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Caloundra is on the Sunshine Coast, just over an hour’s drive north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

The festival is located at Kings Beach Park, De Vene Avenue, Kings Beach.

Getting to the Festival

Travel to CMF the eco-friendly way this year by catching a train, bus or using your very own pedal-power!

CMF is encouraging all festival-goers to have a think about the way they travel to the festival this year – read on for some alternative suggestions to the car. Perhaps you can even mix and match a few options to create your perfect travel method!

1. Park & Ride Free Shuttle

Catch the FREE shuttle bus to the festival grounds. Buses run approximately every 15 minutes during the following times:

Day Times
FRIDAY 4 OCT11am - 11pm
SATURDAY 5 OCT11am - 11pm
SUNDAY 6 OCT11am - 11pm
MONDAY 7 OCT10am - 10pm

Festival parking is not available at Kings Beach. You can park at one of our nearby all day parking locations and catch a free shuttle right to our front door! Parking at each of these locations is FREE!

The Park & Ride shuttles operate every day of the festival, between 11am and 11pm (10am and 10pm Monday), as a continuous return loop service (approx every 15 mins).

Park & Ride shuttle services operate from:

  • Caloundra Transit Centre (Cooma Tce)
  • Queen Street, Caloundra (Caloundra State Primary School)
  • Bower Street,  Caloundra (at Caloundra State High School)
  • Stockland Caloundra (Parking Corner Oval Ave & First Ave)

Sunbus | Park & Ride Shuttle Bus | Pick Up & Drop Off, festival zones are all located on Moreton Parade near the service station (near roundabout at main festival gate)


Queen Street, Cooma Terrace, Stockland Park n Rides and Golden Beach Shuttle- All have an accessible bus service. However, during peak times there may be a second bus servicing the routes that is not accessible, this bus will alternate with the accessible bus.

Pelican Waters Bus – This is not a scheduled accessible bus, however an accessible service can be arranged with advance notice. Please contact The Sebel Pelican Waters Golf Resort and advise which scheduled time you would like the service for. Call 07 5437 4666 or visit the Front Desk at the resort.

We recommend using these services as accessible parking spaces at Kings Beach are extremely limited.

Park & Ride Locations

2. Free Golden Beach Festival Shuttle Bus

The Golden Beach shuttle service runs along Landsborough Parade, Golden Beach and services all CMF signed bus stops right up to our front door. This shuttle operates every day of the festival, between 11am and 11pm (10am and 10pm Monday), as a continuous return loop service (approx every 15 to 30mins). If capacity allows, this shuttle service will also accept Hail & Ride passengers along the Golden Beach shuttle route.

Golden Beach Shuttle Route

3. Pelican Waters Shuttle

The Pelican Waters shuttle is a scheduled service running between The Sebel Pelican Waters Gold Resort and the Festival.

This service will also pick-up and drop off at Caloundra City School within the scheduled times.

The Sebel Pelican Waters Golf Resort – Festival
Friday, Saturday, Sunday  :  12noon  |  2pm  |  4pm

Monday:  11am   |  1pm   |  3pm

The Festival – The Sebel Pelican Waters Golf Resort
Friday, Saturday, Sunday  :  6pm  |  8pm  |  10pm

Monday:  7pm   |  8pm   | 9pm

5. SUN Buses

Bus is the main form of public transport to get around the Sunshine Coast.
Routes 600, 601, 602, 603, 605, 607, 615 and 636 operate to and from Caloundra.

Please check bus timetables to ensure you know when the last bus leaves. Click here to visit Translink or phone 131 230.

CMF has put on extra buses each night of the festival at 10pm to assist in dispersing the crowds. This bus will complement the 600, 602 and 603 services.  Click here to view these services.

6. CMF Pick Up & Drop Off  Zone

The best and easiest place to drop off and pick up are the PARK & RIDE locations;

  • Caloundra Transit Centre (Cooma Tce)
  • Queen Street, Caloundra (Caloundra State Primary School)
  • Bower Street,  Caloundra (at Caloundra State High School)

7. Nightly Pick-Up Exclusion Zone

Getting our patrons home in the safest and fastest possible way is really important to us. We want you back bright-eyed and ready to boogie each day!

