Australia’s longest river is about to be illuminated with light and art at the inaugural Moama Lights festival.


From May 8 – 22 2021 it’s lights, camera, action on the Murray River with Moama Lights, a three week immersive exhibition of light, art, and local history of the twin towns of Echuca and Moama. 

This free event, yes FREE, will see enchanting light installations illuminate the bushland along a 600m trail from Horseshoe Lagoon to the Murray River, with River Red gums lit up from below guiding the way. 



The exhibition features three main acts that share the history of Echuca Moama – the culture of the Yorta Yorta nation, the heritage and history of riverboats and European settlement, and Echuca Moama in the present day. 

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There’ll be artworks created by the local Yorta Yorta people, as well as art from 100 local students that share what Echuca Moama means to them, aww. 

Wander through a field of glowing native flowers, watch a projection of stars twinkle from above, and follow lit-up gum leaves as they float down the Murray River. 

The lights are flicked on between 6pm and 9pm each day, with the trail beginning at Horseshoe Lagoon, and estimated to take around 30 minutes to complete. 

Tickets are free but you still need to book your spot


Feature image by @ainraadik