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The town of Chiltern is another gorgeous historical town in North-East Victoria, located along the Hume Highway between Wangaratta and Wodonga. A perfectly preserved gold-rush era town, built in the late 1850's when diggers tried their luck on the goldfields and fortunes were made and lost. Their legacy is a streetscape of wide verandahs and historic buildings that tell the stories of European settlers and gold miners. Modern-day Chiltern is a peaceful haven nestled in the hills of the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park. Visitors will experience a shared affection for the past, with all the benefits of good old-fashioned hospitality and warmth.
The nearby Chiltern Racecourse and Recreation Reserve is our new festival location. It hasn’t seen a race since 1982, however the community have preserved the park and used it for various equine/rodeo events since and are ready to take it into a new era by welcoming the Off-Grid Living Festival to the grounds.
With over 100 acres of flat land and natural surrounds the park is the perfect space to get creative and transform into an amazing sustainable festival space. We look forward to activating many new ideas, welcoming more exhibitors, workshop hosts, and presenters as well as creating new festival spaces including a participants camping area so visitors can now stay onsite for up to 3 nights and enjoy a communal experience in the evenings, meeting like-minded people from all over Australia and making lifetime friends.
ENJOY AND COMMUNAL EXPERIENCE IN THE EVENING OR EXPLORE THE LOCAL AREAS
COMMUNAL CAMP-OUT ONSITE
Designated participant camping area. Just a short walk from the main festival area.
TENTS & CARAVANS WELCOME
Extend your Off-Grid weekend experience by meeting up with like-minded participants from the Off-Grid Living Festival.
Only 500 camping passes available so be sure to book early. Tickets on sale now.
WHERE: Chiltern Racecourse and Recreation Reserve, approx. 500m from festival entry gates, in a nice treeline paddock. See festival map for participant camping area (map released in Feb).
WHEN: Arrive anytime from 2pm Friday, 5th April - Depart before 10am Monday, 8th April. However access to festival Sat and Sunday only.
PRICE: $110 Camping Pass / persons with the purchase of a festival ticket. Includes campsite access for up to 3 nights or you can stay for less nights but price remains the same.
BRING: This is a DIY setup, so bring along everything you need for off-grid paddock camping. All your camping gear including drinking & washing up water, dishware, food, music, games, off-grid gadgets and a bag/s for your rubbish.
FACILITIES: Camping spaces and portable toilets provided only.
FIRES: TBC - We'll need to check when the Total Fire Ban will end in 2024, sometimes it's late April.
ASSISTANCE: Camping manager and security onsite in the evenings.
NO DOGS: Sorry, pets aren't allowed to camp or into the festival. For local dog boarding please see nearby Appletree Boarding.
VENDORS: Pellegrino Pizza will be serving Woodfired Pizzas and Pastas 4pm - 9pm each night - Fri, Sat and Sun night.
And the local Tennis Club will be offering a cooking BBQ breakfast Sat and Sunday mornings.
BYO DISHWARE & TAKE HOME ALL RUBBISH
THIS IS A WASTE FREE EVENT SO PLEASE BYO DINNERWARE FOR THEM TO SERVE YOU ON.
FREE PRIVATE CAMPING
Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park
10 - 30 MINS FROM FESTIVAL
3. Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park - This is s gorgeous national park with many great camping spots if you prefer a more private bush setting - Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park Guide
Check out these gorgeous country towns nearby - 15-45mins away.
All have fantastic boutique accommodation options and tourist locations to explore.
STAY A LITTLE LONGER AND EXPLORE NORTH-EAST VICTORIA
Just 15 mins away is the large rural town of Wangaratta with loads of great accommodation, cafes and restaurants, parks, rivers and amenities.
One of Australia's best preserved gold-rush era towns. Its fascinating history, beautiful streetscape, shops & boutiques coupled with amazing restaurants, wineries, breweries and cafes, this one of Victoria's best loved towns.
Twin regional city on the border, devidied by the Murray River. just 30mins from the festival with loads of great cafes, restaurants, accommodation types and access to the Murray River.
Rutherglen's charming atmosphere is conjured by the bustling main street - an historic precinct with old timber buildings, verandah-fronted pubs, antique and bric-a-brac shops, restaurants and tearooms. Plus E-bikes for hire.
Step into Little Italy in the King Valley, where dynamic Italian migrant families established wineries that continue to innovate through the generations. Taste well-known Italian wines and gorgeously fresh local produce and small-batch products.
A little further away for those of your planning an extended stay the High Country is a must. Bright in the Autumn is absolutely stunning. This area is a nature-lovers delight with so much to explore on foot, bike or drive.