WOMADelaide is held in close proximity to the Adelaide CBD in the beautiful Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla. Entry to the festival is via the gates on Frome Road and Hackney Road. Find directions to Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla via Google Maps HERE.
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Free Bike Park
One of the easiest ways to get to WOMADelaide is by bike, and we encourage patrons attending the event to consider riding. The festival offers bike parks to accommodate more than 700 bikes, located adjacent to both the Hackney Road and Frome Road entrances. The best routes in to the festival include along the Torrens Linear Park and the cycle paths along Adelaide's major arterial roads. City cycling maps are available HERE with maps 6 and 9 showing access to Botanic Park. Please note that Plane Tree Drive will be closed to all traffic including cyclists for WOMADelaide.
Please ensure that you bring your own bike lock to secure your ride in the bike park. The bike park has a security presence but the token system that has operated in the past is no longer in use.
Parking is limited! There is no parking available on site and little in adjacent residential streets, so we recommend you carpool and park 'n' walk from the city (5-10 mins walk), or ride a bike, take the bus or share a cab/uber with friends.
UPark Frome St/North Tce, 22 – 30 Frome St (entry from North Tce under the IGA or Frome St next to Budget) is open 24 hours. Pay just $50 total to park every day at WOMADelaide.* Find out more about UPark’s WOMADelaide 4-Day Parking Package HERE.
*Available for online purchase only, see UPark website for conditions.
St Peter’s College will be offering public car parking facilities opposite Botanic Park with entry off Hackney Road. Gates will be locked at the nominated closing times.
Friday | 4.00pm - 2.00am
Saturday and Sunday | 10.00am - 2.00am
Monday | 10.00am - 1.00am
Friday | $15
Saturday, Sunday and Monday | $20
Bus - WOMADelaide Loop
A public bus service will travel in an anti-clockwise direction from bus stop 2 on the western side of Hackney Road adjacent Botanic Park, and bus stop 2 on Frome Road. All WOMADelaide loop buses are Metrocard and Metroticket services - view the WOMADelaide loop Timetable & Route Map. For all information on public bus services, visit Adelaide Metro here.
Bus - City Connector
Take advantage of the free City Connector bus, offering a hop-on and hop-off service to the City and North Adelaide linking popular city attractions, shopping, dining and key destinations. Bus route 98A and 98C connect North Adelaide with the city, and 99A and 99C connect the inner-city areas not serviced by the tram. Services operate every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends.
For timetables, route details and real-time information visit adelaidemetro.com.au/freecitybus
A tram service runs along North Terrace. Alight at the "Botanic Gardens" stop and walk north along Frome Road to the Frome Road festival gate for entry.
Adelaide Metro tram timetables can be found HERE.
Catch an EcoCaddy ride from the CBD down to Botanic Park! Look out for the EcoCaddy tricycles throughout town and the East End, and hop a sustainable ride to or from the city to WOMADelaide.
The Hilton is a proud supporter of WOMADelaide. Located at 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide. Call (08) 8217 2000.
Australian Holiday Centre
A range of Travel Packages are available for those traveling to Adelaide for WOMADelaide from The Australian Holiday Centre website (or call 1300 799 342).
Diverse Travel Australia
Specialists in Aboriginal, nature based and cultural itineraries across Australia, Diverse Travel Australia offer 3 and 4 Day WOMADelaide packages.
To book: firstname.lastname@example.org (or call 08 8234 8324).
There is strictly no camping on site at WOMADelaide as the venue is part of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide.
Adelaide Caravan Park is the closest camping ground to the festival and is within walking distance. There are two other caravan parks nearby, conveniently located along the River Torrens Linear Park that runs past the festival site. Visit the Windsor Gardens Caravan Park and Levi Park websites for more info and to book.
There are many other hotels, motels and hostels available right across the CBD and surrounds, but we suggest you book early as demand for rooms in Adelaide is high throughout February and March. A comprehensive list of accomodation options can be found at southaustralia.com.
Carpooling / ride sharing is a great sustainable way to get to events. There are a few online platforms that can help put you in touch with other fans heading in the same direction as you. Note, these services are not affiliated with WOMADelaide and you should determine their suitability for your needs independently.
The open road is the perfect bookend to your magical weekend at WOMADelaide. Experience the best of South Australia on your way down to the festival with some epic road trip ideas from southaustralia.com.