Sydney is renowned for hosting one of the largest and most spectacular fireworks displays. Spanning the Harbour from Bradleys Head and Taronga Zoo and all the way out west heading towards the Gladesville Bridge, the city of Sydney embraces this event as the population heads to the foreshore for a prime viewing position. More than a million spectators and revellers cram the foreshore at various designated areas and zones. Some are family friendly and alcohol free, some are ticketed areas to restrict the number of people in a particular zone and other areas are a free for all. Without doubt, the most exclusive would be on a New Years Eve cruise. Any Boat, Sydney’s largest and most reputable charter agency has the city’s most exclusive yachts available for you to choose from.
Private New Years Eve Cruises
What does a private New Years Eve cruise have to offer? Well for starters, a lot more privacy and comfort and exclusivity. Your skipper will pick you up and drop you off at a pre-arranged location. In addition to that, most vessels have an all-inclusive food and beverage package. So, all you have left to do is turn up and enjoy the evening. Some do have the flexibility of having BYO. The team at Any Boat in Sydney have recommended the following private charter vessels for you to consider:
- Element – A super yacht that calls Sydney home, Element is still available for the evening. Capable of holding 36 passengers for the night, Sydney’s fireworks display will be so much more exciting when you’re on the main deck of this vessel. At AUD $45,000, she’s not cheap but that does come with an all-inclusive food and beverage package.
- John Oxley – A grand old darling of Sydney Harbour, John Oxley has been meticulously maintained. Suitable for up to 30 guests, Alcohol is BYO however; there is a BYO food package for AUD $35,000 or the catered package for AUD $40,000
Ticketed New Years Eve Cruises
If you have a smaller group and don’t want to charter out a whole vessel for yourself then ticketed new years eve cruises are a great option. Tickets have sold quickly for this year’s cruises with boats like Galene and Silver Spirit already sold out. Any Boat’s recommendations for ticketed cruises are:
- Starship Sydney – Priced at AUD $675 a ticket, Starship is great value. Included in the ticket price is food, drinks, entertainment and access to the Harbour of Lights Parade. You will be able to enter parts of the Harbour that most other people can’t. Holding a maximum of 950 guests, it is sure to be one of Sydney’s biggest parties.
- Jerry Bailey – Similarly priced at $699 a ticket and also part of the Harbour of Lights Parade, Jerry Bailey will be a little more intimate as tickets are limited to 160 people. Included in the ticket price is food, beverages and entertainment.