Another year, another spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks display. Sydney's annual pyrotechnics party is world-famous for a reason; even the most jaded of Sydney-siders can't deny that despite the crowds, watching the fireworks at midnight really is breathtaking. This year, it is estimated that more than 1.5 million people made it down to the foreshore for the 9pm and midnight fireworks displays, which used approximately 12,000 shells and 25,000 shooting comets. The fireworks are different every year – and this time, a shower of purple rain paid tribute to the late Prince, and a golden waterfall cascaded from the bridge into the water.
If you missed out on seeing them this year, then check out these shots and videos, all taken right at the perfect moment.
Happy 2017 to you, hope it's awesome! This was our view on Sydney harbour for the fireworks show. @showdoggy #happynye #sydneyharbour #sydneynye2016 #nye #sydneyharbourbridge #fireworks #australiagram #nsw #sydney #nightphotography #mrtrippytravel #canon #canon5dmarkiii #canonaustralia #australia #pointpiper #boatpeople #seamen #nye2016 #party #timeoutsydney
Thank u Sydney! U've changed my life every day, showing me that never is late to changes and grow up, I'm so grateful for that experience, I feel every day stronger in my mind to keep going in life! New year, news experiences, news adventures, news friends, new everything! Would like to wish Happy new year for everyone who has been part of my life! Love ya so much!! And of course thanks Bondi Beach my home!! The best place ever!! || Feliz ano novo para todos amo voces!!! 🇦🇺💎 #bondibeach #sydney