Sydney at night from Ballast Point
The Sydney International Boat Show is the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere.It first ran in 1968 and since then has played host to over three million visitors who arrive to be entertained, educated, speak to the experts, and to be inspired by this wonderful pastime enjoyed by millions each year.
ARIA award-winning performer, composer and didgeridoo player William Barton joins the Sydney Symphony Orchestra to perform Peter Sculthorpe’s Beethoven Variations for didgeridoo and orchestra and Barton’s own Birdsong at Dusk.
Contrasted with pieces by Beethoven and poetry and prose readings by Anita Heiss, this is an evening of classical music and the sounds of contemporary Indigenous Australia.
Sydney Harbour is Australia’s most iconic waterscapes and is one of the world’s most celebrated landscapes. For those visiting the city, the north side of the harbour offers the best views – not only will you get more full frontal views of the harbour you will also be able to see the city skyline in full.
Situated on the northern end of Dee Why Beach, Long Reef Beach is not well known amongst Sydney-siders and is mostly frequented by locals. It extends for almost 2km from the base of Long Reef Point to Dee Why Point and is backed by Dee Why Lagoon.
The New Year’s Eve fireworks are set off from a barge – right off Dee Why Beach – and can be seen up and down the northern beaches coast.
The display starts at 9pm and families are invited to come down for a meal in one of the Dee Why restaurants or to have a picnic in the reserve.