For the very first time, the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne will be hosting an immersive after-dark experience this winter from Fri 24 June to Sun 7 August 2022. See here for tickets. If you're after a Companion Card ticket to take your carer with you, you can complete the Accessible Seating Form here, and you will be contacted to process your booking. For group bookings of more than 20 tickets, please contact Ticketek on 1300 364 001. Tickets are timed in 15 min increments from 5.15pm or 5.30pm onwards, depending on the chosen event date and sunset times. On event days, the Gardens will close at 3pm and open to Lightscape audiences from 5.15pm or 5.30pm onwards.
The Lightscape trail is approximately 1.8kms around the Royal Botanic Gardens and the length of time depends on your pace and how often you stop. As a general rule, you should allow approximately 90 mins to ensure you have enough time to enjoy the full experience. This is a promenade event, so please do not bring eskies or picnics. Food trucks will be available on site before you enter and along the route. No pets are allowed, except for service animals. For the full FAQs, see here. This is an illuminated winter wonderland you won't want to miss. Iconic tree canopies will be drenched in colour, vibrant bursts of light will tumble from the undergrowth and run up trees like fizzing fireworks. Explore playful beams of light, walk through glowing tunnels and linger at waterside reflections. It's an illuminating winter walk in a unique natural wonderland. There will no doubt be lots of gorgeous photo opportunities for you to share on social media.