New Years Eve

Old Jul 29th, 2018, 07:38 AM
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New Years Eve

We will be in Sydney for New Years Eve this year. I have been looking into restaurants that overlook the fireworks, and aside from the outrageous prices, I have already found one that is sold out!!!

Can anyone please suggest a restaurant where we will be able to view the fireworks and have drinks and dinner at an affordable price? And if that is not doable, is there somewhere that you might suggest where we can stand to see them? Perhaps a rooftop?

We are staying at the Marriott Quay, and it appears to have no direct view. I am trying to email the hotel, but they don't have their email address on their website. Very unusual.

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Old Jul 29th, 2018, 09:40 AM
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Congratulations on spending NYE in Sydney! Hope it will be a memory of a lifetime for you as it was for me.

What is your definition of affordable? The most economical way to see the fireworks is to stake a spot on a public viewing location several hours before the show (when we were there, we saw people already staking their locations at 9 or 10 in the morning). There are plenty such locations near the Opera House, at Mrs, Macquaries Chair, at Luna Park, Milsons Point, etc. Here's a list of all the public sites, all free of charge: https://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/vantage-points/

Ticketed events are here: https://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/ticketed-events/

The Marriott is right at Circulat Quay. While I haven't stayed there, I believe there are rooms from which you can view the fireworks.

Note that there is an earlier fireworks show at 9pm for the younger ones and the full show at midnight.
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Old Jul 29th, 2018, 01:09 PM
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Thank you! Affordable is a good question!! Not sure that will even come into play. We are too old to start at 9 am!! I am hoping to find a restaurant with dinner under $500.00. On any normal day that is totally unrealistic, but NYE in Sydney may call for drastic measures and a huge outlay of capitol!
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If you're looking to splurge, I highly recommend spending the evening at the Opera House. You could have dinner, see a performance, watch the fireworks (both 9pm and midnight), and stay for the midnight party - all for a cool US$1,000.
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Alisonmary,, you’ve been given great advice by Tripplanner.

Sydney’s NYE is spectacular and justifiably world famous. With some 1.5m people in the Circular Quay & harbour foreshores to watch, it’s hardly surprising that some of the restaurants with good views book out early. It’s the peak of our peak holiday period & accommodation will be expensive, usually with minimum stay periods around NYE.

There is a good range of options for viewing - here is a link to last year’s vantage spots & some ticketed events. If you sign up, updates will be emailed to you.


https://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/vantage-points/
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Restaurants overlooking the harbour will be in the $1,000 to $2,000 per person league.

I would check out the Opera Bar, I see you can put your name down for an early opportunity to book tickets in October

Also the Glenmore hotel, which has a good view but you cannot see the Harbour Bridge
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Those prices are crazy. If it was me I'd get the makings of a fabulous picnic and grab a spot wherever I could near the water.

I found this on a Trip Advisor thread -
https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowT...uth_Wales.html

"[email protected],then say you want the sydney harbour marriott email"

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