Borealis In The Vines – coming to Centennial Vineyards, Bowral, Winter 2023.

Borealis In The Vines
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Bowral’s night sky will light up in colour every Thursday to Sunday from 25 May to 30 June, with thanks to a $623,678 grant from the NSW Government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund, which aims to support the social and economic recovery and prosperity of Regional NSW.


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 visitors to the Arctic Circle in an experience that will be unique to the Southern Highlands.

Borealis combines technology and art to create unique auroras over the Centennial Vineyards. 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 sky.

“The magic and awe of Borealis is elevated in darkness and surrounded by nature. With its own unique natural beauty, the Southern Highlands is the ideal location to recreate this spectacular effect. The Centennial Vineyards is a popular attraction in Bowral and with its vast stellar space, visitors will be in awe of this magnificent presentation .” Andrew Kay AM

Located 90 minutes from Sydney and a short two hours from Canberra, Bowral is nestled in the shadows of Mount Gibraltar in the Southern Highlands.  Home to stunning private gardens and grand old estates settled in the early days, Bowral is known for its boutique shops, world class restaurants and cafes and weekend markets. Bowral is a popular weekend destination for Sydney-siders and Canberrans throughout the year.

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 which has toured from Switzerland to Japan and now comes to the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.

Ticket prices start at $10 for children and $25 for adults. A VIP experience package is also available, starting at $55 per person.  The VIP package will allow priority entry into Borealis in The Vines, souvenir lanyard, access to premium viewing area and one drink voucher redeemable for champagne, wine, beer or soft drink.