Vantage points within the Woollahra Municipality

Darling Point

McKell Park, Darling Point

McKell Park

Superb harbour views and manicured gardens. Small historical foreshore location with varying levels.

  • Capacity: 1,000
  • Managed entry: Free (Security and Police present enforcing alcohol free zones)
  • Open: Gates open at midday.
  • Toilets: Yes, however no disabled toilets.
  • Access: Managed site entry via main gate on Darling Point Road. Local road closures surrounding Rushcutters Bay and Darling Point.
  • Access for people with a disability: Limited access
  • Alcohol: Alcohol free site. Alcohol free zones in force on streets and footpaths of Darling Point.
  • Food and beverage: Bring your own picnic. No food or beverage operators.
  • Restrictions: No alcohol. No glass. No camping. No pets. Bring a torch.
  • Parking: Limited street parking only. Use public transport.
  • Local road closures and alcohol free zones apply to the Darling Point area for New Year's Eve.
  • Wharf information: Darling Point Wharf is closed on New Year's Eve. Nearest Wharf is at Woolloomooloo or Double Bay.

Rushcutters Bay Park, Darling Point

Rushcutters Bay Park

Limited views to the city, no views to Sydney Harbour Bridge. Large open foreshore location.

  • Capacity: 2,000
  • Entry: Free
  • Open: Gates open at midday.
  • Toilets: Yes, with disabled toilet facilities.
  • Access: Entry via New Beach Road or New South Head Road. Local road closures surrounding Rushcutters Bay and Darling Point.
  • Access for people with a disability: Yes
  • Alcohol: Alcohol free site. Alcohol free zones in force on streets and footpaths in Rushcutters Bay.
  • Food and beverage: Bring your own picnic. No food or beverage operators.
  • Restrictions: No alcohol. No glass. No camping.
  • Parking: Limited street parking only. Use public transport.
  • Local road closures and alcohol free zones apply to the Rushcutters Bay and Yarranabbe Park areas for New Year's Eve.
  • Wharf information: The Yarranabbe public wharf is closed from midday 31 December 2018 - 2am 1 January 2019. Nearest Wharf is at Woolloomooloo or Double Bay.

Yarranabbe Park, Darling Point

Yarranabbe Park

Good views of the city and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Large open foreshore location.

  • Capacity: 10,000
  • Managed entry: Free (Security and Police present enforcing alcohol free zones). This vantage point will be fenced off and capacity limited.
  • Open: Gates open at midday.
  • Toilets: Yes, with accessible toilet facility.
  • Access: Managed site entry via New Beach Road. Local road closures in place.
  • Access for people with a disability: Yes
  • Alcohol: Alcohol free site. Alcohol free zones in force on streets and footpaths of Rushcutters Bay.
  • Food and beverage: Bring your own picnic. Food and beverage for sale.
  • Restrictions: No alcohol. No glass. No camping.
  • Parking: No street parking. Clearway along New Beach Rd from 8am 31 December 2018 until 2am 1 January 2019. Local road closures apply. Use public transport.
  • Wharf information: The Yarranabbe public wharf is closed from midday 31 December 2018 - 2am 1 January 2019. Nearest Wharf is at Woolloomooloo or Double Bay.

Double Bay

Murray Rose Pool (formerly Redleaf) and Blackburn Gardens, Double Bay

Redleaf Pool

Limited city and Sydney Harbour Bridge views. Foreshore location.

  • Capacity: 500
  • Managed entry: Free (Security present). This vantage point will be fenced off and capacity limited.
  • Open: Gates open at 2pm.
  • Toilets: Yes, but no disabled toilets.
  • Access: Managed site entry via New South Head Road. No local road closures.
  • Access for people with a disability: Limited
  • Alcohol: Alcohol free site
  • Food and beverage: Bring your own picnic. No food or beverage operators.
  • Restrictions: No alcohol. No glass. No camping.
  • Parking: Strictly no parking. Use public transport.

Point Piper

Duff Reserve, Point Piper

Duff Reserve

Views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and parts of the city. Very small foreshore location.

