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Sydney New Year's Fireworks 2018

About one million people crowd to vantage points around the harbour for this dazzling pyrotechnics display

Sydney New Year's Fireworks in Sydney - Best Time
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Jeff Turner

Every New Year's Eve, Sydney's Harbour National Park is dotted with visitors and locals waiting for one of the most impressive fireworks displays in the world. This multi-tiered event, centred on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, is held every December. Two dazzling shows, the "9 pm Family Fireworks" and the "Midnight Fireworks", are broadcasted nationally and all around the world.

Sydney New Year's Fireworks in Sydney - Best Season

The fireworks are synchronized to a soundtrack and explode off the arches and roadway of the Sydney Harbour Bridge as well as from city buildings. The bridge's fireworks also sync with the barge in front of the bridge. Before all firing points blow up in the white finale, the bridge is the one that is featured in the switching sequence of the show.

Best time for Sydney New Year's Fireworks in Sydney

Combining fireworks with camping on Cockatoo Island? Easy! Music on the island, special activities for kids, and guided tours are guaranteed. You can even choose Darling Harbour, a free destination, for you and your family.

Keep in mind that trying to get in and out of the city centre is limited on New Year’s Eve. On-street fencing, road closures, and diversions are arranged to help people get around safely.

For updates, follow the #SydNYE on social media.

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