Floating Lantern Matsuri

A glowing flotilla of love and peace

Send your message out to the universe in one of the most symbolic ways possible at The Floating Lantern Matsuri. Whatever your message is, watch it float in glowing unison with all the other messages into the sunset.

The Floating Lantern Matsuri embraces everything about life, love, peace and friendship, providing you with a chance to get your thoughts down in writing and gently send them off on ocean to destinations unknown. Whether your message is personal in memory of a lost loved one, a wish, a prayer or general words of encouragement and happiness for the world – put it on a lantern and watch it commence it’s peaceful, glowing journey on the evening tide.

When: Friday 8th September
Time: 4pm – lanterns will be launched at Sunset (5:44pm)
Where: Gantheaume point
Price: Free to attend
Lantern Kits – $15
VIP Hamper for one* – $90
VIP Hamper for two* – $130


Purchase your lantern kit during the festival at the Shinju Matsuri info booth located in The Roey carpark.

Decorate your lantern at home or at on the day at Gantheaume Point.

Drop your lantern off at the Info Booth by 11am Friday 8th September or bring it with you to Gantheaume Point.

Lanterns will set sail at sunset and we encourage you to bring your swimming gear as there’s a possibility of getting a bit wet when launching your lanterns into the water. Make a lovely evening of it and bring a picnic or take advantage of our VIP hampers we have available to make this sunset experience even more memorable.

*VIP hampers for one include:

  • Lantern kit
  • Dinner
  • Desert
  • Drinks (a selection of wines and beers will be on offer).

*VIP hampers for two include:

  • 2 x Lantern kits
  • Dinner for two
  • Dessert for two
  • Drinks (a selection of wines and beers will be on offer).

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