Frequently Asked Questions

When are you open for Festival Accommodation?

We are open from 10am Boxing Day to 10am 2nd January. I know that some of you may be volunteers or performers who would like to get in earlier however we have family commitments.

When can I arrive on the day of my booking?

10am or thereafter on arrival. We have a self registration check in so you can arrive at any time on the day of your booking. You will receive an armband on the day of your booking to show registration and must be worn at all times during your stay.

What time do I need to leave on the last day of my booking?

10am departure

Do I need to pay for Festival car parking?

No. If you park you car at our property and walk to the festival from our property then you do not need a car parking ticket. This is our preference as it means less traffic on the road and less impact on our neighbours. 

What type of ticket do I buy from the Festival?

Season ticket without camping - if staying for the duration of the festival

or a daily ticket without camping if only visiting for 1 day or several days.

Do I have to have my Festival ticket/armband before I arrive to stay?

Yes you must get your Festival ticket and armband before you arrive at our centre. This way you can park your car at our centre and walk directly to the Festival. You cannot walk to the Festival without your Festival armband and our accommodation armband.

Why do I have to wear an accommodation armband?

On arrival you will be issued an accommodation armband that you are required to wear on your arm or if you are a performer may be worn on your ankle.

 

The armband enables us and fellow campers to see that you belong to our camp. It also enables the Woodford Folk Festival Camp Wardens and Security who monitor the northern festival gate and Volunteer camping area that you are allowed to walk through this section of the festival (as negotiated by us with the Festival).

 

If you see anyone at our establishment that does not have an armband please notify us when at the centre or via text on 0476002033. If you loose or damage your armband please inform us for a replacement when at the centre or via text on 0476002033.

What do I need to bring?

  • Your own linen (e.g. sheets/sleeping bag) and pillow.

  • Your own food & drinks.

  • Torch - as we are in the country and there are no street lights to light the path to the festival from our place at night time. Mobile phones lights are ok but not great.

  • Note: It is normally very hot during festival time with thunderstorms in the late afternoon and cool nights. You will need to bring summer clothes for the day, raincoat and/or umbrella for the afternoon and sometimes gumboots if it rains a lot and something warm for the cool late nights (jumper/long pants).

I want to stay with my friend/s in the same cabin how do we make our bookings?

If you want to stay in the same cabin as your friend/s, make one booking for you and your friend/s. Arrange with your friends to to reimburse you directly for their accommodation booking. This is the best and simplest way to ensure you are all in the same cabins as each other.

What facilities are available in the kitchen/dining?

Walk in fridge, Freezer, 6 burner stove top and oven, 2 x Microwaves, 6 burner BBQ, Plates, bowls, cups, cutlery for everyone, Cooking pots, pans & utensils, Tables and chair, Recharge station for mobile phones and devices (rooms do not have powerpoints), Free tea / instant coffee / sugar / milk. 

What is the bed configuration of the cabins and features?

There are 3 types of Cabins:

1. The Female, Mixed Gender & Family Cabins are one large room that have 8 single bunk beds in each. We will only booking 10 people per cabin to give you extra room for bag storage and comfort. Floors are concrete, insulated wall panelling, exposed rafters, solar lights, no power points (recharge stations for devices is available in the dining hall).

2. Double Accomodation Cabin is split into 6 separate rooms. Each room has a single bunk bed and small luggage shelf with sliding door. These is a common hallway from which all the rooms come off. The sliding doors are not lockable. Floors are concrete, insulated walls, solar lights, no power points (recharge stations for devices is available in the dining hall). There is a minimum 6 night stay for the private rooms and booked as a 2 bed package. 

3. Container Cabin is a retrofitted shipping container previous constructed for staff accommodation. It has lino floor, insulted walls, louver windows, doors, power points, pedestal fans, standard lighting. All rooms exit out onto a large verandah which has an outside kitchenette with kettle, toaster, microwave, sink and dining table. It has 3 separate rooms: 

Room A = 1 bunk bed & 1 single bed (accommodates 3 people),

Room B = 2 bunkbeds (accommodates 4 people),

Room C = 1 double bed (accommodates 2 people/couple).

There is a minimum 6 night stay for the Container Cabin and is booked as a group booking of min. 6 people up to max. 9 people.

What is a Family cabin and how does it work?

Families cabins are mixed gender cabins consisting of Mums, Dads and Children up to 18 years. Please note that you may share a cabin with another family group. Up to 10 people will be in each cabin. Please note if you have young children that require cots you will need to bring your own. Children under 6 years of age are free of charge. For accommodation a child is defined as 6 to 12 years of age for a discounted accommodation rate of 1/2 price of an adult ticket i.e. $25/night. Please note if purchasing accommodation for the container cabin or double accommodation type the cost of these rooms are at full rate even if it is for a child.  

How far is it to walk to the Festival?

It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk from our centre to the Folk Festival northern gate. The walk takes you through the Festival Volunteer Campground using Lois Lane and brings you into the festival near Bills Bar. The terrain is via a decomposed granite path and road when in the festival property while the path inside our property is open grassland. It does require low to medium fitness with Lois Lane being quite steep and not suitable for wheel chairs or crutches and the like. A map is on the website and is available at our self-registration table upon arrival.

 

Is there somewhere to lock up my valuables?

No sorry we do not have these facilities. We would recommend not bringing anything of significant value. Everybody will be in the same boat and we have never had any concerns in the past. Valuables could be locked in your car or the festival has lockers that you can rent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the rules around noise and alcohol?

We ask all people staying with us to be mindful of others and keep noise to a minimum at all times of the day. This is especially applied after 9pm. We ask that you keep your partying to the Festival and use our place as the chill out space.

 

With regards to alcohol, you are welcome to drink at the centre however we ask that you do it responsibly. You have paid a lot of money to attend the festival the last thing you want is to miss it because you can't make the walk or you can't remember it.

 

If there are any concerns regarding poor behaviour please advise us at the time of the incident or at the next appropriate time.  

How do I get there if I don't have a car?

If you do not have a car please check out the Woodford Folk Festival website for the transport options available. The Festival bus will bring you to their front entry gate where you can get your Festival ticket/armband. We can come and pick you up from the Festival bus stop and drop you back on your departure. This service is only available at 8 to 9am and 2 to 3pm 26th December to 2nd January. This must be booked when you book your accommodation with us. If your arrival is outside of these times you can always store your luggage in the Festival lockers, enjoy the festival and come back out to make the pick up.

 

Do not walk from the Festival Front Gate to our place along the road. It is a narrow country road with no footpath and it will upset our neighbours. 

 

What is your cancellation policy?

We will provide a full refund if a cancellation is made 2 weeks prior to the Festival start date. That is, if a cancellation is made prior to the 12th December a full refund will be provided. If it is after this date all funds will be retained. Cancellations and refunds can be made by request via email at todd@theregenerativetrainingcentre.com.au

 

Can I bring my Caravan, Camper Trailer or Van and stay in it for a reduced rate?

No sorry you may not stay in your Caravan, camper trailer, van or tent. We do not want to be in direct competition with the Woodford Folk Festival for camping. If you want to camp you are best to stay at the Folk Festival or try the commercial campgrounds in Woodford being: Running Creek Parklands https://www.runningcreek.net.au/ or Bushy Waterski Park Bushywood at Woodfordskilake

 

Can I have a fire?

No there is a complete fire ban for our area as this is typically high fire danger time for this region. There are to be no open fires, no mozzie coils, no incense, no sparklers. Smoking must occur in the designated area and all cigarette butts must be fully out and put in the bin.

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