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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Tickets are available now for Bushtime!

Join us beneath the trees while making unforgettable memories with loved ones lounging, swimming and enjoying a carefully curated programme of music concerts and artisan workshops for a high-spirited end to 2021.

Ticket link in our bio

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It’s almost time Woodfordians. Tickets to Bushtime are launching this week!

Look forward to days of kicking back with your best mates, lounging while swapping stories by the lake. Sound off in the comments if you are coming, we can’t wait to see you.

photo: Jen Quodling
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Join our community and get early access to all things Woodfordia, including early access to tickets for our upcoming events.
It’s $36 dollars per year to join and you get:
- Our quarterly journal Lore Society
- Invites to all our environmental projects
- Access to our citizen portal with video and audio from Woodford Folk Festival and The Planting – plus your donation will go directly to supporting Woodfordia.

Become a citizen today via the link in our bio.

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Bushtime tickets and January Lake Gkula Camping bookings launching next week!

Start the new year right by swapping the blue screen for stars and moonlight while you camp out beneath the trees with the ones you hold dear.

More info and sign up in our bio link.

We can’t wait to see you at Woodfordia.

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Discover the beauty of Woodfordia’s diverse ecosystem, come and stay on our 500 acres of land and reconnect with nature.

Take a dip in Lake Gkula’s cool waters after a walk through the woods, or spend the day forest bathing in serenity with the ones you hold dear. Abundant with more than 16 species of native fish and crustaceans and over 8,000 plants, including native water lilies, experience the beauty of Lake Gkula up close with Nature at your fingertips here in our campgrounds.

This spring holidays, escape to Woodfordia and experience Lake Gkula Camping.

Book your camping dates via the link in the bio.

photo: Martin Ollman

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Take up the opportunity to engage your family with the natural world over the Spring holidays. With hiking/nature trails, biking spaces and communal campfires, book for a camping escape to Woodfordia and make memories that last a lifetime.
We look forward to having you join us this holiday break!

Secure your Lake Gkula Camping bookings via the link in our bio.

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Bookings for Lake Gkula Camping are now open for the September/October Holidays (Saturday 18th September – Monday 4th October), with Lake Gkula looking truly glorious and its 2 year-old ecosystem now well established.

Whether it's your first to experience Woodfordia for the first time, or a fond return to your stomping grounds, take up the opportunity for a spring camping escape to Woodfordia over the coming holidays.
Book via the link in our bio.

Please share this post with friends and family. We look forward to having you join us this spring break!

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Share the news Woodfordians! We will be holding our next Bushtime event over the traditional Woodford Folk Festival period. (Dec 27 to Jan 1) Plus we will be opening up our Lake Gkula Campground for the September/ October school holidays.

For the second year in a row we also must announce that due to the impacts of the global pandemic, we have had to cancel Woodford Folk Festival this year. We think our new offerings with Bushtime and Lake Gkula Camping, while smaller in scale, will give you the chance to have your little taste of Woodfordia for the year.

This is the first time that Woodfordia, the 500-acre parkland that is home to Lake Gkula, the iconic naturally filtered swimming lagoon – will be open for public camping over the Spring school break.

Lake Gkula Camping bookings will open by the end of August for the September/October school holidays. Tickets for Bushtime in December will launch in mid-September, with pre-launch available to Woodfordia Citizens.

Woodfordia will be operating under Qld Government health directives regarding Covid-Safe Workplans, restrictions and vaccination status at the time of the event and campground delivery.

P.S. If you want to become a citizen you can learn more about it via the link in our bio. Its $36 dollars per year and all the funds go to support us and the land at Woodfordia.

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“We can never have enough of Nature.” – Henry David Thoreau ...

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Be part of our community's journey towards thriving, long term vision in this dynamic, ever-changing landscape through sustainable and proactive ways. Become a citizen today via the link in our bio.
Photo: Eliah Lillis
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We hope to create milestone moments with little ones through play and music once again very soon!
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“It is our collective and individual responsibility … to preserve and tend to the world in which we all live.” —Dalai Lama

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