Yep, we checked, and it’s not too late to book your New Year’s Eve shindig.
Forget camping out by the Opera House.
Forget schmoozing with strangers at your local pub.
Save yourself from post NYE-disappointment and get in early. Not only do these hotels position you smack bang in Sydney’s CBD, but they also have prime firework views too.
Hyatt Regency Sydney
From $560 per night
Choose a room with Darling Harbour views to lap it all up – and to simply feel good about yourself and all the hard work you’ve done this year. That’s right, you deserve it. The Hyatt Regency Sydney is in the centre of Darling Harbour, but true NYE diehards will choose the Suite, with floor-to-ceiling windows and its own wrap-around balcony. The rooftop bar, Zephyr, also has banging skyline views.View hotel
Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney
From $1085 per night
Want the view? The you’ll want the Habour View Suite, at McGallery’s Habour Rocks Hotel. Or if you can’t manage to snag that one, simply head up to the rooftop for drinks – and get your classy evening started with a selection of impressive Australian and International wines.View hotel
Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
From $1090 per night
Be the best version of you on NYE at the Shangri-La Sydney, situated in the heart of The Rocks. For your viewing pleasure, all rooms have breathtaking views of the harbour. Make sure you reserve your spot at The Altitude Restaurant on the 36th floor, so you can reign in the new year with the finest flute of bubbly.View hotel
From $5700 per night
It’s worth it if you have the cash to splash. The rooftop Club InterContinental Lounge has panoramic harbour views to give you the VIP feels. The hotel boasts a whopping 509 rooms and 28 premium suites with water views, so you can allow the Harbour Bridge to accompany you to drinks, dinner and bed.View hotel
From $570 per night
You don’t have to be born rich to treat yourself. When it comes to NYE hotels, the Macleay is your hidden gem, nestled in humble Potts Point. Word has it that even the local journos go here to snap the best shots of the fireworks themselves. Choose one of the Harbour View rooms for your million-dollar vantage point.View hotel
Holiday Inn Old Sydney
From $1300 per night
Guys, this place has got a rooftop swimming pool with glorious harbour views. Is there a better way to start 2018? We didn’t think so. If you happen to have the kids in tow, they stay and eat for free, which means you can continue the celebrations even after the 9pm family fireworks! (You heard us, no Cityrail commute home!)View hotel
Pier One Sydney Harbour
From $1100 per night
Wine, dine and wake up on the water at Pier One Sydney Harbour. And then watch the fireworks rain down as you beckon in 2018. For the crème de la crème of New Year’s Eves, make sure you reserve a ticket to Pier One’s all-inclusive night of pop-up food stalls, free-flowing drinks and live music.View hotel
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour (opening October 2017)
From $810 per night
There’s nothing like a staycation in a hotel that boasts a harbour-side infinity pool. For your NYE stay, book a room with sweeping Darling Harbour views, and complete the city-life with a dining experience looking out to the towering heights of the CBD.View hotel