Australia Day in Sydney.
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Australia Day is a VERY big deal to Aussies...naturally and we were back in Sydney to celebrate it. Lots of fireworks, carnivals, live music, street performers, festivals and LOTS and LOTS of flags.
We headed into the city to get some of the action, everyone was happy (naional holiday and all that) and there was so much going on. We walked through Hyde Park, had a look at the vintage car collection in the street (very impressive - an original Model T Ford car there too - in black of course) and walked through the park, enjoying the fantastic atmosphere and free live bands playing. We walked through the city next, and down to Sydney Harbour.
The Harbour was busy, lots of people milling around and more live music. There was a huge screen showing the Aussie Tennis Open for free just outside the Opera House, which we watched while sitting on the Opera house steps enjoying an icecream. We walked around the Opera House for a bit, looking out at the sailing boats and party boats jetting around the harbour (one super gay 'Pricilla' boat with a bag full of drag queens on it being the loudest and the most fun by the looks of it).
We then took a stroll in the surrounding park - The Domain and layed on the grass for a while......God it's hard work, travelling !!! We were back in our hostel by the time the fireworks started, still tired from the huge trip up the coast but glad of what we had seen that day.
HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!!!! :)