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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Heading for Lake Gkula Camping this Easter holidays? You might like to add a couple of extra days to your camping booking, set up base and head out to explore the Moreton Bay region. So much to do and see, starting with our own little town of Woodford, just a few kms away.


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And….. it’s time to jump in! We're excited!

Lake Gkula Camping workshop bookings are now open.
The programme's online and the What’s On section gives you an overview.

A little heads up too… still plenty of camping and glamping bookings available for the 31st March to 6th April and the 12th to 16th April but the Easter Weekend camping bookings are filling fast.

Please note: Lake Gkula Camping Workshops, Music and Activities are available only for campers with valid Lake Gkula Camping bookings.

BOOK NOW FOR LAKE GKULA CAMPING AND GLAMPING - 31st March to 16th April via the link in the bio.

📷: Jeff Dawson

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Our beautiful Lake Gkula is 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. Laid back camping with music in the evenings and a host of great workshops and activities - what an awesome camping holiday!

@Lake Gkula Camping and Glamping is open this Easter School Holidays - 31st March to 16th April. Book via the link in the bio 🌿🌺🏊‍♀️🧘‍♀️🚴‍♀️🌳

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Lee Hardisty joins us for Music at Sunset on the 6th and 13th April at Lake Gkula Camping at Woodfordia. Singing songs inspired by his community and family, Lee plays a plethora of instruments weaving saxophone, flute, keys, guitar and vocals together. Creative, surprising and happy,song is built from scratch, no backing tracks or drum machines - creative, surprising and happy!
Book now for Lake Gkula Camping & Glamping - 31st March to 16th April: https://woodfordia.org/camping/ @lakegkulacamping @woodfordia @visitmoretonbayregion @leehardisty
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Woohoo! Woodford Folk Festival’s favourite place for a cuppa and a chat, Lachie’s Tea House will be at Lake Gkula Camping. Lachy will have his hand-crafted chai and pots of tea, delicious homemade biscuits and cakes on offer each day at morning and afternoon teatime- 9.30am til 11.30am and 2.30pm til 4.30pm. 🌿🌺🫖🍵

Book now for Lake Gkula Camping & Glamping - 31st March to 16th April:

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@thedawnlight_music at Lake Gkula Camping - but at sunset. Tuesday 4th April, 4:30pm.

A sound that is angelic, playful, moving and deeply soulful, The Dawn Light pays homage to great mystic poets - Hafiz and Francis Brabazon. An exciting project by Angela Iimura & Oj Newcomb these words and music will inspire your heart and soul to dance.

Book now for Lake Gkula Camping and Glamping this Easter School Holidays - 31st March to 16th Feb via the link in the bio.

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Cool for kids - Lake Gkula Camping at Woodfordia this Easter - 31st March to 16th April.

Swimming, arty fun, sand play, exploring, dance workshops for the whole family, trivia, table tennis, board games galore, orienteering for the bigger kids, a little library and book swap, good food, morning yoga by the lake, music and craft workshops, and plus music at sunset most evenings and songs by the fireside. Bring your bicycles and your swimsuits and come back to camping like it used to be.

@Lake Gkula Camping and Glamping this Easter School Holidays - 31st March to 16th April: https://woodfordia.org/camping/

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Lake Gkula Camping - Music at Sunset
We are so excited about hosting these fine musicians during Lake Gkula Camping these Easter School Holidays:
Shannon Sol Carroll - Friday 31st March
Zoe Quinn - Sunday 2nd April & Tuesday 11th April
The Dawn Light - Tuesday 4th April
Karl S Williams - Saturday 1st & Friday 7th April
Lee Hardisty - Thursday 6th and Thursday 13th April
Scott Cook – Saturday 8th April
Folk Bitch Trio – Sunday 9th April
Monique Clare - Saturday 15th April
Book now for Lake Gkula Camping and Glamping this Easter School Holidays - 31st March to 16th April: https://woodfordia.org/camping/ @lakegkulacamping @woodfordia @visitmoretonbayregion @shannonsolcarroll @zoequinnmusic @thedawnlight_music t @karlswilliams @leehardisty @scottcooksongs @fbtband @moniqueclaremusic

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Look at what else is happening at Lake Gkula Camping this Easter holiday...
A PADI Discover Free-Diving Experience right here in Lake Gkula! On 1st, 8th and 9th of April - 9:30am to 12:30pm. BYO wetsuit, fins and mask. (12+) $95 per session. Workshop bookings will open online next week - we’ll keep you posted.
You can book now for Lake Gkula Camping and Glamping this Easter School Holidays though - 31st March to 16th April: https://woodfordia.org/camping/ @lakegkulacamping @woodfordia @visitmoretonbayregion
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The fabulous first in our Lake Gkula Camping Music at Sunset series - at 4.30pm on Fri 31 March!
Singer-songwriter Shannon Sol Carroll, founding member of Woodford Folk Festival favourites Band of Frequencies and Afro Dizzi Act, re-approaches his award-winning original tunes using layers of looped sounds created with acoustic guitar and an array of effects pedals.
Book now for Lake Gkula Camping and Glamping this Easter School Holidays - 31st March to 16th April: https://woodfordia.org/camping/
@woodford_folk_festival @woodfordia @visitmoretonbayregion
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