Sydney’s spectacular New Years Eve fireworks will attract the crowds again, following a year of Covid lockdowns.

By ANNA USHER

New Year’s Eve is back with a huge fireworks display planned for Sydney to herald a fresh start for the city.

The theme this year is “See Sydney Shine” – a tribute to the resilience residents have shown during a year of Covid lockdowns.

The 9pm fireworks make a return on December 31 and organisers say the midnight show will be more spectacular than ever, with fireworks exploding from the sails of the Sydney Opera House, new colours and new effects.

New Year’s Eve falls on a Friday this year, and there’s a swag of local options if you choose to celebrate on the lower north shore. Here’s our list of where you can ring in 2022.

Blues Point Reserve

Blues Point Road, McMahons Point
A popular site with panoramic views of the western side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. The site fills up quickly so groups are encouraged to arrive early and together.
Capacity: 3,500
Alcohol? NO.
Entry: FREE

Bradleys Head: Amphitheatre Precinct

Sydney Harbour National Park, Mosman
Bring the family to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Bradleys Head Amphitheatre. It’s a great spot for all ages with prime views of the fireworks. Bring a picnic.
Capacity: 400
Alcohol? NO
Entry: Ticketed.

Bradleys Head: Athol Lawn

Sydney Harbour National Park, Mosman
The whole family will enjoy New Year’s Eve on Athol Lawn. Bring a picnic and enjoy a stress-free countdown to 2022.
Capacity: 1000
Alcohol? NO
Entry: Ticketed.

Sydney is expecting big crowds at a number of lower north shore vantage points, to celebrate the start of 2022.

Bradleys Head: Mast Precinct

Sydney Harbour National Park, Mosman
The Mast Precinct is a relaxed, family friendly space on New Year’s Eve. Choose your spot on the upper area, boardwalk or around the Mast. Bring a picnic.
Capacity: 800
Alcohol? NO
Entry: Ticketed.

Lavender Bay Parklands

Harbourview Crescent, Lavender Bay
Comprising Clark, Quibaree and Watt Parks, this precinct offers excellent views of the western side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Access to Lavender Bay is through Clark Park on Harbourview Crescent.
Capacity: 1500
Alcohol? NO
Entry: FREE

Taronga Zoo

Bradleys Head Road, Mosman
Welcome in the New Year at Taronga Zoo and make your new year’s resolution ‘For the Wild!’ Food and beverage for sale. BYO picnic food.
Capacity: 2,300
Alcohol: YES (no BYO)
Entry: Ticketed.

Taronga Zoo will have a number of locations available to ticket holders this year.

Bradleys Head has a number of ticketed locations available for the 9pm family fireworks. Please note this location is Alcohol free.

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