Festival Camp Ground

Burtons Reserve

The Burtons Reserve Festival Camp site is located at the Southern end of town on the edge of the Cygnet waterfront and within easy walking distance of all venues.

This beautiful area is a bird sanctuary & wetlands and the Festival Committee wishes to thank the Huon Valley Council for giving special permission for camping by Festival patrons.

IMPORTANT: The whole of Burtons Reserve has been declared a prohibited area for dogs under section 22 of the Dog Control Act 2000 to protect sensitive habitat for native wildlife.

Please note, if you bring a dog you will not be allowed to camp at Burtons Reserve.

Camp Site Managers - Port Cygnet Scout Group

In line with the festival's commitment to working with local community organisations, we are pleased to announce that the Port Cygnet Scout Group has again volunteered to manage the Burtons Reserve camp site.  In appreciation of this support, the festival will be making a substantial donation to the Port Cygnet Scout Group to assist them with their invaluable work with local youth.

Camping Tickets

Please refer to the Festival Tickets page for details on how to purchase camping tickets. Camping in Burtons Reserve is only available to Festival patrons and camping tickets can only be purchased in conjunction with a weekend festival ticket.

Camping tickets are required for Festival patrons aged from 13 years to adults. For children up to and including 12 years of age, camping is free. Please note that any children under the age of 12, camping with an adult will still require a wristband to camp at the campground, which is available from the Festival Box Office.

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Recreational Vehicles, Campervans, Caravans – Please Note:

  1. Recreational Vehicles – It is strongly recommended that RVs empty their septic waste at the Huonville waste dump prior to heading into Cygnet. The Huonville RV dump point can be found on The Esplanade opposite Huon River Jets Boats which is conveniently located on the road that leads into Cygnet. A fresh water tap can also be found on the Esplanade across the road from the RV dump point near the public toilets.
  2. Camp Site Size – Campervans, Caravans & RVs are most welcome. We do provide larger sites for campervans, caravans and RVs, however, please be mindful that Festival camping space is limited and we ask that you do not erect multiple annexes which take up more than your allotted camp site.

Camp Ground Access Times

Camping Times: 
11am Wednesday 7 January 2015 until 4pm Monday 12 January, 2015

Please note: The gate to Burton Reserve will be locked at 4pm on Monday 13 January and camping cannot be extended beyond this time.

What Should you Bring?

Besides your tent and all your camping gear, don't forget to bring the following:

  • The weather during the Festival can vary so come prepared for a bit of rain, warm/hot sunny days and cool nights.
  • Hat
  • Sun Glasses
  • Sun Cream
  • Small Hand Fan
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Earplugs
  • Torch
  • Battery Powered Light

Burtons Reserve Camp Site Facilities

  • Powered and water sites are not available at the Burtons Reserve Festival camp site.  (See Commercial Accommodation for powered sites at Cygnet Holiday Park)
  • Potable water is available.
  • The site has public toilets and the festival provides additional portaloos.
  • Male and female hot shower block.
  • Picnic shelter with four large tables, one small table and two electronic barbecues with a third barbecue located in a separate area.
  • For the children there is a boat playground and a swing area.
  • Your car can be parked near your tent but you will not be able to move it during the festival.
  • You are welcome to bring your own cooking facilities (no fires allowed).

In Cygnet

  • There are 2 x IGA supermarkets and 2 x butchers in the village.
  • A laundromat is located in the village next to the Newsagent.
  • An ATM is available at the large IGA supermarket and a Bendigo Bank ATM is located next door to the Town Hall.  
    A Commonwealth Bank branch is located in the Main Street of Cygnet .
    The Newsagent has an ANZ sub branch which is open from 9.30am to 5 pm on Friday. EFTPOS facilities are available on Saturday from 7.45am to 4.30pm with no restrictions for ANZ.
  • There are restaurants, cafes, takeaways.

Security & Camping Sites

The Burtons Reserve camping area will be supervised during the festival with all night supervision and security Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Camp sites are pre-laid out to maximise the number of camp sites available and to optimise access for all campers.
  • You can camp in tents, cars, caravans or campervans
  • Camping is pre-paid but sites are not pre-allocated. We operate on a first come first served basis.  On arrival you will directed to an area depending upon the size of your camping requirement (tent, camper, caravan, RV etc.).
  • Camping is restricted to approved camping sites.
  • Please do not camp in unauthorised, non camping areas.
  • There are designated”earlybird” and “night owl” areas.  Please be mindful of others when camping here.

Some Camp Site Rules

  • Fires are strictly prohibited.
  • Please recycle waste where possible
  • Please do not leave any valuables in cars, tents or eskies! The Festival does not accept liability for the security of belongings, tent equipment, vehicles, etc., and all campers must accept responsibility for their own equipment.
  • Please be courteous of your neighbours at night and keep noise to a minimum.
  • Please make sure that all your camping equipment stays within your allocated space.