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NYE Bradleys Head: Athol Lawn

Sydney Harbour National Park


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The whole family will enjoy New Year's Eve at Athol Lawn. Bring a picnic and enjoy a stress-free countdown to 2019 at Bradleys Head.

Monday 31 December 2018. Gates open at 3pm and close at 12.30am on Tuesday 1 January 2019.
Sydney Harbour National Park

Adult (16 years and over) $38.23. Child (5 to 15 years) $22.43. Family (2 adults and 2 children) $89.21. Children under 5 free. Ticket price includes booking and transaction fees.

What to
Sunscreen, hat, raincoat, clothes for all weather conditions, sturdy shoes
Buy tickets on the Moshtix website by clicking on the 'Book now' button. Or call Moshtix Ticket Support on 1300 438 849.
Please note
  • Some harbour views from Athol Lawn are filtered because of the tree canopy.
  • There are no EFTPOS facilities at Athol Lawn. It's a cash-only venue.
  • Bradleys Head is an alcohol-free and glass-free zone on New Year's Eve. Bag searches will be conducted before you enter the venue.
  • Tickets to Athol Lawn don't give you access to the Mast Precinct or the Amphitheatre at Bradleys Head.
  • Bradleys Head Road at Whiting Beach Road is closed to vehicles at 3pm.
  • There are no ferries running from Taronga Zoo wharf after 7pm. Visitors will need to take a bus returning to the city at the end of the night. 
  • For general questions about this event, phone NSW National Parks on 1300 072 757.
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Athol Lawn is a wide expanse of lawn at the top of Bradleys Head in Sydney Harbour National Park. It's an ideal place for the family to enjoy New Year's Eve, with views of the harbour skyline.

You can buy ice-creams and coffee on the night. Enjoy the ambience in the park leading up to the spectacular midnight fireworks.

This map of Bradleys Head (2.57MB, pdf) shows you where Athol Lawn is located.

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. 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.
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New Year's Eve fireworks, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Edwina Pickles