Getting Here | Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival

Getting Here

Being in the heart of Maroochydore, the CBD for the Sunshine Coast, you’ve got loads of options to get to and from MMVAF again this year. 

Our home is the new Maroochydore city centre site, the former Horton Park Golf Course. The entry to the festival is the same as last year via DALTON DRIVE, not Golf Street.

Dalton Drive, Maroochy Boulevard and Maude Street will be traffic hotspots on a busy Saturday in Maroochydore, now home to Bunnings and Officeworks. We all know how popular these businesses are on a Saturday, and there will be measures in place to ensure that these areas are kept business as usual for customers, residents and all of our awesome neighbours. 

There is no parking anywhere along Dalton Drive, so please avoid this high demand area. Think ahead and catch a bus in, or get dropped around the corner and stroll to the entrance to avoid the headache, and the heartache, of missing your favourite band.

And while we will have a well-lit, secure taxi rank, we all know getting a taxi is no sure thing and standing in a queue at the end of an amazing day is even worse.  Jump on a pre-purchased bus, ride your pushie or get picked up.

 

BUSES & SHUTTLES

BUS TICKETS GO OFF SALE 9PM FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER

The best way to enter and exit the Festival is on one of our four direct bus routes or 2-hour continuous bus shuttles back to Maroochy Town Centre. This year we will be holding true to our promise that if you don't have a ticket/bus wristband you will not be able to get on a bus. So don't end your night on a low with no place to go. All bus tickets must be pre-purchased via Oztix. 

BUS TICKET/WRIST BANDS - The only way to get on the party bus home

GETTING HERE:
Your OZTIX pre-purchased Bus E-ticket will allow you to hop on the bus to get to the Festival.

GOING HOME:
ON entry your OZTIX pre-purchased Bus E Ticket will be swiped, recorded and given a second BUS wristband that will easily identify you as a BUS TICKET holder for the way home.
So join the express bus holder entry lanes into the festival!

Our No Bullshit buses boast the option of alternate pick up and drop off location flexibility, depending on whether you decide to party on or go home.

BUY BUS TICKETS HERE

Buses Selling Out FAST

 

The Maroochy Orbit Bus Shuttle

$10 return, 2-hour continuous loop shuttle running between MMVAF and the Maroochydore Bus Station near Ocean Street (on Horton Parade - Platform 2) from 11am-1pm and from 8pm -11pm.  https://goo.gl/maps/9Rkj6SLzrKp

This pre-purchased ticketed only shuttle service gives you the flexibility to get in and out of the festival at a time of your choosing without having to be reliant on getting a taxi. 

 

Direct Bus Routes -  BUSES SELLING FAST

$10 one way, $15 return

LOCATION

AM TO THE FESTIVAL

PM HOME FROM THE FESTIVAL

Noosa - Peregian - Coolum

 

Depart Noosa 10am

Depart Pregian 10.10am

Depart Coolum 10.20am

 

Depart 10.50pm

Kings Beach - Kawana

 

Depart Kings Beach 10.15am

Depart Kawana 10.30am

 

Depart 10.50pm

Mooloolaba

 

Depart Mooloolaba 10.30am

 

Depart 10.50pm

Nambour

 

Depart Nambour 10.30am

 

Depart 10.50pm

 

DIRECT TO MMVAF Dalton Drive ARRIVAL 10.45am

NOOSA - PEREGIAN BEACH - COOLUM BEACH 
Depart Noosa Junction Bus Transit Station 10.00am https://goo.gl/xlJwyS
Pick up Peregian Beach Village Bus Stop 10.10am https://goo.gl/Cc4FGo
Pick up Coolum Beach Tickle Park Bus Stop 10.20am https://goo.gl/3X25F7
Direct Sunshine Coast Motorway to MMVAF Dalton Drive ARRIVAL 10.45am

KINGS BEACH - KAWANA 
Depart Kings Beach Bus Stop - Moreton Pde at Saltair St  10.15am https://goo.gl/yWgtBr
Pick up Kawana Shopping World Bus Stop 2 on Nicklin Way 10.30am https://goo.gl/YkAQmZ
Direct to MMVAF Dalton Drive ARRIVAL 10.45am

MOOLOOLABA DIRECT - OUR MOST POPULAR BUS! SELLING OUT FAST
Depart Mooloolaba - Meta St 10.20am 
Direct to MMVAF Dalton Drive ARRIVAL 10.45am

NAMBOUR
Depart Nambour Train Station 10.30am https://goo.gl/HN6bbG
Direct to MMVAF Dalton Drive ARRIVAL 10.45am

Departure Times FROM the Festival (PM)

