Mar 2018

Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Australia

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The basics

The legendary blues and roots festival, held on a tea tree farm within spitting distance of Byron Bay, has been around the block but keeps getting better.

The festival

After celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014, it’s onwards and upwards for the legendary celebration of blues and roots, held just down the road from beautiful Byron Bay. Having moved from one location to another each year, the Bluesfest finally found a permanent home – at Tyagarah Tea Tree farm – in 2010 and the 120-hectare site has proved a hit with the festival’s devotees.

As befits its legendary status, Bluesfest pulls in stars – not just from blues and roots, but from rock, jazz, soul and alt-folk too. The 2014 lineup included Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Michael Franti and Erykah Badu along with countless other acts, big and small, old and new. Expect more of the same in 2015.

Our tip

Keep an eye out for koalas, which live on the site year round (they’re not just blues fans). There’s an onsite ecologist present throughout the festival to provide assistance in case you happen to bump into a bear.

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Getting there

How do I get there?

Address: Lot 103, 104, 105 Pacific Hwy Tyagarah, NSW Byron Bay, NSW 2481, Australia.

SHUTTLE BUSES will be running to and from Byron Bay, Ballina, Lennox Head, New Brighton, South Golden Beach Ocean Shores, Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads, Ocean Shores and Billinudgel to the festival site.

How to get to Byron:

BY TRAIN/BUS

Travel from Sydney, Brisbane via the Gold Coast, to Byron Bay -

Premier Motor Service  133 410  www.premierms.com.au

Greyhound  1300 472 946  www.greyhound.com.au

Trainlink 13 22 32  www.nswtrainlink.info/

Byron Minibus Hire going to and from the festival to towns surrounding. 0438 624 024 www.ballinabyronminibushire.com.au

Sunshine Coast-   0447 80 90 88    www.coastalveerings.com.au.

Byron Shire and surrounds- off the beaten track: 0405275743

BY CAR

Travel times to Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (by car), depending on traffic:

Mullumbimby: 5 mins

Byron Bay: 15 mins

Ballina: 35 mins

Coffs Harbour: 3 hrs 20 mins

Surfers: 1 hr

Brisbane GPO: 1 hr 45 mins

Brisbane Airport: 1 hr 50 mins

Noosa: 3 hrs 25 mins

Want to carpool? check out: www.coseats.com

Taxi 02 66 855008  byronbaytaxis.com.au

BY AIR

Domestic:

Flights arrive daily to Ballina, Lismore and the Gold Coast airports. Shuttle buses go from all airports to Bluesfest and surrounds.

Gold Coast Airport(which is located to the north)  it takes about 45 minutes to get to Bluesfest

Brisbane International & Domestic (north) takes approx 1 3/4 hours to get to Bluesfest.

BallinaByron Gateway Airport  (south) is about a twenty minute drive along the high way to the Bluesfest

Virgin Australia  136 789   www.virginaustralia.com.au

Jetstar  131 538  www.jetstar.com.au

Qantas or Qantaslink  131 313   www.qantas.com.au

Regional Express/REX  131 713   www.rex.com.au

International:

Flights arriving at and departing from Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast International Airport:

Air New Zeland  02 8235 9999  www.airnewzealand.com.au. Direct flights from Auckland

Jetstar 131 538  www.jetstar.com.au.Direct flights from Tokyo,Osaka (Japan), Auckland and Christchurch.

Air Asia  1300 760 330  www.airasia.com

Gold Coast airport (which is located to the north)  it takes about 45 minutes to get to Bluesfest

Airport Bus Transfers:

Servicing Ballina, Brisbane Airport, Brisbane City  and Gold Coast, via the Bluesfest Site during the festival:

Byron Easy Bus- (02)66857447  www.byroneasybus.com.au Bookings essential

Byron Bay Luxury Transfers - 0413220885  www.luxurytransfers.com.au

Byron Bay Airport Transfers - Bookings essential. Phone: (02)66209200 or visit www.xcede.com.au

Servicing Brisbane and Gold Coast:

Brisbane2 Byron Express Bus - 1800 626 222      www.brisbane2byron.com

Byron Bay Airbus - Airbus:0400 247 287 Airporter: 0414 608 660 

www.byronbayairporttransfers.com.au or  www.byronbayairbus.com.au 

SurfCity Transfers- 1300 789171 www.surfcitytransfers.com.au  bookings@surfcitytransfers.com.au

Servicing Byron Bay and Ballina:

Byron Bay Taxis and Limousines - bookings (02) 6685 5008 or visit  www.byronbaytaxis.com.au

Steve's Tours - Bookings essential. Phone: 0414660031 or visit www.stevestours.com.au

Private Transport:

Byron Bay Luxury Transfers - David Flood Phone: 0413220885 or visit www.luxurytransfers.com.au

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Pricing

5 Day Festival Adult: $525

3 Day Festival Adult starting from $380

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