TRAVELLING BY BUS
Take the easy way to Splendour in the Grass and catch a bus!
Buses will operate to and from locations surrounding our venue at North Byron Parklands, providing destinations with either frequent ‘Shuttle’ services or timetabled ‘Scheduled’ services.
Visit the Bus Information page for all Routes, Fares & Timetables in coming weeks.
DROP OFF/PICK UP
Please DO NOT Drop Off/Pick Up Patrons along Tweed Valley Way or surrounding areas, as this is dangerous not only for pedestrians and vehicles but also causes traffic delays. Fines apply.
Dropping off on local roads will leave you with a long dangerous walk to get to the event entry gate. Not only that, but working out where to be picked up is even harder, leaving you waiting on the road side whilst your lift tries to negotiate the changed traffic conditions put in place to assist the exiting traffic.
Be sensible: Catch the shuttle bus or, if you are getting dropped-off, follow the signs to the designated Drop Off/Pick Up point at North Byron Parklands.
TRAVELLING BY TAXI OR UBER
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. 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.
The taxi rank is located just inside Gate C (near the main entry gate off Tweed Valley Way). Follow the pedestrian walkway towards the South Car Park from the Festival.
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 traveling 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.
- For transfers from Ballina to Byron click here
- For transfers from Gold Coast to Byron click here
- For transfers from Brisbane to Byron click here
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 CAMP WITH VEHICLE PASS, CAMP WITHOUT VEHICLE PASS or 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.
More info can be found in our Vehicle Passes FAQs.
BP Brunswick business hours are 8:00am-6:00pm weekdays, Saturday 22 July 7:30am-2:00pm & Sunday 23 July 9:00am-3:00pm. Alternatively the Shell Service Station at Tyagarah operates from 7:00am-6:00pm.
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: [email protected]
Unauthorised charter service vehicles are not permitted on the property.
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 Byron Gateway Airport offers direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle and is a proud Sponsor of Splendour in the Grass
Virgin Australia, Jetstar, FlyPelican and Rex flies into Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, book your flight direct with the airline partner:
- Jetstar - jetstar.com (131 538)
- Virgin Australia - virginaustralia.com (13 67 89)
- Rex - regionalexpress.com.au (13 17 13)
- Qantas - qantas.com (13 13 13 )
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.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: VEHICLE PASS REDEMPTION VOUCHER SYSTEM
The good news is that if you do carpool you can get a $30 redemption voucher against the cost of your vehicle pass. Event and Camping ticket holders who have pre-purchased either a CAMP WITH VEHICLE or CAMP WITHOUT VEHICLE PASS, and arrive with 3 or more people in their car, all with valid 2017 Event & Camping tickets, are eligible to receive a $30 redemption voucher.
Event ticket holders who have pre-purchased a DAY PARKING PASS, and arrive with 4 or more people in their car, all with valid 2017 Event tickets, are eligible to receive a $30 redemption voucher.
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 redemption voucher if you have the correct number of people in your car. Redemption vouchers are only issued when your vehicle pass is scanned. This voucher will contain information on where you can redeem it within the event area. Redemption vouchers can only be redeemed at the event.
DAY CAR PARKING
The festival carpark is on Tweed Valley Way, Wooyung. Please follow signage and directions of traffic control staff.
Event Ticketholders wishing to drive to the festival and use the North Byron Parklands carpark MUST first pre purchase a Day Parking Pass for each day you intend to park on site.
The day carpark will be open to event only patrons between 10:00am and 2:00am on Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July only.
- Redemption Vouchers will be available on a daily basis for vehicles (with valid Parking Passes) which arrive with 4 or more passengers.
- Vehicles may not be left in the day carpark overnight and sleeping in vehicles in the day carpark is not allowed. Any vehicles that are left in the carpark overnight MUST be removed by 9:00am 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.
CAR POOLING / RIDE SHARING
Make sure you head to Northern Rivers Carpool - a car pooling initiative hosted by Byron Shire Council alongside our neighbouring Councils.
Miler is a cool, Byron-made mobile app connecting passengers with drivers with a spare seat. You can post your ride to Splendour, share the costs and reduce traffic. For more info on Miler click here.
Or you can check out Ridevu for another Splendour ridesharing hook up!
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 recognised as a high accident area. Please take it easy on the road.
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 again 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” located in the north carpark close to the pedestrian entry. Follow the signs once you’ve ridden through the tunnel. Do not just leave bikes up against fences or in pedestrian walkways as 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 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