The Rocks has some of the best vantage points to view the New Year's Eve fireworks and with a wide variety of fabulous food and drinks venues—ranging from Sydney’s oldest pub to a number of restaurants and rooftop bars with spectacular views out over the harbour, you can make The Rocks your destination to ring in 2023.
There are three ticketed vantage points in The Rocks where you can celebrate this New Year's Eve.
West Circular Quay - $25 (adult) and $12.50 (child/concession)
Hickson Rd Reserve. Tickets are $75 (adult) and $37.50 (child/concession) - SOLD OUT
Campbell's Cove - $40 (adult) and $20 (child/concession) - SOLD OUT
Excludes booking fees
7.30pm -Smoking Ceremony - A sacred Smoking Ceremony on the Harbour conducted by Tribal Warrior. The Smoking Ceremony is a ritual of purification and unity, cleansing the space for the new year.
8.30pm - Pylon projections and lighting effects - Projections enliven the Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons throughout the night. Lighting effects on the eastern side dazzle the harbour foreshore.
8.57pm - Welcome to Country - Gadigal Elders from the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council welcome visitors to Gadigal land.
9pm - Calling Country fireworks - Calling Country fireworks celebrate the local histories and contemporary experiences of Indigenous storytellers through art, song, sound, and dance. As a way of Calling Country, the selection of artists brings connections between the land, water and sky to reflect on the past, and grow stronger into the future.
9.15pm - Sydney Harbour Lights - Boats adorned with lights create a visual spectacle as they glide across the harbour. Produced by the Commercial Vessels Association.
11pm - WorldPride - Sydney welcomes WorldPride 2023 with a spectacular pylon projection and lighting display celebrating our community.
11.58pm - Countdown to midnight - The 90 second countdown begins with projections on the Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons.
Midnight - Fireworks - Ring in the new year with the world’s best fireworks show featuring pyrotechnics launched from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and barges in the harbour. Watch a live stream or tune in to the synchronised simulcast on KIIS 1065.