Lion dancing, dragon boat racing, mouth-watering dim sum, this is how the Lunar New Year is done down under. But where to take it all in?

There's so much to love about the Chinese calendar turning over a New Year leaf, it's a feast for the eyes, tastebuds and senses. From the lanterns to the lion dancers, to the best places to chow down on seriously delicious oriental eats, in no particular order, here's the definitive see-watch-and-do guide to welcome the year of the cheeky Monkey. 

The Down Under guide to celebrating Chinese New Year