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NYE in Sydney


Some people say that Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks each year are the best in the world. Perhaps that's because Australia is one of the world's first countries to kick off the New Year, and Sydney is almost as far east as it can get on this continent.

The City of Sydney has spent $6.3 million on the Sydney 2011 New Year's Eve event that will be seen by 1.5 million people around the harbour and a couple of million more people around Australia, as well as countless others on news broadcasts around the world.

Sydney has perhaps the best venue to stage this event too. Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, which are known around the world are hard to beat. The theme of the night is Time to Dream.

More information or go to Facebook or Twitter: and use #NYESYD to share your dream for 2012.

Places to dine and watch the fireworks:












Georges Mediterranean Bar & Grill, undercover at King Street Wharf, with a ringside view of the Darling Harbour fireworks, promises to have you covered this NYE! Whatever the weather Georges' Back to School Party is on! The six-hour all inclusive package at one of Sydney's hottest waterside locations includes as smorgasbord of delicious canapés including Tuck Shop favourites & Georges Classics. Full details ..


Celebrate 2012 with The Gaia Rhythm Show at Opera Kitchen. Get front row seats to the world's best fireworks display on earth on Sydney Harbour, experience amazing roving performers, a live band and signature dishes from Kenji, Misschu, Charlie & Co. Burgers, Cloudy Bay Fish Co. and Bécasse Bakery. Don't miss out! Tickets $295. Details ..


Catalina Restaurant on Rose Bay offers great food and service and a very festive atmosphere, culminating in a midnight fireworks display on the water directly in front of Catalina's balcony, and lots of noisy midnight celebrating. There are two sittings on New Year's Eve: Early tables from 6pm. (out by 8.15) @ $150 per person plus drinks. Limited tables are still available for the late sitting (7.30, 9.00 or 9.30) @ $250 per person plus drinks. Contact to make a booking.

Dockside Group's New Year's Eve celebrations should suit everyone. Whether you'd like to celebrate with cocktails and canapés at Italian Village, a four-course banquet Wolfies, Waterfront and EAT LOVE PIZZA, or Greek New Year�s Eve at Dockside, the group's restaurants and venues offer a fun, celebratory atmosphere, delicious food and front row seats to Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks display.

Sydney's one-of-a-kind leisure and entertainment venue, The Star, will celebrate its first New Year's Eve since launching in September, with a number of parties across its new restaurants and bars. Now facing the harbour and city skyline with a new floor to ceiling glass façade, it is possibly the largest harbour-facing space in Sydney in which to take in the fireworks display. Restaurant packages at BLACK by ezard, Balla with Stefano Manfredi, and Sokyo contemporary Japanese restaurant. Bookings ..

Kables at the Four Seasons Hotel near the Harbour offers a glass of Mumm Champagne on arrival to set the celebratory tone, then a six-coursed degustation menu for $249 per person, or for those with a smaller appetite, a three-course meal is available for $149 per person. After dinner, guests can step outside to soak up the internationally renowned spectacular Sydney Harbour fireworks displays.


Justin North's Etch Restaurant has devised a very special menu for New Years Eve too. The restaurant is in the Intercontinental Hotel and strolling distance to Circular Quay to see the fireworks.


Then there are hotel deals:


A local offer from the Rendezvous Stafford Hotel Sydney located at The Rocks and close to Circular Quay has gorgeous harbour views and great accommodation packages that won't break the budget. The Hotel is offering an exceptional three-night package which includes breakfast daily for up to two guests, the perfect solution to a night on the town.


Where's your favourite place to spend NYE in Sydney? 



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