River Lights


28 JUNE – 7 JULY 2024

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Pioneer settlement – SWAN HILL

Journey through a spectacle of light and sound at Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hill, where you can explore and immerse yourself in unforgettable and vibrant night-time activations, light sculptures, dazzling laser effects, interactive projection, and magical holograms. These multiple artistic projections, lush soundscapes, and digital art experiences are sure to excite the senses; so bring the entire family to Swan Hill’s River Lights experience.


Limited tickets available.
Purchase your tickets early online to avoid disappointment.




  • AGES 4 – 16 YEARS
  • Children under 4 years are free.


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Share your photos with us using the hashtag #riverlights #swanhill #visitswanhill and follow @riverlights.swanhill on Instagram for your chance to win a Shop Local Gift Card to the value of $250.


WIN a family pass of 4 to River Lights!

Download Scavenger Hunt Colouring Competition (pdf 1MB)
Drop entries into The Guardian office by COB Thursday, June 27.

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  • Adult – $12.50
  • Child (4-16 years) – $7.50
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) – $29.00
  • Children under 4 years are free – no ticket required.
Click here to purchase tickets online.

All ticket purchases are made online, from this website. We recommend purchasing your tickets well in advance as there is a limited supply. Any tickets not purchased from this website are not valid.

Yes, please bring your Companion Card along with your purchased ticket, and we will be happy to admit your carer or companion, free of charge, at the gate.

No. Your ticket will be delivered electronically to your email address with a QR code. You can print your ticket or simply show us the QR code on your phone.

Yes, EFTPOS facilities are available to purchase tickets at the gate. This is subject to availability on the night.  No cash purchases available.

We recommend that your party arrive at the same time, however entry can be made separately, if your party members have access to the tickets as well.

No, bring the whole family along! Children under 4 years old are free of charge. Children aged 4-16 years will require a valid “Child” ticket for entry.

The River Lights experience can be enjoyed at your own pace. On average the journey can take between 45-75 minutes to enjoy every exhibit.

Please arrive approximately 10 minutes prior to your session to ease waiting times.

Due to the limited number of sessions, we do not offer refunds. However, you can attend at another time or date and we will honour the purchase.

We want everyone to have the chance to experience this magical journey! Alternatively, you can change your booking time/date from the ticketing link that was sent to your nominated email address.

The experience still takes place even in the rain; be sure to bring a rain jacket if needed.

Cancellation: If we need to cancel certain time schedules, an email and/or SMS will be sent to all ticket holders. A notification will also be posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Guests can reschedule their visit by following directions in the supplied email.

  • Entry to River Lights is at the gate next to the Paragon Café.
  • Exit is via the gates near the Gem on Monash Drive.

There is parking available along Monash Drive, additional parking is also available near Spoons Riverside and the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.

Yes. Toilets are available.

Wheelchair accessible toilets are located on-site at the Pioneer Settlement main entrance and the Paragon Café.

Yes, there will be a small variety of food trucks available each night.


Access by wheelchair: some guests may find access into some areas difficult to manage as Pioneer Settlement is a recreation of a Mallee township during the 1800s.

River Lights is not a static display, patrons move freely between the installations.

River Lights is a fun experience that is suitable for people of all ages!

No, this is not a pet friendly event. With flashing lights and sounds making it unsuitable. However, Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome however must have correct registration and identification.

Please! We’re even having a photo competition for an awesome prize on our Instagram page.

Pro tip! Turn off the flash in your photos.

Post your captured images on Facebook and/or Instagram and use the tag #SwanHill #LaserLightsSwanHill #RiverLights

Yes. Bring the whole family.

Yes, certain installations contain flashing lights. If you, or anyone in your family, have an epileptic condition, consult your doctor prior to attending.