Explore Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne like never before this winter at the after-dark, illuminated spectacular Lightscape.

Celebrate the beauty of nature on a 1.8km trail featuring installations made up of over half a million dazzling lights.

Walk through the thousands of fairy lights that light up the Winter Cathedral, be mesmerisd as bursts of colour explode through trees like fireworks and linger at waterside reflections.

It’s an illuminating winter walk in an iconic natural wonderland that you won’t want to miss. 


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Event Information 

Entry: entry to Lightscape is via Observatory Gate which is directly opposite the Shrine of Remembrance off Birdwood Ave

Food and Drink: food trucks, the Lightscape Bar and Jardin Tan kiosk are operating in the Lightscape Welcome Hub, next to Observatory Gate, from 4.45pm each event day offering a range of options to fuel up before hitting the trail.

You can take food and drinks on the Lightscape trail but no glass is allowed.

Box Office: a Lightscape box office is open from 4.45pm in the Visitor Centre at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne each event day for walk up ticket sales subject to availability.  Please note there will be no walk up ticket sales if the night is sold out.

We recommend you buy tickets early to avoid disappointment via


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