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Sydney is regularly listed as one of the top places in the world to spend New Year’s Eve, and how could you spend it anywhere other than on Sydney Harbour? Sydney’s New Year’s Eve firework displays are legendary, and the secret of their success is the City of Sydney’s Creative Ambassador program.

Every year the City of Sydney invites a new Creative Ambassador to make every New Year’s Eve a “once in a lifetime” experience. This year’s theme is Inspire, and it promises to do just that.

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If you only see one yacht race in your life, the iconic Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is the one to see. Starting off in one of the most spectacular harbours in the world, the 628 nautical mile race attracts some of the biggest and fastest yachts from around the world and, as you’d expect, significant media coverage. Though you can sit and watch the race from home, the ideal place to experience the start of the race is on the harbour itself. This is why we run two special Boxing Day cruises so you can enjoy front row seats of the action.

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Sydney has a rich Indigenous culture and history. There is a wide selection of places across the city that celebrate and help teach visitors about this in a number of different ways. From celebrating with vibrant live performances to taking one of the cultural Sydney Harbour cruises dedicated to educating visitors about our indigenous people, we’ve got some great ideas suitable for young and old:

Cadigal Place

Dedicated to the original people of the Port Jackson region, Cadigal Place makes up part of the Museum of Sydney. The gallery space acknowledges the continuing culture of Aboriginal Sydney whilst providing visitors with information and educational material on pre and post-contact Aboriginal experience in Sydney as well as some insight into the traditional lives of the Indigenous people of the area.

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Australians love their sport. Sydney is home to some fantastic venues for watching everything from AFL to NRL and plays host to a number of sporting events throughout the year. Here, we’ve listed some of the best events you don’t want to miss. Plus, tips on how to enhance your sports experience. From having pre-drinks on one of the Sydney Harbour cruises that will take you to the event, to getting a group of mates together and being apart of the event, there’s really something for everyone:

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Winter in Sydney

Many cities the world over go into hibernation during winter. But due to Sydney’s mild climate, there is plenty to see and do all year round. From Sydney Harbour dinner cruises to national park camping trips we’ve got a list of the best activities to do during your stay in Sydney in the winter months:

  • Go bushwalking- Sydney has some wonderful places for bush walking just outside the CBD. Visit the Royal National Park and experience the beauty of the bush without sweating it out after 20 minutes of walking. The winter makes the perfect time to explore some of Sydney’s finest natural wonders.
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Spending the holiday season in Sydney and not quite sure how to celebrate? Here we’ve listed the best ways for getting into the action and experiencing Sydney like you never have before. From Sydney Harbour cruises to BBQs on Bondi Beach, we’ve got a great list of activities to help you celebrate the holiday season in style:

Have a BBQ on Bondi Beach

You can’t get any more Australian than having a BBQ with the backdrop of one of the world’s most iconic beaches. Take some mates down and enjoy some great food before taking a dip in the surf. Just remember to put on plenty of sunscreen. You don’t want to spend the rest of your trip in pain from severe sunburn!

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Sydney plays host to a number of festivals throughout the year. Here, we’ve listed our pick of the very best. From Sydney Harbour cruises that offer you the best vantage points for the Sydney New Years Eve Fireworks to a number of street parades that are sure to please, we’ve got the best list of festivals Sydney has to offer:

The Sydney Festival

Throughout the month of January, makeshift tents and stages are erected throughout the city for a range of theatre, music and cultural performances. Many of these are free events and great for the whole family to enjoy. Quality free entertainment doesn’t get much better than this.

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There’s no better way to spend Australia Day than by enjoying the sun and the breathtaking views of Sydney’s harbour. But apart from feeding the seagulls, what else is there to do you ask? Plenty. Here, we’ve got a great list of ideas. From Sydney Harbour cruises to sitting back and enjoying some complimentary live jazz, we’ve got some great ideas you don’t want to miss:

Have a BBQ with friends and family

There are plenty of great parks located on the harbour perfect for enjoying an Australia Day BBQ with friends and family. You can still enjoy all of the events happening at the harbour, but with the added comfort of being able to lay on the grass and enjoy some sun and cold drinks with friends.

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Sydney’s Islands

Sydney has 6 different islands. Each with its own unique history and heritage. Here, we’ve  outlined some of the main points about each island and listed reasons why exploring each one by taking one the Sydney Harbour cruises is a great way to spend a day in Sydney.

Fort Denison Island

From Fort Denison you have the perfect vantage point of the Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The island has a great restaurant to dine at while you take in the great views of the harbour. Once you’ve had lunch, why not take a tour and explore the island with a National Parks and Wildlife Ranger?

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So you are the one that's been put in charge of making the Hens Night a gleaming success? It's a lot of pressure, but if planned right, it'll be something you'll be able to boast about for years to come and even more important still, your bride-to-be will love it. From Sydney Harbour dinner cruises to great Hens Night gifts, we've got all the information you need to know to host a memorable Hens Night in Sydney:

Sending out the invitations

The first thing you need to do is create a guest list. If you are unsure of who the bride wants to come, ask her. Generally you will have at least one part of the evening where even grandma can join you. This will be for the dinner most likely. Confirm the date of the Hens Night with the bride-to-be before creating the invitations. Give everyone plenty of notice and make the RSVP for the night to you.

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