Bushweek Festival

22 - 26 JUNE 2015 - BI ANNUALLY - "What do you think this is, Bushweek?.... " This is a platform to come together as community and co-create

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Home Rule Rainforest Lodge 

Is about 328kms north pf Cairns, approximately 4 hours via the Mulligan Highway (2wd) 
Just 40kms, about 40 minutes south, of Cooktown (by car)
Approx. 3hrs north of the Daintree River via the Bloomfield Track (4wd only)


Getting here

Travel Beats Transfers
Can get you there - Return Transfers ONLY
$135 per person
Set scheduled times TBA

There are two options for getting to the festival from the South with self drive:

The Inland Road
This road is 100kms longer than the coastal road, however is a similar in travel time. Early in 2006 sealing the last section of this road was completed, thereby providing 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 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 .

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, $12 one way), then continue through the Daintree Wet Tropics to Cape Tribulation. After Cape Tribulation the road becomes 4WD and climbs over the range (very steep with rocky creeks to cross) 32kms until Bloomfield, cross the Bloomfield River at Wujul Wujul 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.

Bushweek is no ordinary festival...

It is an event that gives people the opportunity to build their own festival...

Bushweek encourages all people who attend to actively contribute to the festival. Over the course of a week, you will find some way that you can add your bit of magic. Bushweek does not take volunteers and everybody at Bushweek is considered to be a volunteer. If something needs doing we encourage people to step up and do it!

Bushweek is about living self sustainably, consciously and creatively

We offer you a space outside the boundaries of regular society to come together in a dynamic collaboration.

Bushweek is totally family friendly and adored by the kids who come. It is a special place where people of all ages can work together, learn new skills, teach one another and to be fully immersed in some of the most immense natural beauty on this planet!

Ticket price includes 7 days camping & welcome feast


Gates open 8am on 22 June 

Festival ends at midnight on 28 June


Please note Youth is 12 - 16 and should select CHILD rate. Proof will be required at time of ticket collection.

A $5 transaction fee from the ticket provider will be passed on and charged in addition to the final booking amount as well as a 1% credit card fee if applicable.

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