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NYE North Head

Sydney Harbour National Park

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In line with the latest NSW Government COVID-19 advice, masks are encouraged for indoor settings where you cannot maintain a safe distance from others.

See out the old year and welcome in 2023 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.


Saturday 31 December 2022. Gates open at 5.30pm and close at 12.20am on Sunday 1 January 2023.

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 entry gate along a sealed road.
  • For general questions about this event, phone NSW National Parks on 1300 072 757.
  • Capacity: 2000 people

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 a 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

General enquiries

Operated by

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  • NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

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. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    Other fees:

    Landing fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark or Rodd Island, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes do not cover landing fees.

    Buy annual pass
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