Seeing the northern or southern lights is a bucket list item for many travellers. And while you wait to see the real thing, scratch that itch by heading to Daylesford this winter, and marvel at BOREALIS on the Lake. Technology and art will combine to replicate the colourful wonders of this natural phenomenon. After dazzling visitors last year, this mesmerising experience is coming back for another season of winter enchantment. It will start on Thursday July 20, and run until Sunday October 1. Tickets are available now.
BOREALIS on the Lake
Created by Switzerland-based artivist, Dan Acher, BOREALIS is all about creating a magical space for strangers to come together and feel a sense of connection. Feel transported to the Northern Hemisphere, and see the sky become a tapestry of colour and movement. Unique auroras will project over the lake, shifting with the changing weather and density of the light beams.
Accompanying the lights will be a tranquil soundtrack by French composer Guillaume Desbois. Gaze at the lights peacefully alongside the gentle music.
Arrive at least five to ten minutes before your session time. Then, once you’re there, you can stay and admire the lights for as long as you like.
This sensory experience is suitable for all ages. There will be accessible parking close to the event, and access for wheelchairs and prams. If you have epilepsy, please note that while the lights don’t flash, they do flicker. Check out this video to decide if it’s right for you.
At just a 90 minute drive from Melbourne, this magical night experience is perfect for a day trip, or a weekend getaway. Tickets are $25 for adults on Fridays and Sundays and $34 on Saturdays. Tickets for children range from $10 to $14, and concession tickets are from $20 to $29. Meanwhile, children under two are free.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome to come along and enjoy the show too. This experience runs from Friday nights to Sunday nights.