Stay in the Principe Real district, where you will find the city’s best gay bars and clubs!
New Years Eve, Sydney Fireworks
Sydney Fireworks are one of the most memorable ways to celebrate the arrival of the new year. Remember this is an event that attractions over 500,000 people. You will need to plan your event in advance. There are several security and bag checks along the routes and certain vantage points fill up very very early. Watch the fireworks from one of the designated viewing areas on the harbour. There’s a range of free and ticketed options.
The Opera Bar is the perfect place to watch the fireworks from, or if you really want to push the boat out, go for one of the New Years Eve Dinner Cruises where you will be able to see the fireworks from your very own yacht. Points of Difference also hots a special party on the harbour. Tickets are limited to 200.
Sydney’s world-famous New Year’s Eve show kicks off from 6pm when thrilling air displays take over the skies above the harbour, fire tugs create striking water displays and Sydney’s traditional indigenous custodians perform a Welcome to Country.
9.15pm – Harbour of Light Parade
Sydney Harbour is illuminated with ships gliding across the water, enchanting spectators of all ages. Each vessel is decorated with cool white ropelight, dazzling the crowds and adding to the unique choreography as they dance in the harbour.
Midnight – Fireworks display
At the stroke of midnight, we celebrate the start of the new year in spectacular fashion. The 12 minute display features a huge range of pyrotechnic effects launched from firing points on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and 7 barges in the harbour. Tune in to the synchronised simulcast on KIIS 106.5 FM.
While all of the major bars and clubs will be open for New Year’s Eve celebrations, here’s out pick of the best special parties that we recommend. Tickets are already on sale, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Get out of the rat race and join other like-minded Sydneysiders and local Northern New South Welshmen and women at this wonderfully bent and beautifully alternative celebration of all things queer. Eat, dance and peruse some queer art as Tropical Fruits continues to delight regulars and newbies alike.
Points of Difference
Points of Difference Events presents Celebration, a New Year’s event that surpasses all others for unobstructed Harbour views, fabulous food and beverage service, world class DJ accompaniment and pyrotechnic visual display. World renowned DJ/Producer Wayne G (UK) performs in a six-hour solo set, while Spanish catering is provided with canapés on arrival, continuous bubbling beverages and a delicious buffet spread. The MCA Harbour Terrace ensures an unobstructed view of the Harbour festivities, away from the madding crowds. The event is limited to 200 tickets and is sure to impress.
We have found hotels with good reviews that keep you close to all the action,
Gay Map of Sydney
Gay Bars and clubs in Sydney are found in the Darlinghurst area, along Oxford Street and in the trendy Surry Hills neighbourhood.
Video Of Sydney Fire Works – NYE
Highlights from the New Years Eve firework celebrations.
Recommended Hotels in Sydney
For clubbing and nightlife, Oxford Street, Darlinghurst/Surry Hills is still the heart of gay Sydney. Most of the hotels we have selected are close to these districts. Newtown, Erskineville and Glebe are worthy of a visit. These villages have great communities, cafes, pubs and eateries. Kings Cross/Potts Point area aslo offers great gay-friendly dining options.
Hotel Stellar, 4 Star
Located in the heart of Sydney, just 80 m from Hyde Park & Oxford Street,spacious apartments with kitchen.