WALLABY CREEK FESTIVAL 2015
Expressions of interest are currently open to bands & performers.
Please download and complete the application form from the documents section of the site.
Wallaby Creek Festival is seeking volunteers for key Directors for the planning and organisation of the 2015 festival.
ALL KEY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS BECOME VACANT early 2015
and Understudies for the Directors are needed
ENTERTAINMENT: Programming, Bands2015, Workshops, Childrens Festival.
COMMERCE: Gate, Ticketing, Sponsorship & promotions, Merchandise, Info Lounge
SITE & CONSTRUCTION: Site Director, Construction, Visuals, Signs, Recycling, Lighting
HOSPITALITY: Bar, Pizza Oven Manager, Prefestival and Postfestival Kitchen
Also looking for Understudy for all coordinator positions.
PLEASE NOTE ALL POSITIONS ARE VOLUNTEER
Home Rule Lodge: 07 40603925.
The festival is located at Home Rule Rainforest Lodge, Rossville,
Far North Queensland, 328kms/4 hours north of Cairns and just 40kms/40 minutes south of Cooktown [by car]
& approx. 3hrs north of the Daintree River via the Bloomfield Track [4wd]
& 4 hrs north of Cairns via the Mulligan Highway [2wd].
There are two options for getting to the festival from the South.
The Inland Road
This road is 100kms longer than
the coastal road, however is a similar in travel time. This sealed road is easy access for all vehicles. From Cairns take the road to Mareeba via
the Kuranda Range. From Mareeba head to Mt Molloy and take the Mulligan
Highway through Mt Carbine and past the Palmer River Roadhouse to Lakeland.
At Lakeland continue along the Cooktown Developmental Road/Mulligan
Highway, past Little Annan Gorge, as far as the right turn into the coast road, Shiptons Flat Road, just before Black Mountain National Park.Travel south along the Shiptons Flat Road past the historic Lion’s Den Hotel (4kms)
to the Bloomfield track to Rossville (9kms). At the centre of Rossville, left turn into River Road for the 3kms to Home Rule Rainforest Lodge and the Festival grounds. This 3kms is a gravel road but not 4WD.
Distance: approx. 328 km
Driving time: approx. 4 hrs
The Coastal Road
The coast road is considered the most scenic of the two routes, but 4WD is highly recommended. Leaving Cairns you travel north to the Daintree River, cross the river via the
vehicle ferry (there is a fee, $18 one way), then continue through the Daintree Wet Tropics rainforest to Cape Tribulation. After Cape Tribulation the road becomes 4WD and climbs over the range (very steep with rocky creeks to cross) for 32kms until Bloomfield, cross the Bloomfield River bridge at Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Community and travel the now sealed road north through Ayton and along the edge of Cedar Bay National Park before reaching Rossville. Turn right at the centre of Rossville into River Road for the 3kms to Home Rule Rainforest Lodge. The scenery is spectacular all the way!Please be careful of the wildlife on the road.
Distance: approx. 230km
Driving time: approx. 4 hrs
Cairns-Cooktown-Express runs a daily bus service to Cooktown and the Lions Den 11kms from the festival. Check the website for more details. Bookings 07 4059 1423
TIMETABLE for Cairns-Cooktown-Express
For the festival there is now available a service from the Lions Den to the site and from Cooktown on Thursday 25th, returning Monday 29th September.
Hinterland Aviationyou can fly with Hinterland Aviation from Cairns to Cooktown, 40kms away. Bookings 07.4040 1333 or www.hinterlandaviation.com.au
Performers for 2015
Watch this space