Throwing back to NYE at Watsons Bay

The weather cleared up, the drinks were pouring and the fireworks lit up the midnight sky.


The clock strikes five and the doors are open! Our guests start arriving with fabulous frocks, crazy kilts & very ready to start the celebrations and bring in the new year. Our Heineken 3 Kombi Van winners start to arrive as DJ Allegra begins her set and the clouds haze away while the sun comes out in full force to start the night. Dozens of Heinekens are ready to be popped open and enjoyed by the masses…so the night begins!

Green Heineken 3 Kombi vans arriving to Watsons NYE.


At 6pm, our VIP guests are treated to Aperol Spritz’, Pimms & Lemonade, Canadian Club and Dry and all of the Smirnoff Vodka Lime & Sodas you could imagine. Mini poke bowls, mini chicken noodle boxes and (not-so-mini) fish & chips were served through our Top Deck and Mid Deck to start the night.

Canadian Club, Pimms, Aperol at Watsons NYE


These areas give some of the best vantage points of the Sydney Harbour fireworks; you’re away from the tens of thousands of Sydney siders in the CBD yet close enough to see the Sydney Harbour Bridge and fireworks light up from across the Bay.


Meanwhile, in our hamptons-style Sunset Room, our VIP Dinner also begins with glasses of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, chilled seafood platters, confit ocean trout, slow cooked lamb and a Watsons Bay Pavlova for the perfect New Years Eve meal.

The sun starts to set, the dancefloor is full and the drinks are ice cold.


The night continues with our Social Playground photo booth getting a great work out as the 9pm fireworks begin. Hundreds of our guests that were dancing into the night look onto the Harbour for the first of the world-famous Sydney fireworks.


Luke Million starts his DJ set with classic hits from Jamiroquai all the way to 2017 hits. Our eight bars are now in full Watsons Bay New Years Eve swing with cocktails served up, champagne clinking and Heineken pulled off our very popular Heineken pop up bar.


Kinder takes the stage (and DJ decks) and gets ready to count us down into the new year! Our Beach Club guests make their way onto Watsons Bay Beach and before we know it, the big moment is finally here.


3 – 2 – 1…Happy New Year from Watsons Bay! Glitter cannons go off, sparklers are lit and midnight kisses are a plenty.


A huge thank you to our sponsors Heineken 3, Pimms, Aperol, Candian Club and 28 Black and all of our guests who made it a fantastic #WatsonsNYE! Click here for our full album of photos.


Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel with Sydney Harbour fireworks.