smart phone technology and crowd interaction. As New Years comes closer, we will post updated information on what is available.

Best spots to see the Sydney Fireworks
Of course, we think the best view by far is on a boat on Sydney Harbour! There are lots of options for anchoring to enjoy the spectacular views to see multiple fireworks displays at once. Our skippers at Sydney Harbour Escapes are experts at finding the best vantage spots. Our tip is to get anchored early so that you can secure a good position. Places like Farm Cove near the Botanical Gardens and Shark Island offer some highly sought after vantage points. Remember that boat skippers have to abide by strict government regulations regarding available places to anchor, times to pick up and drop off and where possible to cruise. 

Here are some good vantage spots for Sydney Harbour NYE boats:

North-west of Sydney Harbour Bridge
Clarkes Point, Manns Point, Balls Head, Berrys Bay, Lavender Bay.

South-west of Sydney Harbour Bridge
Mort Bay, Ballast Point.

North-east of Sydney Harbour Bridge
Neutral Bay, Shell Cove, Mosman Bay, Athol Bay.

South-east of Sydney Harbour Bridge
Farm Cove, Woolloomooloo, Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay.

Be a part of the Harbour of Light Parade
If you would like to experience the Harbour of Light Parade, where decorated boats circle near the Harbour Bridge, call us to check availability for either private skippered cruises or ticketed cruises for NYE. Get in quick as spots get booked up quickly. Call us now on 02 93284748 for boat and location suggestions.


Tel 02 9328 4748

Location: Rose Bay Marina,
594 New South Head Road,
Rose Bay NSW 2029 Australia
Office Hours: Mon - Sun, 9 - 5pm
Charter Hours: 7am - midnight
Many Sydney Wharves Available


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