getting to the Festival

Free Regional Bus

Staying in Armidale, Guyra or Inverell? The Australian Celtic Festival will be offering return bus services for Festival attendees staying in our neighbour towns. To use this service you must have a valid day or weekend pass to the  Festival at the Australian Standing Stones (Sat 30 Apr – Sun 1 May). 

Saturday 30 April – Service Schedule
Bus 1: Armidale – Guyra – Glen Innes (Return) Depart 7.45am
Bus 2: Armidale – Guyra – Glen Innes (Return) Depart 8.00am
Bus 3: Inverell – Glen Innes (Return) Depart 8.10am
Bus 4: Inverell – Glen Innes (Return) Depart 8.25am

Sunday 1 May – Service Schedule
Bus 1: Armidale – Guyra – Glen Innes (Return) Depart 7.45am
Bus 2: Armidale – Guyra – Glen Innes (Return) Depart 8.00am
Bus 3: Inverell – Glen Innes (Return) Depart 8.10am
Bus 4: Inverell – Glen Innes (Return) Depart 8.25am

Download the full Regional Bus Timetable.  (Sat 30 Apr & Sun 1 May)

What You Need To Know

  • The Free Regional Bus service is for Festival Attendees ONLY.
  • Please present your bus ticket to the driver when boarding.
  • Due to timetable constraints, buses are unable to wait or delay departure times on passenger request. Please ensure you are at the bus stop 5 minutes before departure time.
  • Glen Innes Bus Services or the Event Organiser will not be held responsible for any loss or damage of property.
  • Glen Innes Bus Services or the Event Organiser will not be responsible for non-attendance due to missing departure/pick-up times.
  • COVID RESTRICTIONS
  • Passengers are required to wear masks on public transport (under 12 years exempt). If you are unable to wear a mask due to medical reasons, you must provide proof to the driver.
  • Please do not travel on the bus if you are unwell or displaying flu like symptoms.

Download the full Regional Bus Timetable.  (Sat 30 Apr & Sun 1 May)

Free Bus Around Town

There will be a Shuttle Bus Service transporting people to the Festival site from the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre & The Glen Innes Showgrounds and various event locations around town. 

Pick up/Drop off areas: 

  • Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre, 152 Church St. (Car parking is available behind the Visitor Information Centre and Town Hall) 
  • Glen Innes Showgrounds, Bourke St side entrance
  • Australian Standing Stones Bus Stop (at the Event) drop off and pick up

 

Covid Restrictions Passengers are required to wear masks on public transport (under 12 years exempt). If you are unable to wear a mask due to medical reasons, you must provide proof to the driver. Please do not travel on the bus if you are unwell or displaying flu like symptoms.

Festival Parking

Festival attendee parking – accessed via the Shannon Vale Road (follow directions) off the Gwydir Highway. Shuttle buses will be transporting people from the attendee parking site to the Festival entrance allow 10 minutes between bus loops. Alternatively if you are fit and able you can walk up the hill to the Festival site.  

Restricted onsite parking – entry to the Festival site along Watson Drive is restricted during the event. Only cars displaying event car passes will be allowed to enter the venue from Watsons Drive. Onsite parking is only available to Traders, Performers, Contractors and Event Officials. 

There are limited disabled parking spots available however, there will be disabled drop off/pickup point. For disability entry and parking, please ensure you display government parking permits and have necessary documents available for traffic officials.

Walk From Town

Get your daily exercise and walk to the Festival! The Festival site is close to town where there is plenty of non-restricted parking available – the Australian Standing Stones is a short 15 minute walk to the Standing Stones via Tregurtha Way at the eastern end of Bourke Street.  Please note it’s steep towards the end and not recommended for those with mobility or health issues.

You also might find a parking spot along Bourke St or nearby side streets. Please be considerate not to park in private driveways.

Acknowledgement to Country

The Australian Celtic Festival is held in Glen Innes Highlands, Ngoorabul Country.
Glen Innes Severn Council would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Ngoorabul (Ngarabul) people as the traditional custodians of this land, their elders past, present and emerging and to Torres Strait Islander people and all First Nations people.