New Years Eve 2008 - Sydney Botanical Gardens
31.12.2008 - 01.01.2009 30 °C
The options of where to watch the Sydney NYE fireworks are almost overwhelming - from the astonomically expensive meals at swanky hotels overlooking the harbor to party boat cruises on the harbor or a simple free picnic on the north shore (if you don't mind arriving 12 hours early to bagsy a good spot, queuing for grotty portaloos, and the potential for suffering sunstroke!!).
After much tooing and froing and even a little reccy to scout out the best spots we decided on forking out a reasonable amount of our hard earned Aussie dollars on an organised event in the botanical gardens - Midnight at the Oasis.
For our money we were promised a prime position, copious amounts of food and a bar and DJ till the early hours - on most fronts it didn't disappoint!
The views across the harbor were stunning, with the Oprea house in the foreground and the Harbor Bridge behind, I don't think there were many better positions to be had. The weather all day had been brilliant, bright and sunny and very warm. It made the evening perfect for sitting outside waiting to view some of the worlds best fireworks.
They have two fireworks displays, a 9pm show for the families and the main event at midnight. It's fair to say that after the 9pm ones we were a little underwhelmed and slightly worried that maybe they weren't such a big deal after all, but once midnight came we were blown away.
The pictures and video really don't do them justice they were simply amazing - best fireworks EVER!