This year, thousands of 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 to expect.
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.
See Weather for more details.
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. See Outback Driving for further details.
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, or along the road between Broken Hill and Mundiville. See Accommodation for further details.
If the regular accommodation is booked out, Broken Hill Racecourse opens the infield for overflow camping – powered and unpowered sites are available. See Broken Hill Racecourse Camping for more info and to book.
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.
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.
The Mundi Mundi Bash A-Z Guide 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.
See A-Z Guide to download and take a look for yourself!
Last year’s Festival Guide is available to download as a PDF if you’d like to take a look. The 2023 Festival Guide will be available next year, closer to the event date. You can also pick up a printed copy at Ticket Collection in Broken Hill or the Info Tent in Mundiville.
Still have questions?
You might find the answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
We also recommend joining the Travelling to the Mundi Mundi Bash Facebook group where you’ll find a lively and connected community, with heaps of tips from seasoned Bashers.
And of course you can contact us via the Contact Us Portal.