The Wintermoon Festival is a vibrant celebration of music and community held annually in Cameron’s Pocket, halfway between Mackay and Proserpine, North Queensland. The festival is set against the stunning backdrop of Eungella National Park and is bordered by the picturesque St Helens Creek.

The festival offers a fine weekend of camping and music, aptly named “The Spirited Folk”. It features a variety of music concerts, yoga, meditation, workshops, art, and much more.

Dates: The Wintermoon Festival takes place in early May. (2024 is scheduled to take place from 3-6 May).


Ticket Prices in 2024: (please check site to confirm)

First Round is 10/09/23 – 1/11/23 Adult $220, Youth $110, Children $20

Second Round is 2/11/23 – 1/01/24 Adult $250, Youth $125 Children $25

Last Round is 2/01/24 – 3/06/24 Adult $300, Youth $150, Children $30


The 2024 artist line-up gives you an idea of the type of music to expect at Wintermoon

Check out more Folk Festivals around Australia

About Cameron’s Pocket

Cameron’s Pocket is a small locality located in North Queensland, Australia. It’s situated halfway between Mackay and Proserpine, set against the stunning backdrop of Eungella National Park. The area is bordered by picturesque St Helens Creek, which flows all year round and provides a great swimming hole.

Cameron’s Pocket swimming hole. Image thanks to Sarah Brown

The drive from Mackay to Proserpine through the Whitsundays region of Queensland covers a distance of 126km in around 1 hour and 27 minutes3. You might want to prepare for a road trip itinerary to take longer with detours to Cape Hillsborough or Eungella National Park.

While being in Cameron’s Pocket, you might want to pay a visit to Bowen, and the Whitsundays.