Camping

Camping

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For those wanting to head to the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, camping is a great way to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the event.

For many fans, camping is the only way to experience the thrill of the event. Plenty go all out for the weekend, with amazing setups that add to the experience of the race.

This year campsites will be sold separately to the event ticketing system. Purchasing a campsite does not automatically grant you access to the event. Event tickets must be purchased separately through Ticketek.

Vehicle Pass Mailout: Vehicle passes will be delivered to your address if you purchased your campsite prior to 30th April 2022. For those campers who purchased from the 30th April 2022 onwards, if you are collecting your Vehicle passes at the event, Gate 4 (Main Gate) will be the best location to collect these. If you purchased more than one campsite, one car pass for each campsite will be issued to the same postal address. If you purchased your campsite after this date, you will be able to collect your vehicle pass upon check in.

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McPhillamy

There’s no better way to head to the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour than travelling up the mountain and setting up camp at the McPhillamy Campground.

This is where the legends of Bathurst live. Located on the top of the great mountain, this campground is in close proximity to Brocks Skyline and the mountain’s Esses.

Toilets and Showers available on site. Access campsites via Barry Gurdon Drive.

Site Map

Reid & Sulman

Reid and Sulman Campground is located at the top of the great mountain, in the perfect position to watch the cars ascent the mountain and fly across Brock’s Skyline.

Toilets and Showers available on site. Access campsites via Barry Gurdon Drive.

Site Map

Area Map

Paddock

Be right in the action, behind the pits in one of the most popular campgrounds – the Paddock Campground. Easy walking distance to the Paddock, this campground provides some great behind the scenes action.

Toilets and Showers available on site, accessible facilities included.

Entrance off Mountain Straight when the track is open to the public, entrance off Ray Bant Drive when the track is closed to the public. When entering via Ray Bant Drive the tunnel height is restricted at 3.1m.

Site Map

Full Campground Rules

Campground Terms & Conditions

FAQs

When can I buy a campsites and what are the prices?

Sale Type Sale Dates 2020 Prices
General Sale Wed 16 February (11am) – Weds 11 May (8:59am) Paddock – $120
McPhillamy / Reid & Sulman – $110
Gate Sales Wednesday 11 May (9 am) – Sunday 15 May (12pm) Paddock – $130
McPhillamy / Reid & Sulman – $120

Q. Can I use my Dine & Discover Voucher to purchase campsites/

A. Dine & Discover vouchers can be used to purchase camp sites.

Q. Will previous campers get the first chance to rebook site/s?

A. Campers from 2020 will have the first opportunity to book a site during the pre-sale. To access the pre-sale, you will be sent a separate email with instructions on how to book a site. Please note you are not guaranteed the same site you had last year, sites sold during the pre-sale are also sold on a first in basis.

Q. What campgrounds are operating at the Event?

A. The Paddock, McPhillamy and Reid & Sulman Campgrounds will be operating at the Event.

Q. What time and where do I check in when I arrive at the campgrounds?

A. If camping at the Paddock Campground and arriving on Wednesday 11 May or Thursday 12 May, you will check in at the Paddock gate on Mountain Straight. From Friday 13 May, the check in point for the Paddock Campground is at the Harris Park Campground Check In booth located at the main gate.

If camping at the top of the mountain (McPhillamy Park / Reid & Sulman Campgrounds) you will check in at the bottom of Barry Gurdon Drive.

You must check in before entering the campgrounds between the below times.

PADDOCK CAMPGROUND (OFF MOUNTAIN STRAIGHT)

DATE START TIME END TIME
Wed 11th May 9 am 6 pm
Thurs 12th May 8 am 8 pm

PADDOCK CAMPGROUND (RAY BANT DRIVE ENTRY)

DATE START TIME END TIME
Fri 13th May 8 am 8 pm
Sat 14th May 8 am 6 pm
Sun 15th May 8 am 12 pm

MCPHILLAMY PARK / REID & SULMAN CAMPGROUNDS (BARRY GURDON DRIVE)

DATE START TIME END TIME
Wed 11th May 9 am 6 pm
Thurs 12th May 8 am 8 pm
Fri 13th May 8 am 8 pm
Sat 14th May 8 am 6 pm
Sun 15th May 8 am 12 pm

Please note:

Each person will require a valid admission ticket to gain entry to the campgrounds. At the check in points tickets must be shown to obtain a camping wristband.

At the event, tickets can only be purchased from the Ticket Booth at Harris Park, to avoid delays pre purchase your tickets online before arriving at the campground entries.

