Auckland Lantern Festival 2018 (#LanternAKL18)

In case you have missed it, the Auckland Lantern Festival is on at the moment at Auckland Domain, celebrating the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog.

It started on Thursday and ends tonight, so if you want to check it out you better be quick! But what’s better to do on a Sunday night, but looking at pretty lanterns?! That’s right. So head over there now, and tonight only (Sunday) they also have a firework display on at 10pm.

Do:

Check out the cool lanterns, food stalls and performances or maybe even check out the entertainment area with a rock climbing wall and competitions (if you brought the kids)? They expected 150-200.000 people to visit over the four days, so be prepared that it can be quite crowded.

Don’t:

Take your car there! The traffic is horrendous and it took us a good 45 minutes to go a couple of kilometers. In the end we had to park almost two kms from the entrance anyway because we couldn’t find a closer spot to park, so the car was more of a hassle than anything else.

And remember, have fun! 😃

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