Camp Wombaroo is set in 50.6 ha of open and lightly wooded land bordered by the Jellore State Forest.
Originally a farming property, it was turned into a camp in 1996, and since then has specialised in providing outdoor education options for school and university groups. Wombaroo is a professionally managed site, with numerous staff living and working on site (in detached and removed accommodation), who have agreed to spend Rowany Festival in an approximation of medieval clothing.
Camp Wombaroo offers two alternatives for accommodation, which gives the opportunity for those travelling from significant distances (New Zealand, Perth, Brisbane) or those with children or disabilities the chance to participate in Festival with significantly less stress and equipment. In addition to the four camping paddocks, there are three blocks of bunkhouses.
The site is approximately 1 hr 45 minutes from the centre of Sydney, and 15 minutes from Mittagong. This tourist town has a train station on the Southern Highlands line, a 24hr supermarket, a Bunnings Warehouse, a CBA with an instant deposit ATM, and a petrol station, as well as multiple B&Bs and hotels. More information about getting to site can be found here.
It is likely to be warm and sunny during the day, and will get cool as soon as the sun goes down. IT WILL RAIN! Keep this in mind and you will remain comfortable throughout Festival. Bring sunscreen, make sure you drink plenty of (non-alcoholic) fluids, bring plenty of warm clothing, and some way of protecting your gear from the rain. Bring plastic bags or bins in which you can store your clothing and bedding if the rain gets really bad. Wool coats, cloaks and hoods are your best bet for keeping yourself warm and dry – wool sheds water well, and will still keep you warm if it gets a bit damp; synthetics will not. One thing you will not have to contend with is dust. The site is very green and grassy. Mud is more likely to be an issue – you should aim to bring some sturdy weatherproof shoes, boots, or pattens.