My first time in Sydney was for New Year's Eve 2007. What an amazing city! The downtown/harbour area is the perfect place to just walk around in your sandals and board shorts eating gelato and watching the sunset. Being here for New Year's Eve is special as Sydney is the first major city to get the new year. So while your friends back in the States are sleeping, you're already a whole year ahead of them! Being a tourist, there are of course lots of photos of the opera house and the iconic bridge...I just couldn't help myself.