Free Bike Park
The easiest way to get to WOMADelaide is by bike, and WOMADelaide encourages all 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.
*Note that the Frome Road bike park has moved south and is now in front of Frome Park. You will need to park your bike before entering the festival.
Adelaide Free Bikes
Get to WOMADelaide on an Adelaide FREE Bike! All you need is either your current driver’s license or passport. In partnership with City of Adelaide, Adelaide Free Bikes can be found in 16 locations around the City, as well as a special node at WOMADelaide’s Frome Road bike park if you’d like to zip around town and explore Adelaide. You can also hire a bike complete with bike lights for the duration of your stay in Adelaide so you can come and go as you please!
You can book long term hire directly through Bike SA. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (08) 8168 9999.
For more information visit: www.bikesa.asn.au/adelaidefreebikes
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 | 4.30pm - 2.00am
Saturday and Sunday | 10.00am - 2.00am
Monday | 10.00am - 1.00am
Friday | $15
Saturday, Sunday and Monday | $20
Bus: WOMADelaide Loop Service
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.
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 www.adelaidemetro.com.au/freecitybus
Tram: Mad March City Loop trams
Adelaide Metro will be running a 20 minute ‘Mad March City Loop’ on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening of the festival, creating a 10 minute tram frequency within the eastern CBD. The city loop trams will go from South Terrace to Festival Plaza, Festival Plaza to Botanic Gardens and Botanic Gardens to South Terrace.
View the Mad March City Loop Timetable and Route Map HERE. Alight at the "Botanic Gardens" stop and walk north along Frome Road to the Frome Road festival gate for entry.
The City Loop will complement the normal Adeleide Metro tram timetable, that 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 offer 3 and 4 day WOMADelaide packages.
View a comprehensive list of South Australian accomodation options 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.