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 onto 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.
Price: Free to attend
Lantern Kits: $ 15
Online purchases will close on 21 August (if not sold out prior).
Lantern Kits will be available to purchase at the Information Booth during Shinju Matsuri.
Decorate your lantern at home or on the day at Gantheaume Point.
Bring your lantern with you to Gantheaume Point so you can prepare your lantern for launch.
Lanterns will set sail at sunset 5:44pm and we encourage you to bring your swimming wear 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 tickets to make this sunset experience even more memorable.
We love how beautiful and clean Broome’s coast is and we want to keep it that way!
Once the lanterns have floated into the sunset and you return back to enjoy your picnics or VIP entertainment, the Shinju team are hard at work making sure no lanterns are left astray to float out and pollute the ocean. Boats, barriers and Shinju swimmers ensure each lantern is collected. Help us keep the beach beautiful and remember to pick up your picnic left overs and wrapping.
Please consider the environment when decorating your lanterns at home. While we do recover the lanterns we advise against using glitter or non water-soluble paints that may make their way into the ocean.
For the safety of all patrons, no public vehicle access will be allowed on Gantheaume Point Beach during the Floating Lantern Matsuri. A FREE shuttle bus service will be available from Cable Beach to Gantheaume Point Beach will be provided by Broome Explorer Bus. Details of the departure times will be published closer to the event.
Online sales of Lanterns have now closed. A small number of lanterns will be available for purchase at the Festival Hub at Town Beach’
Festival Hub is open from 10:30am – 7pm every day