New year new view the top spots to see Sydneys fireworks

Get a cracking harbourside view this New Year’s Eve by celebrating at one of six sites across magnificent national parks around Sydney Harbour.

New Years Eve fireworks, view from Goat Island in Sydney Harbour National Park

Minister for Environment James Griffin said about 9,000 tickets were released for the festivities, with tickets still available for some of the best vantage points in Sydney.

'Many people don’t realise that some of our most dazzling Sydney harbourside locations are actually part of our national parks estate, and they host the best New Year’s Eve events in the city, Mr Griffin said.

For the ultimate Sydney New Year’s Eve, ring in 2023 on one of three of our national parks harbour islands – Shark Island, Clark Island or Me-Mel (Goat Island).

'Our harbour islands have uninterrupted views of the fireworks, food, drinks, or BYO picnic, and there’s a DJ at the Clark and Shark Island parties.

'Or rock up at sunset to enjoy outstanding views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and fireworks at the Victorian-era Strickland House Estate in Vaucluse.

'There are plenty of family-friendly options, too, at Bradley’s Head and North Head, but get in quick because tickets are already selling out.

'There’s nothing better than farewelling 2022 in the centre of the action and surrounded by nature at one of our spectacular Sydney national parks events.'

For the first time since 2018, all six Sydney national parks harbour-side sites are open, offering events to suit all plans and budgets.

One event is free, with tickets at the other sites ranging in price from $23 to $285. Drinks and food vary at each site.

For more event information, visit New Year's Eve in Sydney Harbour

Event Offering
Clark Island – enjoy a unique experience without the crowds
  • Licensed bar and food for purchase
  • BYO food and (non-alcoholic) drinks 
Goat/Me-mel Island – take a front row seat in a relaxed picnic atmosphere
  • BYO food and drinks (alcohol permitted)
Shark Island – party away in a DJ-vibed fun island space
  • Licensed bar and food for purchase
  • BYO food and (non-alcoholic) drinks
Strickland Estate Vaucluse – connect with family, friends
  • Licensed bar and food for purchase
  • BYO food and (non-alcoholic) drinks
Bradleys Head: Amphitheatre: Mosman – feel the fun family vibe
  • Alcohol-free event with laid back celebration atmosphere
  • Food and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase
Bradleys Head: Mast Precinct, Mosman – family friendly
  • Alcohol-free event with laid back celebration atmosphere
  • Food and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase
Bradleys Head: Athol Lawn, Mosman – family friendly
  • Budget friendly, alcohol-free event with laid back atmosphere
 North Head, Manly – family vibe away from the crowds
  • The northern-most edge of Sydney Harbour National Park
  • Peaceful, alcohol-free zone away from city crowds