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Discover the Lunar Lanterns

Discover 12 larger-than-life animal signs of the Lunar Zodiac from Circular Quay to Haymarket

Take a stroll from Circular Quay to Haymarket to discover 12 larger-than-life animal signs of the Lunar zodiac.

Explore the Lunar Lanterns from Friday 12 February to Sunday 21 February 2021.

The Lunar Lanterns are a creative, contemporary interpretation of a centuries-old tradition.

Bring the whole family and get up close to these magnificent giant artworks.

Delight in modern technology blended with classic Chinese techniques as these magical lanterns light up Circular Quay, Haymarket and the city centre.

Lunar Lanterns walk

Find these magnificent giant artworks on the Lunar Lanterns walk.

The free, self-guided tour is available in the Sydney Culture Walks app.

Download from the App Store or on Google Play now.

Plan your night

The lanterns are grouped into 3 precincts – Circular Quay, the city-centre and Haymarket.

If you're travelling into the city by public transport, we suggest starting at Circular Quay where you’ll find the Tiger, Horse, Snake, Pig and Rabbit lanterns.

Then use the light rail or walk towards the city centre to see the Dog, Sheep and Rat lanterns.

From the city centre you can continue on the light rail or walk to Haymarket to discover the Monkey, Dragon, Rooster and Ox.

And after you’ve seen them all, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in Haymarket.

TripPlanner can help you plan your journey into the city.

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Find all the Lunar Lanterns on Google Maps.

Lanterns in Circular Quay

Lanterns in the city centre

Lanterns in Haymarket

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Audio descriptions

Listen to an audio description of each Lunar Lantern.