19 May - 11 June 2023
DISCOVER THE WONDERS
OF THE ENCHANTED FOREST
Shellharbour's Blackbutt Forest Reserve Comes Alive!
Journey through a spectacle of light and sound in the heart of the
native forest and parklands of Blackbutt Forest Reserve in Shellharbour, NSW.
Explore and immerse yourself in unforgettable and vibrant installations, including dazzling laser effects, interactive projection, and magical holograms.
These multiple artistic projections, lush soundscapes, and digital art experiences are sure to excite the senses while you follow the gorgeous walking paths through the towering trees.
Bring the entire family and take the magical journey that is THE ENCHANTED FOREST!
DATES: 19 May - 11 June 2023
DURATION: Allow 45 Minutes - 1.5 Hours
AGE REQUIREMENTS: All ages are welcome
SUNDAY – THURSDAY
6:00PM - Low-sensory Session*
6:30PM – 9:30PM - General Sessions
Last session begins at 8:30pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
6:00PM - Low-sensory Session*
6:30PM – 10:30PM - General Sessions
Last session begins at 9:30pm
Sessions are every 15 minutes. Please arrive 30 minutes early as parking is in high demand and a 10-minute walk from the entrance.
*Low-sensory sessions are designed for people with specific sensory needs or who prefer a more subdued environment. These sessions feature smaller crowds and a lower-intensity light display with reduced sound levels.
Attendees can fully immerse themselves in the experience without feeling overwhelmed or overstimulated. The sensory sessions provide a safe and inclusive space for everyone to enjoy The Enchanted Forest. Don’t forget to bring along sunglasses, headphones or your favourite sensory toy if you think it would be beneficial.
General parking: Picnic Ground Parking off Shellharbour Road, Shellharbour NSW 2529
Accessible Parking Available: Blackbutt Way Carpark
Due to limited parking and a walk to the entrance, please arrive 30 minutes early. Accessible Parking is Available. A drop off/loading zone is provided for families with small children, prams, and/or mobility limitations near Blackbutt Way Car Park. After dropping people off you will need to park at the picnic area labelled "EVENT PARKING" on the map below.
BLACKBUTT FOREST RESERVE
Blackbutt Reserve is the largest natural bushland reserve in the Illawarra and is the last remaining coastal plain forest in the area.
Its location in the heart of a suburban area provides critical habitat for many native plants and animals. Cockatoos and parrots rely on the hollows created by the old-growth forest, and it is home to a colony of endangered Grey Headed Flying Foxes.
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Shellharbour City Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Dharawal Country and recognises their continued connection to the land. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and the contribution they make to the life of this City.