Southern Star - $550
Enjoy the recently refitted, two-level catamaran with its wrap-around decking for great views and atmosphere.
Be one of two hundred revelers to board this modern floating venue that gives you room to enjoy the breathing space that you would miss on the jam-packed foreshore, but that also provides heaps of atmosphere thanks to the DJ and light show as well as the cocktails and open bar. The friendly staff will look after your every need and canapés and finger food will circulate all night.
The wrap-around deck affords 360-degree views of the harbour, the brightly-lit cityscape, the other boats and ships that will join you in the Harbour of Lights Parade and of course allows for staggering views of the fireworks themselves.
6.45pm | Boarding at No. 8 King Street Wharf (Aquarium Wharf) near Darling Harbour.
7.00 | Southern Star Departs (sharp).
9.00 | Family fireworks display
9.10 | Harbour of Lights Parade begins. First seen when Sydney welcomed the new millenium, a flotilla of up to 60 decorated and illuminated ships and boats parade the harbour including tall ships, the Sydney Heritage Fleet, Tribal Warrior Association and, by invite, the Southern Star. From here we will manouvre into the much-envied prime-viewing position.
9.30 | DJ, light show and dancing.
11.59 and 50 seconds | The countdown begins.
12.00 | Happy New Years and, of course, the fireworks.
1.00am | Southern Star returns to King Street Wharf