Get directions to Botanic Park via Google Maps HERE.
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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. Information on advance local bike path closures for cyclists is available HERE and HERE.
*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.
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 the Adelaide City Council, Adelaide Free Bikes can be found in 20 locations around the City, as well as a special node at WOMADelaide’s Frome Road entrance 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 email@example.com or call (08) 8168 9999.
For more information visit: www.bikesa.asn.au/adelaidefreebikes
A Bike Bus is a group of riders riding together, like passengers on a bus! Bike Bus is a new social enterprise aiming to bring people together around a shared interest of cycling, and are currently organising group rides into WOMADelaide. For more information and route maps visit their website HERE.
Parking is limited! There is no parking available on site and little in adjacent residential streets, so we recommend you park 'n' walk from the city (5-10 mins walk), or ride a bike, take the bus or share a cab 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 offering a package with guaranteed parking at a discounted rate of $45 for all 4 days of WOMADelaide. The package allows you to enter UPark Frome St/North Tce after 12.30pm on Friday 9 March and 9.30am on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, exit by 3am.* Book HERE.
Both Frome and Rundle parks are open 24 hours. UPark has convenient and affordable parking options for people not attending WOMADelaide every day, including $7 flat-fee Sunday parking at UParks on Rundle Street and Frome Street if you book online and drive in for $8 flat fee on the Public Holiday Monday. Find out more about UPark’s WOMADelaide parking HERE.
*Available for online purchase only, see UPark website for conditions.
St Peter’s College will be offering car parking* facilities opposite Botanic Park with entry off Hackney Road. Proceeds go towards their USA Technology Tour. Gates will be locked at the nominated closing times:
Friday 9 March
4.30pm – 2.00am | $10 per car
Saturday 10 March
10.00am – 2.00am | $15 per car
Sunday 11 March
10.00am – 2.00am | $15 per car
Monday 12 March
10.00am – 1.00am | $15 per car
*Patrons park at their own risk
Catch a sustainable ride from the city to WOMADelaide! Thanks to Southern Cross Care and EcoCaddy, catch a free ride to the festival site from the CBD. Just look out for the EcoCaddy tricycles throughout the city and East End.
Public Transport - Buses
A public bus service will travel in an anti-clockwise direction from the special WOMADelaide bus stop located on the western side of Hackney Road, south of Plane Tree Drive via - Hackney Road, Mann Road, Melbourne Street (Hail 'n 'Ride), Frome Road (stop 2), Victoria Drive (Hail 'n' Ride), King William Road (Stop A3), King William Street (stop C2 & F1), Wakefield Street (stop G2), Pulteney Street (stop W2), North Terrace (stop I3), Botanic Road (stop 1), and back to Hackney Road.
The Public Transport Service will establish special WOMADelaide signage at the above designated stops to alert WOMADelaide patrons. View the TIMETABLE HERE, and MAP HERE. For further details please visit Adelaide Metro HERE.
Travel Packages / Accommodation
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.