1) Lavender Bay Parklands
Lavender Bay Parklands comprises of Quibaree, Clark, and Watt Parks. This precinct offers a magnificent view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, especially from the western side. Watt Park is an introspective park suitable for relaxation and quiet reflection.
- Entry: Free
- Opening times: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
- Food & Beverage: BYO food permitted. Food for sale. A wide range of drinking water stations
- Restrictions: No pets, no glass, no camping, and no pass-outs
Lavender Bay Parklands has open grassy spaces with picnic seats, tables, established trees, paths, and historic sandstone walling. In addition, it has a small beach area, public toilets, and interpretive signage.
2) Bradfield Park, Milsons Point
It’s a central vantage point because it’s close to all the firework action. In addition, it’s a cool place with a vibrant atmosphere, suitable for a picnic style and a family-friendly event. Bradfield Park is a popular spot due to its large open spaces, close proximity to transport networks, and views of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
- Entry: Free
- Opening Times: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
- Food & Beverage: BYO permitted. Food for sale. Drinking water stations are available.
- Restrictions: no pets, no camping, no busking, and no glass.
Pass-outs are permitted during the day. Bradfield Park comprises food trucks serving a wide range of cuisine and dining options around Kirribilli village. Public transport is the best mode of transportation. The closest train station is Milsons Points. In addition, you can use buses from north Sydney.
3) Bicentennial Park, Glebe
The Bicentennial Park is a great place for families to enjoy the fireworks. Entry to this park is free, but you need to book. You can access this park through the Chapman, Northcote, or Federal Road.
- Entry: Free
- Opening Times: 7:00 pm – 1:00 am
- Food & Beverage: No food or beverage is available for purchase.
- Restrictions: no glass, no busking, no pets, and no camping.
All ticket holders should avail before 10:30 pm. This is a great vantage point for families because it has a large playground that features children’s equipment. Also, it has a small beach area.
4) Pirrama Park, Pyrmont
It is a family-friendly site because it doesn’t get crowded. Here you’ll have a great view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, especially from the western side. You need to book for picnics.
- Entry: Free (option to donate to the Smith Family)
- Opening Times: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
- Food &Beverage: Food and drinks are available for purchase. BYO food permitted.
- Restrictions: No camping, no glass, no busking, and no pets
Pirrama Park is an exclusive vantage point to enjoy the 9:00 pm and midnight fireworks. It’s an excellent place to enjoy a vegan and non-vegan meal at a table and a deck chair. In addition, you can bring your picnic rug.