Light Cycles is a nighttime adventure which takes place within the Wellington Botanic Garden ki Paekākā. It uses light installations, soundscapes, and digital art to create an immersive experience which aims to bring nature's secret rhythms to life.

Audiences are invited to move through the experience at their own pace. The route is approximately 750m long and the whole experience should take 30-45 minutes. A couple of key things to note:

  • The experience is not a looped journey. You will exit the experience in a different place from where you start it. Please consider your transport options carefully. Full travel info is available here.
  • Due to the location of the experience the route will include darker pathways and uneven terrain and gravel in places. We encourage you to wrap up warm and wear comfortable, sturdy shoes as there are some steep sections on the route.
  • There is no seating available during the experience. There is very limited seating available at the end of the experience.
  • Light Cycles takes place within the Wellington Botanic Garden ki Paekākā in areas which includes dark pathways with uneven and steep 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. If you have questions about the experience or to discuss your access requirements, feel free to contact us at or phone 04 473 0149.
  • There are accessible toilets at the start and end of the experience. There are no toilets along the route.
  • 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.
  • If you would like the hosts to check in with you as you walk through the experience, please collect a lanyard with glow stick attached from the from Box Office on arrival. Wearing this will let our team know to look out for you.
  • Each of the zones has an accompanying information panel. We have large font copies of the panels available at the box office for you to take through the experience. Please hand it back in to the host at the end of the experience.

We will be holding two adapted sessions which offer a more relaxed version of the experience. These will be held on 29 May and 2 June at 5:30pm. Details can be found here.

Access tickets for Light Cycles are $20.

Companion tickets are free, although they are limited.

Email or phone 04 473 0149 to buy your Access tickets or to discuss your access requirements. You can also fill out the Access Booking form here.

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Wheelchair Access

Light Cycles takes place within the Wellington Botanic Garden ki Paekākā. It is a 750m downhill path which can be uneven in places and includes sections of gravel. It is therefore not recommended for those who require mobility equipment or special assistance to attend alone. To book access tickets or to discuss your access requirements: email, phone 04 473 0149 or fill out the Access booking form.


It is your festival and we are here to make your experience as comfortable as possible. If you have any questions or specific access requirements, please contact us.

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Phone - 04 473 0149