Party like it's 1999 and recover like you're forever young at these eight top places this New Year's Eve 2017 and New Year's Day 2018

Saying "sayonara" to one year and "hey there" to the next is fraught with a roller coaster of emotions ranging from total shock at how fast the year has flown by to excitement over a fresh start come January 1. So where you celebrate goodbye/hello is key to setting the tone for the year to come.

Scroll through for seven knockout places in Sydney and one out of towner to spend a mind-blowing New Year's Eve 2017 and epic recovery on New Year's Day 2018.

Party like it’s 1999: where to celebrate NYE 2017 + NYD 2018