Local Area

What is around the area?

Thornton is only 3.5km from the event site. There you can find a takeaway shop, bottle shop (ATM), hotel, General Store (coffee), caravan park and butcher. The Rubicon Hotel and General Store gets in extra canned beers, ice and tobacco just for the festival and to help the community we encourage our patrons to wait until you get to the local town or surrounding communities to stock up on everything you need for the event.

Alexandra and Eildon are only 10 minutes up the road, here you will find food works (supermarket), bakery, fuel, cafes, restaurants, bottle shops, accommodation, opp shops and they are both lovely towns to have a look around.

If you are interested in checking out the local area head to Alexandra or Eildon info centres and pick up some information and flyers on what is around. The Lake Eildon dam wall/National park, Rubicon River/Rubicon Valley (Kendals Campground), Cathedrial Ranges State Park and Snobs Creek Waterfall are all just stunning and worth a look.

For more information of things to do in the area check out the Eildon info centre found on the main street in Eildon 03 57 742 909 OR Alexandra Info Centre 34 Grant Street (03) 5772 1100

 

There are so many more local businesses you can find anything you need within 15 minutes of the festival site. Most of the local businesses are locally or family owned so we encourage everyone to do their spending in town and help support the community that hosts our event.

 

Are there places to stay before and after the event?

There are so many great caravan parks and hotels around the area, but they can often book out early. There are also plenty of free camping spots to check out. Just remember to be respectful of the local community (your behaviour outside of the festival reflects on the community supporting the event being held here), behave, no loud music, no washing with soaps in the rivers as it can harm the eco system and fish (it is also drinking water for a lot of the community), no public nudity and take your rubbish home. Google places to stay in the area, There are plenty close to Thornton but even more down near the lake or Alexandra both on 10 minutes drive away.

 

Can you swim?

There is no swimming on site. We do allow pass outs between 11:00am and 4:00pm and there are some beautiful spots by the river where you can go and cool off. The river is very fast flowing with a strong current so it is important that you ask the crew or look on the map for safe places to go. Just remember to be respectful of the local community (your behaviour outside of the festival reflects on the community supporting the event being held here), behave, no loud music, no washing with soaps in the rivers as it can harm the eco system and fish (it is also drinking water for a lot of the community), no public nudity and take your rubbish home.

Kendals A (GPS E398161, N5870138) : The road to, and parking at this site, can be accessed in a 2WD vehicle in any weather condition. The bank slope is flat and the bank access to the water is poor. Camping, toilets and fireplace/BBQ facilities are all available at the site. The turnoff to this site is located 12km south-east of Alexandra along the Goulburn Valley Highway. Then you need to take the Taggerty- Thornton Road for 3km, followed by the Rubicon Road for 6km.

Thornton Beach (GPS E393528, N5876520): The road to, and parking at this site, can be accessed in a 2WD vehicle in any weather condition. The
bank slope is flat and the bank access to the water is good. Picnic tables are available at the site. The turnoff to this site is located 13km south-east of Alexandra along the Goulburn Valley Highway. Then you will need to take the Back Eildon Road for 400m.

Tumbling Waters (GPS E393590, N5873442): The road to, and parking at this site, can be accessed in a 2WD vehicle in any weather condition. The bank slope is flat and the bank access to the water is good. Toilets, picnic tables and fireplace/BBQ facilities are available at the site. The turnoff to this site is located 12km south-east of Alexandra along the Goulburn Valley Highway. Then you will need to take the Taggerty-Thornton Road for 3km.

Sizzlers (GPS E395749, N5876433): The road to, and parking at this site, can be accessed in a 2WD vehicle in any weather condition. All bank slopes are represented at this site and the bank access to the water is good. There are no facilities available at this site. The turnoff to this site is located 12.4km south-east of Alexandra along the Goulburn Valley Highway. Then you will need to take the Back Eildon Road for 3km.