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Plan your Trip

Drive to Kandos, but stay over

Kandos is a pleasant 3½ hours drive from Sydney via the Blue Mountains. 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 40 artists – many including performance – and evening events are some of the most popular festival highlights. If you find that accommodation is booked out in Kandos and Rylstone, we recommend looking at Mudgee which is only 40 minutes away and offers its own attractions like wineries and fine dining.

To plan your journey, use the NSW Trip Planner or call Transport Info on 131500.

For more information about transport and ticketing,
visit Transport Info

  • Train - For the latest train timetables please visit NSW Trip Planner

  • Cab, Car, Carpool, Bus

Where to stay?


Vist for information about camping, self-contained, B&B, AirBNB, 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. Other accommodation options around the greater region include pubs, hotels and motels in Lithgow, Capertee and Mudgee.

Usually we would advise you to camp at Ganguddy (Dunns Swamp) in nearby  Wollemi National Park  is a great camping and swimming spot. Sadly, Ganguddy will be closed for upkeep during the festival :(

You can camp closer to Kandos, check out Milo Downs  and camping is also available at Rylstone Caravan Park– book early.

Alex Wisser

Cementa Inc. acknowledges the Wiradjuri people as the Traditional Custodians of the Country upon which we live, learn and work. We honour their Ancestors and pay our deepest respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.