31 December 2017
In the United States, we are one of the last major countries to celebrate the New Year. Each year we see highlights from Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris and London leading up to Times Square in NYC. When we started planning our year down under, being in Sydney for the New Years Eve fireworks was high on our wish list. Friends suggested seeing them from one of the ferries so we made reservations 6 months in advance.
We walked down to Daring Harbour after dinner to see the 8 PM Darling Harbour Flame and Light Show and the 9 PM Sydney Harbour Family Fireworks while waiting to board. The ferry took us on a tour of the various inlets and waterways for 2 hours before getting in position for the main event. It was a great way to see them and avoid fighting the crowds who camp out for the best views.
The midnight fireworks celebration was amazing – the best we have ever seen. The main focus was the Harbour Bridge but there were fireworks all around. Unfortunately my camera equipment and skill could not adequately capture them. If you are interested in seeing them, I’d recommend the video produced by the City on YouTube.