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Luxury New Year’s Eve Events in Sydney

Sydney fireworks display. Photographed by mroz. Image via Shutterstock

Celebrate the new year in style.

2019 was quite a year for Australians. From a handful of upsets, to an array of delights, 2019 brought us everything. There was the attempted storming of Area 51 in Nevada, Elon Musk’s failed bullet-proof-glass Cybertruck, and even a whole heap of optical illusions that broke the internet. But, to cap the year and decade off, Hunter and Bligh has found seven of the most luxurious New Year’s Eve experiences for you to enjoy.

Whether you’re looking for harbour-side views or an all-inclusive $10,000 party, we’ve found it. So grab your party-hats, sequinned dresses and sparklers, we’re about to start 2020 in style!

Aria Sydney Sunset Supper

Opening their doors 20 years ago, to celebrate the start of a new decade, Matt Moran’s Aria Sydney will be hosting yet another signature New Year’s Eve dining experience to start the new year with a bang. With uncompromised views of Sydney Harbour, Matt Moran’s Aria is surely the place to be as the countdown begins. Aria’s Sunset Supper will allow guests to indulge in a three-course à la carte menu that includes the likes of quail with native plum, wild kingfish, black market sirloin and tonka bean souffle to name a few.

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1 Macquarie St, Sydney Tuesday 31 December, 5pm and 5:30pm 300

Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar and Lounge

For Sydneysiders wishing to splurge as the calendar turns over, look no further than Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar and Lounge. Following their relaunch in November, come Tuesday 31 December Hyde Hacienda will be celebrating another new year’s bigger and better than ever. Starting from $380 per person, Hyde Hacienda’s standard ticket includes Veuve Clicquot champagne on arrival, South American inspired canapes, a made to order paella station and free flowing drinks all night. With a live DJ and photobooth, this is the place to be.

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61 Macquarie St, Sydney Tuesday 31 December, 7:30pm – 12:30am From $380

The Glenmore’s NYE Cocktail Party

With 180-degree views of Sydney Harbour including the iconic Sydney Opera House, there’s no denying that The Glenmore is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. To top 2019 off, The Glenmore is hosting an exclusive NYE Cocktail Party which includes a four-hour beverage package, roaming canapes, live entertainment and exclusive access to The Glenmore’s lounge and rooftop. Plus, as the clock strikes midnight, guests will be treated to a glass of G.H. Mumm Cordon Rogue Champagne to sip into the new year The Glenmore style.

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96 Cumberland St, The Rocks Tuesday 31 December, 7pm from $385

Catalina New Year’s Day Party 2020

If celebrating the new decade deserves more than one night, look no further than Catalina Rose Bay’s New Year’s Day Party 2020. Over seven-and-a-half hours, Catalina will be hosting their annual festivity which includes three of the best things: delectable food, scrumptious drinks and live music. Here, Sydneysiders will be able to enjoy an exclusive menu featuring some of Catalina’s renowned dishes, three bars including the likes of Belvedere Vodka, Pommery Champagne and Four Pillars, plus, live entertainment from Yolanda Be Cool, Barney Cools and more.

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Lyne Park, New South Head Rd, Rose Bay Wednesday 1 January, 1:00 – 8:30pm 450

Franca Brasserie

Opening their doors in June 2019, to cap the year (and decade) off, Franca Brasserie in Potts Point will be hosting a NYE Gala Dinner. Presented by head chef José Saulog, guests will be able to start the new year off with a scrumptious four-course bespoke menu designed exclusively for the evening. Plus, on top of the live jazz and entertainment, Sydneysiders will also be able to enjoy a three-hour beverage package including the likes of Ruinart Champagne and a wine list created by Franca’s sommelier, Ambroise Moriceau. There’ll also be a live broadcast of the fireworks and then a continued celebration with drinks at the bar.

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81 Macleay St, Potts Point Tuesday 31 December, till 2am 495

NYE Party @ Pier One

If you want front row seats to Sydney’s majestic firework display on New Year’s Eve, Sydneysiders cannot look past the NYE Party @ Pier One. Over six hours, ticketholders will feel almost a touch away from the Sydney Harbour Bridge thanks to Pier One. Apart from the extravagant display that stops the city, guests will also be treated to all you can eat access to a range of premium food style stalls and drinks from a series of pop-up bars. Of course, like any true New Year’s Eve festivity, the party will be accompanied with tunes thanks to some of Sydney’s best DJ’s.

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11 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay, Sydney Tuesday 31 December, from 7pm – 1am from $599

Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar and Lounge

If you love to go above and beyond on New Year’s Eve, you just cannot resist the HYDE Roller New Year’s Eve package. Priced at $10,000 for 10 people, this ultimate experience will allow you and your nine guests to experience the evening from your very own designated seating area. Apart from the front row seats to the fireworks, the package includes two bottles of Dom Perignon Champagne, cocktails on arrival, chef platters, seafood towers, canapes AND flowing drinks all night. Plus, with your experience you will be accompanied by a dedicated staff member to cater to your needs. If you love to splurge, this is the event for you.

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61 Macquarie St, Sydney Tuesday 31 December, 7:30pm – 12:30am 10,000

Feature image: Sydney fireworks display. Photographed by mroz. Image via Shutterstock.