See the Northern Lights in Daylesford this Winter

Borealis-at-Gluttony-Adelaide-FringeAndrew Kay and Associates, in partnership with Gluttony and, supported by the Victorian Government, present BOREALIS on the Lake. Daylesford’s night sky will light up in colour again this winter, every Thursday to Sunday from 20 July to 1 October 2023.

Dreaming of seeing the Northern Lights? Make it a reality without travelling across the world. Created by internationally renowned Switzerland-based artist Dan Acher, the captivating display is set to transport Victorians to the Arctic Circle in an experience that will be unique to Daylesford.

Located 90 minutes from Melbourne, Daylesford has always given city dwellers the opportunity to escape from the hustle, bustle of the city, and unwind. BOREALIS transports you to a place faraway, where time slows down as your eyes look up. The two are a match-made in heaven, the perfect getaway.

BOREALIS combines technology and art to create unique auroras over Lake Daylesford. Colour, movement, density of light beams and changing weather conditions work together to give infinite variations. “Surreal” is the only way to describe how it feels, to watch as the lights dance across the lake.

“We acknowledge and appreciate the support of the Victorian Government’s Regional Events Fund, Hepburn Shire Council and Daylesford Macedon Tourism in facilitating the return of Borealis to Lake Daylesford,” said Andrew Kay AM.

“The magic and awe of Borealis is elevated in darkness and surrounded by nature. With its own unique natural beauty, we couldn’t think of a more perfect setting than Lake Daylesford to recreate this spectacular effect.”

“Add to the mix Daylesford’s progressive dining scene, multiple wellness experiences and its amazing collection of quality accommodation offerings, and you have all the ingredients for a truly magical weekend away,” said Mr Kay.

BOREALIS is not just about what you see, but what you hear, an experience beyond the visual effect. Set to a soundtrack created by French composer Guillaume Desbois, the music is as wispy and ethereal as the auroras.

Sounds develop in layers, created using synthesisers and traditional instruments. It may sound simple but forms a crucial part that adds to the sense of wonder. The result: a truly immersive experience.

From Switzerland to Japan and many successful presentations across Australia, BOREALIS has toured the world. BOREALIS debuted in Daylesford in 2022 bringing in people from all over Victoria. The audience reaction was so positive that we decided to bring it back again for Winter 2023!

Lake Daylesford, 2 Leggatt Street, Daylesford
Event: 20 July – 1 October 2023 (Thursday to Sunday: 6.00pm – 9.30pm)
Information and Bookings:

Image: BOREALIS at Gluttony in Adelaide (supplied)