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      Quote Originally Posted by movingback View Post
      This is a bit of a whinge...

      I am (eventually) moving back to the UK - hopefully this year. Currently sat at home in Sydney before going out for a few drinks with friends for NYE. I'm watching the news coverage. The number of times I have heard the phrases 'best fireworks in the world' 'best harbour in the world' best city in the world' is unbelievable! I get it; Sydney has a good harbour and an impressive fireworks display. However, this self congratulatory patting itself on the back is starting to grate. I haven't seen any other city in the world that seems to have the same degree of superiority / lack of humility. Anyone else notice this? I also have a few friends going to watch the fireworks - and they are paying $300 to get a spot!! Before drinks!

      Rant over - heres to a new start in 2017!
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      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainR View Post
      But it is the best city in the world, and the fireworks are awesome :-)
      Not even close ...that city is somewhere in Europe ..
      All day long

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      Quote Originally Posted by LKC View Post
      Remember you're watching Aussie news though. I bet in Aukland the news channels consider the fireworks there to be the best, and the same in Hong Kong, Paris, London, New York etc.

      I don't really understand why there has to be competition, though, if there is any. I'm sure that every city has its good and bad, scenic and not so scenic...etc.
      No sydneys fireworks display are considered the benchmark ...

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      Quote Originally Posted by movingback View Post
      This is a bit of a whinge...

      I am (eventually) moving back to the UK - hopefully this year. Currently sat at home in Sydney before going out for a few drinks with friends for NYE. I'm watching the news coverage. The number of times I have heard the phrases 'best fireworks in the world' 'best harbour in the world' best city in the world' is unbelievable! I get it; Sydney has a good harbour and an impressive fireworks display. However, this self congratulatory patting itself on the back is starting to grate. I haven't seen any other city in the world that seems to have the same degree of superiority / lack of humility. Anyone else notice this? I also have a few friends going to watch the fireworks - and they are paying $300 to get a spot!! Before drinks!

      Rant over - heres to a new start in 2017!
      Easily sorted on the news front ...stop watching Channel 7 or 9 😊
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      Quote Originally Posted by bunbury61 View Post
      Not even close ...that city is somewhere in Europe ..
      All day long
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      Quote Originally Posted by srh82 View Post
      Easily sorted on the news front ...stop watching Channel 7 or 9 
      Haha I suspect this is correct! Currently nursing a sore head so it can't have been all bad last night ;)

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bungo View Post
      I heard best fireworks in the world but not best city or best harbour before. I only went to the fireworks once, it has to be done, good but I have seen better displays. Alton Towers bonfire night 1994 was much better.

      We had a really good NYE here in Devonport. One of the streets by the river was closed off - live music - dancing in the street - happy people - food and drinks available then fireworks at midnight over the river. Very enjoyable.
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      we went to sydney for the fireworks & it was brilliant. i thought we were made driving for nearly 6 hours with 2 children to get there but we talked to so many people who travelled from other countries to spend new years in sydney i started to feel like a local. such a lovely atmosphere with lots of families taking a picnic & mingling freely with tourists & all the little ones playing together. wonderful night.

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      We were also out last night with the kids at Bradfield Park, excellent fireworks display but would have preferred a ticketed display or to be on a private boat in the harbour :-) Last Year we paid for tickets on Luna Park, without the kids that time, and had an absolutely fantastic and memorable time.

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      As cities go, I think Sydney is very livable, but we certainly wouldn't want to be any closer then where we currently live (on the outskirts at the base of the Blue Mountains). i do love Sydney Harbour, I love the beaches, the facilities, the bars, restaurants, nightlife etc.
      Is it the best city in Australia, or the world? I reckon it would rate highly, but it is such a personal thing. I love Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Darwin when I travel to those places. I also love Europe, South America, North America and Asia...

      I also think NYE garden parties with best friends would be just as memorable as a Sydney NYE, if not more.

     

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