Wander logo

A Survival Guide for NYE 2023 in Sydney

NYE celebrations in Sydney are something to look forward to. Let’s see how we can celebrate it in the perfect way.

By Scarlett StarkPublished about a year ago 3 min read

Once it's 31st of December, the excitement for the New Year’s Eve celebrations builds up. For those who are lucky enough to be spending New Year's Eve in Sydney, the city offers an unforgettable experience that attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. However, for many people, the prospect of ringing in the new year can also be a source of stress and anxiety. There are a few key things you can do to ensure that your New Year's Eve is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

In this survival guide, we'll be sharing some top tips for navigating the festivities, from staying safe and healthy to finding the perfect outfit and making the most of the countdown. So if you're looking to make the most of your New Year's Eve celebrations, read on to start planning your perfect night!

Book Your Tickets In Advance

There are many good vantage spots to watch the fireworks display in Sydney. Some of them might need tickets beforehand. But due to the thronging harbour crowd, it's best to plan your night and reserve your seats in advance. For prime views of the fireworks from a special exclusion zone, you can book tickets for one of the Sydney New Year’s Eve cruises. You get a breathtaking ambience on the cruising waters, with illuminated harbour views paired with a splendid dining experience.

Use Public Transport

As there are major road closures for the fireworks display in Sydney, there’s no way you can take your car to the vantage points. Public transport is the best way to travel into the CBD. Be aware of large crowds and entry cut-off times at certain destinations as well. It’s best to plan ahead for the celebrations. Don’t leave it at the last minute. Moreover, extra services for public transport will run on that day. Consider all the travel options like trains, metro, buses, light rail and ferries.

Wear Appropriate Outfit

When it’s New Year’s Eve, there might be a bit of standing at some vantage points. Especially if you have decided to travel by foot, make sure you wear the right shoes. So girls, no towering high heels! Even if you are, do pack up some foldable flats into your bag. It doesn’t have to be all gitzy throughout the night, comfy should be your style. Don’t dress too fancy, like wear hats with lights, tinsel scarves and wear 2024-shaped glasses. Dress smart, formal or just normal.

Regulate Your Drinks

An advice nobody wants to lend their ears to at New Year’s Eve. But first, the night should not be all about drinking. Take in every moment up to midnight in your senses. Second, if you get too intoxicated you will probably end up saying things you regret the next morning. Or perhaps make an utter fool of yourself. What’s more? You definitely don’t want to wake up on the first sunrise of the New Year with a bad hangover and an intolerable headache.

No Last-Minute Resolutions

It’s best not to make any resolutions on New Year’s Eve. In all probability it's going to be hasty commitments you won’t be able to keep. These last-minute resolutions are mostly illogical and insincere. Besides, you are probably making them in your intoxicated state. Even if you are, don’t announce them aloud. Don’t face the embarrassment from your loved ones for not going along with it.

Ring in the New Year with style. Enjoy to the fullest. At the same time, remember to stay safe, comfortable and healthy as you raise a toast to the end of the year. Do tell me the vantage point you have planned for in the comments below, while I reserve my seats for one of the New Year’s Eve dinner cruises on Sydney Harbour.

travel advicetravel tipstravel photographyphotographyfamily travelcouples travelaustralia

About the Creator

Scarlett Stark

Reader insights

Be the first to share your insights about this piece.

How does it work?

Add your insights


There are no comments for this story

Be the first to respond and start the conversation.

Sign in to comment

    Find us on social media

    Miscellaneous links

    • Explore
    • Contact
    • Privacy Policy
    • Terms of Use
    • Support

    © 2024 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.