I am planning a trip to visit my brother in Australia over Christmas and New Year's this year. He lives in Melbourne (almost a year now) and will have almost the entire time off while I am there so we can travel around. I have been thinking about NYE recently, and realized we probably need to figure it out if we want to get a hotel somewhere. My question is, where should we spend it? Sydney was my first thought, overlooking the harbour. Is there somewhere better? Besides Sydney and Melbourne, we will probably make a trip to Tasmania and the rest is up in the air. Any suggestions for where to go, what to do during this time frame are also greatly appreciated! Thanks, MP!