It’s the last week of December, Christmas is just around the corner and we’re almost into 2018 … My god, that went quick.
Whether you thought this year was one to remember or you just can’t wait to see the back of it, our trip around the sun is almost done and it’s time to say goodbye to 2017.
New Year’s Eve is one of, if not THE, biggest event on the Sydney calendar and being the first major city on the globe to ring in the New Year, we like to celebrate in style.
Watching the world famous fireworks display is only part of an action-packed night. Dive in for some of the best ways to enjoy NYE right here in Bondi.
Dudley Page Reserve
Just up the road from Bondi Beach at Dover Heights is a wide open clearing that boasts uninterrupted, panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, with the Bridge placed front and centre. It’s a top-notch spot at any time of the year with one of the best views in the city but it’s at its best when the waterfall of fireworks is cascading from the Bridge.
It’s a big family affair on the Reserve come NYE with picnic rugs and sleeping children post the 9pm fireworks being the norm. There’s plenty of fun for the kids with Waverly Council putting on a free jumping castle, face painting and a playground plus DJs keeping the dance floor jumping all night. There’s no BYO but the adults are looked after with a licensed bar and plenty of food stalls. Whilst it’s cheap as chips for a NYE do, it is a ticketed event. Get them and all other info HERE
The Bucket List
If you’re staying with us at QT Bondi, the best part of your New Year’s will likely be cracking a bottle of bubbly on your Gould St balcony or the moment you finally crawl into your QT Gel Dream Bed. Luckily for us, Sydney’s iconic beach club, The Bucket List, is hosting a free 12-hour NYE party … and it’s within crawling distance of your room.
You can park yourself there from 11am and enjoy the cruisy vibes with cocktails, party shirts and plenty of tunes cranking from 2pm till 2am. There’s a stacked DJ line-up with international headliners and plenty of local talent spinning funky dance tunes all day and night, right by the beach. More info HERE
Watsons Bay Hotel
We love a beachside party and a little further down the road at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, they’ll be throwing a big one. It’s a little more on the classy side of things as you’ll be rubbing shoulders with some of the Eastern Suburbs elite and the ticket prices will have you paying for the privilege. If you’ve got a few hundred to spare, the view of sunset over the harbour is hard to beat and with a clear shot of the midnight fireworks and DJs playing into the early hours … you won’t be disappointed. Tickets and more info HERE
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