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. This mesmerising experience will start on Friday July 15, and continue until Sunday September 4. Tickets are available now.
BOREALIS on the Lake
This gorgeous installation has glimmered across London, Paris, Geneva, and most recently, Adelaide for Gluttony between February and March.
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 the video below to decide if it’s right for you.
At just a 90 minute drive from Melbourne, this magical night experience will be perfect for a day trip, or a weekend getaway. Tickets are $20 for individuals. Meanwhile, family tickets cost $60, and include two adults and two to three children under 14 years. Children under the age of two are free.