Sydney is not only the largest and the oldest city of Australia but also one of the most interesting cities of the world. Many cultures crossed paths here, and the most exciting and unique outcome of this crossing is observed in Sydney nowadays. This attractive city along the seaside consists of huge modern skyscrapers and buildings in ancient Mediterranean style. The symbol of Sydney is its Opera House of the truly unique architecture, which is situated in Sydney harbour.
Sydney is the city that is the first to celebrate the New Year in the world, and millions of tourists from all over the world come here to join the celebration. The event takes place in Sydney harbour, and the fireworks on the New Year's night are considered to be among the best and the greatest in the world. People begin to come to the harbor in the afternoon, equipped with everything they need for the celebration. As the sun is setting down, the first lights over the Sydney harbour are turned on.
At 9 o'clock the first fireworks are set off. Fireworks are always very impressive and spectacular sight, and if you are among the fireworks admirers, Sydney on the New Year's Eve is definitely a must see. Every year new and more advanced fireworks techniques are applied, so every year the fireworks get more and more spectacular. The fantasy and mastership of Australian pyrotechnic experts greatly impresses the whole world. The culmination of the celebration is the first minute of the new year, when all the sky explodes with fireworks. The peculiarity of Australian fireworks is that there are not only lights and explosions in the sky but also symbols and faces of famous people that change from year to year. These moments of true happiness, when people are singing, embracing, celebrating and congratulating each other, having waited for the holiday in the harbor for eight hours, cannot leave anyone indifferent. Sydney holiday fireworks can be seen from the distance of 6.5 km off the Bridge.
Over 70,000 people gather in "Mrs. Macquarie's Chair" not far from Sydney Opera House, just across the bridge. This place gives the best sight of the performance and holiday lights. There is also another very famous place in Sydney, which is Sydney Harbour National Park. The tickets cost 100$ for adults and 75$ for children between 5 and 15 years of age. The most exclusive place in Sydney Harbour National Park is Fort Denison where the price comes up to 540$ for one seat. Another place to watch fireworks from is located in the highest building in Sydney, and it is Center Point Tower restaurant. This restaurant gives an excellent view of fireworks and celebrations during the New Year's night.
Sydney offers a lot of interesting sights and attractions for those who decide to spend their vacations and celebrate holidays here. The options of watching fireworks, the central event of the celebration, are also numerous. For instance, it is possible to celebrate the New Year's on the place in the very heart of the fireworks (the special extreme order) or on the deck of a ship. Of course, these options are very expensive. Yet, people who have celebrated the New Year's holidays in Sydney come here again and again saying that Sydney fireworks give them the feeling that the coming year will be just as happy, bright and wonderful as these fireworks.