Witnessing the celestial display of northern lights in the open sky is a bucket list experience for many. Unfortunately for us in Sydney, seeing this magical light show up close means a trip across the world. But here’s the good news: just 90 minutes from the city, you can get the next best thing. Bowral’s night sky is set to light up in a dazzling display thanks to an event called Borealis In The Vines. Created by Switzerland-based artist Dan Acher, visitors will be transported to the Artic Circle as a luminous display of lights dances above the lovely town of Bowral this winter.
Borealis In The Vines, Bowral
Borealis mesmerised our friends in Melbourne last year with a dazzling display above Lake Daylesford. The event now travels down to the Southern Highlands of New South Wales from May 25 to June 30 and we’re already waiting in anticipation.
Technology and art converge in Borealis to create surreal auroras over the Centennial Vineyards. The colour, movement and density of light beams will shift and change based on weather conditions giving the display a unique quality.
Like how it sounds so far? It gets better. The gorgeous display is accompanied by a soundtrack created by French composer Guillaume Desbois. So you can witness the lights dance across the vineyards to transportive music created using synthesisers and traditional instruments. This immersive experience has been around the world from Switzerland to Japan and now NSW residents get a taste.
At just a 90-minute drive from Sydney, this is the perfect weekend adventure for the whole crew. While there, don’t forget to check out Bowral’s many boutique shops, sleepy cafes and weekend markets. It’s also hosting a dreamy mid-winter festival with installations, art and food galore so it looks like the place to be when the weather cools down.
The tickets will set you back by just $25 which sounds like a steal. Head here to book your tickets early.