TRAVELLING BY BUS
There will be a number of festival bus services operating between the festival and surrounding areas, including frequent shuttle services to Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay from Wednesday for campers staying on site.
NOTICE TO PRIVATE CHARTER SERVICES:
All private operators planning to transport Splendour in the Grass Patrons or guests to North Byron Parklands will need to contact us for site access authorisation at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unauthorised charter service vehicles are not permitted on the property.
TAKING AN AIRPORT SHUTTLE
Byron Bay and the surrounding areas are serviced by numerous airport shuttles.
Byron Ballina Gateway Airport (ballinabyronairport.com.au) is the closest to Byron Bay, about 25mins and is about 40minutes south of the event venue. Ballina Byron Gateway offers up to 58 direct flights per week on Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Rex and is a proud sponsor of Splendour in the Grass.
Shuttles also operate from Gold Coast Airport and Brisbane Airport. Most have good online booking facilities. Check to see if they list Splendour or North Byron Parklands as a drop-off/pickup point. We recommend booking in advance as these services are very popular.
Xcede - xcede.com.au
Byron Easy Bus - byronbayshuttle.com.au
Steve’s Tours Airport Express - stevestours.com.au
Brisbane 2 Byron - brisbane2byron.com
Gold Coast Airport Express - goldcoastairportexpress.com.au
Byron Bay Airport Transfers - www.byronbayairporttransfers.com.au
TRAVELLING BY TAXI
Gold Coast Cabs will be providing a ‘Special Offer’ for Splendour customers travelling from the Gold Coast Airport to North Byron Parklands. Head to gccabs.com.au or call 131 008 for details.
Byron Bay Taxis byronbaytaxis.com.au (Ph 02-6685 5008) will have vehicles servicing the site. These taxis cover the Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby areas. The taxi rank will be situated near the bus loop close to the entrance to the entertainment precinct.
Tweed Taxis will also be on site tweedtaxis.com.au or phone 1300 656 818. Their vehicles will service areas north of North Byron Parklands.
TAKING A PRIVATE TRANSFER
Many Private Transfer and Limousine companies service Byron Bay and surrounding areas. A private transfer is a good option if you are travelling from any of the local airports.
For a private sedan or limousine transfer to your accommodation you can book with the following companies online via Jayride. We recommend booking in advance, as these services are very popular and they will book out.
TRAVELLING IN YOUR OWN CAR
In order to minimise the number of private vehicles travelling to and from the festival, we need to encourage car-pooling as much as possible. As one of the ways to encourage ride-sharing, we will be requiring all vehicles entering the site to carry a pre-purchased Campers Carpark Pass, RV Parking Pass, Day Parking Pass.
The number of vehicle passes available each day will be capped. This will serve to limit the number of vehicles entering the site each day which will reduce the potential for traffic to clog local roads and site entries.
There will be different car passes for the campers carpark, RV Park and for the venue day carpark. These passes will be on sale via moshtix.com.au from 9am AEST Monday 16 June.
Campers driving to the site will need to pre-purchase a Campers Carpark Pass. Campers driving to the site with a camper trailer, caravan, RV or vehicle to sleep in will need to pre-purchase an RV Parking Pass. Those wanting to use the venue day carpark will require a Day Parking Pass.
Those who intend camping with us have the choice of pre-purchasing a Campers Carpark Pass or RV Park Pass for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday. If you want to arrive on a particular day, you’ll need to get onto moshtix.com.au and secure a pass when they go on sale.
Day parkers can choose between Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Please note the day carpark is NOT open on Wednesday or Thursday.
PLEASE NOTE: CAR PASS REFUNDS AVAILABLE
The good news is that if you do car-pool you can get your money back on your pass. Event and Camping ticketholders can get their Campers Carpark Pass fee refunded if they arrive with 3 or more people in their car. Day parkers can get a refund (based on a daily parking fee) if their vehicle contains 4 or more occupants. To get your refund, staff will scan your vehicle pass on arrival, verifying that all occupants within the vehicle are valid festival ticket holders, and will then issue you with a refund voucher if you have the correct number of people in your car to receive a refund. This voucher will contain information on where you can redeem it within the event area to get your car pass money back.
Please note: RV Parking Passes are NOT eligible to receive a refund voucher under the Car Pass Refund System that Splendour in the Grass operates.
The festival carpark is on Tweed Valley Way, around 1.3kms north of the Yelgun Interchange on the Pacific Highway. Please follow signage and directions of traffic control staff.
