Enchanted Forest Delayed Due To Predicted Ranifall

With recent heavy rain and more predicted over the coming days, Shellharbour City Council and Laservision have postponed the start of The Enchanted Forest until Friday 24 May.

The much-anticipated event was scheduled to begin on Friday 17 May and run until 9 June.

Event organisers have inspected the Blackbutt Forest site and deemed it unsuitable for vehicle access. The team is unable to get the necessary equipment on site without significantly impacting the waterlogged terrain.

The event is now scheduled to begin on Friday 24 May.

Ticket holders for sessions between 17 and 23 May will be contacted by Laservision to reschedule their booking.

Laservision CEO Shannon Brooks said the delayed start to the award-winning storytelling and lightshow experience was unfortunate but unavoidable.

“We are working to make the necessary changes to schedule. We are in contact with customers who have purchased tickets for the affected week,” Mr Brooks said.

Shellharbour City Mayor Chris Homer said despite the delay, the community was looking forward to the Enchanted Forest returning to the city.

“We know how much people have been looking forward to The Enchanted Forest. It was a runaway success last year, attracting more than 60,000 attendees,” Mayor Homer said.

“But we are excited for this year’s event, the spectacular Luna Light Journey, which has been slightly delayed due to the rain,” he said.

“Unfortunately, we can’t control Mother Nature.”

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