Camping tickets & entry times
At “The Great Escape” we’ll have room for thousands of tents! You MUST possess a 3 day + camping ticket if you want to stay overnight. Day-trippers must leave by midnight daily.
1st release prices:
3 days + camping: $225 (adults, 16 years and over) + bfs
(note: camping is $60 extra than a normal 3 day ticket)
Campers can enter the festival from 2pm on Thursday, April 5 (until 10pm), and must have vacated the grounds by noon Monday, April 9. Facilities (toilets etc) will be in action. Each morning gates will open approx 9.30am.
If you’re 15 and under and camping, you but MUST be accompanied by a ticket-holding guardian (ie: a family member over 18, or an adult who can prove they have your parents’ permission to look after you). You will need to bring ID (passport, birth certificate) to prove your age. See out T&Cs before you buy – click here.
Can I camp next to my friends?
If you want to camp alongside your friends, you must arrive (and register at the Camping Registration point) together – as we’re unable to hold spots.
Where can I park?
If you’re planning on driving, you can buy a 3-day campers’ parking pass for the Blaxland Common carpark. These passes cost $45 (see our ‘Transport’ section for details). Unfortunately, there’s no free parking in SOP, and you can’t bring your car onto the campground. You’ll be able to get back and forth to your car, however.
Can I bring in food?
You can bring in food and non-alcoholic drinks. All drinks must be sealed and unopened upon entry, and no glass bottles are allowed. Don’t bring anything that requires cooking – there’s no naked flames (fires, gas cookers etc) on-site.
Check into the “The Great Escape” Tent Hotel!
At “The Great Escape”, the team from Go Play Outside will be onsite with some very special accommodation for clever campers! If you’d like to camp but don’t want to lug a tent around with you, then why not head to the Go Play Outside website (click HERE) and book your very own tent hotel?
Here’s the options (all tents are set up and ready for you when you arrive):
A “Super Deluxe 5 Star Tent” sleeps two people. For three nights it’ll cost $299 – that’s just under $50 per person, per night, which includes:
– Sleeping Bags x2
– Cotton Inner Sheet x2
– Camp Stretcher x2
– Lantern x2
– Pillow x2
– Camping Chairs x2
– Camping Table x1
– Tent Hotel Camping pack to keep (contents TBA)
* if you are planning on staying Thursday night as well, add $55
A “Family Tent” can sleep up to four people. For three nights it’ll cost $340 – ie: just under $30 per person, per night, which includes:
– Two Room Family Tent for four people
– Sleeping Bags x4
– Cotton Inner Sheet x4
– Inflatable mattress x4
– Lantern x2
* if you are planning on staying Thursday night as well, add $50
A “Deluxe 3.5 Star” tent sleeps two people. For three nights it’ll cost $170 – ie: just under $30 per person, which includes:
– Deluxe Tent for two People
– Sleeping Bags x2
– Cotton Inner Sheet x2
– Inflatable mattress x2
– Lantern x1
* if you are planning on staying Thursday night as well, add $30
Finally, the “Budget Camping” tent sleeps two people. For three nights it’ll cost $60 – ie: just under $10 per person.
* if you are planning on staying Thursday night as well, add $10
Forgot some supplies? You can also rent everything (like sleeping bags) via Go Play Outside, with everything available to be collected at the festival.
All bookings for the Tent Hotel can be made online via our secure booking system – check out the Tent Hotel FAQ for more info or give the team at Go Play Outside a call for more info: 1800 643 373.
What to bring
– A tent! Two, three, four-man tents are perfect, rather than massive domes.
– A sleeping bag/doona/blankets/pillows.
– Warm, wet weather gear.
– Clothing for cold nights – it can get very chilly at Easter at the Armory!
– Sun protection.
– Money & your tickets.
– Medication – there will be St John’s services for emergencies, but make a list (and carry it on you) of any medications/treatments you might require if you suffer from a serious illness or condition, such as epilepsy or asthma. Include your emergency contact details.
– Something to put your cigarette butts in. Smoking is allowed only in designated smoking areas.
What not to bring
A gas cooker, trianga or BBQ: no open flames allowed.
Your pets (other than guide dogs).
Alcohol or drugs. Alcohol found upon entry will be confiscated, while the same laws about drugs apply both off and on the festival site.
Skateboards, rollerblades, frisbees.
Weapons (including pocket knives), fireworks, anything dangerous.
Camping registration point & general store
When you arrive at the festival, you’ll be directed to our camping registration point, where you’ll need to fill in a quick contact sheet. If you’ve forgotten some of the basics – DON’T PANIC! There’ll be a general store open early in the morning till late at night selling all essential goodies, and including a message board for campers to stay in touch. You can lock up any special items during the event in the Cloakroom.
They’ll be two camping zones at the festival – general camping, and one for those who really want to get a good night’s sleep, rather than staying up late. Please respect your fellow campers by picking the right camping zone for you and minimise disturbances!
There are basic showers and toilets available in the campgrounds. We’ll bring in as many as possible, but expect a line-up. Peak times for shower queues will be in the mornings and later afternoons, so avoid these times if you don’t want a long wait. Sorry, there’s nowhere to plug in a hairdryer! There’s no electricity or laundry facilities.
There will only be two gates into the camping area, manned by security 24/7. You won’t be able to sneak in – everyone entering needs a camping wristband.
Theft can be a problem at any large event, so please don’t bring anything of value to the festival other than what is absolutely necessary. All valuables remain the responsibility of the camper.
TGE reserves the right to remove any campers not obeying the rules or creating a disturbance.
For campers keen to rise and shine, there’ll be free yoga classes each morning. Everyone is welcome! BYO mat or towel – check the Festival Program for more info.