Ticketholders wishing to drive to the festival and use the North Byron Parklands carpark MUST first purchase a Parking Pass. These will be on sale from moshtix.com.au from 9am AEST Monday 16 June. There will be a limit on the number of passes made available for each day.
The DAY CARPARK will be open Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 July – 10am to 2am (Day carpark is CLOSED Wed 23 & Thu 24 July).
The CAMPERS CAR PARK & RV PARK will open on Wed 23 July – 10am to midnight, and will be open Thu 24, Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 July – 7am to midnight each day.
Event-only ticketholders cannot drive to and park at the site prior to Friday 25 July, although they may travel to the festival by bus on Thursday 24 July.
Refunds will be available on a daily basis for vehicles (with valid Parking Passes) which arrive with 4 or more passengers. If you're looking for more passengers visit Jayride.
Please note: RV Park passes are NOT eligible to receive a refund voucher under the Car Pass Refund System that Splendour in the Grass operates.
Vehicles may not be left in the carpark overnight and sleeping in vehicles in the carpark is not allowed. Any vehicles that are left in the carpark overnight MUST be removed by 9am or further parking fees will apply.
The carpark is a No Alcohol zone.
Do not park in surrounding streets or roads, especially in any residential areas. Special Event Parking restrictions will be in place on surrounding roads. Fines apply for illegal parking.
Council rangers will be on the lookout for illegal camping or people sleeping in cars. Fines apply! Maximum penalty exceeds $1,000.
RIDE-SHARING (CAR POOLING)
Looking for more passengers to Splendour? Share your ride
Need a lift to Splendour? Check out the rides
Splendour has joined with ride-share website jayride.com.au/splendour to those with spare seats can connect with those looking for a lift, helping to save money and emissions.
For those in the Northern Rivers region, make sure you head to www.nrcarpool.org - a carpooling initiative hosted by Byron Shire Council alongside our neighbouring Councils.
Please note THERE IS NO PEDESTRIAN ACCESS to North Byron Parklands. In other words, you will not be able to walk there from nearby locations.
When driving long distances, remember to avoid fatigue by taking regular breaks or sharing the driving. It’s also worth noting that the Taree to Queensland border stretch of the Pacific Highway is recognized as a high accident area. Please take it easy.
Before setting out, it's worth checking road conditions and potential roadwork delays. In NSW, call Roads and Maritime Service on 132 701 or go to livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au; for QLD call 13 19 40 or visit 131940.qld.gov.au
Please note there is NO PEDESTRIAN ACCESS to North Byron Parklands.
TRAVELLING BY BIKE
Those of you riding pushbikes to the festival can leave them at the bike “corral” off the main pedestrian entry. Do not just leave bikes up against fences or in pedestrian walkways, they will be removed.
When riding please take care on local roads and inside the venue watch out for pedestrians. Don’t ride your bike if you are over the limit.
Motorbikes can park in the carpark for free. They do not require a vehicle pass.
TRAVELLING BY PLANE
Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is the closest to Byron Bay, about 25 minutes, and is about 40 minutes south of the venue. Ballina Airport is a proud Sponsor of Splendour in the Grass. Gold Coast Airport is about 20 minutes drive north of the venue, and Brisbane Airport, about 1.75 hours north by road, is also an option. Virgin Australia, Qantas, Jetstar or Qantaslink or Tigerair fly into Gold Coast Airport, Ballina and Brisbane, while Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Rex flies into Ballina.
- Qantas - qantas.com.au (13 13 13)
- Jetstar - jetstar.com (131 538)
- Virgin Blue - virginaustralia.com (13 67 89)
- Rex - regionalexpress.com.au (13 17 13)
As Byron Bay and the surrounding areas, are serviced by numerous airport shuttles operating from Gold Coast Airport, Ballina-Byron Airport and Brisbane Airport, some of whom have good online booking services. We recommend booking in advance as these services are very popular. See AIRPORT SHUTTLES above on this same page.
TRAVELLING BY TRAIN
Byron Bay no longer has a local train service. You can purchase a train ticket to Byron Bay but the train trip only takes you to Casino (from Sydney) or Grafton (from Brisbane). From there the remainder of your trip is by bus. These services drop off and collect from the Transit Centre in the centre of Byron Bay township. Phone Countrylink for information and timetables: 13 22 32 or countrylink.nsw.gov.au