I`d guess Craig/Storoway7`s pic of Athol Bight, adjacent to the Taronga Zoo, was taken the afternoon of an NYE. No lack of beer, wine, champagne on boats that night!
For anyone visiting Sydney I recommend the regular 7 mile ferry service from the ferry terminal at Circular Quay in the CBD, to Manly. Manly has both a harbor beach and an easily a surf beach, plus plenty of cafes and restaurants.The ferry ride gives a great view of much of the main harbor, and crosses the Sydney Heads, which are open to the Pacific Ocean. Apart from the "fast ferries" also servicing the route, the traditional large ferries are seaworthy and designed after earlier ferries, many of which were built in the UK and made the long voyage to Australia 'on their own bottom".
Island Gypsy 36 Europa "Doriana"