Quay, another jewel in Sydney’s harbour, has availability for Saturday night’s festivities. Revellers can book sparkling front-row seats at the restaurant’s main dining room for $2000 per person. This includes a glass of champagne and canapés on arrival, followed by a seven-course signature menu by executive chef Peter Gilmore. Guests will also be treated to champagne at the stroke of midnight.
Seats are also available in the restaurant’s Green Room, which boasts two terraces from which to enjoy the fireworks, for a $1350 per person five-course dining experience.
Hyde Hacienda, just a 10-minute stroll away from Quay, also has a handful of New Year’s Eve tickets left for $722. Kicking off at 7pm, the harbourside bar’s package includes drinks on arrival, Ministry of Sound DJs, and a roaming selection of appetisers curated by head chef Steven Hartert.
L ocated on level 55 of the Rialto building, Melbourne’s Vue de Monde has released a second, earlier dining session for New Year’s Eve after its main sitting booked out. This package includes a 10-course menu created by executive chef Hugh Allen – who took over the reins from Shannon Bennett in 2019 – from 6pm to 8pm for $600 per person.
Guests then have the option of kicking on at nearby Lui Bar until 1am for an additional $200.
Lui Bar offers wondrous views of Melbourne from its Collins Street perch and will be hosting a Saturday Night Fever-themed party for $450 per person (for those not attending Vue de Monde). DJs will be spinning disco vinyl, while a selection of cocktails, wine and beer will be flowing all night.
Sofitel Melbourne’s top room, the imperial suite, is still available on New Year’s Eve for $8445. The extravagant 184 square metre residence boasts two bedrooms, a gold-plated bathtub, and an eight-person dining area, as well as a guaranteed window seat at Sofitel’s No 35 restaurant.
The Collins Street hotel also has luxury and deluxe rooms available on Saturday for $890 and $990.
Crown Melbourne has rooms available this weekend under a two-night stay minimum. A deluxe king room at Crown Towers will cost $1698 for the two-night stay, while a standard king room at Crown Promenade costs $808.
Rockpool, located within the Southbank casino, is booked out for New Year’s Eve, but early dining sessions (from 5.30pm to 8pm) are available at Crown’s Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar, with a three-course menu from executive chef John Lawson costing $130 per person.
Brisbane locals can bring in the new year with drinks, canapés and stunning 180-degrees views of Story Bridge at Blackbird, with a five-hour premium package available for $278 per person.
The nearby Valley Hops Brewing is also offering a rooftop New Year’s Eve party to remember from $266.