A Permanent New Immersive Light Display Is Coming To The Mt Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens

By Ranyhyn Laine – who always has time to go to breakfast, no matter how busy she is.

It’s pretty clear that Brisbane loves a light display. With the Roma Street Parkland’s Enchanted Gardens selling out every December and the upcoming Lightscape in the City Botanic Gardens well on its way, it’s obvious that we’ll always jump at the chance to gaze at anything that dazzles after dark. Well, soon we won’t even have to wait for events to hit the calendar, because a brand new light display is coming to town, and it’s going to be a permanent fixture. 

Lumina has wowed audiences the world over, with jaw-dropping displays in Canada, Japan, Singapore and France—and now it’s heading for Brisbane. The outdoor night walk is a luminous journey that uses multimedia to reveal the beauty of nature after dark, featuring plenty of lights, lasers, projections and more, all of which will light up the Mt Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens like you’ve never seen it before. 

an archway of light at lumina

Each night walk is different, designed by Moment Factory, the creators behind them, for the individual locations, so even if you have been to a Lumina Night Walk overseas, you can expect something totally new from the Brisbane experience. The Mt Coot-Tha walk will include eight light show stations along a one-kilometre stretch of the Gardens Explore Trail—and don’t worry, no plants or trees will be removed for the installation. 

Brisbane City Council has only just approved the application for Lumina, so we don’t even have a date for when it will open, but what we do know is that it will operate on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the year, with more shows during the school holidays. You’ll have to stay tuned for any more details, including what ticket prices will cost—you can sign up here for updates if you’re impatient to check it out. 

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