Getting there…

Home Rule Lodge: 07 40603925.

The festival is located at  Home Rule Rainforest Lodge,  Rossville, Far North Queensland

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Home Rule Lodge: 07 40603925.

The festival is located at  Home Rule Rainforest Lodge,  Rossville, Far North Queensland, 328kms/4 hours north of Cairns and just 40kms/40 minutes south of Cooktown [by car]

4 hrs north of Cairns via the Mulligan Highway [2wd].
& approx. 2hrs north of the Daintree River via the Bloomfield Track [30kms is Strictly 4WD ONLY – slippery & dangerous when wet]

There are two options for getting to the festival from the South. 

The Inland Road
This road is 100kms longer than the coastal road, however is similar in travel time. This sealed road is easy access for all vehicles.  From Cairns take the road to Mareeba via the Kuranda Range. From Mareeba head to Mt Molloy and take the Mulligan Highway through Mt Carbine and past the Palmer River Roadhouse to Lakeland.
At Lakeland continue along the Mulligan Highway, past Little Annan Gorge, as far as the right turn into the coast road, Shiptons Flat Road, just before Black Mountain National Park. Travel south along the Shiptons Flat Road past the historic Lion’s Den Hotel (4kms)
to the Bloomfield track to Rossville (9kms).  At the centre of Rossville, left turn into River Road for the 3kms to Home Rule Rainforest Lodge and the Festival grounds.  This 3kms is a gravel road but not 4WD.
Distance: approx. 328 km
Driving time: approx. 4 hrs
The Coastal Road
The coast road is considered the most scenic of the two routes, but 4WD ONLY – slippery and dangerous when wet. Roadworks may cause delay. Leaving Cairns you travel north to the Daintree River, cross the river via the vehicle ferry (there is a fee, $18 one way), then continue through the Daintree Wet Tropics rainforest to Cape Tribulation. After Cape Tribulation the road becomes 4WD ONLY and climbs over the range (very steep with rocky creeks to cross) for 32kms until Bloomfield, cross the Bloomfield River bridge at Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Community and travel the now sealed road north through Ayton and along the edge of Cedar Bay National Park before reaching Rossville. Turn right at the centre of Rossville into River Road for the 3kms to Home Rule Rainforest Lodge. The scenery is spectacular all the way! Please be careful of the wildlife on the road. Distance: approx. 230km
Driving time: approx. 3.5 hrs

Bus Service
 runs a daily bus service to Cooktown and the Lions Den, 11kms from the festival.  Check the website for more details.Bookings 07 4059 1423

 TIMETABLE for Cairns-Cooktown-Express


Friday 30 September 2016:
· North from Cairns to Lions Den on Cairns Cooktown Express  – arriving at Lions Den at approx 12:00noon.
· South from Cooktown to Lions Den arriving at Lions Den at approx 2:00pm.
· There may be a service between Lions Den and the festival site TBA –

Air Service
Hinterland Aviation fly with Hinterland Aviation’s small planes from Cairns to Cooktown, 40kms from the festival site. This is a wonderful scenic flight where you fly over wet tropics rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, more a scenic flight than a transfer, and takes approx 45 minutes. You will then need to make your way from Cooktown to Home Rule at Rossville, 40kms on the coast road to Bloomfield.Bookings 07.4040 1333   or
Sunday 2 October 2016:
· South to Cairns from Lions Den departing Lions Den at approx 2:00pm.
· North to Cooktown from Lions Den departing Lions Den at approx 12:00noon.
· There will be one service between Lions Den and the festival site on this Sunday – 1:25pm from Home Rule Rossville to Lions Den and arriving approx 1:45pm for boarding of Cairns Cooktown Express to Cairns at 1:55pm.


Travel Beats   also provides a transfer and luxury camping package, glamping is the way to go if you are fifo specially but provides a different way to travel to the festival  – contact Travel Beats in Cairns