Getting Here

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.

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

CMF encourages all festival-goers to have a think about the way they travel to the festival – 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.

Park & Ride Shuttle Bus

As 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.

Shuttles will operate on a loop 11.30am to 11pm each day.


All shuttle locations will offer an accessible bus service.

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

Park & Ride Locations

Queen St Park n Ride - Stop 1 - High School stop is on Bower St, Stop 2 - Caloundra Primary School Campgrounds.

Transit Centre Park n Ride

Hail & Ride Shuttle Bus

Are you coming from the Golden Beach area? Jump on one of our Hail n Ride FREE Shuttle Buses!

Running from 11.30am to 11pm each day!

See the map below for all Hail & Ride locations!


All shuttle locations will offer an accessible bus service.

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

Hail & Ride Locations

Translink Buses

Bus is the main form of public transport to get around the Sunshine Coast.
Routes 600, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607 and 609 operate to and from Caloundra.

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

CMF will provide extra buses each night of the festival between 10pm-midnight to assist in dispersing the crowds. This bus will complement the 600 route service.  Click here to view this services.

CMF Pick Up & Drop Off Zone

The best and easiest place to drop off and pick up are the PARK & RIDE locations - see information above!


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.


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!

Bike racks are provided near the festival entry to park your wheels.

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.

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.

The taxi rank is located on Burgess Street, just past the Kings Beach Tavern. Please use the QR Code located at the Taxi Rank to order your Taxi!

Ride Share Pick Up
Ride Share pick up location is on Burgess St, outside the Kings Beach Tavern.


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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