Sydney is famous for its spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations and firework display. Ensure you don’t miss out on the action with these last minute Sydney hotels, as recommended by the team of experts at online travel search engine KAYAK.com.au.
The Mercure is well-situated for visitors wanting to see the best of Sydney in just a few days and is only a 5-10 minute walk from the festivities at Darling Harbour. Take the recently constructed Good’s Line, a shared pedestrian and cycle path that connects Ultimo with the Powerhouse Museum, the Convention Centre and, of course, Darling Harbour.
Rooms from $899*
Seasons Darling Harbour
The fireworks in Darling Harbour are spectacular and perfect for families with young children. The Chinese Garden of Friendship and the Sydney Entertainment Centre are close by, as is Chinatown; known for its endless offering of quality Chinese food.
Rooms from $1199*
North Sydney Harbourview Hotel
Located on the north side of the Harbour Bridge, the North Sydney Harbourview Hotel is an affordable alternative to the packed CBD hotels. It’s also close to Luna Park and other great vantage points like Blues Point Reserve.
Rooms from $856*
Rydges Sydney Central
Close to Sydney’s Central Station, Rydges is a great choice for interstate travellers arriving from Sydney airport. It may be a little further away from the main celebrations but the good news is Circular Quay is only a quick train ride away. Plus, there are heaps of tasty restaurants and cafes in its vicinity – perfect for a New Year’s Day brunch!
Rooms from $999*
Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach
Skip the harbour crowds by heading to Coogee instead for some family friendly celebrations by the beach. Crowne Plaza are also hosting a number of adults-only events, including a dinner and masquerade party.
Rooms from $940*
The Grace Hotel
A stone’s throw from Sydney’s Town Hall and a short walk from the fireworks at Darling Harbour, The Grace Hotel is located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD district. With a bunch of local bars and clubs nearby, it’s an ideal spot for partygoers.
Rooms from $1899*
With the Queen Victoria Building and Westfield right on its doorstep, QT Sydney is ideal for visitors wanting to squeeze in some New Year’s shopping. Darling Harbour hotspots like Barangaroo, King Street Wharf and Cockle Bay Wharf are within short walking distance, with Circular Quay a little further away but still easy to access.
Rooms from $2375*
Debby Soo, KAYAK Vice President, APAC, comments: “Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are unlike anywhere else on earth. The festivities may be five weeks away but there are still plenty of Sydney hotels to choose from for Aussies wanting to catch a glimpse of the action. With KAYAK’s heatmap tool, choosing the right accommodation is really simple. The heatmap reveals the best hotels travellers can book, according to their activity interests and preferred location, to ensure the best experience imaginable.”