Getting There

Welcome home - Getting here and gate times

Red Earth City Awaits

Burning Seed’s location is not just a site but a city  — Red Earth City — and it is the place we call home for a few magical days together. This experiment in creative, participatory community springs up every October in the heart of the Matong State Forest, located about an hour west of Wagga Wagga, NSW. 

Almost everything in our beautiful forest home is created exclusively by you — the participants. Together, we build and populate Red Earth City with its magic, and it’s this participatory ethic that makes a Burn and our Burner community so unique. When it’s time to say goodbye, we also leave the site exactly as we found it, or even better. Wanna see what our city looked like in 2018? Take a look at the 2018 Burning Seed site map.

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Getting There & Away

Red Earth City is about a 5 hour drive from Melbourne, about 5.5 hours from Sydney, about nine hours from Adelaide, and about 13 hours from Brisbane. However, many Seed-goers also take a train or bus to Wagga Wagga or Narrandera and continue by regional bus to Matong, which is eight kilometres from Red Earth City. Several regional airlines also go to Wagga Wagga’s airport.

For those of you driving, seek and Google will help you find. Listed below are links to Google Map navigation from some of the major cities.

Got No Wheels?

Who doesn’t like a good car trip with new friends. Check out the ride share forum on Facebook. 

Public Transport...

Transport New South Wales’ site includes the Wagga – Matong – Narrandera bus route, which departs once a day. Public Transportation Victoria’s Journey Planner will be better for those coming from the south.

Gate opening and closing times 2019

Wednesday 12pm-2am (DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE MIDDAY)
Thursday 8am-2am
Friday 8am-12am
Saturday 8am-7:30pm
Sunday 8am-7:30pm
Monday 8am-5pm
Tuesday - event finishes, leave site by midday

If you arrive outside these hours you will have to find somewhere else to safely camp till gate re-opens.  Please do not camp on the side of the road. Security is in place when gate is closed.

Supporting the local communities that support us

Burning Seed has good relationships with several neighbouring towns. In fact, assistance from key locals has been critical to our event: we source timber for the Effigy and Temple from a nearby mill; rent and borrow equipment from local farmers; use local service providers where practical; and maintain open communication with community groups and councils.

We believe that having good relationships with our neighbours is mutually beneficial for our community and theirs, and we encourage Burners to respect and spend time in the surrounding area both before and after the event.

When transiting through the area, please consider buying some petrol, visiting local stores, stocking up on water and last-minute goodies, recuperating in a nearby hotel, or having a beer with the townies down at the pub.