LUMA Southern Light Project takes place in the Queenstown Gardens, in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Queenstown International Airport receives daily direct flights from around New Zealand and Australia’s main ports, and great road access on major New Zealand highways makes driving into Queenstown an easy and beautiful experience. Getting to LUMA once you’re in Queenstown is simple with a range of local transport options.

LUMA Southern Light Project is a popular event that attracts large crowds so plan ahead. Parking at and around the Queenstown Gardens is very limited, so we recommend that you use the parking lots in town, and walk to the gardens.

Public Transport and Parking


Please visit the QLDC website for a comprehensive map of the parking options around central Queenstown.

Parking Info


The Otago Regional Council, with support from the Queenstown Lakes District Council and New Zealand Transport Authority, runs a $2 bus serivce all around Queenstown called Orbus.

Track your bus with Choice, the new real time transport app for Queenstown. It helps you choose, plan and go where you want, when you want and how you want. Choice is free and available to download on both iOS and Google Play. Find out more here.

Getting around


Queenstown Taxi – phone 0800 788 294
Green Cabs
– phone 0508 447 336
Corporate Cabs – phone 0800 789 789

Water Taxis

Queenstown Water Taxi – phone 03 441 1124

Car Hire

GO Rentals has a special offer for those travelling to Queenstown to see the LUMA Southern Light Project. Make your travel plans that much easier by choosing to GO with us and receive a 10% discount on your car rental. Enjoy the show, and enjoy the many other beautiful sights Queenstown has on offer.

Available for new bookings made before 03 June 2019 and travel taken between 13 May 2019 and 30 June 2019. Pick up and drop off at our Queenstown Branch. Cannot be used with any other offer or hot deals. To take advantage of this offer simply enter in your dates and times and click this link.

Go Rentals – phone 0800 467 368