Caution: Please note this venue has very limited capacity, it is steep with 94 steps and has no disabled access. It is essential to bring a torch and proceed with caution when moving around this site from dusk.

Bins will be provided at street level. There are no bins on the foreshore level. Please bring a waste collection bag and take your rubbish with you.

  • Capacity: 100. Once capacity is reached the site will be closed.
  • Managed entry: Free (Security present)
  • Open: Gate opens at midday.
  • Toilets: Yes, on street level at Wolseley Road.
  • Access: Managed site entry via Wolseley Rd. No disabled access. Steep access.
  • Access for people with a disability: No
  • Alcohol: Alcohol free site
  • Food and beverage: Bring your own picnic. No food or beverage operators.
  • Restrictions: No alcohol. No glass. No camping. No pets.
  • Parking: Limited street parking. Use public transport.

Rose Bay

Dumaresq Reserve, Rose Bay

Dumaresq Reserve

Distant views to the city and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Foreshore location.

  • Capacity: 250
  • Entry: Free (Security and Police present enforcing alcohol free zones)
  • Toilets: Yes, but no disabled toilets.
  • Access: Site entry via Dumaresq Road. Local road closures may be in place.
  • Access for people with a disability: Limited
  • Alcohol: Alcohol free site. Alcohol free zones in force on streets and footpaths of Rose Bay.
  • Food and beverage: Bring your own picnic. No food or beverage operators.
  • Restrictions: No alcohol. No glass. No camping.
  • Parking: Strictly no parking. Use public transport.

Percival Park, Rose Bay

Percival Park

Distant views to the city and limited views to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Very small foreshore location.

  • Capacity: 100
  • Entry: Free (Security and Police present enforcing Alcohol Free Zones)
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Alcohol: Alcohol free site. Alcohol free zones in force on streets and footpaths of Rose Bay.
  • Access: Site entry via Collins Avenue.
  • Access for people with a disability: Limited
  • Food and beverage: Bring your own picnic. No food or beverage operators.
  • Restrictions: No alcohol. No glass. No camping.
  • Parking: Strictly no parking. Use public transport.

Tingira Memorial Reserve, Rose Bay

Tingira Reserve

Limited views to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

  • Entry: Free (Security and Police present enforcing Alcohol Free Zones)
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Alcohol: Alcohol free site. Alcohol free zones in force on streets and footpaths of Rose Bay.
  • Access: Site entry via New South Head Road.
  • Access for people with a disability: Limited
  • Food and beverage: Bring your own picnic. No food or beverage operators.
  • Restrictions: No alcohol. No glass. No camping.
  • Parking: Strictly no parking. Use public transport.

Vaucluse

Christison Park, Vaucluse

Christison Park

Distant views to the city and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

  • Capacity: 1,500
  • Entry: Free (Security present)
  • Open: Gates open at midday.
  • Toilets: Yes, but no disabled toilets.
  • Access: Site entry via New South Head Road. Local road closures may be in place surrounding Vaucluse and Watsons Bay.
  • Access for people with a disability: Limited access
  • Alcohol: BYO alcohol permitted
  • Food and beverage: Bring your own picnic. No food or beverage operators.
  • Restrictions: No glass. No camping.
  • Parking: Limited street parking. Use public transport.

Nielsen Park (Steele Point Road), Vaucluse

Nielsen Park beach

This location is managed by National Parks & Wildlife Service.

Great views of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Strickland House grounds, Vaucluse

Strickland House view courtesy of Government Property NSW

This event is run by National Parks & Wildlife Service.

Great views of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Watsons Bay

Robertson Park, Watsons Bay

Robertson Park

Distant views to the city and limited views to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

  • Capacity: 500
  • Entry: Free
  • Open: Gates open at midday.
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Access: Site entry via Military Road. Local road closures in place surrounding Vaucluse and Watsons Bay.
  • Access for people with a disability: Yes
  • Alcohol: Alcohol free site
  • Food and beverage: Bring your own picnic or purchase at local shops and cafes.
  • Restrictions: No alcohol. No glass. No camping.
  • Parking: Limited. Use public transport.