Paddlers churn the water as spectators watch the 12m long dragon boats battle it out.
Originating in the rivers of Southern China as a way to bring prosperous rains, today’s dragon boat racing has evolved into a fast-paced water sport.
Feel your heart race in time with the on-board drummers as the fiercely decorated dragons slice through the water.In advance of the racing action, Taoist monks perform a blessing of the waters and and a unique eye dotting ceremony from 8:30am on Saturday 5 February. Dabbing red paint onto the eyes of each boat is said to awaken the dragons.
Snap a selfie in front of the Hong Kong skyline and pick up a range of giveaways at the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office marquee.
7.30am – First race
9am – Eye dotting ceremony
2.50pm – Last race
3.30pm – Award ceremony
9am – First race
1.10pm – Last race
1.30pm – Award ceremony
Covid-19 safety plans are in place for Dragon Boat Races and all NSW Health regulations will be followed.
We strongly encourage all visitors to be vaccinated and to wear masks. If you’re feeling unwell, please stay home.