Frequently Asked Questions


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Admission prices


How much does admission cost?


SEE ADMISSION PAGE Click Here

                                                                                       

Family is Two Adults and Two Children


Fergie badge must be worn at all times.


NO BADGE, NO Entry



Companion CardBrigadoon is an Affiliate member of the Companion Card

Acceptance of the Companion Card does not indicate that a venue is accessible. As per the Companion Card NSW - Cardholder Terms and Conditions it is the responsibility of cardholders to check accessibility with the venue/activity before booking tickets.

Provided the cardholder requires attendant care support in order to attend Brigadoon we will issue the cardholder with a second ticket for their companion at no charge



  Bundanoon is Brigadoon Future Gathering Dates

                                                                       

09 APRIL 2016
01 APRIL 2017 - 40th Anniversary
07 APRIL 2018 
06 APRIL 2019
04 APRIL 2020



What if it rains?

On most mornings we have an early fog which rises to reveal the mystical Brigadoon. In fact, we have only had a few occasions in the last ten years when we have had early light rain - the day brightened to pour sunshine on the Highland Gathering.

Brigadoon always goes ahead - RAIN, HAIL OR SHINE!

If you want to check the local weather, click here.


How do we find Brigadoon?

Check this link - Getting there.


ACCOMMODATION

Find accommodation in picturesque Bundanoon and the surrounding Wingecarribee Shire region call Destination Southern Highlands Visitor Information on Free Call 1800 657 559


IS there an ATM?
Yes -ATM service is located just inside the main entrance, check out the Stall and Events map

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Are there trains? Yes


Cityrail timetable: Click here


City Rail & Countrylink Trains to Bundanoon and links

For  web site: Click here

City Rail

Train travel is best planned in advance.

Contacts:

· CityRail web site – www.cityrail.info


· 131 500 Info Line and web site - www.131500.com.au



PUBLIC TRANSPORT LINKS TO BRIGADOON


Click here: Public Transport links



THIS TRAIN IS NOT COMING THIS YEAR

Canberra Heritage Train: trains@trains.org.au

Canberra Railway Museum
Geijera Place (off Cunningham St)
Kingston, ACT
Australia
Phone: 02 6232 6405 

WEBSITE: Click Here



Where does the gathering take place in Bundanoon?

On the Oval on Erith Street, Check out Bundanoon map.


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How far is it from Bundanoon Village to Brigadoon oval?

Approximately 1 kilometre


Is there a courtesy bus service from Bundanoon Village to Brigadoon?

Yes, there are several courtesy buses which travel ALL DAY from the village to the oval, they start usually around 7.30am  and  provide a constant service until 5pm

Priority is given to the Disabled and Elderly


Bus stops


Are pets allowed?

Dogs are permitted, however the following must be adhered to at all times:

• Dogs must be kept on a short Leash and under control of an Adult at all times

• Dogs are NOT permitted near any Food Stalls

• It is the responsibility of the Owner/Carer to ensure that they clean up any mess after the dog and it is disposed of properly.

• Dogs are NOT permitted near or on the Sand Pit in the Children's play area.

• Should owners fail to abide by these regulations they may be asked to leave the grounds.


AS THERE ARE A GREAT NUMBER OF DOGS AT BRIGADOON, OWNERS ARE REMINDED IT IS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTROL THEIR PET


Is there Parking and Disabled parking?

Where is it? 

Is it well signposted?


YES, There is parking and disabled parking

It is recommended that you arrive early, as we are unable to reserve parking even for holders of disabled parking tickets and spaces are allocated on a first come basis.

Confirm the details below with the Bundanoon map.

Click Here brigadoon-parking-and-route-map.pdf


Follow the Parking signs (P) through the Village.

You will be directed to the parking and disabled car park by our marshalls, should the disabled car park be FULL you will be asked to return to the main parking area once you have debussed your passengers.

We have personnel available to assist the disabled to get to the grounds.

Generally speaking the use of Wheel Chairs is entirely up to the individual and or carer, the ground is uneven and could be difficult to negotiate


Are there plenty of seating? 

