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new years in Perth, WA

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new years in Perth, WA

I am in Perth for New Years and new to the city thus a little lost. Are there any fireworks? We don't fancy a big, crowded, over-priced party, but definetely something. Many thanks!

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1. Re: new years in Perth, WA

A few ideas here:

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2. Re: new years in Perth, WA

If you have a little look through the forum you will find this has been asked a few times recently and answered with as much detail as is available. Essentially you would have to go to Rockingham or Mandurah for fireworks, there are none in Perth itself.

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A J
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3. Re: new years in Perth, WA

Au contraire YF :) There are fireworks in Perth! There is the "NYE on the Foreshore" event. Tickets are sold out but the fireworks will be a free show for anyone nearby.

newyearseve.com.au/perth/497-nokturnl-events…

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4. Re: new years in Perth, WA

Wow, that looks like a great party! Does the fact I knew nothing about it mean I'm officially uncool? :P

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5. Re: new years in Perth, WA

AJ, I've read the link very carefully several times and while there are photos of fireworks I can find no mention of fireworks for that event. Do you know for sure they will have them?

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6. Re: new years in Perth, WA

yeah...a bit vague on the official site ...except for the photo. There are a few other websites specifically mentioning fireworks such as:

wherevent.com/detail/iain-cameron-mcintyre-n…

I can probably give you a definitive answer on Jan 1

:))

Edited: 30 December 2011, 16:02
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7. Re: new years in Perth, WA

The national news last night mentioned there would be fireworks in Perth, but they didn't provide any details, so I'm still as clueless now as I was before the report.

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8. Re: new years in Perth, WA

Coincidently, while having brekky at a cafe this morning the owner commented she was going to Burswood tonight to see the fireworks show. Further questioning revealed that the fireworks were not "at" Burswood but visable from there. Im assuming it would be the East Perth foreshore event she was referring to.

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9. Re: new years in Perth, WA

Looks like fireworks will be readily visible from Burswood. I found the following warning for boaters. Certainly has been a well-kept secret!

"between 11:45pm on 31 December 2011 and 12:30am on 1 January 2012.

This area is set aside for safety measures during the set up and display of pyrotechnics

All the waters within a 300 meter radius of the firing point located on the north eastern shore of Heirisson Island opposite the Burswood Casino."

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