NYE in Sydney: hotels with firework views

By Lachlan Probyn,

Missed out on an awesome NYE? No worries, because we’ve found the best hotels with firework views for next year.

Save yourself from disappointment by booking your accommodation early. We’ve got you and your mates covered with Sydney’s best NYE hotels, from Circular Quay to Potts Point. Not only are the destinations lit, but you can beat the crowds – in style.


NYE at Sydney Harbour

Pier One Sydney Harbour

Be in the thick of it all at Pier One Sydney Harbour – just a ten minute walk from Circular Quay station.

The only thing you need to worry about on NYE is wining, dining, and waking up next to the water. You’ll literally be able to let the fireworks rain down on as you dance into the New Year!


This is honestly the crème de la crème of NYE’s. So go on, make your resolution in style with a ticket to Pier One’s all-inclusive party with flowing drinks, food stalls and live music.

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NYE in The Rocks

Harbour Rocks Hotel

Just a short walk from Circular Quay through the cobbled street’s of The Rocks, is MGallery’s Harbour Rocks Hotel.

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You could be forgiven for not noticing the hotel on first sight – its heritage facade and large industrial wooden doors do well at hiding the boutique rooms inside.

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Step into the hotel lobby, which is actually more of an atrium. Help yourself to complimentary home-made lemonades, while perusing the extensive library of books that line the lobby walls.

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For the best view of the fireworks, and Darling Harbour, opt for a Harbour View Suite. Be sure to enjoy a drink downstairs at Eric’s Bar in the hotel lobby, or venture up to the rooftop for drinks with harbour views. The wine list has an impressive mix of Australian and International vinos.

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Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks

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This moderately-priced gem in The Rocks is just what you and your girlfriends are looking for. A number of rooms open up to front-seat views of Sydney Harbour – perfect for a classy night of bubbly and some R&R the day after to ease yourself into the New Year. Let your hair down in the outdoor pool, hydrotherapy spa and sauna. And if you promised yourself a new year; a new you, maybe a visit to the on-site gym is more up your alley!

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Choose from a number of rooms including spacious studios, one-bedroom apartments and, in true Rocks fashion, historic terrace houses.

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NYE in Darling Harbour

Hyatt Regency Sydney

Darling Harbour is a great place to secure some spectacular firework views, and if you’re looking to experience these from the comfort of a hotel, Hyatt Regency Sydney delivers superbly.

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Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows featured in the rooms, guests are ensured unobstructed water views. Our recommendation? The Suite, which comes complete with a wrap-around balcony overlooking Darling Harbour.

Make sure you visits  hotel’s rooftop bar, Zephyr, which will no doubt deliver some spectacular firework views come NYE.

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NYE in Potts Point

The Macleay

The word is out that local journos have been flocking to The Macleay in Potts Point for years to secure their NYE firework snaps. So are you ready to follow the experts? The Macleay comes with million dollar views of the Sydney Opera House – but without the matching price tag.

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The accommodation comes at a reasonable price, and if you’re looking for the best seat in the house, go for one of the Harbour view rooms. Now all that’s left to organise is the friends’ invite and some celebratory bubbly!

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