FIELD OF LIGHT SUNSET PANORAMA
- Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: Mount Clarence, WA
- Product code: FOLSP
In 1914 over 41,000 Australian and New Zealand troops amassed in a convoy of over 40 ships in the protected waters of King George Sound, Albany as they awaited their departure to the battlefields of Europe in the First World War. For many, Albany was their last experience of Australian soil. Inspired by Albany’s incredible ANZAC Heritage, acclaimed UK artist, Bruce Munro, has created an ephemeral art exhibit featuring 16,000 glass spheres on slender stems planted along the Avenue of Honour at Albany Heritage Park, illuminating the tree-lined path, like wildflowers after rain.
Our tour will take visitors to the summit of Mt Clarence, where guests experience a self-guided walking tour of the ANZAC monuments including the location of Australia’s first Anzac Dawn Service Mass. Discover Albany’s amazing stories and view the panorama of King George Sound at sunset, imagining the departure of the ANZAC fleet.
As our bus leaves Mt Clarence at dusk, guests will experience the panoramic view of the Field of Light; Avenue of Honour exhibit, before alighting for a self-guided walk, immersed in the cascading panorama of 16,000 lights whilst descending through the exhibit, like a field of wildflowers amongst native Australian trees.
After checking in and collecting your tour map & commemorative DVD, proceed to the shuttle stop on the Avenue of Honour which operates every 15 mins to the summit of Mt Clarence. Sunset times vary. It is recommended to allow 1 to 1 ½ hours to enjoy the sunset and Field of Light exhibit. The shuttle bus runs from 6pm until 9pm on the tour dates.
What to Bring:
Flat walking shoes are recommended. Evenings can be cool on the Amazing South Coast and a jacket is suggested.
Prices include bus transfers to Mount Clarence, a self-guided walking tour through the ANZAC memorials at the summit and a self-guided walking tour through the Field of Light; Avenue of Honour exhibition. One commemorative ‘ANZAC Stories' DVD is included per family group.
Transfers from hotels to the Field of Light Exhibition are not included. Condition of Carriage on the shuttle does not permit children under 5 years.