Skyrocketing prices for popular Sydney Harbour vantage points has forced many families to choose another alternative for watching New Year’s Eve fireworks.
Popular park Bradley’s Head used to be a free venue for families to enjoy Sydney’s spectacular show.
However last year, the National Parks and Wildlife Service decided to charge for entry with tickets ranging from $20 for an adult and $10 for children.
This year they have dramatically increased the price to $50 for adults and $25 for children and $125 for a family.
Local resident Perry Lopez told the Mosman Daily that the price hike would change his plans: "My sister and I would have taken our families there but it's too much money at such an expensive time of year."
NPWS say ticketing was introduced to address growing concerns about overcrowding and inappropriate behaviour.
Bradley’s Head also became an alcohol free zone last year.
It’s not the only Sydney vantage point charging for entry.
It costs $185 for adults and $120 for children at Shark Island while Nielsen Park at Vaucluse is a bit cheaper, at $20 for adults and $10 for children.
Most vantage points around the harbour are still free, however, with many offering alcohol free options and mobility access. For more information, visit [http://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/vantage-points/ |www.sydneynewyearseve.com|popup=true]