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Chinese New Year in Cairns

The Chinese New Year Festival 2018 in Cairns is the annual celebration of the Chinese lunar calendar showcasing traditional and contemporary heritage through cultural music, performances, dances, many of food and market stalls, and features parades of Chinese lions, dragon, and zodiac animals.

The festival welcomes everyone to join the celebration of Chinese cultural activities arranged by the local Chinese community. It is one of the most famous festivals celebrated each year and perfect for a family vacation or any group trip.

If you’re flying in from Hong Kong or Singapore and interested to partake in the Chinese New Year Festival, we highly suggest to book a reliable coach charter service in Cairns. It will provide you and your group the benefits of convenience and comfort to fully experience the festival without hurrying to catch a ride with public transportation.


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Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year in Cairns is one of the most important celebrations every year. Besides celebrating the Chinese lunar calendar, it is also to honor the valued cultural and commercial important link between China and Australia. Cairns have important relationships with the Provinces of China namely Zhanjiang – the Sister City, and Zhongshan – the Friendship City. With a full support from the Regional Council of Cairns, visitors are surely in for a treat!

Everyone can expect to experience numerous festival performances starting from:

  • A farewell celebration for the year of the Rooster.
  • Try Tai Chi at the Chinese Friendship Garden.
  • Chinese New Year Business Yum Cha Lunch at the Reef Hotel Casino.

If your group gets hungry whilst travelling, you may want to choose on these outstanding restaurants for a fine dining experience in Cairns.


Cairns Airport Chinese New Year

The Cairns Airport will welcome the year of the Dog by hosting a street festival for everyone to experience.

Grafton Street Chinese New Year

This coming 2018, Grafton Street will once again host the vibrant annual celebration of the Chinese New Year Festival. It will be presenting the rich Chinese heritage spectacles such as Chinese dragon and lion dance, 12 zodiac animals, traditional folk music, food and market stalls, cultural performances, displays of fireworks and much more. Visitors joining the festival will surely enjoy watching and experiencing the special Chinese festivity Cairns has to offer.

  • Schedule: Saturday, 24th of February
  • Location: Grafton St. between Florence and Aplin Streets, Cairns
  • Time: 5pm to 9pm

There are many fantastic places to visit in Cairns that your group might want to consider to experience.

Remember to organise a reliable group transport service to visit the world–renowned places around Cairns. Coach Hire Coach Hire can also provide a low–cost bus hire with driver in Cairns, ideal for any large number of groups. Coach Hire are experts at driving in Cairns and the surrounding areas and have done so for many years. Contact us today for a FREE quotation or booking your group transportation.

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