2018: A guide to mountaineering

By February 12, 2018 Uncategorized No Comments

Mountain Sounds 2018 is just around the corner and we can’t wait to celebrate 5 years epic mountain climbing years with you! To kick off ya week – have a look at our 2018 guide to mountaineering.

GENERAL INFO

DATESFriday 16th February and Saturday 17th February are the festival days and are included in a two-day festival ticket. Camping will be available onsite from  Thursday 15th February for 3 nights and will conclude on Sunday 18th February.

PASS OUTS: For the first time in 2018, we will be allowing freedom of movement from the festival to the campgrounds for those holding camping tickets ONLY. There will be strictly no pass outs for mountaineers without a camping ticket.

ZERO DRUG POLICY: We here at Mountain Sounds Festival do not condone drugs of ANY type. There will be a heavy police presence (with a sniffer dog operation) at the festival so if you are found with drugs in your possession, expect harsh penalties.

GETTING THERE

Shuttle Bus Service

There will be a shuttle bus service provided from the Gosford Train Station to the festival site – Thur 15th, Fri 16th & Sat 17th Feb.

Shuttle buses will be departing from the Showground Road side of the station and will be running throughout the day with a return service after the festival. The TIMES are as follows:

  • Thur 15th Feb : 3:30pm-10:00pm
  • Fri 16th Feb : 9:00am – 3:30pm & 11:30pm – 1:30am
  • Sat 17th Feb : 11:00am – 3:30pm & 11:30pm – 1:30am
Bus tickets will be $5 cash upon entry to the bus.
Buses will be running roughly every 30 minutes and all times are subject to change.
Also, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Uber to give new users a free ride up to $20!

The process is simple:

1. Download the UBER app and create an account.
2. Enter the promo code ‘MOUNTAINSOUNDS’ when prompted.
3. Check the ETA, ‘REQUEST’ when you need a car, and enjoy the ride!
*First ride only + Only valid for travel in NSW


By car from Sydney
  • Mt Penang Parklands is located at Kariong, just 2 minutes from the F3 Freeway Gosford Exit.
  • Take the first Gosford exit, this will bring you onto the Central Coast Highway.
  • Turn left at the second set of traffic lights onto Kangoo Road and follow the signage for the entry and parking/drop-off locations

By car from Newcastle

  • Mt Penang Parklands is located at Kariong, just 2 minutes from the F3 Freeway Gosford Exit.
  • Take the second Gosford exit (the Kariong Interchange sign) and turn left into Wiseman’s Ferry Road.
  • Then turn left again onto the Central Coast Highway.
  • Turn left again at the first set of traffic lights onto Kangoo Road and follow the signage for the entry and parking/drop-off locations

By public transport

  • Take the train to Gosford Station. Outside the station, there is a bus exchange.
  • The bus that you need to take is the “Somersby” bus. Ask the bus driver to let you out at the service station near Mt Penang Parklands.
  • Alternatively Mountain Sounds will have shuttle buses running Thur 15th, Fri 16th & Sat 17th from Gosford Train Station to the Festival. Please see below ‘Shuttle Bus’ Timetable.

By Plane

If you are travelling from interstate or overseas, the easiest way to get to Mountain Sounds Festival is to catch a plane to Sydney or Newcastle airports and then follow the ‘By Public Transport’ or ‘By Car’ directions listed above.

If you are driving from Melbourne see our recommended route HERE

If you are driving from Brisbane or Queensland see our recommended route HERE

If you are travelling by train from Victoria or Melbourne see our recommended route HERE

If you are travelling by train from Brisbane or Queensland see our recommended route HERE

 

CAMPING

TICKETS

Everyone who purchases a festival ticket will need to purchase a camping ticket – they’re separate and it’s per person.

If you are planning to sleep in an RV or camper van, you must purchase an RV pass which is per car (i.e. cost can be shared if there is more than one of you staying in it). Each individual will need to purchase a camping ticket on top of their RV pass BUT you will not need to purchase a parking ticket.

If you are planning to drive and camp in a tent, you will need to purchase a parking ticket. However, if you arrive with 3 people in your car, parking will be free!
ENTRY/EXIT

Thursday entry: 3pm – 11pm

Friday entry: 7am – 11pm

Saturday entry: 7am – 11pm

Sunday: Campsite closes at 12pm

FACILTIES/AMENTIES

As part of our commitment to bring you a new and improved campsite, all campers will have access to free power facilities, sealed roads for ease of access as well as hot showers and more toilets than ever that will be available throughout the campgrounds.

BANNED ITEMS

  • Alcohol purchased from outside and inside the festival grounds
  • Illegal drugs
  • Fires, fireworks, flares, fire twirling paraphernalia (sticks, balls etc)
  • Containers of liquid fuel (kerosene, petrol etc)
  • Gas/stove cookers or anything else to cook your own food
  • Couches or large furniture items
  • Anything studded (i.e. belts, wristbands etc)
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Professional still cameras (small still cameras ARE allowed)
  • Laser lights
  • Any other items considered illegal or dangerous
  • Strictly no animals (with the exception of service or assistance animals, such as guide dogs)

Now that you’re ready to go, check out the site map here and set times here and don’t forget to download the official Mountain Sounds Festival app to keep you updated with all things MSF!

WE’LL SEE YOU AT THE SUMMIT!

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