Kandos is a pleasant 3½ hours drive from Sydney via the Blue Mountains or Bells Line of Road. Not impossible for a day trip, but once you get here you’ll want to stay. We strongly recommend at least one night for the full Cementa experience. Over the 4 days and nights we’re presenting works from more than 60 artists – many including performance – and evening events are some of the most popular festival highlights.
If you’re driving and can offer a lift, or if you are looking for a lift, check out Cementa17 Car Share on Facebook.
Take a train to Lithgow then connecting bus to Kandos. Journey time approx. 4½ to 5 hours each way. Only one bus arriving and returning each day. Bookings: NSW Transport trip planner or phone 131 500.
FlyPelican can get you from Sydney to Mudgee in 45 minutes with fares from $99 each way, but book early. This is a great option if you’re coming from further afield. You will need to arrange a lift from Mudgee to Kandos: 40 minutes drive.
Vist www.rylstonekandos.com for information about camping, self-contained, B&B, hotels and motels in Kandos and nearby Rylstone (10 mins drive) – as well as information about where to eat, drink and sample some local wine. WARNING: Book now! Beds in Kandos and Rylstone book out very quickly.
Ganguddy (Dunns Swamp) in nearby Wollemi National Park is a great camping and swimming spot. Bookings not required. Showers are available at Kandos Pool. Camping is also available at Rylstone Caravan Park– book early.
Mudgee region is only a 40-minute drive north-west of Kandos and offers a diverse range of accommodation and experiences, including cellar doors, cafes and restaurants. Capertee, 40 minutes drive on the Sydney side of Kandos, offers accommodation, food and wine. Contact Mudgee Region Visitor Information Centre.