Sydney is probably the most famous place to spend New Years for travellers visiting Australia, but this year at least, Melbourne put on the biggest fireworks show - 10 Tonnes of fireworks in part of a $2.6 million celebration.
What makes this fireworks show special is that the fireworks are launched from the rooftops of skyscrapers right around the city in a synchronised way, so the sound echoes around you and there's light everywhere!
Adding to this years excitement, the spire of the Arts Centre, a famous Melbourne landmark caught fire. Thankfully nobody was hurt. Despite the color, it was a fairly quiet start to the new year for me - but all went as planned and my timelapse project for Melbourne has started with a burst of color! 2012: A great year for traveling the world! Happy New Years!