Samoa, Tonga and Christmas Island/Kiribati became the first places in the world on Sunday to welcome in 2018.
New Delhi: Australia welcomed the New Year with a spectacular firework display over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Lazer lights were used from on top of the bridge to light up the scene. The Australian fireworks came two hours after New Zealanders welcomed in 2018 with display from Auckland's Sky Tower.
Thousands turned out in the largest city Auckland for the annual New Year`s Eve street party. On the other hand, the Australian fireworks were rainbow-themed hailing the introduction of same-sex marriage.