Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Celebrate Aussie Day on a Sydney Harbour Cruise!

With Sydney Harbour being the most happening place in Sydney on Australia Day, where else to celebrate the day other than on a Sydney Harbour cruise?

The race of the First Fleet ferries, the Ferrython, begins close to the Sydney Opera House, courses around the Shark Island, heads to Watson’s Bay and then returns to finish under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The Australia Day Parade showcasing all kinds of vessels, geared up to look their best, begins from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, continues past Sydney Opera House and Clark Island, reaches Bradley’s Head and then turns back to the Harbour Bridge. Prizes are given away for the best dressed boats in different categories such as the charter boats, working boats, small boats, etc. Besides, there are prizes for the best theme and the best flag display. It is interesting to watch how the vessels outdo one another in their battle for these honourable titles!

It is amazing to watch the pilots of the RAAF presenting their superior skills through the aerial display. The deep dives and the patterns they create across the sky above the harbour have been a constant source of wonder for the spectators around the harbour over the years.

The Tall Ships always portray a picture that evokes nostalgia, romance, and mystery! Imagine a fleet of Tall Ships participating in a race across the beautiful Sydney Harbour! The race starts at Bradley’s Head and ends under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. And imagine you being aboard one of these Tall Ships and being part of the thrilling race!

Just like tall ships evoke fond memories of a bygone era, the sight of a yacht arouses a sense of longing for adventure or romance or both! A yacht has always been and will always be a thing of beauty and joy! The Australia Day Regatta showcases yachts young and old, classic old charmers as well as new modern stunners!

After a fitting finale of spectacular fireworks, Sydney finally calls it a day! Another eventful Australia Day to be celebrated in a truly Aussie way!

Hurry and book your seats on a Sydney Harbour cruise, if you have not done so already, and sail right into the heart of all the action, excitement and adventure!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great way to spend Australia Day; maybe I should head to Sydney for it - not this year though. Thanks for dropping in on Adelaide in Photos. Hope you have a great day!