What are the campgrounds like?
BMUP has beautiful campgrounds, with the majority being partially shaded, green and grassy with the best quality clean drop loos that money can buy and the famous ‘donkey system bucket showers' that provide hot water for a good 5 minute cleanse session.
Fires must be contained in a fire drum and you'll need to bring your own wood as on-site wood is limited. On ocassion, depending on conditions, we may have to impose a strict fire ban.
Are there powered sites?
Tickets are for non-powered sites, so bring your solar and battery rigs with you. We definitely don't encourage camp gensets so please leave them at home. However, we do offer one glamping bell tent ticket with a queen bed, fridge, lighting and 240v power. There are also a few walkin-walkout tent tickets with a queen inflatable bed or two singles, plus 240v power. You can find these ticket options listed on our Trybooking link.
What about wifi and phone service?
Fortunately none of either, the closest phone service is in Rossville (a 10 minute drive) or Cooktown (a 25 minute drive). The Lions Den has a free Telstra phone out the front (3 minutes drive).
Is there drinkable water?
BMUP's water comes from a natural spring and we drink it, but you may prefer to boil the water or bring your own.
Are there volunteer opportunities at BMUP?
BMUP Inc. is a QLD Registered Not-For-Profit Organization that has a dedicated group of construction and visual artist volunteers, as well as kitchen hands and gate crew and many more. New volunteers are typically sourced as needed from the existing community, but we are always open to hearing from new vollies.
When do gates open for camping, and what is the check-in process?
For the PICNIC, the gate opens at 10am on FRIDAY for campers. You can set up camp upon arrival and then check in with the gate crew for your wristband after 3pm. Unless prior arrangements are made we ask you to leave on Sunday arvo.
For BMUP'13 the gate opens 10am Wednesday for the 5 DAY IMMERSION TICKET HOLDERS and 10am Friday for the BIG WEEKEND TICKET HOLDERS. Unless proir arrangements are made we ask you to leave Monday morning.
What activities are available during the day at BMUP?
On Saturday morning you can explore the area, including spring-fed pools, walking tracks, local attractions like Cooktown and the Lions Den Hotel, or simply relax in your camp. There's a sporting competition on Saturday afternoon and safe swimming options nearby.
What kind of music can I expect at BMUP?
Expect spine-tingling ANALOGUE music, played by some of the nation's finest.
Are pets allowed at BMUP?
If you really need man's besty, we now have a special camping area set aside so you can camp with your dog and take him for walks (on a lead). It's a little further away but a very pretty little spot and you must keep old mate at the designated dog camp.
Anything else I should know?
Common sense prevails, BMUP is a family friendly event. Be respectful of your fellow campers, no late night loud music or negative vibes. We also ask that you respect the Mountain by not climbing it, remember, we're all just guests here.