Six thousand tickets to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Sydney’s newest harbourside headland, Barangaroo Reserve, will be released on pre-sale for subscribers to the Barangaroo e-newsletter at 12 noon today.
The remaining 6,000 tickets will go on sale to the general public this Wednesday, 12 October.
The cost of a child ticket (3-15yo) has been reduced from $14.50 last year to $5.00 this year. The cost of an adult ticket (16yo +) remains the same at $29.50. Tickets sold out last year in four weeks.
Barangaroo Reserve, on the north western waterfront of the Sydney CBD, has quickly become a favourite destination for locals and tourists, with one million people visiting in its first year.
The spectacular harbourside location, sloping lawns and superb views of the sunset and the western face of the Sydney Harbour Bridge make it the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic dinner and drinks, followed by the 9pm and midnight fireworks.
Barangaroo Reserve will have a capacity of 12,000 people, with tickets priced as low as possible to recover part of the costs directly associated with hosting the event. Ticketing Barangaroo Reserve for New Year’s Eve avoids overcrowding and increases public safety.
The Barangaroo Delivery Authority will provide entertainment at a number of locations throughout the park before and after the 9pm fireworks as well as roving entertainers, extra toilet facilities, a high level of security and one of the best views of the western harbour.
The Authority’s Chief Executive Officer Craig van der Laan said Barangaroo Reserve was a great family friendly option for New Year’s Eve.
“We ticket the event and limit numbers to 12,000 to ensure the comfort and safety of the public,’’ Mr van der Laan said.
“We want people to have an enjoyable and memorable New Year’s Eve experience.
“The Stargazer and Walumil Lawns make ideal picnic spots. We will have well-staffed food stalls and licenced bars, as well as a designated alcohol-free zone.
“Barangaroo Reserve is the best value ticketed New Year’s Eve venue on Sydney Harbour. To make it more family-friendly, we have reduced the cost of a child’s ticket by 65% to $5.00.
“We are providing access to one of the best harbourside locations west of the Harbour Bridge, while also providing all the amenities to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.”
Gates on Hickson Road will open at 6pm on Saturday 31 December 2016.
Ticketholders are welcome to bring their own picnics. BYO alcohol and glassware will not be permitted on the night.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase onsite or people can pre-order from a range of picnic hampers when they purchase their tickets.
A total of 10 tickets can be purchased in one transaction. All tickets are available through Moshtix.
Detailed information about New Year’s Eve 2016 at Barangaroo Reserve can be found here.
The car park under Barangaroo Reserve will not be open on the night. For information about New Year’s Eve across Sydney and transport options, visit www.sydneynewyearseve.com.
Event: New Year’s Eve 2016 at Barangaroo Reserve
Where: Barangaroo Reserve, Hickson Road, Barangaroo
Date/Time: Saturday 31 December 2016, 6.00pm to 12.30am
Tickets: Via Moshtix
Adult aged 16+ $29.50
Concession $14.50 (Full Time Student, Seniors and Pensioners)
Child aged 3-15 $5.00
Child aged under 3 Free
Ticket limit 10 tickets in one transaction
Booking fees and charges will apply.