Savannah in the Round has camping facilities within the Festival Precinct, including: 24/7 security, medical support, toilets and showers. Plus, your camping armband includes access to a free shuttle service between the Round Yard Arena and Mareeba’s town centre from Thursday to Sunday (check the timetable, download now).

NB: For those staying further afield - in the Tablelands, Cairns or Port Douglas - a return daily shuttle from these destinations can be purchased. Bus Shuttle details can be downloaded here, tickets are on sale now.



We’ve got three Festival camping options available:

Campgrounds (self-catered)

This option is available to those who supply their own swag, tent, caravan, camper, RV etc., with both powered and unpowered sites up for grabs. To help keep like-minded patrons together, campers can elect to stay in either the Family/Quiet Zone (with a late night noise curfew) or in the Groups Zone. Whichever zone is chosen, there are three campsite sizes to consider:

  • Large (powered or unpowered): 12m x 7m
  • Medium (unpowered only): 7m x 7m
  • Small (unpowered only): 3.5m x 3.5m

Rent a Tent (pop-up village)

Enjoy camping but won’t have all your gear with you? Don’t need the hassle of setting up your own site? Rent a Tent in our pre-constructed pop-up village! Every tent is fully floored, carpeted, and fitted with an internal 12V light, and you can hire a comfort pack (including bedding, pillows, camp chair, esky and table) or simply BYO. We’ve got sites to accommodate groups of 2, 3, 4 or 6.

Glamping (full-service luxury bell tents)

Looking for a little something extra from your camping experience? Our deluxe bell tents include linen, towels, rugs, lighting, a welcome pack and furnishings, accommodating up to five people*. The glamping area features adjacent toilets and showers, with a dedicated area for guests to use hair straighteners and dryers. Basic kitchen facilities are provided, including refrigeration, tea and coffee station, and a toaster. A chill-out/communal area is provided for our glamping guests to relax, enjoy a hot or cold beverage, play a board game or just soak up the festival atmosphere. Feeling peckish, or in need of a caffeine fix? Our friendly volunteer crew will gladly source these items from onsite vendors and deliver to the glamping area. And the best part - all glamping guests receive a complimentary weekend upgrade on their festival pass, providing VIP access in the main arena! (*Bedding configuration is subject to availability.)


Not into onsite camping? Fear not! There are some fantastic accommodation options right across the Atherton Tablelands. From AirBnbs to resort style lodgings at Lake Tinaroo, a variety of daily express shuttles will operate between key locations and the Festival (precise route details and times to come) or you can choose to drive yourself and park onsite. For the inside scoop and personalised advice on accommodation around Mareeba and the Tablelands, contact Sandrine Gloton at the Mareeba Heritage Museum and Tourist Information Centre on (07) 4092 2906 or



For those flying into Cairns, Savannah in the Round has some wonderful hotel partners with special offers for festival-goers. Staying in Cairns offers the best of both worlds, with stunning reef and rainforest adventures at your doorstep and the Savannah in the Round express shuttle operating daily between Cairns and the Festival (route times to be advised).

Consider the following options...

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Discover this newly transformed resort located within easy reach to Cairns’ top attractions. Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is an excellent option for both business and leisure travellers seeking resort-style accommodation. Check in and head straight to Moku Bar & Grill, where you can sip on a Pina Colada poolside in true Tropical North Queensland fashion. The resort also features five meeting and event spaces catering for up to 200 guests.

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