Located 40-kilometres south-west of Gympie, the Muster is an easy drive 2-hours north of Brisbane, just 40-minutes from stunning Noosa and heritage listed Fraser Island. The 20-minute forest drive from Amamoor is accessible for all vehicle types.
So, Google it. Signposts are few and not many cowboys to ask on the #1 highway, Pacific Coast Way at 110kmph, running from Brisbane to Cairns. However, Google likes the backwaters and will take you off-highway to the Muster site. Scenic. If you are approaching northbound, you may want to keep on the motorway until Exit 253 to the Mary Valley Link road. Less Scenic but certainly quicker. Save your coins for a post-festival car wash.
A shuttle bus runs between the Muster site and Gympie. Timetable, pricing and booking details will be made available closer to the event.
We have a few big bush paddocks with plenty of space so your neighbours are not listening to you scrape the mud (or polish the dust) off your boots each night. You will see the stars, hear the music, boil your billy and have plenty of space to hang your hat – all for the price of your festival ticket. That’s right … general camping during the festival is free, free, free.
You will be run off the Flat if you crank up a generator before 6am or after 10pm, take your ute on a donut circuit, chase the cows or hunt the roos. Our dedicated community groups bring the firewood to you – chopping up trees for to stoke your pit is a no-no.
Access to general camping and day parking areas opens 9am Wednesday 22 August, 2018 (rope off permits required outside this time). Final goodbyes by 10am Tuesday 28 August 2018. Day tickets include access to the campground from 6am the day of the ticket, until high noon the following day.
The Rural Fire Brigade determine rules and regulations regarding campfires, dependent on weather and local conditions. On site camp wardens will provide up to date advice. To protect our forest and other campers’ tents, fires must be within a fire ring.
Dogs are not permitted on the festival site or in the campgrounds.
BLUE flat areas, on a slight decline.
RED a favourite with campers. In the heart of the action, drinking water access point.
YELLOW ideal spot to watch the passing parade. Predominately flat with some gullies and low lying areas.
POULSEN’S FLAT flat ground just a short stroll to the festival entrance. Drinking water and dump point access.
POULSEN’S FLAT OVERFLOW furtherest from the hustle and bustle of the festival, with no through traffic. Flat ground ideal for RVs. Fresh water access.
POULSEN’S HILL just a hop, skip and jump over the bridge to the festival precinct. Land closest to the creek is fairly flat, getting steeper up into the hill. Drinking water and dump point access.
Free showers in multiple locations
Toilet facilities in multiple locations
Mobile phone charging stations
Daily firewood delivery service
Free shuttle bus to festival entrance
Mobile phone coverage for Telstra & Optus customers
Bring your favourite rope and peg out your favourite camp site. Ahead of the herd. Permit required: a rain-proof copy (laminating & plastic sleeves usually do the trick) must be displayed on a site no larger than 8 x 8 metres. Obscured text or barcodes will void the permit. Maximum of six people per site.
FIRST CRACK AT ROPE OFF 7am SATURDAY, JULY 28 [Festival 4 day ticket holders only]
Four full weeks before the music begins, your space can be Roped Off and ready. Sleep over from then (no access to amenities until Monday 20 August), or just mark your spot for later.
If 4 weeks is a little too enthusiastic for you, then …
PLAIN ‘OL ROPE OFF 7am SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 [Festival 4 Day ticket holders only]
Access to the campground anytime after this date. Of course, you and your rope can canter in whenever you like in the week of Muster, lasso any of the preferred remaining spots and throw your swag down.
CAN’T MOSEY UP AHEAD OF THE FESTIVAL TO STAKE YOUR CLAIM? For a small extra charge, we book you a Roper Offerer who (with impeccable personal taste) picks any of the available 8 x 8 metre spots on Poulsen’s Flat and secures a site for you. It may not be exactly the spot you had last year, but as sure as Bob’s your uncle, a site will be waiting for you when you roll in.
Our greatest ballad author lends his name to this piece of camping poetry – the best digs for those who don’t want to bring their own. Canvas floor (boots off at the door), lighting, mattresses, and up to three beds per tent. Tables and chairs, a mobile phone recharge station, bacon, eggs and coffee at the exclusive Banjo’s canteen Friday to Sunday, and a chauffeured ride to the festival entrance on our free shuttle bus. Security, hot showers and cool toilets, only for Banjo’s customers.
BYO thread count and take your washing with you, or invest in one of our linen packages which include blankets, pillows and sheets. Pack your own towels and toiletries. Pay for 4 nights and we will allow you a jumpstart on the mob – Wednesday arrival to watch the herd meander in.
Check in before 10pm. Check out by 10am. 1 car per site only. Extra pack horses stabled in the day car park.
Like being in the Branding Yard at muster time, Nashville is in the heart of the action. Flat 9 x 12 metre reserved sites a short stroll to the festival entrance. Ideal for caravans, RVs and larger vehicles.
BYO power. Dedicated amenities. Limit of 8 people per space. Access from 28 July 2018.
Rather jam your finger in the yard gate hinge than camp? Let the team at Maroochy Waterfront take care of your hotel accommodation, transfers and Muster passes and enjoy a bush to beach experience. Contact them on (07) 5448 4344 to book or Find them here
Staying a while? Discover the Gympie Region
A shuttle bus will run from Gympie town centre to the Muster site daily.