The 2020 Big Red Bash line-up includes Aussie legends Paul Kelly, Ian Moss, Tim Finn, John Williamson to name just a few.
Get involved in all the other events on offer such as sunrise yoga, the world record attempt for the Nutbush, sandboarding, or the air guitar competition.
Food is plentiful with a large variety of food trucks, and at the end of each day, there is nothing like kicking back by the fire and sharing stories from your day with your new friends.
After making this epic road trip to the festival in 2019, it has been our Manager Jason’s dream to share this unique experience with others. So he set about creating this incredible 9-day outback adventure from Adelaide to Birdsville. Travelling through South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland, this tour stops at some of the most remote towns in Australia. Support the local communities and meet the local characters that make outback Australia so special.
Departure: The tour departs Adelaide Bus Station at 85 Franklin Street at 6 am sharp. Please be there 10 minutes prior.
Child Policy: This charter is not suitable for children and the minimum age is 18 years old.
Meals: Breakfast from Day 2 is included and includes a mixture of — cereals, toast, fruit, juice, tea and coffee. Some mornings pancakes, bacon, sausages and eggs will be served. Please advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.
All lunches and dinners are at own expense. We will be stopping at cafes and hotels along the way. At the Big Red Bash, there is a variety of food vans.
Drinking water: Our trailers will be fitted with water tanks with water for drinking only.
Camping: This is a camping tour and participation and involvement is required from all passengers. Three-person dome tents are included, as well as a swag.
Swags: When camping, we use individual swags. Swags are ‘Aussie Bed Rolls’ made from sturdy canvas with a mattress built into the swag. Passengers need to provide their sleeping bag and pillow to insert into the swag.
Alcohol: The Big Red Bash is BYO. It’s a good idea to purchase and label your alcohol beforehand. It is a requirement that you bring cans as glass will NOT survive the dirt roads and is not allowed into the festival site. (The driver will take no responsibility for broken alcohol.) On our tours, we often visit a local pub in the evening as a way of putting money back into small, remote communities. It’s not permitted to consume takeaway alcohol in these places. We will supply ice and coolers to keep drinks cold. On the concert days, we will provide you with a cooler bag to take drinks in. Please do not bring eskies as space will be limited in the trailers.
Cask wine is an option, and if you drink spirits, you can get a large drinking water container and premix your spirits before you go to the concert. NO GLASS IS ALLOWED AT BRB stage area.
Please note. There will NOT be any alcohol consumed on the bus at any time.
What to bring: Personal belongings, sleeping bag, pillow, torch or head torch, towel, stubby cooler, rainproof jacket, appropriate festival shoes, wet wipes, refillable water bottle, insect repellent, hat, and sunscreen. It’s also a good idea to bring snacks for the bus in your day bag.
There are no showers at the Big Red Bash so wet wipes are a must! The festival runs buses which take people into Birdsville if you need a shower desperately for around $10 per person.
Please be aware temperatures can drop to 0 degrees, so make sure you have an appropriate sleeping bag and clothing for these conditions.
What not to bring: Glass, umbrellas, tables, sunshades or anything that will obstruct the view of the stage, and aerosols are all prohibited. There will be bag checks as you enter the concert area, and prohibited items will be confiscated.
Luggage Restrictions: Bags are restricted to 1 × 15 kg backpack/soft travel bag per person, plus one small piece of hand luggage.
Changes to Itinerary: Our experienced guides will tailor activities on seasonal conditions throughout the year to maximise your experience and enjoyment. Any deviation from this itinerary will be made with serious consideration and passengers’ best interest and safety as our number one priority.
A couple of rules: Illegal drugs or inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated on our trips. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such unique places. Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure on their trip. If you ever feel another person is behaving inappropriately please let your guide know straight away.
Travel insurance: We highly recommend travel insurance.
Safety: We will also have a support vehicle to help with equipment and meals. We carry a satellite phone to be used by our guide in the event of an emergency and for your safety. Also, all of our leaders are First Aid trained and certified.
Minimum Numbers: Nullarbor Traveller requires a minimum of 10 people to run the tour. If there are not ten people booked one month before departure, you will be refunded 100% of the ticket.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing via email, and such notice is not valid until a response has been received from us. Cancellations 31 days or more will incur a 25% cancellation fee plus $530 for the festival ticket. Cancellations between 30 – 15 before departure incur a 50% cancellation fee plus $530 for the festival ticket. Cancellations 14 days or less before departure or failure to board the tour will result in a 100% cancellation or no show fee.
Terms & Conditions: Please read the full terms and conditions of Nullarbor Traveller and the Big Red Bash before booking your tour.