getting to the Festival

Shuttle 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

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 a disabled drop-off/pick-up 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.