Getting to Wide Open Space
The site (Ross River Resort) is 80kms east of Alice Springs on the Ross Hway (all bitumen). Flights to/from into Alice or Yulara (Uluru) from all major centres daily.
Getting to Alice:
Alice Springs is in Central Australia, Northern Territory. Literally “the middle of Everywhere” – it’s about as central as a town can be on the Australian continent.
- The quickest and easiest way of getting here is flying. Qantas and Virgin (from some locations) are the operators in & out of Alice.
- You can also fly to Yulara (Uluru) from major centres, and it’s often heaps cheaper than flying to Alice. Then get a bus or hire car to Alice/the festival site (about 4-5 hours drive)
- Roadtrip – Get your friends together and make an adventure of it.
- Train – The Ghan travels from Adelaide or Darwin. It’s an amazing journey.
- Standby Relocations – sometimes rental companies need their vehicles moved around the country, and sometimes they will pay people to do it.
Also worth considering – fly to Uluru:
- Flights to Uluru (still called Ayers Rock on some sites) from most major centres with Jetstar or Virgin. It can be significantly cheaper than flying to Alice. Check out the Rock while you’re in the desert and then hire a car from Uluru and drive to the festival or catch a bus to Alice Springs.
Alice Springs to festival site:
- Follow the Ross Highway out of town (turnoff is just south of Heavitree Gap) and head east until you get to site. One of the most spectacular hour-long drives you’ll ever take
Shuttle Bus: Stuck without a car? Never fear! Wide Open Space operates a shuttle bus from/to Alice Springs (airport and town) to site on Friday, returning Monday morning. This shuttle will meet the incoming flights and drop you off in town for 1 hour and then on to site. The shuttle will be returning Monday morning to airport (for outgoing flights) and town. Bookings will open soon.
We encourage you to spend some time before or after the festival to check out the incredible sites around the region. For more info on what else is there, check out: