TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE FESTIVAL
The party starts as soon as the journey begins so to make it a smooth ride, please read the following information carefully. Our lush site is located close to a highway, so there are transport restrictions in place for the safety of all our piney patrons. Patrons will be given a Transport Wristband upon Entry. You must arrive to the festival by one of the following methods to receive your Transport Wristband on arrival. Patrons must have a Transport Wristband to gain entry into the festival. No wristband -No entry!
There are only THREE ways to travel to and from the festival if you’re not camping.
CHARTER BUS – The most effective, hassle free and cost effective way to get to the festival. Book Now
PARK & RIDE LOCATION is University of Sunshine Coast. You need to book your bus. There is limited onsite car parking, book your ticket for the bus now.
TAXI – Taxis have a designated drop off/pick up zone within the festival site.
There is a RIDE SHARE / Uber Drop off located at the Woombye State School and a shuttle to take you to the festival. Strictly NO PARKING here.
CHARTER BUS SERVICE – booking and timetable CLICK HERE
The CHARTER bus service is the best option for traveling to the festival and we encourage patrons to use this preferred service. This return Charter Bus service only costs $8.99 (+booking fee). Click to see your options. Buses depart at designated times throughout the day and a return service starts from 8pm from the festival site. You do not need to book the return service time, just the departure time to the festival. Charter buses will depart the festival according to patron demand or until all patrons have left the festival site.
Buses will be operating from major locations around the Sunshine Coast. If you are looking to book accommodation near the charter bus pick up locations, our low cost service will be running from:
University of Sunshine Coast
Mooloolaba The Wharf
Maroochydore Sunshine Plaza
Nambour Railway Station
It is important that you book a ticket on this service so we can allocate enough buses for each location. Please book this service even if you arrived by a different method and wish to return home on a Charter Bus - Book Here.
There is NO STOPPING on Nambour Connection Road. DO NOT attempt to park, get picked up or be dropped off ANYWHERE along Nambour Connection Rd, it is strictly forbidden.
DO NOT attempt to walk to or from the festival. Authorities will be policing the area and FINES WILL APPLY.
There is no Limousine or chartered bus drop-offs or pick-ups at the festival site, these services must use the park and ride located at Sunshine Coast University and patrons must also book a bus for this service.
THERE IS STRICTLY NO PARKING AT THE FESTIVAL with the exception of patrons with a DISABILITY PARKING PERMIT/bands and festival staff. There is no charge in this case but please bring your display card.
Local, paid and on-street parking is available at the shuttle bus locations; please see parking details when selecting your booking.
BPMF does not take responsibility for your vehicle. Drink Driving is a criminal offense. Don't drink and drive and spoil an amazing day/night out! It’s just not worth it!
There is an official TAXI rank located at The Big Pineapple Music Festival entry. Patrons can arrange to take a TAXI directly to and from the event, however you will need to book a bus if you intend on catching the bus for your return trip. You will receive a transport wristband on arrival in a Taxi when you show your bus ticket for the return trio.
It wil be more convenient for you to use the charter bus locations from your local area, however, if you catch an Uber your drop off will be at the Ride Share location at Woombye State School. From there you will get a shuttle bus to the festival.
For patrons traveling back to Brisbane by train, please be aware that the last inbound train to Brisbane City departing from Nambour Station is around 10.30pm.
Please ensure that you are on a charter bus at 9:45pm at the latest to catch this service.
Delays may occur at the end of the event, so please ensure you give yourself plenty of time. Don't miss the train!
Unfortunately this is not an option as you are unable to walk to the festival site from the public bus location, therefore you will not receive a Transport Wristband or be able to gain entry into the festival. This has been enforced by authorities.
Frequently Asked Transport Questions
Q: Why do we have to use the charter bus system?
A: Because it is the most convenient, hassle free and cost effective way to get to the festival from your local area. Book your charter bus now by clicking here.
Q: Why can't we get dropped off and picked up at the festival?
A: Our festival patrons safety is our number one priority. The festival site is in close proximity to the M1, Queensland's biggest highway, which makes it unsafe for foot traffic during such a major event. Getting dropped off and picked up causes massive traffic congestion, which slows everybody down and makes it harder to get to and from the event. Not only that it is extremely dangerous. Police will be monitoring the area and we don't want you to get a fine.
Q Do the Buses run return trips?
A: Yes. All buses are for a return trip. You need to book a bus seat on the charter bus service ($8.99 + BF). Buses will run until everyone is off site.
Q: Can I catch a Taxi to and from the festival?
A: Yes you can catch a taxi to and from the festival, however we recommend that you book a bus, as taxis are limited and there can be large queues at the end of the night.
Q: Can I catch an UBER to the festival?
A: No. There is NO UBER DROP OFF at the event site, however, UBER drop-offs and pick-ups can be made from our ride share location at Woombye State School, you then catch a shuttle bus from there.
Q: Can we still drive our car if we are camping?
A: YES all campers are permitted to bring their car into the campsite and park next to their tent as per previous years... nothing has changed there :)
Q. Can I walk to the festival?
No you cannot walk to the festival. Patrons who live nearby are asked to use the closest drop off location at Woombye State School. (Drop off only - no parking)
We thank you for your cooperation.