The festival is located in Fernihurst, Victoria, alongside the Loddon River, a short distance from the town of Serpentine.
Yemaya Festival acknowledges the Dja Dja Warrung Clan as the true custodians and traditional owners of this land. We show our recognition as a significant part of the opening ceremony, which allows us to pay our respects to the elders both past, present, and future as they maintain the memories, traditions, and the culture of Indigenous Australia.
We are very honoured to be receiving a Welcome to Country from the traditional custodians of the land, along with a full smoking ceremony to cleanse our spirits.
* DIRECTIONS * (from Melbourne)
Take the Calder Fwy/M79, follow signs for Route 40/Bendigo/Calder Freeway/Avalon Airport
- Drive 114 km
Continue onto Calder Fwy/Midland Hwy/A300/A79 (signs for M79/Bendigo) and continue to follow Midland Hwy/A300/A79
- Drive 8.1 km
Slight left onto Calder Hwy/A79 (signs for Marong/Mildura)
- Drive 20.1 km
Turn left onto Calder Hwy/A79
- Drive 23.3 km
SUPPLY ROUTE OPTION
Continue straight along the Calder Hwy for 7.3km to reach the local IGA in Inglewood, just a 5-minute detour to stock up on supplies. Take the same route back along the Calder Hwy for 2km, and turn left onto Inglewood-Serpentine Rd for 4.7km, then turn left onto Bridgewater-Serpentine Rd.
Otherwise, turn right onto Bridgewater-Serpentine Rd/C274
- Drive 21.2 km
Turn left onto Loddon Valley Hwy/B260
- Drive 11.1 km
Turn left onto Borung-Prairie Rd
- Drive 8.3 km
Continue onto Borung-Hurstwood Rd
- Drive 3.3 km
Turn right onto Loddon W Rd
- Drive 5.4 km
Turn right onto Major Line Road (aka Major Mitchell Rd)
- Drive 400 m
Turn right into the dirt track and follow the path until you reach the event entry.