Experience the light, nature and wonder of Lightscape!

The immersive Melbourne hit returns to transform the Botanic Gardens after dark with a reimagined trail and brand new installations. Surround yourself with the interactive Submergence as well as the beloved Winter Cathedral and Laser Forest at Fern Gully. 

Enjoy delicious food at the welcome zone along with tasty treats at The Terrace Food Hall. Learn all about the food options here.

Lightscape promises to be an unmissable spectacle, make it a new tradition with family and friends. There’s no better way to celebrate winter in Melbourne!

Got a question? Our Frequently Asked Questions are a good place to start: FAQs.

Detailed information on getting to Lightscape and key event information can be found here.

A small number of wheelchairs are available for hire for free here.

Each installation of Lightscape 2024 has a visual description, that anyone can read or listen to using screen reader software on their phones. To access these descriptions, see here

A visual story is available for those that would benefit from having more information about the experience. You can find it here.

Check out a preview of some of the installations in our video and gallery below.

What is the Lightscape experience?

Visitors to Lightscape make their way along a winding trail through Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne’s landscape, awash in artistic lighting design. Along the way, they’ll encounter large lighting sculptures, colourful lighting effects and an accompanying soundscape.

Ticket times are staggered so groups can comfortably stroll the trail with family and friends.

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Featured images are indicative, and final light installations are subject to change.