Location – Accommodation
How to get here
Natimuk is located 324 kms north-west of Melbourne on the Wimmera Highway. If you are coming on public transport the V/Line bus/train travels daily from Melbourne’s Spencer St Station and arrives in Horsham.
If you are driving, make sure to fuel up before you arrive because there is no petrol in Natimuk.
The Natimuk Showground has a limited number of camping spots that must be booked and this is on a ‘first-in’ basis. Sites will be marked out but not designated. The booking links are here.
Do not ring the Showground. They are not taking bookings.
Entry will be through the top (east) gate of the Showground – off Old Noradjuha Road (on your left as you enter town from Horsham).
The Farmers Market Plus has moved to the Showground and will be on Sunday morning. There is no access to it from the Camping area. Please enter from gate at corner of Jory ad Mitchell Street.
Natimuk Lake Caravan Park
Camping is available 5kms out of town at the Natimuk Lake Caravan Park.
Ring Lyndon on 0407 800 753 to book. Bring a bike and torch for getting in and out, or make use of the new SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE!!! Just $10 a head for the whole weekend. Camping prices are: Powered site, $30 per night, (2 people per site), Unpowered site $20 per night, (2 people per site).
If you aren’t staying at the lake but need a good wash, you can make use of the showers ($6 a pop) and coin-operated laundry facilities.
Mt Arapiles – Tooan State Park
There is also good camping at Mt Arapiles – Tooan State Park 8kms west of town. Camping fees apply, visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/stay for more information.
Accommodation is available at the Natimuk National Hotel but it is booked out well in advance of Frinj. There is hotel accommodation in Horsham (26kms east), Edenhope (60kms west), Nhill (70kms north) and in the Wartook Valley in the Grampians (about an hour southeast). Information on these can be accessed here www.visithorsham.com.au or by phoning the Horsham Visitor Information Centre 1800 633 218
Getting around – access issues
Natimuk is a small town, but after you have walked from one end to the other and back again in the pursuit of high-quality art experiences your feet may be feeling it. Bring a bike (and lock if your bike is precious) and/or some comfy shoes. Access around Natimuk will require navigation across cracked and sometimes none existent footpaths, please be aware of this as you plan your festival experience. The Festival HUB will be open 10am – 5pm and will provide a wheelchair battery recharge station during this time.
There are limited venues within the township so performances may take place in Band Rotunda’s, old shed’s, historic goal cells, someone’s front room, disused garages – you get the idea. This means that access can be difficult. Not all the venues are suitable for disabled access but we will try and support our audience where we can. If you would like more information please give us a call or send us an email.