GALLERY: New Year's Eve in the Gong

By Shannon Tonkin
Updated March 19 2013 - 4:19am, first published October 31 2012 - 5:00pm
The crowd watches the fireworks at Belmore Basin. Picture: WARREN KEELAN
The Belmore Basin lighthouse is illuminated last night. Picture: WARREN KEELAN
Revellers from Cliff Road apartment block The Belmore take full advantage of their prime position ahead of the NYE fireworks.

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NYE in the Gong, 2012.
Fireworks illuminate the night sky as revellers farewell 2012 in Wollongong.
Fireworks light up the sky over Belmore Basin.
The smaller of Wollongong's two lighthouses is illuminated by pink light as fireworks erupt over Belmore Basin.
An image is projected on to the Little Lighthouse during a pre-fireworks light show at Belmore Basin.
Welcoming in the new year: Youssef Chaounne, Makee Chaounne and Jayden Russell of Horsley.
New Year's Eve fireworks light up the sky. Picture: WARREN KEELAN
L-R: Sibylle and Peter Schultz from Blackbutt with grandkids Sheree, 10 and Loren, 7, and their daughter Sandra Marsh.
Oak Flats couple Sheena and Michael with children Allira, 3, and Charlie, 2.
Bowral's Margaret and Patrick Wilson with daughter Chloe, 10.
Tamara Howard of Fairy Meadow and Kate Mallon of Dapto.
Albert Birt, 2, of Austinmer cruises into town with dad Edward.
Early-birds set up camp ahead of the New Year's Eve fireworks.
Is that 2013 or 1983? Nicole Holden, Aaron Lane, Dave Freeman, Chris Redman, Aaron Chhua and Lyndsay Andrew ham it up in their fluro outfits.
Georgina Manios, 14, Ocean Christie, 13 and Keeley Fabian, 14 enjoy the sun ahead of the 9.30pm fireworks.
Marcus Liackman, 5, from Woonona.
Kristina and Daniel Judge from Oak Flats with children Ryder, 4, and Mikey, 7.

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People flock to Belmore Basin ahead of the NYE fireworks.

Wollongong revellers farewelled 2012 in spectacular fashion last night, with thousands lining the harbour foreshore to ring in the new year.

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