Q. When do I need to leave the campground after the Event?

A. The Paddock campground must be vacated prior to 9am on Monday 16 May. After this time the track will close and the only exit from the Paddock is via the tunnel (3.1m height restriction).
All campsites at the top of the mountain must be vacated by 9am on Monday 16 May.

Q. What are the entrances to the campgrounds?

A. Paddock Campground – Entrance off Mountain Straight when the track is open to the public, entrance off Ray Bant Drive when track is closed to the public (from Friday 13 May). Note: when entering via Ray Bant Drive there is a tunnel with a height 3.1m. McPhillamy Park / Reid & Sulman Campgrounds – Entrance off Barry Gurdon Drive

Q. How many people are allowed in one campsite?

A. A maximum of 4 people are allowed per camp site.

Q. Is there power available in the campgrounds?

A. There are no power provisions at the campgrounds. Generators are welcome however; we ask that you consider others patrons with the use of generators at night.

Q. What is the size of the campsite?

A. Campsites at Paddock, McPhillamy Park and Reid & Sulman campgrounds are approximately 8m x 8m. If your vehicle and/or accommodation facilities exceed the campsite size you are required to purchase an additional site.

Q. How many vehicles am I allowed to have at my site?

A. McPhillamy campground has a two vehicle per site policy and the Paddock is a strict one vehicle per site policy which will be enforced. Any additional vehicles must be housed in the main public car parking area off Panorama Ave.

Q. Can I bring alcohol into the campgrounds?

A. Yes, reasonable amounts of alcohol, as determined by the Promoter, are permitted to be brought into the campgrounds.

Alcohol limits for the 2022 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour campgrounds are as follows per person per day:

o Alcohol limits for the 2022 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour campgrounds are as follows per person per day:
o 1x carton of full-strength beer (5% alcohol or less) – 24 cans x 375mls or less, or
o 1x carton of light / mid strength beer (3.5% alcohol or less) – 30 cans x 375mls or less, or
o 1x carton of pre-mixed spirits (6% alcohol or less) – 24 cans x 375mls, or
o 1x carton of cider (5% alcohol or less) – 24 cans x 375mls, or
o 1x cask of sealed wine totalling 4 litres or less, or
o 1x 750ml bottle of spirits (Plastic only), or
o 2x 375ml plastic bottles of spirits (38 % alcohol or less) – must be the original manufacturer’s product with seal unopened

PLEASE NOTE: You can only bring in One (1) day’s alcohol supply at a time. There is no storage facility for excess alcohol and any alcohol over the daily limit will be confiscated and disposed of.

Q. Can I take alcohol from the campgrounds into the event precinct?

A. No, if entering a licenced area you cannot bring alcohol.

Q. Can I park my vehicle on my campsite?

A. Yes, however you must stay within the perimeter of your site. There is a two vehicle policy for the McPhillamy and Reid & Sulman campgrounds and a strict one vehicle per campsite policy for the Paddock campground. Each vehicle MUST display a vehicle pass. Any additional vehicles can be housed at the main public car park off Panorama Ave.

Q. Can I book a campsite over the phone?

A. No, bookings can only be made online.

Q. Can I bring in my dog?

A. Animals will not be permitted into the campgrounds or circuit, unless the animal is a working guide dog. If patrons do attempt to bring animals into the Event venue they will be asked to take the animal away.

Q. Am I allowed to have a camp fire?

A. Campers are permitted to have a camp fire on their campsite on the following conditions:
• A fire ban is not in place within Bathurst, NSW;
• The fire is contained within a metal barrel or drum;
If the Fire Danger Rating is classified as Extreme or Catastrophic, NSW Rural Fire Service are at liberty to request all lighting of fires be suspended and all burning fires to be extinguished.

Q. What are the prohibited items?

A. The prohibited items are not limited to the below list. Security and the event organiser can deem an item or activity prohibited at their discretion:
• NO illegal substances, fireworks, explosives or weapons of any nature
• NO couches or lounge chairs
• NO animals (excluding working Guide Dogs)
• NO platforms, structures or materials to be used to erect platforms or other viewing platforms
• NO items that the Promoter reasonably considers will obstruct the view or jeopardise the safety, comfort or experience of other patrons
• NO power tools, chainsaws, axes or dangerous equipment
• NO unregistered motorised wheeled devices
• NO glass bottles or other glass items
• NO items the promoter reasonably considers not appropriate to be taken into the campgrounds.

Q. What is the height of the access tunnel into the Pit Paddock?

A: 3.1m high.

Q. If I can no longer attend can I get a refund?

A. Refunds are only permitted to the extent that the Event Organiser is required to provide a refund by law.