New Year's Eve in Sydney
For nearly two decades the words year, new and eve have been fabulously synonymous with one place; Sydney. If you're anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere around that magical time of year, there really is only one option. So whether you're with the family, friends or with that special someone there is, to make perfect use of a cliché, something for everyone.
When summer is at it's height and smiles are on everyone's lips, this cosmopolitan harbour city really comes alive and the population swells by nearly fifty percent. Up to 1.6 million people line the foreshores of the famous harbour for the biggest free public event on the planet: the midnight spectacular, the Sydney Fireworks that are broadcast to billions around the globe and are an annual international spectacle. It is, without a doubt, the New Year's Eve Capital of the world.
There are 70 vantage points around the city that cater to a variety of needs. Some have bars, some are dry and some are BYO, some serve food and some have entertainment throughout the day, some cost to enter though many are free, some are a heaving, living, breathing mass of celebration and others are more sedate and offer a bit of picnic space but all share the same goal; ring in midnight with a celebration like no other.
Though the each NYE's theme is different and the organisers and pyrotechnicioans outdo themeselves year on year, the festivities start early with glowing after-dark regattas, aerial acrobatics, traditional aboriginal smoking ceremonies to purify the harbour, light shows, early family fireworks to get the kids home before the 12:30 stampede...the list goes on.
Sydney has a plethora of accommodation and hotel options for visiting revelers but be sure to book early. From unbridled penthouse luxury with harbour views to apartments big enough for the family or that can fit your whole group of mates, to budget beds where you can rest your head knowing you're close enough to crawl to a greasy-sambo cafe in the morning, World-Blue will make it happen.
Other NYE activities in Sydney.
Sydney Tower 360 Bar and Dining | See the display from the highest spot in the city and grab some gourmet grub and corrupting cocktails.
Opera Gala at the Sydney Opera House | International and homegrown artists perform classic opera moments with a perfectly timed interval for the family fireworks at 9PM and finihsing just in time...
Cruises, cruises and more cruises | Tall Ships, Catamarans, Speed Boats and everything in between will all be vying for the perfect bobbing/viewing position on the harbour. The hot summer nights are complimented by the cooling water breeze, live music, great food, great views and floating bars.
Anything else you care to mention | For once it IS the time of year to accept those leaflets and flyers that people offer you in bars, on beaches and street corners because there are some incredible events to suit all tastes across the city. So whether you're more drum 'n' bass or ballroom dancing there'll probably be something to float your boat.
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