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The 2024 Jamba Nyinayi Festival will see the new inclusion of very limited one and two night, on-station camping and cultural experience packages – for those seeking authentic, intimate, and inspirational cultural experiences.

2 NIGHT CAMPING PACKAGES

The two-night camping and cultural experience packages come in two categories: Happy Camper and Do It Yourself (DIY) Camping.

These very limited camping and cultural experience packages will be located around the old Cardabia shearer’s quarters (the Old Quarters), and will give two night campers exclusive access to the Old Quarters with toilets, showers, coffee and food trucks, plus access to the Campfire Sessions– intimate music and entertainment performances, the Shearers’ Quarters Bar presented by Whalebone Brewery and exclusive Cultural Workshops.

Happy Campers will also have a selection of traditional meals included within the package. A traditional firepit cook up and breakfasts menu that have been created by the Baiyungu cultural elders and will be delivered by the Festival kitchen team with support from Indigenous cooks and volunteers. Bush tucker ingredients and local produce will be used where possible. Check out the menu, which may be subject to slight change pending availability of specific ingredients.

Access to these intimate cultural dining, campfire performances, and workshop experiences are ONLY AVAILABLE for those who purchase two night, on station camping packages.

HAPPY CAMPER

Happy Campers rejoice – we’ve taken care of everything for you! The Happy Camper package is for those looking to arrive at Cardabia Station and settle straight into the festival vibes without the hassle of setting up camp. Happy Campers will stroll into their tent (min 2 up-to 4 people per tent) already set up, including bedding. With your accommodation sorted, Happy Campers can enjoy a refreshing beverage from the Shearers’ Quarters Bar presented by Whalebone Brewery before feasting on a traditional Baiyungu firepit cook up and breakfasts delivered by the Festival kitchen team with support from Indigenous cooks and volunteers.

As the sun sets, the campfire begins to roar, and the Campfire Sessions kick off with intimate music, dance, language & other cultural performances.

Happy Campers will have access to multiple Cultural Workshops taking place in the morning on Friday, 12 April. These workshops are free for Happy Campers, but spaces are limited and must be booked prior. Booking details will follow.

Strolling from the Old Quarters to the JNF Festival Main Stage, located on the Salt Flats, Happy Campers will have full access to all the action of Jamba Nyinayi Festival on Friday, 12 April.

The Festival performances will see; Stephen Pigram, David Milroy and Lucky Oceans, Kankawa Nagarra (Olive Knight), Razzy Mak, Fred Ryan and festival favourite’s The Jamba Nyinayi band feat. Hazel Walgar and Wes Mongoo take to the stage in an evening of cultural immersion. Patrons will also get to experience traditional dance performances in one of the world’s most unique landscapes by the Pundarra Performance Group and Coral Spawn Dancers.

Happy Camping packages are EXTREMELY LIMITED, so book fast! Include Festival Ticket.

Tent Inclusions
– Tent set up (for 2 or 4 pp) and ready for you!
– Happy Camper sites (including the tent) are 7m x 7m
– Single beds and linen (double available upon request through Moshtix)
– Battery operated lamp
– Esky, and a surprise on arrival

Prices
Happy Camper Package up to 2pp – $500
(1 tent, up to 2pax for 2 nights, festival ticket and cultural experiences)

Happy Camper Package up to 4pp – $1000
(1 tent, up to 4pax for 2 nights, festival ticket and cultural experiences)

Please note: 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. Due to the remote nature of the event and the cooking styles being used, varied dietary and allergy requirements can not be accommodated outside of the existing menu. Vegetarian options are available.

DIY CAMPER

Got your own camping set up, camper van, motor home, or caravan – the Do It Yourself two-night package is for you!

DIY campers can experience station camping their way while still enjoying access to the Old Quarters including showers and toilets, the Shearers’ Quarters Bar presented by Whalebone Brewery, coffee and food stalls, and the Campfire Sessions with intimate music, dance, language and other cultural performances on Thursday, 11 April.

DIY Campers will also have access to multiple Cultural Workshops taking place in the morning on Friday, 12 April. These workshops are free for DIY campers, but spaces are limited and must be booked prior. Booking for workshops will open closer to the festival date. 

Strolling from the Old Quarters to the Main Stage, located on the Salt Flats, DIY Campers will have full access to all the action of Jamba Nyinayi Festival on Friday, 12 April.

The Festival performances will see; Stephen Pigram, David Milroy and Lucky Oceans, Kankawa Nagarra (Olive Knight), Razzy Mak, Fred Ryan and festival favourite’s The Jamba Nyinayi band feat. Hazel Walgar and Wes Mongoo take to the stage in an evening of cultural immersion. Patrons will also get to experience traditional dance performances in one of the world’s most unique landscapes by the Pundarra Performance Group and Coral Spawn Dancers.

These two-night, DIY, on-station camping sites are EXTREMELY LIMITED, so book fast! Include Festival ticket. 

Site Inclusions
– Unpowered camp site
– Access to showers & toilets
– Access to coffee & food vendor stalls
– Sites are all 11.5m x 10.5m – which allows for large caravans to park with car next to the side of the van.

Prices
DIY Package (up to 2pp per site) – $120
(1 site, for 2 nights, festival ticket and cultural experiences)

DIY Package (up to 4pp per site) – $240
(1 site, for 2 nights, festival ticket and cultural experiences)

DIY Package (up to 6pp per site) – $360
(1 site, for 2 nights, festival ticket and cultural experiences)

DIY Package (up to 8pp per site) – $480
(1 site, for 2 nights, festival ticket and cultural experiences)

Note: 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.Generators are permitted with 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).

OVERNIGHTER

Travelling to Cardabia Station for the Festival and keen to overnight it? Jamba Nyinayi Festival is now offering one-night, unpowered sites for visitors attending the Festival on Friday 12 April. Just book in, pull up, and camp at your leisure for the night. Overnighters will have access to a food and coffee vendor in the morning after the festival.
Includes your Festival ticket. 

Overnighter (Up to 2pp campsite) – $30
Overnighter (Up to 4pp campsite) – $60
Overnighter (Up to 6pp campsite) – $90
Overnighter (Up to 8pp campsite) – $120

WHAT'S ON

CAMPFIRE SESSIONS

CULTURAL WORKSHOPS

EXTRA NIGHT

STAY A LITTLE LONGER
For those wanting to extend their on-station camping stay, JNF are offering an extra night on Saturday 13 April, and for 50% off the nightly rate. Note there will be no additional programming on this day/night however toilets, showers and select food and coffee vendors will remain on site.

Come, stay awhile, longer.