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Camping at the Penola Coonawarra Acoustic Music Gathering Camping is available at McCorquindale Park (Penola Sports Ground).

Unpowered Sites

There are ample unpowered sites available for $10 per night. Each of these sites is 8m x 8m. There are no limits to the number of people on the site as long as you don’t intrude on adjacent sites unless it’s by agreement with your neighbours.

Powered Sites

There are a limited number of powered sites available and these are set aside for performers and people with special needs. These are $20 per night but do not have running water. If you need a powered site, please contact the organisers on



Campsites are available from the Tuesday 27th of February to Tuesday the 5th of March 2024.



There are 3 camping areas at McCorquindale Park, one to the south of Rymill Hall, one near the basketball stadium, and another to the north of the oval. The campsite to the south of Rymill hall is set aside as a quiet area, the basketball stadium area is a mix of powered and unpowered sites, but the powered sites are reserved for performers and for those with medical needs. The area to the north of the oval is for unpowered camping and is serviced by portable toilets.  View the site map here

Please be aware the southern side of the sports ground is adjacency to houses and noise should be kept to a minimum, so these people are not disturbed.

Standard sharing-camping-space-with-other-people code applies:


  • Keep grassier spots for tents

  • If you do bring your dog it must be kept on a lead, under your control, and out of venue areas

  • Out of respect for the other campers, the use of generators at any time is discouraged

  • Keep noise at respectable volumes, times and unamplified

  • It’s Fire Danger Season. No Fires! 


Toilets are available

  • At Rymill Hall

  • Women’s toilets adjacent to the netball club

  • Men’s toilets underneath the football club

  • At the basketball stadium

  • At the northern unpowered campsite. These toilets are for nighttime convenience only so they don't fill up and get smelly and unusable. We appreciate your efforts to walk to other available facilities. 


Showers are available;

  • Women’s showers adjacent to the netball club

  • Men’s showers under the football club

  • There are no showers to be used at the basketball stadium this year by order of the Wattle Range Council.


Local Accommodation

The G'Day Penola Coonawarra Caravan Park at Penola is a great place to stay, with excellent facilities and only a kilometre away from the Music Gathering. Many patrons choose to stay there and have a great time jamming around their caravans. There are a number of other caravan parks and campsites spread throughout the Wattle Range Council area and a listing of them can be found on the Wattle Range Council website.

If you’re not into camping, there are many great places to stay in and around Penola and the Coonawarra region. The Wattle Range Council has an extensive listing of accommodation on their website.


The Music Gathering is a weekend to eat, drink and be merry. However, due to clashes with other local events, there will be limited food vans available on Saturday, and possibly Sunday.


There are 2 hotels, 2 restaurants, 3 cafes, and a bakery in Penola if you can break yourself free from the music.


On Friday night at 5:30, there’s a Welcome BBQ at the netball club being hosted by the Penola Lions Club.


Other Things

There is an excellent supermarket in Penola where you can get almost anything you need.


The Coonawarra is a world renowned wine growing region and there are 26 wineries for you to check out during the week when you’re waiting for, or recovering from the Music Gathering.


The Wattle Range Council has an excellent information centre, museum, and art gallery alongside the Memorial Park in Penola. Phone: (08) 8737 2855 or 1300 045 373


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