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The best free vantage spots to watch Fireworks across Australia this NYE

Where best to see the sky light up.

By Rebel Wylie
Memories, for young and old, are made on fireworks night. Find a family-friendly spot to watch from and enjoy!
Rugging up with your family and staring skyward as the colours collide is a moment of awe and wonder that can be relived, as local councils and club put on a show even better than the year before.
If you're thinking of taking your family out to see the night sky sparkle, these vantage spots are definitely worth checking out.
The key to a successful family night out to watch fireworks, particularly on the days of big events like Australia Day and New Year's Eve, is planning.
It's likely that there will be thousands of families just like you with the same idea, so it makes sense to know where you are headed. Consider things like access, food, toilets, transport etc and choose the vantage point that best suits your family's needs.
Often there many road closures that will impact your journey, and very limited parking.
Most councils will strongly recommend that you leave your car at home and take advantage of public transport. In most cases it will be free on the night of big planned events. However, it pays to be aware of delays to your trip home and make sure that you have what you need to make the wait comfortable with kids.
So, where are the best vantage spots? Fear not, we've found some great spots for you and your family to take in the glowing night sky near you ...

Free fireworks vantage spots Sydney

  • Circular Quay
  • Bradfield Park, Milsons Point
  • Dawes Point (Ta-Ra) Park, The Rocks 
  • Campbells Cove, The Rocks
  • Darling Harbour
Sydney sure knows how to light up the night sky! Image: Getty Images.

Free fireworks vantage spots Brisbane

  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs, City
  • Victoria Bridge, City
  • Captain Burke Park, City
  • Collins Rd, Ferny Hills
  • Stuartholme Rd, Bardon
  • Camelia Ave, Everton Hills
  • Mount Coot-tha lookout
  • Mount Gravatt Outlook Reserve
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Free fireworks vantage spots Darwin

  • Waterfront precinct

Free fireworks vantage spots Adelaide

  • Torrens Footbridge
  • Waterfront precinct

Free fireworks vantage spots Canberra

  • Civic Square
  • Arbertorium
The nation's capital, Canberra puts on a great show. Image: Getty Images.

Free fireworks vantage spots Gold Coast

  • Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach
  • Broadwater, Surfers Paradise
  • Broadwater, Labrador

Free fireworks vantage spots Perth

  • Churchill Park, Rockingham
  • Foreshore area, Mandurah

Free fireworks vantage spots Hobart

Sullivan's Cove, Derwent River
Planning ahead will make things run a lot smoother for you on Fireworks nights. Image: Getty Images.

Free fireworks vantage spots Melbourne

  • Yarra Park, Richmond or Jolimont Stations
  • Footscray Park, Footscray Station
  • Kings Domain, Flinders Street Station
  • Treasury Gardens, Parliament Station
  • Flagstaff Gardens, Flagstaff Station
  • Docklands, Southern Cross Station

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