Harbour will be the star
SYDNEY Harbour will again be the jewel of Australia Day celebrations with a range of exciting events for people of all ages.
The many events on the water will include the muchloved Ferrython, the fun Tug and Yacht Ballet, the spectacular Tall Ships Race and the impressive Australia Day regatta.
Beginning at noon, the Salute to Australia will feature seven choirs around Sydney Harbour singing the national anthem as our armed forces combine efforts to pay tribute to Australia.
Front and centre will be the Australian Navy’s largest flagship, the newly commissioned HMAS Adelaide, along with a 21-gun salute and a flyover by RAAF jets.
For those who prefer the action to come to them, the Cruising Concerts are the perfect solution.
Two floating stages will make their way around the Harbour, dropping in to popular locations including Bradfield Park, Blues Point Reserve, Overseas Passenger Terminal, the Sydney Opera House and Barangaroo from 12.15pm.
Celebrations will turn to the sky as the Russian Roolettes dazzle with their aerobatic display and the Red Berets demonstrate their parachute skills.
The day will end with a bang with P & O Cruises hosting a fireworks display off a barge in the inner harbour. Details: visit australiaday.com.au.