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As the event draws closer, a map will be released which details the event grounds.
The map includes information about the location of various camping options, toilets, first aid, info tent and other resources relevant to ConFest.
Wakool Shire office and Swan Hill Visitors Information Centre now have the following information:
A bus departs from outside the Swan Hill Visitors Information Centre, in Campbell Street, directly across from the train station, for Moulamein, each Thursday only. Departing at 1.30pm it arrives at Moulamein at 2.30pm, passing by the ConFest site. The Adult fare is $7-00.
It is a private business service and as seating is limited, advance bookings are required. Phone Wayne or Andrea DAVIES on 0431 593 155 to make a reservation and for any further information on the bus service eg when does it depart Moulamein for Swan Hill?
Looking for a lift or have one to offer? Visit our carpooling and transport forum section to view and post regarding carpooling and transport to ConFest. You may just find that lift you're looking for or be able to help out someone in need.
Please take in to consideration that if you arrive at night, the front gate is locked for safety reasons.
People arriving at night are asked to park at the front gate for the duration of the night.
If arriving at night, please be prepared to either camp by/in your car or grab your gear to walk on to the site grounds.
If you are arriving after dusk, please be mindful of the kangaroos on the road
To find out more about arriving at night for ConFest, please read the arriving at night page.
The ConFest site is situated 13km from Moulamein in NSW on Pretty Pine Road (the one to Deniliquin). Please remember if you are heading up from Melbourne, please DO NOT bring fruit and seeded vegetables as you will cross the fruit fly exclusion zone. Fresh produce can be purchased in Deniliquin, Kerang and a limited amount in Moulamein.
Driving to site
From Melbourne - via Echuca and Deniliquin 385km
Take the M31 from Melbourne (Hume Hwy) and take the exit B75 (Cobb Hwy) to Echuca. Continue on the B75 to Deniliquin (these are the last shops before ConFest).
From Deniliquin follow the B75 north of town and turn left at Pretty Pine towards Moulamein. The festival is around 70km along this road on the left hand side.
From Melbourne - via Kerang and Moulamein 373km
Take the M79 (Calder Fwy) from Melbourne and continue along the A79 past Bendigo. Turn right into the C274 towards Serpentine and follow B260 towards Kerang. From Kerang head to Barham along the C264 and from Barham take Moulamein Rd following signs to Moulamein. In Moulamein follow signs to Deniliquin, festival site is short drive on the right.
From Sydney - via Hay 855km
From Sydney take the M5 to the M31 (towards Canberra). Continue on the M31 until past Gundagai and take the A20 towards Wagga Wagga. Continue on the A20 to Hay and take the B75 towards Deniliquin. At Booroorban turn left at Booroorban Tchelery Rd and follow to a T junction. Turn left onto Moulamein Rd and follow to Moulamein. From Moulamein the festival site is just a short drive down Pretty Pine Road towards Deniliquin.
From Adelaid- via Ouyen 552km
From Adelaid take the M1 towards Melbourne and exit on to the B12 (Mallee Hwy) towards Ouyen (google Ouyen Zombie Apolocolypse as you drive through). From Ouyen continue on the B12 and cross the Murray River at Tooleybuc. After 17km turn right onto Kyalite Rd towards Moulamein. In Moulamein follow signs to Deniliquin, festival site is short drive on the right.
Public transport is limited in the area. Buses run to Echuca and Swan Hill, but it is still a long way to get to site from there. If you are without your own transport then the easiest way to get up there is to car pool. Check out the facebook group ConFest Car Share and see if you can catch a lift. People come from all around Australia and car sharing is not only environmentally friendly, but a great way to make a new friend. If you have spare seats in your car, why not offer someone a lift?
When you Arrive
Have your pre-purchased tickets ready for scanning. Tickets are available for purchase at the gate but they will be $150, presale tickets can be purchased online for $100. Please leave anger, negativity and judgments outside the festival site. Please bring your love, acceptance, joyfullness and compassion as these will be given freely by everyone to everyone (and you can never have enough love and joy).
You will be welcomed and met with a smile by Welcome Crew. They will give you maps, tips, hugs and maybe even a chai if it has been a long drive and you look like you need one. You should know where you are going from here. Are you camping with your car? Do you want to camp in the forest, free from vehicles and dust? What village do you want to be near? Is it in car free? Please read the guide below and check the site map to work out which area best suits your needs. Know where you want to leave your car, in the car park or in your camp and make plans for this. Camper and caravan access through to Gypsy will be tightly controlled and not permitted after day 2.
Car Free – Tranquillity and Bliss Kitchen, Arts village, Family village, Permaculture (and more)
Car free camping brings ConFest back to the old ConFests where entry to the festival was on feet, sometimes challenging, sometimes wet (remember getting on the punt to cross the river?) and always an adventure.
To access car free, park in the CAR PARK and CARRY YOUR GEAR through the cattle gate entrance and into the festival. Trolleys are available to help and also a shuttle bus runs from the car park to Arts, Tranquillity and Family. Unload your gear in the loading bays, park your car and wait for the ConFest Express. Each year, interesting and creative trollies are built and created by those in car free, why not create your own unique transport system to carry your gear.
Car free camping exists for many reasons including:
- Caring for our Land – driving on the lower flood plain compacts the soil, restricts natural regrowth, creates ruts and reduces tree root vitality.
- Safety – Areas which are free of cars are safer for everyone especially children. It also ensures the narrower tracks on the flood plain remain free from vehicles in the event that a fire truck or ambulance requires access.
- Atmosphere – Not everyone has a car and not everyone wants to be surrounded by the modern world when camping at ConFest. Providing areas for car free camping is attractive for many people and spaces including Tranquillity, Family and Arts.
- Dust – It can get hot and dusty at ConFest. No cars means less dust.
- Waste Reduction – Why bring what you cannot carry? And please take it all back home.
Stay Put Camping – Gypsy village, market, fire twirling, information, first aid and fire.
Access to Stay Put camping is restricted to campers and caravans. Entry is only available until dusk on Thursday, after which point, all people wishing to camp with a vehicle and/or caravan will need to camp in the Car Access Camping.
Stay Put camping is through the cattle gate next to the market and fire twirling space. It is in the centre of the festival and fills up quickly. This is the heart of the Gypsy village and you are allowed to bring in your caravan, camper or van. Camping Trailers should be pushed through (not attached to vehicles) to help keep the number of cars to a minimum.
The gate will be open 9am to dusk on days 1 and 2 after which the gate will be locked and restricted to market permit and emergency vehicles only. There will be no car movement from this area until the second last day of the festival.
**THERE IS NO ENTRY TO THIS AREA AFTER THURSDAY 24th MARCH EXCEPT TO PERMIT HOLDERS**
Car Access Camping – Water World and an inspiring community building new spaces
The top plains of the festival are available for camping with your vehicles. Great spots exist along the lagoon, old water course and for your own creative spaces which are limitless. Turn right at Welcome to avoid car park queues and head past water world (safe assembly area), all that you see is available to camp, but don’t head too far down the lagoon or you will head into sheep country. Camping too far away breaches our fire safety guidelines.
Please do not camp more than 50m past the last water delivery point. This year, water world will be established in the safe assembly area (see map). Water world will consist of a 100m long (possibly 200m long) wall of water. This creates a great play space for kids and adults alike and will help bring the river closer to the access camping area.