New Year's Eve is a spectacular night in Sydney — we go all out when it comes to the fireworks and light shows across the Sydney Harbour, Opera House and the rest of the city. There's one issue — if you want something a little more exciting than sitting in front of a TV, it can be a little hard to find a good view.
Lining up at the Botanical Gardens, crowding around Circular Quay or any other public vantage point around the harbour is an absolute guessing game, though. If you're going to throw a party anyway, why not pool a bit of cash with your friends and hire out an Airbnb rental?
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Airbnb has put together a quick list of what it says are the 10 best rentals for watching fireworks in Sydney Harbour this upcoming New Year's Eve. Some of them are already booked out, but if you use these locations as a starting point you might be able to grab a bargain for seeing through the New Year.
They're arranged in order of expense, but if you want to jump straight to the bottom you'll find yourself in a plush-as Kirribilli pad for the bargain price of $1000 per night. Not too bad a price when you consider that Sydney's top NYE fireworks-viewing real estate will set you back $40,000 for three days.
$65 per night
Right on the water's edge, our apartment has uninterrupted close-up views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, the iconic Sydney Opera House and the amazing city skyline — an ever-changing view that captures the beauty and magic of Sydney from sunrise, to golden sunsets over the bridge and the amazing city lights of the night that bring Sydney to life.
$170 per night
Spacious and modern top floor apartment in the historic Rocks. Sweeping views over Circular Quay, the Opera House and the City skyline.
$194 per night
A large, stylish apartment in Neutral Bay with views of Sydney harbour (and the Bridge) from every room and the balcony.
$200 per night
Amazing views from this apartment set up high overlooking Sydney Harbour, Bridge and Opera House, walk to your private beach, national park trails and close to Bondi Beach.
$220 per night
This newly renovated two bedroom apartment is tastefully furnished throughout. Each room offers spectacular city and harbour bridge view.
$229 per night
With complete panoramic views of Sydney's iconic landmarks including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House it is the perfect space for a coffee at breakfast or a wine at sunset. The city feels so close you can almost touch it.
$250 per night
Our spacious penthouse has possibly Sydney's best bridge, city and opera house views. Located in cosmopolitan and happening Potts Pt. Walking distance to the city, Kings Cross and Oxford St and many harbour side parks.
$399 per night
Stunning million dollar 270° view of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Anzac Bridge, Centre Point Tower and Sydney city skyline. Amazing for Sydney's world famous fireworks.
$590 per night
The dining and sitting rooms have beautiful views across tranquil Shell Cove to the Bridge and City. A perfect setting to view NYE fireworks display from the harbour and bridge.
$1000 per night
A truly special waterfront apartment overlooking the beautiful Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The apartment boasts a large modern kitchen & dining area, great for entertaining guests with an unbeatable waterfront view.