FAQs

Jamba Nyinayi Festival (JNF) is a unique, local, indigenous arts and cultural showcase owned by the Baiyungu Aboriginal Corporations and spearheaded by Traditional Owner Hazel Walgar. Jamba Nyinayi is hosted and held on Baiyungu Country.

Find out more about JNF HERE and the full 2024 program HERE.

Jamba Nyinayi Festival (JNF) on Friday 12 April, 2024 from 4pm.

Two night on station cultural and camping packages are available Thursday 11 & Friday 12 April. 

There is also an Overnighter on station camping option for those wanting to stay the night after the festival on Friday 12 April.

Cardabia Station is a coastal homestead about 1000km north-northwest of Perth, on Baiyungu country. The station is located on Coral Bay Rd Lyndon WA 6701. Road signage will be in place as you turn on to Coral Bay Road. 

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Entry to the JNF Main Stage Performances on Friday 12 April is free. However you must register HERE.

Check out the STAY section of the site for all the info on the on-country camping and cultural experience packages.

No – your camping tickets will give you access to JNF’s Main Stage, located on the Salt Falts on Friday 12 April, 2024.

Happy Camper sites are 7m x 7m and will have a 4man tent set up and ready to go for you. This includes beds and bedding. 

11.5m x 10.5m – which allows for large caravans to park with car next to the side of the van.

If you have an extra large caravan or RV motor home that wont fit in the site dimensions provided – please email hello@jnfestival.com.au to enquire about the oversize site options.

For those that have purchased camping packages check in is from 12NOON and check out is by 12NOON.

Parking opens from 3pm, with the Festival gates open at 4pm.

Performance set times will be announced closer to the time, however approximately 4:30pm.

Jamba Nyinayi Festival is a family friendly, cultural arts and community festival. We understand that some family and friends would like to share in a social drink with food while watching the festival program. As such and  subject to final licensing conditions and consultation with the Police, BYO is permitted. We ask that you drink responsibly and respect the family friendly and cultural nature of the event. Any anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated out of respect for the festival hosts, workers, patrons and performers. Please contact festival staff, security, police or first aid if an attendee is not co-operating with this policy.

JNF main festival site is not licensed. Food and coffee vans will be available to purchase from. Guests are also welcome to bring their own food and drinks. 

BAC will have a stall selling soft drinks and non alcoholic beer (By Soba). 

For those camping – additional food and coffee vans will be available to purchase from in the camping area. 

The Happy Campers package also includes a traditional firepit cook up on Thursday 11 April, and traditional breakfasts on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 April. Check out the menu HERE.

All camping sites are for a minimum of 2 adults. 2 adult tickets will need to be booked to secure a site. 

Two night Happy Campers and DIY Campers will have access to the Old Quarters which includes;

  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Main campfire 
  • Bar area
  • Food and coffee trucks

Please note all all camping sites are unpowered. 

Happy Camper sites are unpowered, however there is a solar lantern provided in each tent, ambient lighting in the area, and access to phone charging stations. Generators are NOT permitted in Happy Campers area.

Generators are permitted within the DIY areas, however please ensure they are as quiet as possible, and there will be a 10pm curfew for generators to be turned off). 

Open 7 days a week, the Coral Bay Shopping Arcade includes:

  • Coral Bay Supermarket where you can purchase a range of fresh meats, salads and vegetables, along with shelf staples, fishing & beach supplies, ice, as well as refill your gas bottles
  • Coral Bay Bakery is well known for baking quality breads, pies, pastries, sandwiches, cakes – and that famous vanilla slice!
  • Coral Bay News & Gifts is the place to buy the daily paper, magazines, cards, as well as send & receive mail
  • Reef Dive offers a range of dive and other tours
  • Indiblu spa for hair & beauty treatments
  • Other tour & specialty stores
  • Coral Bay Nursing Post

You can fill up on petrol at the 24/7 Fuel Swipe Card Facility. Major credit cards are accepted and both unleaded and diesel fuel is available.

Visit here for general accommodation options in Coral Bay. If you are planning to join us from surrounding areas, we recommend that you do not drive long distances late at night. Please plan your travel with safety in mind.

  • Your printed or downloaded tickets on your smart phone ready to scan
  • Cards & cash to access the great food options
  • Picnic rug, low chair (note: it is a 4-5 minute walk from carpark to festival site)
  • Warm clothing
  • Insect spray
  • Water bottle
  • Food and drinks (noting the event is BYO)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Good vibes 🙂
  • Drugs
  • Glass
  • Weapons
  • Tables
  • Umbrellas
  • Metal cutlery
  • Wine spikes
  • Fireworks, flares, glow sticks and lasers
  • Bean bags
  • Tents
  • Sun shelters
  • Sporting equipment
  • Dangerous goods
  • Professional SLR cameras, video or recording equipment

JNF Festival is a smoke free venue – designated smoking area provided.

Yes there will be a shuttle bus service from Coral Bay. The exact times and schedule will be released closer to the date. 

Yes there will be a shuttle bus service from Coral Bay. The exact times and schedule will be released closer to the date. 

Unfortunately there will not be a drone show at this years event. However we have an amazing line up of local and national Indigenous artists and performances. Check it out HERE

The video and photography policy is still being confirmed.

Happy Camper sites are unpowered, however there is a solar lantern provided in each tent, ambient lighting in the area, and access to phone charging stations. Generators are NOT permitted in Happy Campers area.

Generators are permitted within the DIY areas, however please ensure they are as quiet as possible, and there will be a 10pm curfew for generators to be turned off).