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NYE North Head

Sydney Harbour National Park


See out the old year and welcome in 2018 at North Head in Manly. You'll have great views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. Far from the city, it's a relaxed place to celebrate with the family.

Sunday 31 December 2017. Gates open at 5.30pm and close at 12.30am on Monday 1 January 2018.
North Head, Sydney Harbour National Park
Meeting point
North Head is located on North Head Scenic Drive, off Darley Road in Manly.
What to
Sunscreen, hat, suitable clothing, raincoat, sturdy shoes
Bookings not required.
Please note
  • North Head is an alcohol-free zone and bag searches will be conducted as you enter the park.
  • The fireworks viewing area is 600m from the gate along a sealed road.
  • For general questions, phone 13000 PARKS (1300 072 757).

North Head is on the northern-most edge of Sydney Harbour National Park. It's a peaceful, alcohol-free zone on New Year's Eve, away from the hectic city crowds.

Bring a picnic, spread out the rug and enjoy a quieter Sydney celebration at North Head. You'll have panoramic views of the Sydney Harbour fireworks.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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
    • Mosman
      (02) 9960 6266
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Wednesday to Friday
    • Governors Road, Middle Head, Mosman NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9960 3965
See more visitor info
New Year's Eve fireworks, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Edwina Pickles