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Lawn with the View - event details
A family event with spectacular views at a secluded spot right above the Sydney Opera House, Lawn with the View is a legendary NYE event held each year on Bennelong Lawn.
BYO rug and enjoy a gourmet picnic whilst you take in the scenery: Sydney Harbour forms the backdrop for the world’s best fireworks on New Year's Eve. A cash bar and smooth sounds help make this an ideal event for all ages.
The quintessential Aussie experience and an unforgettable start to 2014!
Conditions of Entry
We ask you to remember you are entering the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, a sensitive environment. Please consider the safety of other patrons.
All patrons entering the site will be subject to security searches and must show valid identification and ticket.
The following items will not be allowed to be brought into the event site:
This is an outdoor event which will proceed in all weather. Fireworks are presented by City of Sydney. In the event that the fireworks are cancelled, the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust will not be held responsible or provide compensation.
The Royal Botanic Garden will be open from 7 am until 3 pm on 31 December, with access via Morshead Gate only - located on the corner of Macquarie and Bent Streets. There will be no access to NYE public viewing areas or event sites via the Garden at anytime. The Royal Botanic Garden will close at 3 pm and all members of the public will be required to exit via Morshead Gate. View NYE information map.
New Year's Eve at the Royal Botanic Garden and Domain is a Waste Wise Event
The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust is committed to achieving best practice in environmental management. Help us lessen the impact of NYE celebrations on our environment by making your new year’s resolution to be a part of the solution to environmental sustainability rather than the problem. We need your help to keep the recycling streams clean! Please use the correct bin when disposing of general waste or recycling. If you bring a picnic, please pack it in reusable containers and take them home with you. All packaging of food and drinks sold on Trust land for NYE is biodegradable or recyclable. We cannot recycle containers if the recycling bins have general waste in them. If contaminated, the recycling station will send the containers to landfill. Help us protect our environment and contribute to a sustainable future.
Responsible Service of Alcohol
Only people aged 18 and over are able to drink and purchase alcoholic beverages. If you are aged between 18 and 25 years or look particularly young and wish to purchase alcohol at our events you may be asked to show proof of age.
You will need to provide security and bar staff with one of the following proofs of identity: