Award-winning Moama Lights festival to light up the Murray River

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Award-winning Moama Lights festival to light up the Murray River

Moama Lights
Words by Talia Rinaldo

After its inaugural event in May last year, Moama Lights makes a dazzling return for 2022.

Nestled on the banks of the Murray River, Echuca-Moama has long been the ideal weekend getaway for families, couples and friends thanks to its scenic landscapes, paddle steamers, lively spirit and perks of being just a rough 2.5-hour trip from Geelong.

A prime winter destination, you’ve now you’ve got one more reason to pack the car and hit the Hume this winter with the return of the brilliant Moama Lights set to take over the town in July and August.

What you need to know

  • Moama Lights is a three-week celebration of art, light and all things Moama.
  • Every night from July 31 until August 21, captivating light installations will transform Horseshoe Lagoon and tell the story of Echuca Moama through light and sound.
  • Capacity limits apply. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Coined Moama Lights, this three-week celebration of art, light and all things Moama will see the Murray River come to life once again in a dazzling, glowing wonderland, showcasing stories from across the region through state-of-the-art installations, projections and cutting edge moving-light technology.

Following the artistic triumph of the inaugural Moama Lights in 2021, this popular event – bronze award winner the 2021 NSW Tourism Awards –returns to lights up Moama’s culturally-significant Horseshoe Lagoon every night from July 31 until August 21, using sound and lighting for an original and immersive experience like no other.

Follow the trail of up-lit river red gums and theatrical fog rising from below the boardwalks as you are mesmerised by the lightshow of gum leaves slowly drifting across the lagoon. Venture into thick bushland where you will be engulfed by a canopy of light, captivated by the vast night sky of hundreds of flickering stars lights, and wander through a field of thousands of illuminated native flowers covering the bush floor. As the treeline begins to part, the majestic Murray River will reveal itself, ablaze with colour in a triumphant finale.

Inspired by the ever-changing natural light and ancient environment, Moama Lights is an unforgettable, world-class event.


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Moama Lights has been produced by renowned production and lighting design company, Mandylights, which delivered the largest ever New Year’s Eve lighting show in Dubai, illuminated the Singapore National Gallery, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Auckland Bridge, and has created installations for Vivid Sydney.

You can purchase tickets to the event via the website