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Photograph: Benjamin Townsend

Sydney's ferries race through the Harbour as part of the official Australia Day celebrations

Watch as Sydney’s First Fleet of ferries lines up in the Harbour for a race across the water, finishing under the Harbour Bridge. Everyone likes to get a good look at the race, which sees private vessels pack the Harbour and chug alongside the dolled up fleet. You can get just as good a viewing position from up high, on the Harbour Bridge itself, at Kirribilli or on the Western Broadwalk of the Sydney Opera House. Stick around for the Tug and Yacht Ballet, which is an Australia Day tradition and takes place at 12.05pm. Though these are the same public ferries that operate daily, spots on the ferries during the race are usually reserved for VIPs.  

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