The Mareeba Rodeo Arena (also known as Kerribee Park) is the proud home of Savannah in the Round. It’s located just 7km from the centre of Mareeba in the Cairns Hinterland on State Route 27 - the main north/west road to the Gulf Country, and the start of the world famous 3,700-kilometre road trip across the top of Australia from Cairns to Broome, Savannah Way. The event takes place 66km from Cairns Airport, or about an hour’s drive.

Savannah in the Round is unlike any other festival. Your festival armband gives you admission to the festival precinct and your designated seating area (whether general admission or grandstand seating). You are free to move around the festival precinct, including a front of stage area to enjoy the Cape Stage performances. The Cape Stage operates between 4pm and 11.30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Savannah in the Round will also program two support stages; the Big Top Music Hall and the Bull Bar – each of which operates across the day from mid morning, and after the Cape Stage until late.

Savannah in the Round offers campgrounds adjacent to the festival site, 24/7 security, medical support, and toilet/shower facilities. Additionally, your camping armband gives you access to a free shuttle bus service between the Mareeba Rodeo Arena (the festival site) and the Mareeba town centre from Thursday to Sunday (inclusive).

Camping at the Festival

A pre-festival campers concert will be scheduled in the Big Top Music Hall on Thursday night to kick things off. Season ticket holders are eligible to attend this concert at no extra cost, and all others are welcome for a small fee.

Large powered and unpowered campsites: 12m x 7m
Medium unpowered campsites (family/quiet zone or groups zone): 7 m x 7m
Small unpowered campsites (family/quiet zone or groups zone): 3.5m x 3.5m
Rent a Tent (for 2, 3 or 4 people): pre-constructed tents with or without comfort extras
Bell Tent Glamping (for up to 4 people): deluxe bell tents including linen, towels, mats, lighting, furnishings, welcome pack & more. 

See accommodation for more details.

Stay in Mareeba/Tablelands

Not into 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 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

Stay in Cairns

For those flying into Cairns, Savannah in the Round's accommodation partner Pullman Cairns International is offering specials for Savannah festival-goers. Book your stay at Pullman here and receive a 15% discount and parking. 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.

Stay in Port Douglas

If a super-relaxed Port Douglas vibe is more your scene, simply 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!