NOOSA - PEREGIAN BEACH - COOLUM BEACH
Depart Festival - Marked Bus Stop area for NOOSA 10.50pm
Drop off Coolum Beach Tickle Park Bus Stop 11.10pm
Drop off Peregian Beach Village Bus Stop 11.20pm
Drop off Noosa Junction Bus Transit Station 11.30pm

KINGS BEACH - KAWANA 
Depart Festival - Marked Bus Stop area for KINGS BEACH 10.50pm
Drop off Kawana Shopping World Bus Stop 1 on Nicklin Way 11.05pm
Drop off Kings Beach Bus Stop - Moreton Pde at Saltair St 11.25pm

MOOLOOLABA DIRECT - META STREET
Depart Festival - Marked Bus Stop area for MOOLOOLABA 10.50pm https://goo.gl/maps/ybuuRaMQv672
Drop off Mooloolaba Meta St Stop 11.15pm

NAMBOUR
Depart Festival - Marked Bus Stop Area NAMBOUR Train Station 10.50pm
Arrive Nambour Train Station 11.20pm 

 

WALKING & PUSHIES

The Maroochydore Bus Station, Ocean Street taxi rank and the active Maroochydore Town Centre are an easy 20-minute walk from Dalton Drive. A great place to park and meander on down to Dalton Drive.

If you're lucky enough to be able to hit the pushie down the MMVAF, we have moved the bike rank to right at the entry gate for added security and first-class parking. 

Lights and helmets riders!  And please remember responsible alcohol consumption – under .05 (just like driving a car). 

 

DRIVING & PARKING 

Parking spaces are very limited, so we recommend you get in quick. Our grassy, well-drained carpark will open at 9.30am. No parking is available anywhere along Dalton Drive, so please avoid this high demand area. 
Car parks can be accessed from Maroochy Boulevard via Sunrise Drive. Car pass tickets are on sale now via Oztix. Pre-purchase passes for $10, or pay $15 at the gate, if there's any left...

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

 

Maroochydore Bus Station is the main intercharge for the Sunshine Coast. Wherever you’re coming from, get to this station and catch our cheap return shuttle bus to the festival.  

Phone Translink for information and timetables at 13 12 30 or hit up their journey planner here to check out public bus and train times. 

 

TAXIS 

Suncoast Cabs are alerting their team and aiming to get you swiftly to your destination, as soon as they can. We recommend you plan ahead and use their app available here to book your taxi. However, with up to ten thousand punters arriving to and from Maroochydore Saturday September 10, we all know they'll be pumping, and queuing is always going to be inevitable. Don't take the chance: jump on a bus or get picked up, and future-you will thank you later. 

 

PICK UP & DROP OFFS

We'll be providing a drop off / pick up bay close to the festival site, however Dalton Drive, Maroochy Boulevard, and Maude Street will be traffic hotspots on a busy Saturday in Maroochydore. Get dropped around the corner and walk to the site to avoid the headache, and the heartache, of missing your favourite band. Spots will be advised closer to the festival date. 

 

AIRPORTS

Our nearest and dearest airport is the Sunshine Coast Airport. QANTAS, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand fly into Maroochydore:

QANTAS - qantas.com.au (13 13 13)
Jetstar - jetstar.com (131 538)
Virgin Australia - virginaustralia.com (13 67 89)
Air New Zealand - airnewzealand.com.au (13 24 76)

The Sunshine Coast Airport is only a 15 minute drive from the festival, with plenty of transfer companies to help get you to your accommodation.  Perfect ease to bump in and out for a weekend of that glorious sun, surf, and sand the Sunshine Coast is so well known for. 

Brisbane Airport services our fair city Brisbane, and is only approx. 1.5 hour drive. 

 

HELIPAD

We don't have a helipad as such... but maybe we could work something out? We love a spectacular entrance. Get in touch x

 

WHERE TO STAY

If you need some Fantastical advice on where to stay come September, check out this superb list at Visit Sunshine Coast. MMVAF is located on the site for the new Maroochydore city centre. Our entry is on Dalton Drive (see the Google map here), and you'll see we're within walking distance to myriad of accommodation spots in Maroochydore, Cotton Tree and Alexandra Headlands. Alternatively, we have our no-bull ticketed buses to and from Noosa, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Kawana, Peregian Beach, Coolum and Nambour. 

 

WHAT TO DO

Are you here for the weekend? Making the most of your time off? Got the Sunday to frolick in the ocean, or hit the craft beer (or coffee, whatever your vice) trail and try the local cuisine? To help you make the most of your time here on this Divine part of the planet, download the Official Visitor Guide to the Sunshine Coast. The events+ app can also help with hot offers across dining, attractions, accommodation and other services. 

To download the events+ Offers app follow the links below: 

Apple http://apple.co/1IdWeZx

Android http://bit.ly/1IyZOuk