7 Fabulous NYE Events Happening In Sydney To Help You Roll Into 2022 In Style

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer

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The last night of the year calls for a celebration. Even more so if the year in question is 2021. Sydney, thankfully, offers all the excitement and magic one needs to make the most of NYE. If you’re looking for ways to let your hair down and have an epic start to the New Year, this post is for you. Here are 7 of the best NYE events happening in Sydney on New Year’s Eve.

1. Bid adieu to 2021 with this dazzling NYE opera gala on Cockatoo Island

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After announcing a major waterfront event with The Phantom of the Opera, Opera Australia has gone ahead and added another spectacular outdoor event for NYE. The NYE Opera Gala set to be held at Cockatoo Island will feature some of the country’s finest performers for a two-hour concert of opera classics.

Primed to be a night to remember, tickets will include pre-booked ferry transfers along with a ticket to the performance and an option to add a 3-course pre-performance dinner, interval drinks and the post-show midnight party to your booking.

Find more info here.

2. Head to this brilliant vantage point for Sydney’s NYE fireworks spectacular

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Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks are set to go off and this just might be the best seat in the house.

We’d rather not think about the number of fireworks we’ve missed out on this year and instead look forward to the pyrotechnic display of light, colour and sound that will cap off 2021—Sydney’s world-famous New Year’s Eve fireworks display. And what better place to experience it than from the water on a Sydney Harbour cruise with a free-flowing five-hour drinks package?

3. Or make your way to the Sydney Tower Eye for a bird’s-eye view of the fireworks

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One of Sydney’s highest points, set at a staggering 250 meters above the streets below, the observation desk at the Sydney Tower Eye allows you 360-degree panoramic views of the harbour city. For its NYE events line-up, the sky will be lit up with crackling fireworks and you can witness the glittering display from high above.

Firework enthusiasts can enjoy a drink and popcorn on the Observation Deck from 9pm and 12pm while being positioned at a prime spot to soak up the famous fireworks.

Snap some tickets here before they run out.

4. Say goodbye to 2021 with good intentions at Buddha Bar’s New Year’s Eve Conscious White Party

If getting drunk on New Year’s Eve is not for you but you¡re still keen on getting loose, then Buddha Bar’s New Year’s Eve Conscious White Party is the perfect place for you. The night offers a holistic and substance-free approach to a good time—that is if you don’t include the sober elixir or cacao bar.


The night will be complete with performance arts, including an aerial pole dancing show, and live music as well as workshops and holistic wellness rituals to help you say goodbye to 2021 and welcome in 2022 with the best of intentions dancing the night away.

Attend the full sensory and enlightening experience at a secret warehouse location. 

5. Kick off your NYE celebrations early on Cockatoo Island with live music

Marina Bar and Cafe event
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Lounging around on Cockatoo Island and listening to live music sounds like the perfect way to ring in the New Year.

If you’re looking for a chill and relaxed start to your end of festivities, then Cockatoo Island’s Marina Cafe and Bar has just the warmup event to help you say goodbye to the year that was. On Friday 31 December, Marina Cafe and Bar is continuing their live music sessions. The open-air gigs are held on the lawns of their courtyard beer garden and welcome some of Sydney’s best singer-songwriters and musicians to perform under the sun.

Get your tickets here.

6. The Star Sydney is hosting a luxurious summer seafood experience

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The world is quite literally your oyster this NYE. Every diner at Sokyo, BLACK Bar & Grill, Flying Fish and Cucina Porto will be treated to a scrumptious meal along with a complimentary freshly-shucked oyster and glass of chilled champagne. But that’s not all, you also stand a chance to win a South Sea Pearl valued at up to $10,000.

Curious? Find more information and take a peek at the mouth-watering menu here.

7. Pick from five lavish NYE events at the Royal Botanic Garden

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The Royal Botanic Garden always provides for a brilliant time when it comes to NYE events. But this year, they’re raising the bar with not one, but five incredible events spread out across the gardens. Each event offers an up close and personal experience of the harbour while allowing you front row seats to the the spectacular NYE21 Fireworks show.

Check out everything they have up their sleeve and book your ticket here.

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