For a relaxing rainy morning on the harbor, there are many covered restaurants along the outer edges of Circular Quay at which you can sit and soak in the view with a cup of coffee or tea.
As the day progresses, watch the Quay fill with people as the ferries come and go. After your cup of joe, take a nice walk along the outside of the Quay for a great view of the famous Sydney Opera House.
The weather on New Year's Eve 2012 was a perfect 28 degrees celsius (82 degrees farenheit) without a cloud in the sky. As we spread ourselves out over various harborside locations, we couldn't help but feel a twinge of joy at our luck at being in this beautiful city on this beautiful day.
It’s days like this when locals realize that all the traveling in the world will only lead them right back here and visitors vow to return. It’s days like today when a city’s beauty, friendliness, and camaraderie can actually bring a tear to your eye.
Now, I can do all the explaining in the world as to just how amazing Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebration is, but why not just make it your New Year’s resolution and find out for yourself? The more the merrier.