2 - 4 August 2024



Camping onsite is all part of the fun of the Camels + Culture + Camping festival experience!

Onsite camping opens at 8am Wednesday 31 July and closes on Monday 5 August 2024.



Camping onsite is $100 per site.
Please note: ALL festival camping sites must be booked with a Festival 3 Day Pass.

This fee fully covers the cost of your camping for stays 1 – 5 nights. The cost is the same whether you stay 1 night or up to 5 nights (Wednesday 31 July to Sunday 4 August 2024 camping available).

One vehicle only per site. Up to 4 adults per site.

Additional vehicles are to use the festival car park or book a second camping site.
Festival parking is monitored by security overnight.


The size of sites will vary a little in different camping areas. Expect to have similar space to the average caravan park site – large enough for a vehicle and caravan, or a vehicle and a tent.

All campers must keep all ropes, pegs and vehicles within their designated spot.



Camping arrivals are welcome between 8am to 5 pm at the festival front gate. Our volunteers will check you in, issue your festival wristband (must be worn at all times at the festival,) and then direct you to your Camping Zone.

For the safety and consideration of all campers, entry into the Campgrounds is not permitted outside of the above-mentioned hours.



GROUP CAMPING: Groups of 6 campsites or less

If you are a group of 6 or less campsites wishing to camp together, ensure all individuals select the same camping ZONE when purchasing tickets and camping. You will need to arrive at the front entrance gate together, so that you all can be marshalled to your selected camp area together.


GROUP CAMPING: Groups of 7 campsites or more

Larger groups that require 7 or more campsites together must email Sarah @ tarafestivalcamping@outlook.com and include the following details:

  • Group Name
  • Contact Name
  • Contact details (including phone & email)
  • Number of sites required for your group
  • Preferred Camp Zone

This will allow us to create a group ticket & promo code for your group. Once your group is registered, each member can book their tickets individually to be included in your large group using the promo code.

ALL individuals in the group MUST have purchased their tickets and camping by 31 May 2024.

If any latecomers wish to join your group, they can choose to book in the same camping ‘zone’ but we are unable to reserve them a spot immediately next to you.



Please contact our team at tara.festival@outlook.com with your requirements so we can assist with booking a camping site that fits your needs.



We have toilet and shower facilities available for festival campers, conveniently located across each of the camping zones.



The sites at the Festival are not powered sites. Generators are permitted from 8am to 7pm.



There are water taps located around the campgrounds, with potable water available for festival campers to refill from.  No hooking up is possible at the campgrounds.



Campers are permitted to have a campfire in a suitable above-ground fire pit or bucket (self-contained fire container) on their campsites ONLY. No fires are to be lit on the ground. ALL campers are to ensure that all coals, remaining wood, ash and debris are taken to the ash collection point at the campground entrance as you are leaving. Fire debris is to be clear of glass and tins.

Firewood and fire lighting kits will be available for purchase at the front entrance from Wednesday 31 July.

We suggest bringing along some extra blankets to stay warm at night. It can get cold at night so bring along a few extra blankets also!  



There is one RV dump point at the Tara Lagoon Parklands, adjacent to the festival entry gate.  Due to the large number of people utilising this dump point during the festival, we suggest campers make use of a dump point before arriving in Tara.



All rubbish is to be removed from the campgrounds. Skip bins will be placed throughout the campgrounds for your convenience.



A shuttle bus will be operating from the campgrounds to the main street. It’s only a short walk from the Showgrounds to the main street, passing by our lovely lagoon.



Pets are not permitted inside the festival or near the racetrack.

We welcome pets into the campgrounds, but they must be polite and restrained at all times. All pets must be left at your campsite whilst you attend the festival. Unless your pet happens to be a camel, it's really important you keep them well away from the racetrack - it's for the safety of our camels, jockeys and your pets too.

We will ask people who bring dogs into the Festival Area to return to the Campgrounds immediately. Certified Assistance Dogs are of course exempt.

Other Accommodation Options

Camping Around Tara

  • Tara Lagoon Parklands, adjacent to the Tara Lagoon and next door to the Festival at the Showgrounds. Camping and caravans are welcome. Showers, toilets, BBQs. Fees start from $5/night for unpowered sites and $10/night for powered sites, which are payable to the Council caretakers. Dogs welcome (must be leashed).  NOTE: This council owned camping area is not available for pre-bookings, so there is no guarantee of a camping spot. Click here for more information.


  • The Gums Sports Club camping (30km, 20mins drive west of Tara). $10 a night. Caretaker on site. Mostly Unpowered Sites. Toilets available and 1 x Male and 1 x Female Shower on site.  Visit their Facebook Page.

Accommodation in Tara

Accommodation in Surrounding Towns

Chinchilla (69.6km, 47 mins from Tara)
View Map here

For Chinchilla accommodation information click here.

Dalby (89.3km, 1hr 5mins from Tara)
View Map here

For Dalby accommodation information click here.

Glenmorgan (83km, 1hr drive west of Tara)

Glenmorgan Bottle Tree Inn ph: 07 4665 6727

Meandarra (63km, 44 mins drive west of Tara)

Meandarra Motel, Meandarra ph: 07 4665 6121

The Royal Hotel, Meandarra ph: 07 4665 6183

Brigalow Creek Campgrounds

Moonie (74.8km, 1hr from Tara)

Moonie Crossroads Motel ph: 07 4665 0200


Ticket Information

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Visitor Information

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