For a limited time in Wellington, 11 May - 9 June

Making its debut in Aotearoa, Canada’s acclaimed Moment Factory invite you on a night-time adventure where the Garden’s lush landscape becomes a living canvas.

Exclusively to Wellington, this immersive experience is not to be missed. Step into and navigate dazzling light installations, soundscapes, and digital art. It’s time to tune in.

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Huia mai ō hoa, tō whānau, tō ipō rānei ka toro mai ai ki Te Māra Huaota o Pōneke, kua āta whakarākeitia ki te ātaahua rirerire o ngā rama toi ataata.

He mea hanga e Moment Factory, he mea whakaputa e Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the arts.

Make the most of your experience with our top tips for Light Cycles.

Have questions? Read our Light Cycles FAQs to find out more.

Journey into the secret rhythms of nature

Light Cycles journey map

Let the energy and beauty of nature guide you through Light Cycles as you explore five incredible multi-sensory installations.

Crystal Grove

Crystal Grove

Discover the secret language of the trees as they reveal nature's perfect harmony.

Forest Frequencies

Forest Frequencies

Witness a symphony where the forest is the orchestra.

Into the Sunset

Into The Sunset

Be immersed in endless rays and experience the warmth of sunset colours.

Memory of Water

Memory of Water

Listen to the soul of water as it tells a story of fragility and vitality.

The Hearth


Gather around nature's beating heart, where inspiration and mindfulness deepens connections.

Created by Moment Factory

Accessibility information

Light Cycles takes place within the Wellington Botanic Garden ki Paekākā on dark pathways with uneven terrain and gravel in places. It is therefore not recommended for those who require special assistance or use mobility equipment that is unsuited for that terrain.

The experience contains strong lighting effects, of which some may flicker or strobe as well as haze. This experience is not suitable for people with Photosensitive Epilepsy or Photosensitive Migraines.

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$19.00 – $115.00

Family of 4 (2 Adults, 2 Children) Anytime $115.00
Family of 4 (2 Adults, 2 Children) $99.00
Family of 3 (1 Adult, 2 Children) Anytime $80.00
Family of 3 (1 Adult, 2 Children) $65.00
Adult Anytime $45.00
Adult $39.00
Concession Anytime $38.00
Concession $32.00
Child Anytime $25.00
Child $19.00
Concession tickets: Students (15 and over) Tertiary Students, Gold Card holders.

Child Policy: any guest 15 and under needs to be accompanied by a guardian. This guardian needs to be 18 or older.

Anytime tickets: If you have purchased an Anytime ticket, you can attend Light Cycles for any designated session that is running between 6-8pm Wed, Thu, Sun, 6-8:30pm Fri and 5.30-8.30pm on Sat. Please keep in mind that Friday and Saturday evenings are likely to be busier, timed tickets will be prioritised and you may need to queue.

Wellington Botanic Garden ki Paekākā

Sessions available every 15 minutes

Wed & Thu: 6-8pm

Fri & Sun: 5.30-8.30pm

Sat: 5.30-8.45pm

Light Cycles is not open Mondays and Tuesdays. Hours may change, keep an eye on this page for the latest opening hours

Light Cycles is a rain or shine event. Due to the nature of the experience, umbrellas are prohibited once you pass through the start of Light Cycles. Please ensure you arrive appropriately dressed for the weather.

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