Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Midnight at the Oasis 2013

Midnight at the Oasis 2013 - event details



Date Tuesday 31 December 2013
Time  6.30 pm - 1.00 am
Location Fleet Steps South, Mrs Macquaries Point (view location and view NYE information map)
Entry Entry via Art Gallery Road (left hand side of the road, approx 100 m past the Art Gallery)
Who’s going This is an 18+ event


Our exclusive Garden Oasis is far from the madding crowds.

Featuring unbeatable views of the fireworks over Sydney’s Harbour, Opera House and Bridge, this is the event to be on NYE 2013! Sip champagne and watch the sun set over the city skyline for the last time in 2013.

Later enjoy a sumptuous three course meal at your reserved table. Beverages will be for sale from a cash bar. After the 9 pm fireworks, when the heat turns up, dance the night away until the midnight hour when you have front row seats under the world’s best New Year's Eve fireworks display.

A heavenly place to welcome 2014!



  • Exclusive access to spectacular Garden oasis on the Harbour
  • Three course gourmet meal - see menu
  • Licenced cash bar with a range of quality beverages for sale
  • Reserved communal tables
  • Funky DJ and dance floor



Three of the best vantage places to watch fireworks on New Year’s Eve in Sydney

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Conditions of Entry

We ask you to remember the environment you are entering and consider the safety of other patrons.

All patrons entering the site will be subject to security searches and must show valid identification.

The following items will not be allowed to be brought into the event site:

  • No BYO beverages including alcohol and water
  • No glass
  • No passouts - please note there is no entry prior to 6.30 pm and all patrons must arrive by 8.00 pm
  • This is an 18+ event. Patrons without identification and under 18 years will not be admitted entry
  • No sparklers, party poppers or candles
  • No umbrellas (personal umbrellas under 70 cm allowed)
  • No chairs. Midnight at the Oasis offers guests reserved communal seating
  • No parking or vehicle access allowed. Use public transport or phone 131 500

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.

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General information

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.