Fireworks Night – Day 5 #BEDN

Fireworks Night – Day 5 #BEDN

I have seen some displays in the UK when my boys were young and of course watched some magnificent ones on the TV. But none comes close to seeing a display in Sydney Harbour.

Fireworks Night #BEDN

We were in Australia 2 years ago for our son’s wedding – on the beach at the Gold Coast. While they went north to Cairns for their honeymoon we drove south to Sydney via Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour and Newcastle.

When we arrived in Sydney there were notices near the Harbour stating that certain roads would be closed. I couldn’t understand why until I saw the volume of people going to the Harbour for the fireworks!
I can honestly say I’ve never seen so many people all in one place!  Thousands and thousands! When the fireworks were over you could understand why the roads were closed…it was so that eveyone could leave the Harbour area safely.
It must have taken well over an hour for everyone to clear out and into the city centre!

Sydney was hosting the International Fleet Review which culminated in a fantastic day of aircraft flyovers, boats and ships of all sizes and finally a Fireworks Display.
We decided to go to the Harbour Bridge side of Circular Quay so we could see the light show on the Opera House walls.

Fireworks Night, #bedn, soosie wales

Not the best of photos – my camera just isn’t powerful enough! I took these by selecting ‘Hi-Speed Burst’ from the Scene selection.

The display lasted for well over 30 minutes and was accompanied by music and lasers. It was fantastic and I’d love to be there for a New Year show!!

What’s the best fireworks show you’ve seen?

soosie wales



  1. Roxie

    Wow, I bet this was an amazing experience. I always stay in as my dog is terrified on Bonfire night and I feel rotten leaving him all alone!

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

    1. Soosie (Post author)

      It was Roxie! My friend has to stay in with his dog too! He builds him a den to curl up in!

  2. Umber Phoenix

    Iv never been to a fireworks show, truth be told im scared of them. What goes up must come down right?

    Umber x

    1. Soosie (Post author)

      Ha! I suppose so!! But at huge events like this they are quite a distance away. 🙂

  3. Hayley-Eszti

    I love fireworks night! The best display I have seen was probably at Disneyland, it was so magical! Enjoy your fireworks night tonight 🙂

    Hayley-Eszti |

    1. Soosie (Post author)

      Oh, I’ve never been to Disneyland. I bet their displays are awesome. 🙂

  4. Anca

    This kind of events are always great, with boats and fireworks and aircraft displays, they make happy memories x


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