You know how to get to Canberra, but how are you getting to Spilt Milk on the day? Time to start planning! Here are eight ways to get yourself to the festival gates.
There is an extensive Uber network in Canberra that works off their universal app that you can use to get to Spilt Milk. Your driver will drop you at the Spilt Milk Uber Zone just off Commonwealth Avenue, across the road from the Spilt Milk entry.
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Catch the Bus
Catching a bus is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get to Spilt Milk. You can hitch a ride for $2.50 cash fare with the Transport Canberra Rapid 4 service from any major bus station throughout the day. For the full list of bus routes and time tables for Spilt Milk, head to Transport Canberra.
Catch the Metro
Canberra is home to a brand new light rail running from Gungahlin Place (including EPIC Campground) to Alinga St, which is just outside the city bus interchange. The light rail operates every 15 minutes or better from 6:00am – 1:00am .
From there you can transfer onto one of the services running from the interchange straight to Spilt Milk or you can walk the twenty minutes to the entry at Commonwealth Park.
Take a Walk
Warm up and walk to Commonwealth Park. It won’t take you more than twenty minutes on foot from the central bus interchange to the Spilt Milk entry. From New Acton and QT, it’ll be less than fifteen minutes via the Parkes Way footbridge and along the lake.
Coming from the YHA and east side of the city? You can do it in less than fifteen minutes via the Allara Street footbridge.
Get a Lift
Have you convinced someone to drop you off? Firstly, you owe them. Secondly, get them to drop you off at the dedicated drop off/pick up zone, accessed off of Commonwealth Avenue Northbound onto Albert Street. Do not stop on Commonwealth Avenue, ACT police will be monitoring the road and issuing on the spot fines.
Local’s tip: get dropped off at Civic Pool! There are no roadblocks, it’s just a short walk over the footbridge to Commonwealth Park. It will save you precious time & money.
Ride a bike
Save the planet and ride your two-wheeler to Spilt Milk, but don’t expect to ride home if you’ve had a few brews (drunk riding is as illegal as drunk driving and you can get into a serious pickle). Bikes can also use the footbridges from the city as they are a shared path.
Book a Taxi
Ask your driver to follow the signage to drop you off at the drop off zones off Commonwealth Avenue and you can then walk up to the Spilt Milk entry. All roads into Commonwealth Park will be closed for the event. Please note that no one will be allowed to drop off or pick up on Commonwealth Avenue, and police will be issuing on the spot fines to anyone who does.
Drive & Park
We don’t encourage driving to Spilt Milk Canberra because parking is, let’s face it, annoying. If you’ve drawn the short straw, the closest parking is at Civic Pool which is a five-minute walk to Spilt Milk. Civic Pool is located on the corner of Constitution Ave and Allara St, Canberra City. Read the signs and make sure you’re all good, there’s nothing worse than a parking fine to ruin your day. Don’t bother driving to Commonwealth Park as there are road closures in place.
The area surrounding Commonwealth Park, including the drop off zones and bus stops, are completely alcohol-free, so don’t bring those roadies with you.