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NYE Nielsen Park

Sydney Harbour National Park

Overview

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Nielsen Park, in Sydney's eastern suburbs, has a friendly, festive vibe on New Year's Eve. Bring a picnic and some drinks so you can raise a toast to the old year, and cheer in 2018.

When
Sunday 31 December 2016. Gate opens at 5.30pm and closes at 12.30am on Monday 1 January 2018.
Where
Nielsen Park, Sydney Harbour National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Adult (16 years and over) $33.44 per person. Children (5–15 years) $17.43 per person. Children under 5 free. Ticket price includes booking and transaction fees.
Meeting point
The gate to the Nielsen Park New Year's Eve celebration area is located on Steele Point Road, off Vaucluse Road, next to Strickland House.
What to
bring
Sunscreen, hat, raincoat, suitable clothing, sturdy shoes
Bookings
Buy tickets on the Moshtix website by clicking on the 'Book now' button. Or call Moshtix Ticket Support on 1300 438 849.
Please note
  • The fireworks viewing area is 600m from the gate.
  • For general questions about this event, phone 13000 PARKS (1300 072 757).
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You'll have amazing views of the city skyline from Nielsen Park. It's a great place to enjoy the New Year's Eve fireworks lighting up Sydney Harbour National Park.

Bring a picnic, a rug to sit on and responsible amounts of alcohol. It's a good idea to also bring a torch and a radio if you want to listen to the New Year's Eve broadcast.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully.

    Other fees:

    Landing fee or tour fee applies to visit Sydney Harbour Islands. Fort Denison can only be visited on a tour. To visit Shark, Clark or Rodd islands Island, all vessels, including kayaks, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Vaucluse
      (02) 9337 5511
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
    • Greycliffe House, Nielsen Park, Vaucluse NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9337 1303
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    • Mosman
      (02) 9960 6266
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Wednesday to Friday
    • Governors Road, Middle Head, Mosman NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9960 3965
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New Year's Eve fireworks, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Edwina Pickles