Sydney at New Year’s Eve
One of the highlights of the city of Sydney, Australia is going out for the New Year’s Eve celebration. People who have attended say that it is the experience of a lifetime and can be the highlight of a winter vacation trip to Australia. It is a venue that is worth checking out at least one time in your life.
As Sydney is among the first cities on the planet to bring in the New Year, they have made it common practice to welcome the New Year in fantastic entertainment style. You will be impressed by the celebration that is organized a long time before the end of year and New Year celebration. It is summer time there in the month of January so be ready for the occasion in terms of your wardrobe selection. Temperatures can be as high as 90n degrees Fahrenheit.
Most people head out to see the fireworks on New Year’s Eve as they are quite spectacular. On this night there are two display shows of fireworks and something for everyone. The show that starts at 9 pm is intended for those persons that want a lower key experience and want to be out of the city before the intense partying starts, this makes an ideal outing for families. On the Harbour Bridge, the midnight show gets into full action therefore you should plan to be able to view the bridge.
You must be prepared to deal with crowds if you want to view the fireworks from any reasonable vantage points. The 2012 New Year’s party brought one and a half million people out to view the show from points that were located around the foreshores of the harbour.
What do you need to know to plan your trip during this season?
If you are hoping to visit Sydney during this very busy season it is recommended that you book very early. Book your accommodation 6 months in advance to ensure that you get the accommodation selections that you want for your holiday trip. You may also be able to save money by booking earlier but usually prices are sky high during this season and may also require a minimum stay period of three days or more.
There are several places along the harbour at which you will find good views of the fireworks. Some of these places may require a small charge. The most common and popular places for spectators of the fireworks are the Opera House forecourt and the Mrs. Macquaries Point. There are even cruises that you can take for the occasion.
With a variety of pubs and restaurants in the City, even if you don’t have a vantage point, you will get to see the fireworks at least. Remember to book meals ahead for the evening, and taking public transport is you best option to get around the city when you are out that evening.