There is very limited seating. We suggest that you bring your own seating or blankets.


Where is a good meeting point at the Oval?

The best meeting point is at "Fergie" which is our logo and is positioned over the cricket nets to the North of the oval.

There are coloured flags around the oval on the perimeter light poles that can also be used as a meeting place they too have "Fergie' on them

• Green Flag to the North; • Red Flag to the East; • Orange Flag to the South; • Blue Flag to the West



Is there a lost property/lost children tent?

Yes, The Girl Guides have a tent just inside the main entrance to the grounds where all lost children are taken and cared for.

See map link above for location


How long does the Street Parade go for? 

Where will the parade travel from- to?

Normally around 45 minutes to one hour.

Parade starts junction Amy & Erith Streets and goes to Oval. See Map of Bundanoon for actual location


Bundanoon Map


How early can I get into the Gathering?

Gates open from 6.30am


How early do I need to arrive to get a parking spot? 

Where exactly is the car parking?

Car park opens from 6.30am.

Just follow the Parking signs (P) through the village.

Parking is situated at Jordans Crossing which is directly behind the main oval.

In the unlikely event of the car park being closed due to weather conditions  you will be advised on entry into Bundanoon of alternative parking locations

IF YOU HAPPEN TO PARK IN THE SIDE STREETS OF BUNDANOON YOU CAN ALWAYS WALK BACK TO RAILWAY AVENUE AND PICK UP THE COURTESY BUS (see above)


Where do coaches park? 

Is there allocated space?

Coaches and buses park on Erith Street directly outside the oval.

Coaches are permitted to debus their passengers before they park.

Click here to check map brigadoon-parking-and-route-map.pdf


Can you buy food at the event?

Yes, we have over 30 different food stalls on site, check out our Programme for a list of Stalls

WATER - PLEASE NOTE: The Bundanoon Highland Gathering fully supports the "Bundy on Tap" proposal for stopping the sale of bottled water in Bundanoon, and therefore there will be NO bottled water for sale at the gathering.

Water Bottles will be available for sale at the Village or the Gathering

There are FREE water stations in town and facilities at the oval to fill reusable water bottles.

Either bring you own Water bottle or purchase a Bundy on Tap bottle in the Village or a reusable water bottle at the oval.


Can I bring alcohol?

NO- no alcohol is sold on site. However the local Bundanoon Club is adjacent to the gathering for the purchase of alcohol. 

However alcohol cannot be brought back into the gathering area.


Can I bring my Caravan or Camp?

There are No Official Caravan Parks in Bundanoon, however, the Bundanoon Pony Club has made their grounds in Bundanoon available for Camping and Caravans:

20 acres of relatively flat land to camp; town water, toilets across the road. No fires allowed. $5.00/ night. Just turn up, no need to book. 36 powered sites. POA. Booking essential -

Phone: Yvonne (02) 4883 6859

Email: woodsies2@bigpond.com.

The distance form the pony club grounds to the Brigadoon parking area is approximately 1.5 kms. There is NO organised courtesy bus service from the pony club grounds to the Brigadoon Gathering.

Official Caravan Parking Sites are at:- 

  • Moss Vale (02) 4868 1099
  • Mittagong (02) 4871 1574


What is the best route from Sydney?

See our Brigadoon - How to get there page.


Whom do I see for a media pass?

Media Passes are obtained from the Publicity Officer in advance.  Click Here


Where do the bands play?

Bands play throughout the day on either side of the oval at irregular intervals, for further information all details are contained in the programme which is sold at the gathering on the day.



Are public rest-rooms/toilets available?

There are sufficient Port-a-Loos situated all around the ground.

Specifically the concrete toilet block is for use by "Ladies Only"

Disabled toilets are available and are clearly signposted



The Ceilidh                            

In the evening visitors to Brigadoon and participants gather at the local hall for the Ceilidh - a traditional Highlands knees-up where the haggis holds pride of place.

And then the mist descends, and the mythical village of Brigadoon falls under a spell, to sleep again until next year.

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