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Getting to Melbourne Rites of Passage Festival

The Royal Exhibition Building is located just north of Melbourne’s CBD, next to the Melbourne Museum in Carlton Gardens

Car
The Melbourne Museum undercover car park is open from 6.00am to midnight daily. Enter via Rathdowne Street or Nicholson Street.

Cyclists

Local bicycle facilities include bike lanes on Rathdowne St and Canning St. There is also a shared pedestrian/bike path on Nicholson St. Bicycle racks on the Plaza provide ample bike parking just outside the front door.

Public Transport Options

Plan your trip using Metlink’s Journey Planner. Transport options inlcude:

  • Tram 86 or 96 to corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets
  • Free City Circle Tram to Victoria Parade
  • City loop train to Parliament Station
  • Bus routes 250, 251 and 402 to Rathdowne Street
  • Stop #5 of the Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

 

 

Getting to Sydney Rites of Passage Festival

Sydney Showground is conveniently located in the geographic heart of Sydney.

Sydney Olympic Park is easily approached by road, with the M4, Victoria Road and Parramatta Road in close proximity. Use the map below to plan your route.

Free parking

For short visits there are 2-hour free parking spaces located on Grand Parade, Olympic Boulevard and Dawn Fraser Avenue.

Casual parking

Sydney Olympic Park has over 10,000 parking spaces site-wide. Carparks P1, P5 and P6 are in close proximity to Sydney Showground. Costs: $5 per hour, up to a maximum fee of $25 per day. Pre-book parking is available for $25 a day.

Sydney Showground is easily accessible via Public Transport. To plan your trip and get the latest travel information visit Transport NSW.

By Train

Olympic Park train station is on Sydney Showground’s doorstep. The Sprint service, operated by CityRail, travels between Lidcombe and Olympic Park Stations daily, every 10 minutes. A limited number of direct services also operate between Central Station and Olympic Park Station in the afternoon on weekdays and for some major events.

By Bus

Sydney Buses operate direct bus services to Sydney Olympic Park from a number of locations including Lidcombe, Strathfield and Parramatta.

By Ferry

Sydney Ferries run a daily service between Circular Quay and Parramatta stopping at Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf. To travel to Sydney Showground, visitors must also catch a connecting bus.