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First Timers Guide to The Bash

BROKEN HILL | 19-21 AUG 2021

People from all over Australia will make the unforgettable journey to the Mundi Mundi Bash. For some, it will be your first time in the Australian outback, driving on outback roads and camping on the red dirt plains.

It’s incredibly exciting - you’ll never forget your first night camped under the milky way. But we understand that there’s also a lot to think about when you’re preparing for a journey like this.

Our website is chock-a-block with useful information to help you plan and prepare for the Bash, but we know it can be a little daunting. That’s why we’ve brought together some of the most important information for first timers to help get your head around what to bring, what to keep in mind and what expect on the way and at the Bash.

Outback Travel

Weather

The Bash is on the Mundi Mundi plains, and although it's in the outback, we'll be there in winter so it might not be as hot as you think. You’ll still want a hat and light clothes for during the day, but it can get pretty chilly at night, so you might want to think about packing for cold conditions as well.

Click here for more information about weather conditions.

Outback Driving

Driving on Australia’s outback roads is an unforgettable experience and driving to the Bash you’ll be part of a great nationwide journey to Broken Hill. The roads that lead to Broken Hill are good sealed main roads, with spectacular outback scenery, including big blue skies and wide-open vistas.

We’ve put together some guidelines on outback driving etiquette and safety to help you navigate some of these situations. Click here for more information.

There are lots of must-see attractions in Outback NSW. In the outback, everything is just a stone's throw away, and we recommend checking out some of the local Touring Routes while you're here.

It's also worth joining the Travelling to the Mundi Mundi Bash Facebook group for regular updates and discussions on outback travel.

One of the most important things to remember on the road is to take your time and plan for delays. Road closures, Bash-related traffic and queues are common, so come prepared for a bit of an adventure and allow an extra day or two at either end of your trip. Always bring enough water, food and medical supplies to see you through an unexpected detour or delay.

Mundi Mundi Bash Essentials

Where do I stay in Broken Hill?

Broken Hill is a beautiful and historic outback town with a population of around 18,000, and plenty of infrastructure and amenities available.

A variety of accommodation is available in Broken Hill including hotels, motels and caravan parks. You'll need to think ahead and plan your stay, and ensure you make relevant accommodation bookings early to avoid disappointment. There isn't any free camping in or around Broken Hill and Silverton.

Click here for more information about accommodation in Broken Hill.

What should I bring?

Mundiville is a pop-up town on the Mundi Mundi plains a few kilometres north of Silverton. We’ll provide most of the essentials like toilets, a well-resourced medical facility, food vendors and limited firewood and ice, but that’s about it.

To help you come prepared to be self-sufficient in the outdoors we’ve put together a recommended gear list, along with some hints and tips from seasoned Bashers to help you remember the essentials.

Check out the gear guide here.

For more information about what to expect in Mundiville, click here.

Health and Medication

Although medical services are available at Broken Hill it's best to make sure any medical conditions are under control before you leave, and you bring all your medications with you.

We have a well-resourced medical facility at Mundiville, staffed by doctors, paramedics and nurses, but it is not a pharmacy. The closest hospital and pharmacies are 35km away in Broken Hill.

Coming to the Bash Checklist and App

The Coming to the Bash checklist covers all the essential info you need to help things run smoothly while you’re at the Bash: things to do before you leave home, things to remember in Broken Hill and lots more.

Click the image to download the Coming to the Bash Checklist.

Make sure you also download the Mundi Mundi Bash App, available on Apple and Android. It will be available a couple of months before the Bash and will be updated regularly with important information and alerts. More than just information about concert times and activities, it also has an interactive GPS map to help you find your way around Mundiville.

Mundi Mundi Bash Info Guide

In August you can download the comprehensive Info Guide as a PDF. You can also pick up a printed copy when you collect your wristband at Ticketing in Broken Hill.

When the guide becomes available, you'll be able to access it by clicking here.

Still have questions?

No worries!

You might find the answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page. To see the FAQs, click here.

Or in these documents, which you received when you purchased tickets:

We also recommend joining the Travelling to the Mundi Mundi Bash group on Facebook. You’ll find a lively community and heaps of tips from others that are heading the to Bash. Click here to visit the group.

And of course you can contact us by clicking here.