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Photowalk Community – Royal Botanic Gardens: Lightscape Trail

July 14 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We welcome MCC members and friends to this weekend’s photowalk.

For this month’s outing we are keeping it local – an evening at Lightscape at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

Lightscape at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

  • An immersive, after-dark experience comes to Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne this winter. Iconic tree canopies will be drenched in colour, vibrant bursts of light will tumble from the undergrowth and run up trees like fizzing fireworks.
  • Explore playful beams of light, walk through glowing tunnels and linger at waterside reflections. It’s an illuminating winter walk in a unique natural wonderland that you won’t want to miss.


  • Important: Buy your ticket in advance for the 5.30pm session, tickets may sell out fast. If unable to buy a ticket for the same session, buy for a later session on the same date, and we will try and get in together
  • General Admission $40
  • Ticket link https://www.melbournelightscape.com.au

PHOTOWALK DATE: Sunday 14 July

  • Meeting Time: 5.00-5:15pm – at the Lightscape Welcome Zone for snack and drink prior to the 5:30pm session
  • Meeting Location: The only entrance for Lightscape in 2024 is via Observatory Gate near the Visitor Centre, opposite the Shrine of Remembrance.
  • Address: Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne
  • Ticket: Ensure you have purchased your ticket in advance for the 5:30pm session 

Depending on the weather, there may be opportunities to photograph sunset near the Botanic Gardens / Shrine surrounds (sunset: 5.15pm).

Additional information

  • Buy your Lightscape ticket in advance, link above
  • If driving allow time for parking around the Botanic Gardens – further information here
  • Lightscape is an outdoor event, please come prepared for the weather by wearing appropriate footwear and dressing warmly. Umbrellas are allowed on the trail if required.
  • Photos are welcomed, be sure to tag when posting on social media: #Lightscape, #LightscapeMelbourne, #RoyalBotanicGardensVic, #RGLive and #SonyMusicAustralia.
  • Note that tripods are NOT ALLOWED for safety reasons
  • The trail is approx 1.8kms through the Botanic Gardens and will take approx 90 mins to enjoy the full experience; event open until 10pm
  • A range of food and drink will be on offer at the Welcome Zone at the Melbourne Observatory before starting the trail, including pizza, pies, burgers, tacos, nachos, Vietnamese street food. Hot and cold drinks will be available including mulled wine and hot cocktails. There will be vendors along the trail serving drinks and sweet treats.

There will be no organised dinner as food is available before and along the trail.

Please see the Photowalk Coordinators on arrival to register.

Please email us if you are planning to come along so we can get an indication of approx numbers: photowalks@melbournecameraclub.org.au

We look forward to you joining us on Sunday 14 July.

Any queries, please contact the Coordinators: photowalks@melbournecameraclub.org.au




July 14
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM