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Savannah in the Round has camping facilities within the Festival Precinct that includes 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.

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.

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Camping

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, or 4. Learn more and book here.

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. (*Bedding configuration is subject to availability.)

Mareeba/Tablelands

If you're looking to stay off site, there are some fantastic accommodation options 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, 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 visit@mareebaheritagecentre.com.au.

Cairns

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. A 63km (60min) journey, it operates daily between Cairns and the Festival precinct.

For those flying into Cairns, Savannah in the Round's accommodation partners Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort and Pullman Cairns International, with both offering specials for Savannah festival-goers. Book your stay at Novotel here, or book your stay at Pullman here and receive a 15% discount and parking.

Port Douglas

If a super-relaxed Port Douglas vibe is more your scene, there is a variety of accommodation options including hotels, motels, and camping. You can also take the Savannah in the Round express shuttle from Port Douglas to the Festival - an 87km (70 min) journey passing through Mount Molloy. It’s one of Tropical North Queensland’s most scenic drives!