At home-time each night we will be closing Edmund St (at the top of the hill) and Moreton Pde (at the Arthur St intersection) to all traffic other than public transport and CMF Shuttle buses. So if you have someone coming to pick you up after the festival you will need to arrange for them to meet you outside of the road closure area. Better still, jump on one of our shuttle buses and get picked up from a park and ride location. See “Park & Ride Shuttles” for locations.

These closures will be in effect from 9.30pm to 10.30pm Fri, Sat & Sun, and 8.30pm to 9.30pm on Monday.

8. Train

Landsborough is the closest station to Caloundra – it is just over 20k to the festival site from the station. You can then catch a connecting bus to the Caloundra Bus Interchange or perhaps you might like to take your bike on the train and cycle to the festival site – did you know that it is free to take your bike on the train??* (*conditions apply – click here for info from Translink)

Important: Please check timetables to ensure you know when the last train leaves Landsborough each day.
For train timetables, please contact Translink on 131 230.

9. Cycle

Cycling to the festival is fantastic alternative – the wind in your hair, the sunshine on your face, reducing the number of cars on the road, getting active, beautiful scenery and a chance to say g’day to fellow riders as you pass. Wow, there are just so many benefits!

This year we would like to say a HUGE thankyou to all our super cool bike riders by offering a FREE Bike Valet service! We’ll have more details on this exciting service for you soon.

You can also check out Bikers are Cool for more information on biking around Caloundra and bike hire options.

Please cycle safely………….

  • Be visible. Wear bright colours, flashing lights are also great for visibility.
  • Carry water with you – the Sunshine Coast sun can be quite warm so make sure you drink plenty and ride in the cooler times of the day if possible.
  • Be sunsafe – wear sunscreen and cover up where possible.
  • Be road aware. Allow room for speeding traffic to pass safely.
  • Give way to pedestrians and other users if on the footpath.
  • Keep to the left of the road and overtake on the right.
  • Sound the bell when approaching the back of another cyclist or pedestrian before passing on the right
  • Limit the use of headphones and mobile phones as they reduce your awareness.
  • Consider using a bicycle mirror.
  • Carry tools for repairs, flat tyres etc
  • Know your route. A missed turn can be a hot mistake.

10. Walk

As the festival site is right in the heart of Kings Beach and Caloundra, there will be many of you living or staying within a short distance from the action… what a great opportunity to take a stroll to the festival site each day! Caloundra is a beautiful location with one of the most scenic coastal walks you’ll find. And if you are tired by the end of the day, you can also use the free shuttle bus to get you part of the way back to your bed!

11. Need a Taxi?

Catch a FREE CMF Shuttle bus to Cooma Terrace in Caloundra. Book your Taxi on 131 008 to pick you up from the Cooma Terrace parking station.

12. Ride Share Pick Up 

Ride Share pick up location is now across the road from Mets on Kings Surf Life Saving Club, Esplanade Headland.

13. Carpool

If you are driving to the festival, how about filling up the seats in your car and travelling with a friend or two? Carpooling is a great way to save some petrol money and reduces the number of cars on the road, therefore reducing pollution and traffic congestion at the festival site. Plus you’ll only need to find one car park instead of two!

If you don’t know anyone else heading to the festival from your area, JayRide is a website that promotes car pooling and assists with pairing up people looking to share rides. Click here to visit JayRide to save money, reduce your enivornmental impact AND make new friends!

Car Parking

For those of you that are driving, please note there is no parking at the festival site.

Parking restrictions apply throughout Caloundra.  Parking on nature strips, areas of open space and parkland is not permitted and we have been advised fines of up to $375 may be issued per vehicle parked illegally.  Please also be considerate of residents by not parking across driveways.

There is designated festival parking at the locations listed above with a free shuttle bus running to and from the festival site throughout the weekend to allow you to ‘Park & Ride’.


Remember to be watch out for cyclists when you are on the road!

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