We had never heard of the Nariel Creek Folk Festival until it was randomly mentioned to us by a fellow camper one day. But, having no other plans over New Years, we decided to check it out and it literally changed our lives.
Situated by Nariel Creek, the folk festival runs for a week over New years and is, well, just so much fun. It seems almost everybody brings a musical instrument of some sort, some home made even! There are impromptu jam sessions all over the camp ground at any given time of day. It's so lovely to hear live music and people singing along all day long. Several times a day we would go in search of music and just dance and dance. Gypsy LOVED it!
Looking on Wikicamps, we were undecided between this campground or one just on the other side of the river in Jingellic.
We happened to drive in from the north, so visited the Jingellic camp first and, well, it was okay. It would have been perfect if you had a boat (there is a boat ramp there) or wanted to have a few drinks (it is right next door to a quite adorable looking pub). But as we don't fit either of those categories, the overflowing bins and stench from them, the sheer number of vans parked in close proximity, and the possibility of loud noise from the pub or people walking back late were good enough reasons for us to drive the extra 5 minutes across the bridge to Walwa.
We intend to free-camp our way around Australia as much as possible. Follow us for tips, practicalities and adventure!
To free-camp or not to free-camp
Our trip so far
We left Brisbane May 15th 2015.. Who knows when and where we will end!