2024 Big Red Bash Rock n' Roll Road Trip!
Take the stress out of getting out and back to the Big Red Bash with our fantastic Rock n’ Roll road trip, hosted by outback specialists Kangaroo Bus Lines.
This is a great way to sit back, relax and take in the great outback countryside. Meet new people and have everything taken care of for you out at the Big Red Bash!
You will travel in a luxury 65 seat coach, and be looked after at all times by the friendly crew from Kangaroo Bus Lines.
Package Prices and Optional Extras
Choose to purchase your bus package with full payment up front, or take a little more time and select the Pay Over Time option which allows you to spread payments over 5 instalments. See the table below for details outlining payment dates and instalment amounts.
Standard Transport and Tent Accommodation Ticket
$1215 per person
- Transport from Brisbane (departing on Sunday 30th June) to Birdsville return on a luxury 65 seater coach
- 4 nights twin share tent accommodation
- Stretcher and mattress
- Camping chair
- Does NOT include festival ticket
Optional Add Ons
- $729 Adult festival ticket – $49 for extra youth (5-17) and $19 for children under 5
- $275 Upgrade to single share tent accommodation
- $55 Sleeping bag and pillow pack
- $15 Blanket
- $55 Camping Table
Solo passengers will share a tent with someone of the same gender that they may not know, unless they choose to upgrade to the single option for $275. The tents are spacious with plenty of room for two people to share.
All passengers will buy their own food and drink on the trip including en route, at Birdsville, and out at the Big Red Bash where there will be a good variety of food vendors.
- Depart Brisbane Sunday 30th June – Dinner at Charleville, then onto Birdsville overnight.
- Arrive Birdsville Monday 1st July – Breakfast and shower in Birdsville, then head out to Big Red Bash
- Big Red Bash – Monday 1st to Thursday 4th July
- Depart Birdsville Friday 5th – Dinner at Charleville, arrive in Brisbane early Saturday 6th July.
If you have any questions at all about this travel package please reach out to us via the Contact Us Portal and we will respond to your query as soon as we can.
Please read the Big Red Bash ticket purchase Terms & Conditions before purchasing. The travel component of the Rock n’ Roll Road trip is non refundable.
BUS PACKAGE FAQ'S
You will not be sent a bus ticket. All passengers will be on a manifest, that the bus drivers will have.
If you have purchased a full package inclusive of tickets, you will not be emailed out any e-tickets. Your driver will issue you with your event wristband when you check in.
If you purchased your ticket separately from your package, you will be given the chance to pick up your event wristband from the ticketing desk, located at the Birdsville Visitors Information Centre.
Below are the locations, address and pick up times. Please note, Burpengary Depot has free secure parking for your vehicle.
Each passenger can bring a 20kg luggage bag. Soft bags are preferred, rather than hard suitcases.
The Birdsville Big Red Bash is a BYO alcohol festival. No alcohol is sold on site.
Alcohol up to 1 case of beer or equivalent volume of other alcohol can be transported on the bus (in addition to 20kg baggage). Please note, no glass is permitted, so we recommend tinnies, cask wine, or if bringing bottled wine, you’ll need to decant into a plastic container before heading to the concert area. Alcohol can also be purchased on the road or from the Birdsville Hotel. We recommend bringing a small soft esky to keep your drinks cold and to transport your drinks from your campsite to the concert area. Ice is available to purchase onsite. A communal esky will be available in camp, but with limited space.
Tents are provided with camp stretchers, camp mattress, lantern and chair per person. If you opted for the additional sleeping bag pack ($50) it will be waiting for you on arrival in your tent.
Drinking water will be supplied for bus passengers on site. Hot water is also available, just BYO mug, tea and coffee.
Ample toilets are available through the campgrounds. The furthest you can expect to walk to a campsite toilet block is 150m, although most campers are much closer than this. Large banks of toilets are located closer to the concert area. The festival uses eco-friendly composting loos and are equipped with toilet paper.
There are no showers or running water at the festival site, however, the buses will do a trip into town each morning for those wanting showers. Please expect, there may be queues.
A camping chair will be included in your tent. You are permitted to take this to the concert area to watch the show. Please note, you are responsible for your chair, and there may be charges if lost or damaged.
A lantern will be included in your tent, but please bring a handheld or headtorch also, as there is no lighting between the concert area and your campsite – approx. 200m.
There will be a communal fire in the bus area.
There are around 20 food vendors onsite. Vendors sell a wide range of food including typical breakfast fare, vegan food, dumplings, pizza, curries, Mexican, burgers, hotdogs, ice-cream, coffee, soft drinks, bottled water and more. The communal bus area will have limited hot water available, but you’ll need to BYO tea, coffee, etc.
Vendors will not have access to EFTPOS facilities (due to the lack of phone reception). Please ensure you bring cash. Our merchandise stand will have EFTPOS facilities and cash out available.
There is no phone reception at the festival site. Phone coverage in Birdsville is limited to Telstra and Optus.
There is no power onsite for campers unless they BYO. We recommend putting your phones on flight mode to preserve power, and bringing a battery bank to charge devices.
Birdsville in July typically pleasant during the day, with the average maximum temperature reaching low twenties. Overnight temperatures on average are around 6 degrees. It has been known to get down to as low as zero degrees overnight. We recommend brining clothing that you can layer, especially for early mornings and after the sun sets. A warm jacket, warm shoes and socks, scarf and beanie are all essentials in our opinion! If you have hired a sleeping bag set, it is rated to -5 degrees, but if particularly prone to the cold, please bring extra layers or an additional blanket.