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Moama Lights

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  1. An illuminated boardwalk in the bush.
    Photograph: Keith McInnes
  2. A lake illuminated by green lights.
    Photograph: Keith McInnes
  3. Giant, neon-lit inflatable flowers in a bush setting.
    Photograph: Supplied
  4. A bush setting illuminated by brightly coloured lights.
    Photograph: Keith McInnes
  5. A walkway is illuminated at night with blue and green lights of leaves and projected light onto the trees surrounding
    Photograph: Visit Victoria
  6. A boardwalk through the bush lit up by coloured lights.
    Photograph: Keith McInnes

Time Out says

This night festival will light up Echuca Moama’s beautiful red gum bushland this winter

UPDATE JULY 6, 2023: Unfortunately, due to rising waters in Horseshoe Lagoon, the Moama Lights component of the Moama Festival has been cancelled. For more information, head to the website.


Victorians and New South Welshmen don’t have too much in common (we wear a lot of black, they for some reason insist on calling parmas "a parmi") but there is some common ground – namely the beautiful Murray River which separates our two states. This year, the Murray border community of Echuca Moama is throwing a fun night festival around this legendary waterway. 

Moama Lights is an immersive sound and light event that runs from June 30 to July 23, and takes visitors on a powerful journey through the elements of air, fire, water and earth. It will take place at the Horseshoe Lagoon, and the show will be split into seven zones that all help tell an interactive story about the wonders of the Earth and the beauty of the bush. 

The experience on Yorta Yorta land begins with an acknowledgment of country and narration of ‘Spiritual Song of the Aborigine’ by Hyllus Noel Maris. A light and laser show imitating the Aurora Australis will be projected across the lagoon, and several bonfires will illuminate the path forward.

An immersive soundscape of thunder, wind and rain will replicate being in the eye of an angry storm, while the grand finale (featuring giant inflatable flowers) will showcase Earth’s landscape as it gives rise to flourishing fauna and flora.

In addition to this artistic display of cutting-edge light technology, there will also be an ice skating rink, kids entertainment and food trucks.

Entry to Moama Lights is $20 for adults and $10 for children – you can book at the website.

Keen to see some more winter lights? Check out our list of everything lit up, glowing and illuminated in Melbourne this month, or our list of winter light festivals in regional Victoria.

Written by
Bianca O'Neill


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