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1. Posted by nicoledean (Budding Member 31 posts) 10y

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Hi, has anyone been on the sydney harbour for New Year?
I know you are not allowed to drink alcohol but i was told most do anyway? Is it that hard to sneak it in?
Also do you have to claim your spot for the evening hours before?
Any more little helpers would be appreciated!
Also Christmas on Boni? nDo you have to pay??

Thank you

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Well, I haven't been 'on the water', but I celebrated NY at the Sydney harbour for the 2000/2001 new years. That was some big party from a huge warehouse looking back at the bridge (Darling Harbour side). I think officially you can't drink from glass containers. There were tons of people drinking on the streets around the harbour when I was there for numerous other events/parties.... :)

You don't have to pay to get access to Bondi beach, but if you want to go to a big party there like they have on NY, then you would (although it does get crashed every year by backpackers that end up pulling down the fences and partying it up). But Chrissy on the beach itself is free as can be

3. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

I live at Bondi Beach and can report the following: The beach is totally alcohol free on Christmas day as are the 3-4 streets behind the beach. The beach is already smoke-free 365 days a year. The no-booze thing will be strictly policed although drinks are available at the licensed venues nearby. On Xmas day the Bondi Pavilion has a dance party called Sunbeats featuring Judge Jules (a cousin of Judge Judy?) whoever that is, and it goes from 10am to 10pm; tickets are $55 to $65 and can be purchased from www.inthemix.com.au. The New Years Eve party at the same venue goes from 9pm to 3pm and is called Shore Thing.

Most venues around the harbour allow BYO (bring your own) alcohol, but no glass allowed. So its tins or cardboard wine casks - Chateau De Cardboard as we call it. The Rocks and East Circular is all no-alcohol, but you can buy it in the area. Check this site to be sure http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/nye/VantagePoints/Default.html.

Happy New Year

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Quoting majito

On Xmas day the Bondi Pavilion has a dance party called Sunbeats featuring Judge Jules (a cousin of Judge Judy?) whoever that is

Judge Jules is good, very good in fact

As far as I know, no relation to Judge Judy though hehehehe, that cracked me up