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, Shipton’s 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,  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
Cairns-Cooktown-Express
 runs from Cairns 7:00 am DAILY bus service to Lions Den, 11kms from the festival, and Cooktown.  RETURNS in the afternoon to Cairns –   Bookings 07 4059 1423  www.cairnsbuscharters.com/services/cairns-cooktown-express

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Shuttle Transfer Information for Wallaby Creek Festival for Cairns-Cooktown-Express:

Friday 29th September 2016:·         
· North from Cairns to Lions Den – arriving at Lions Den at approximately 11:30am.

· South from Cooktown to Lions Den on Cairns Cooktown Express only – arriving at Lions Den at approximately 13:55pm.

(There will be no service between Lions Den and the festival site on this day).

Saturday 30th October 2016:
·  North from Cairns to Lions Den – arriving at Lions Den at approximately 11:30am.
·  South from Cooktown to Lions Den – arriving at Lions Den at approximately 13:55pm.
· There will be one service between Lions Den and the festival site on this day –  pick up 11:30am from Lions Den to Rossville and arriving approximately 12:00pm.

Sunday 1st October 2016:
·  South to Cairns from Lions Den – departing Lions Den at approximately 13:55pm.
·   North to Cooktown from Lions Den – departing Lions Den at approximately 11:30am.
·  There will be one service between Lions Den and the festival site on this day – 13:00pm from Rossville to Lions Den and arriving approximately 13:30pm for boarding of Cairns Cooktown Express to Cairns at 13:55pm.  (Bookings must be made for Lions Den to Cairns)
·  There will be no service from Rossville to Lions Den for passengers wanting to go north to Cooktown.

Cairns Cooktown Express
Public Prices :

$72.00 per adult: From Cairns to Lions Den or Lions Den to Cairns
$12.00 per adult: From Cooktown to Lions Den or Lions Den to Cooktown
$10.00 per adult: From Lions Den to Wallaby Creek Festival or Wallaby Creek Festival to Lions Den  

 

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 www.hinterlandaviation.com.auhinterlandAd

 

 

 

 

 

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Never driven this far North before?…you might like some tips:   www.capeyorknrm.com.au/project/2285