Be one of the first to stay overnight in the strike camp accommodation at the TOK Festival!

In 1891, shearers on strike set up large strike camps in Queensland with one of the largest at Barcaldine, the centre of the action. The camp was on the outskirts of the town on Lagoon Creek, laid out in three streets of over 500 tents where some strikers spent months living on strike rations.

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The Strike Camp will be an EXPERIENCE that you won’t want to miss especially if you like camping in unusual set-ups! 

This is your chance to experience the shearers’ camp conditions.


Twin-share or single accommodation available.  Nightly or weekly rates. Camping showers and toilet facilities available – that of course were not available to the strikers!

There is a shearers’ kitchen attached to the camp for making light meals or you can avail yourself of the cooked shearers’ breakfast for a small fee.

The strike camp is just a very short hop over the railway line if you are arriving by train for the Festival, or there is on-site vehicle parking.

Twin-share or single accommodation 

In a tent 

On site in the Tree of Knowledge Festival Precinct

Close to the action – but far enough away to get a restful sleep on your shearer’s bunk

Camp showers and toilet facilities available

BYO bed linen/sleeping bags

C O S T  

$85 per night, twin share rate      $125 per night, single rate    $200 per night, family tent (x4 beds)

$350 full Festival (Tuesday/Wednesday to Monday/Tuesday) Twin-share rate

$500 full Festival Single rate     $500 full Festival Family Tent

For further information, please contact us.