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Lunar New Year Events in Sydney
- Wednesday February 3rd 2021
- Events, Lunar New Year
Discover what's on at Sydney's best attractions this Lunar New Year!
Visit all attractions and save! Book a multi-attraction ticket to access three or more of Sydney’s biggest attractions – WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Madame Tussauds Sydney – this Lunar New Year and save $10! Find out more here
Celebrate a Sky High Lunar New Year Above Sydney!
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Ring in the Chinese New Year with a luck-filled celebration on top of Sydney at Sydney Tower Eye!
The iconic attraction is getting into the festival season with a Lunar New Year makeover of peach blossoms, Chinese banners and gold ingots accompanied by a one-of-a-kind view of Sydney’s skyline.
For a limited time only, visitors will also enjoy a little extra luck when they receive red pockets from the sky!
To amplify the Lunar New Year celebration, visitors can book a Sydney Tower Eye VIP Experience for an extraordinary afternoon of viewing and dining in the sky. The new joint experience between Sydney Tower Eye and SkyFeast invites locals to take in Sydney’s skyline from the Observation Deck before stepping out 268m for an adventurous SKYWALK on the tower’s outdoor platform. Then wrap up the afternoon with global delicacies at the new SkyFeast offering unlimited dining with 360-degree revolving views!
Where: Lunar New Year
When: Limited time of 12-20 February 2021
Hours: 10.00am-8.00pm (last entry at 7.00pm) – closed on Tuesday and Wednesday
Cost: From $31 per adult for general entry into the Observation Deck
All-you-can-eat dumplings, bottomless drinks, koalas & a croc!
Plough into the Year of the Ox with a Lunar New Year experience unlike any other featuring endless dumplings, cute koalas, a jawsome crocodile and unlimited drinks!
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo has teamed up with dumpling-masters New Shanghai for a second year to bring back last year’s sold out All-You-Can-Eat Dumplings event this February.
In 2021, guests will be able to choose to have their festive 30-minute dumpling sessions in either the Koala Rooftop with the adorable marsupials or the Upper Croc Deck with a view of the zoo’s resident 365kg crocodile Rocky. Both areas will be transformed into Chinese Dumpling Kingdoms complete with gold lanterns, orchid flowers, banners and of course… dumplings.
Diners will have access to a specially crafted menu of Xiao Long Bao and spring rolls along with dumplings from chicken and celery to pork and wonton, spinach and rice noodles and vegetarian. They will also have access to bottomless drinks of sparkling, red and white wine, beer, soft drinks and juice.
Dumplings and drinks to their hearts content!
As an added treat, guests will receive exclusive after-hours access to the zoo where they can meet and take selfies with iconic Australian animals. Don’t worry, the tour won’t cut into dumpling time because it can take place before or after the all-you-can-eat session.
Three 30-minute sessions will run from 5.30pm on 11, 12 and 13 February and from 6.00pm on 18, 19 and 20 February 2021. Entry is $80 per person and include the after-hours tour of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, all-you-can-eat dumplings and bottomless drinks. Guests are free to roam the zoo until it closes at 9.00pm.
Spots are limited, so book early and don’t miss out on this rare Lunar New Year opportunity.
Where: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
When: 11, 12 and 13 February as well as 18, 19 and 20 February 2021
Hours: 5.30pm-9.30pm on 11-13 February and 6.00pm-9.00pm on 19-20 February 2021
Cost: $80 per person – includes dumplings, drinks and after-hours self-guided tours of the zoo
Rush Hour! Jackie Chan heroes Madame Tussauds Sydney’s Party Zone for a limited time
Enter the Year of the Ox with one of Hong Kong’s most iconic stars, Jackie Chan!
The actor’s lifelike wax figure at Madame Tussauds Sydney will move into the newly updated Party zone for a limited time only where he will hero the room in front of a golden ‘shimmer wall’.
Guests will be able to snap their Lunar New Year pictures with Jackie Chan before making fun moments with his Hollywood friends such as Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt and more.
Where: Madame Tussauds Sydney
When: Limited time of 12-20 February 2021
Hours: 10.00am-4.00pm (last entry at 3.00pm) – closed on Tuesday and Wednesday
Cost: From $33 per child and $46 per adult
Stamp off your Aussie Animal Passport this Lunar New Year at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium!
Welcome the Year of the Ox surrounded by an underwater world of magnificent Australian creatures at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium in Darling Harbour.
Pick up a copy of the Aussie Animal Passport and celebrate Lunar New Year with a trip around Australia without leaving the heart of Darling Harbour. Using the passport as a guide, you can see and tick off iconic Australian animals including encounters with beautiful and majestic sea turtles from the Great Barrier Reef.
You’ll also be amazed by the impressive chainsaw-like snout of a Northern Territory’s critically endangered Sawfish, awe at NSW’s deceivingly friendly Grey Nurse Sharks and meet Phillip Island’s adorable Little Penguins.
Where: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
When: 12-20 February 2021
Hours: 10.00am-4.00pm (last entry at 3.00pm) – closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Cost: From $35 per child and $48 per adult