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Spectacular Sydney Harbour took centre stage on Australia Day 2024

Australia Day 2024Credit: ADCNSW/Salty Dingo

Australia Day 2024 at Sydney Harbour

Spectacular Sydney Harbour took centre stage on Australia Day 2024

Australia Day 2024 Credit: ADCNSW/Salty Dingo

Australia Day 2024 at Sydney Harbour

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As the sun rose over Sydney Cove on Gadigal land on Australia Day, the Sydney Opera House sails were lit with a powerful 3D aboriginal artwork recognising four key historical figures as a way of acknowledging Australia’s First Peoples at first light.  Following this at the nearby Barangaroo Reserve a sacred smoking ceremony took place which cleansed the way for new beginnings and celebrated the Gadigal people of the Eora nation through music, dance, language, storytelling and ceremony.

A day of action then unfolded around the glorious Sydney Harbour with non-stop activities on sea, sky and shore, including a thrilling display by the Royal Australian Air Force “Roulettes” with jaw dropping loops, rolls and turns, as well as the fastest-ever Ferry Race, an annual crowd-favourite.

Australia Day 2024 Credit: ADCNSW/Salty Dingo

Australia Day 2024 at Sydney Harbour

Australia Day 2024 Credit: ADCNSW/Salty Dingo

Australia Day 2024 at Sydney Harbour

Australia Day 2024 Credit: ADCNSW/Salty Dingo

Australia Day 2024 at Sydney Harbour

Australia Day 2024 Credit: ADCNSW/Salty Dingo

Australia Day 2024 at Sydney Harbour

Australia Day 2024 Credit: ADCNSW/Salty Dingo

Australia Day 2024 at Sydney Harbour

Australia Day 2024 Credit: ADCNSW/Salty Dingo

Australia Day 2024 at Sydney Harbour

As the sun set, the iconic Sydney Opera House forecourt hosted Australia Day Live, the grand finale concert where Aussie stars entertained the nation, alongside a spectacular fireworks and maritime show spanning Sydney’s Circular Quay, which was presented by the NSW Government in partnership with Destination NSW.

What a spectacular day!

To plan your trip to Sydney, and NSW visit www.sydney.com.

Australia Day 2024 Credit: ADCNSW/Salty Dingo

Australia Day 2024 at Sydney Harbour

Australia Day 2024 Credit: ADCNSW/Salty Dingo

Australia Day 2024 at Sydney Harbour

Australia Day 2024 Credit: ADCNSW/Salty Dingo

Australia Day 2024 at Sydney Harbour

Australia Day 2024 Credit: ADCNSW/Salty Dingo

Australia Day 2024 at Sydney Harbour

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