Sydney’s New Year’s Eve bonanza has kicked off in style with an early fireworks display enjoyed by more than one million revellers around Sydney Harbour.
The world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and other landmarks were lit up in a range of colours by the 9pm show, which is a precursor to the enormous midnight display.
Partygoers flocked to key vantage points on Sydney Harbour from early onSaturday morning in an effort to nab prime position for Australia’s biggest annual celebration.
Competition to secure a good spot for the highly anticipated show was fierce, with hundreds of thousands camping out with chairs and tents throughout the day, even as temperatures soared to27 degrees by midday in Sydney.
Australia will be one of the first countries to welcome in 2017, with millions partying across capital cities and thousands more planning to go well beyond midnight at Falls Festival inByron Bay – even if they’re doing so topless.