We will be in Sydney December 30- January 5 with 3 kids. We all get sea sick, so boat is out of the question. I also did not want to hold a spot somewhere from 10 am. Just not something my family would go along with. So I decided to be really organized and book my hotel early and get a view so we can just watch from the window. I was promised by Marriott that the opera house view room will have view of the fireworks. So I paid a small fortune to stay there. Then I looked at the reviews. Oops! You cant see the fireworks. The hotel offered to move me to the partial harbor bridge view room (they don't have full bridge views). What if I just walk out to Circular Quay at midnight? Can I just look up and see them? We don't need a picnic or a place to sit, just watch the fireworks and crawl back into the hotel.