Woodfordia owes its beautiful, cultural parkland to The Planting. Our organization, when it purchased this property in 1994, had a notion that rather than just sing about issues facing the environment, we get our hands dirty by planting trees.

Through The Planting, we created an event that contributes to worldwide consciousness emerging in communities everywhere—an endeavor to heal a planet damaged by the ravages of our industrial practices in the past and which sadly, still continue today. The programme, constructed to blend both the cultural expression and nurturing of our environment, both critical to the human experience and our planet’s health, is intended to encourage this symbiosis.

A multi-layered festival with a full programme of talks, forums, workshops, music, food, films, ceremony, and environmental projects, The Planting is a grassroots event focused on cultural and intellectual exchange.The weekend-long festival features plenty of opportunities to learn about soil health, native vegetation, ecosystems and biodiversity from some of the country’s most renowned thinkers in their field. It’s also truly hands-on, as festival-goers can book into a vast array of craft-making, cooking and gardening workshops. Comedy, culture, health and wellness, as well as Woodfordia’s signature opening and closing ceremonies, add even more diversity and wonder to the experience.

For families, there is an immersive Children’s Festival empowering and teaching kids the tools of the trade by giving them drills, screw guns and jigsaws to build a small village. Anyone between the ages of 10-17 can sign up to construct, vote and name the village they collectively create. A community green hosts trebuchets and battle games each day.

 Intended to inspire and inform, and in keeping with the growing global environmental and consciousness movement taking root, The Planting focuses on sustainability and responsibility. The festival provides, not only the knowledge to live more in keeping with the natural environment, but also the impetus through it’s message that we truly can change the world one person and one action at a time. Since Woodfordia secured it’s land in 1994, over 106,000 trees have been planted by pure-people power on what was once a barren dairy farm.

As the weather is cooler during May, there are bonfires scattered throughout the festival precinct to bring people together as well as keep everyone warm. Hot showers are also available at amenity blocks.

The event at its core is intended to ensure our site remains healthy, forested parkland for the enjoyment of present and future generations. And we know the trees planted over the years listen and observe our joyful celebration, enjoying our company as much as we enjoy theirs.

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There are so many ways you can get involved at Woodfordia. We have a range of volunteer roles available from Woodford Folk Festival to Lake Gkula Lookerafterers, please check the link in our bio for more details.

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Lake Gkula by night.
Image by @martinollman

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We don't mean to boast, but not only is Lake Gkula, chemical-free and has a natural wetland filtration system that delivers a safe habitat for wildlife and people alike. It ALSO just happens to be amazing for swimming, lounging around on the shore under a shady tree, and for splashing around in our rock pools or under our little waterfall. Ticket holders for Woodford Folk Festival will be able to access the lake during this year's event, so pack ya togs!

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Wanna get down to Woodfordia and help make this place even more beautiful? Jump in on a crew for our Winter Warmer Working Bee on the 30th and 31st of July.

We have exciting positions like:

Amenities Aesthetics Association – brush cutting and cleaning up around the outside of the amenities blocks.

Amenities Attack – tackling the blue tac and sticky tape on the inside of the blocks.

Emu Parade – family fun picking up rocks and dead branches to save our mower blades.

Magical Mystery Mission – lots of little jobs here and there, great for handy folk who like variety and can do anything.

MegaShed Makeover – sorting and organising our main storage shed – great for Virgos and Mari Kondos!

Moperoos – cleaning some tent walls to make them sparkle and look new again.

Silviculture Superheroes – trimming trees in the campgrounds and along service roads.

And of course, last but not least, Weedfordia – Fireweed, Brazilian Nightshade Bashers, and Glycine Getters.

Join in on the fun and pick a crew to join via the link in the bio! Let us know which crew you want to join below!

Photo: Jody Gilchrist

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We are excited to announce that we will be open again this coming Spring school holidays with Lake Gkula Camping.

After the recent cold period in Qld, it is lovely to imagine some warmer spring days enjoyed around our beautiful lake, bushwalking in surrounding national parks, exploring the local towns or just relaxing with a good book at camp.
Bookings are now open for the Spring holiday - Friday 16th September – Monday 3rd October. A 3-night minimum booking is required.

Book via the link in our bio.

As word of mouth is the number one reason why people attend, we thank you for help to get the message out and encourage family and friends to visit and stay at Woodfordia. We hope you might keep talking it up. You can follow our new FB page for Lake Gkula Camping, or invite people to the event indicated in the page.

Thank you for your ongoing support and we hope to see you here at Woodfordia sometime in the future.

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Payment Plans are available now, to make it easier to secure your tickets for Woodford Folk Festival. For many folks, paying off a little bit each week is a lot easier than buying tickets outright.

More information about payment plans and how you can grab your tickets can be found via the link in our bio.

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Come swim in our lake! This year, those attending Woodford Folk Festival 2022/23 will be able to access our beautiful conservation and recreation lake.

Lake Gkula is chemical free and uses all-natural water filtration systems that deliver a safe habitat for wildlife and people alike. The lake is abundant with fish and plant life with more than 16 species of native fish and crustaceans and over 8,000 plants, including native water lilies.

Find out more and book your tickets for Woodford Folk Festival 2022/23
via the links in our bio.

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What’s your favourite food stall in your area? Know someone who makes incredible things with their hands? Tag them in the comments to let them know you’d love to see them at the Woodford Folk Festival 2022-23.

Stallholder Expressions of interest are open!
Apply via the link in bio. #thisisqueensland #woodfordia #wff2022 #woodfordfolkfestival

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