My first trip to the Sydney Chinese New Year festival in what seems like a life time.
The Chinese new year festival runs from the 27th January to the 12th February.
For the first 3 nights of the festival. The Opera house and the Sydney Harbour Bridge were lit up bright red to represent the start of the Chinese New Year.
There are 12 lunar lanterns at Circular Quay around the waters edge.
At each of the 12 lunar lanterns there is a sigh where you can read about the different animals and what they represent. These animals light up at night and make for some amazing photography.
Getting to Circular Quay in Sydney is easy as it is in the city there are trains and buses that run to Circular Quay. The Train at the moment is not stopping at Circular Quay but there is stations in walking distance.
This year is the year of the Rooster.
There is attractions all over the city for this festival.
Stay tuned for part 2 as we go and explore more of this festival and see what else is happening around the city for this festival.