What is the correct pronounciation for Lake Gkula?

Lake G-k –oo-la….  “k” is a soft sound


Where is Lake Gkula?

The Lake is situated in the General Store precinct, close to Season Camping.


Who can access the Lake?

Only Season Campers, season stall holders, season artists and volunteers will be able to swim at the festival this year.    


What are the opening hours:

6am – 6.30pm.


Can I book ?

Yes,   from 25th December bookings can be made online, on the app or during the Festival at the Lake ticket booth near the General Store.

Collect your wristband from the Lake Gkula Booking Tent.

Wristbands will be valid for booked 50 minute swimming period only.

If you have little ones, we recommend using the app to avoid waiting times. 


When does Lake Gkula open for sessions?

The Lake opens on Christmas Day @ 3pm



How much does a session cost?

Prices for each session are:         Adults –                      $4 

Youth (13 – 17)        $2 

Children (0 – 12)     $1


How long is the entry for each session?

Swimming sessions are for 50 minutes length only…ie 6am – 6.50 am.


What time is the last session of the day?

Last  session begins at  5.45pm  and ends at 6.30 pm.


Can I get a refund or exchange is I can’t make my session at the Lake?

No refunds or exchanges are available.


How will each session user be identified?

A wristband will be issued and must be worn for entry.  These are available when booking at the ticket booth or for pick up there after booking online.


Can I wear sunscreen and cosmetics?

Only approved sunscreens and deoderants can be worn in the Lake.  To protect our aquatic creatures (over 400 fish and 4000 plants), please be 100% free of cosmetics & sunscreens – this includes wound treatments unless all ingredients are certified organic/reef friends/100%zinc.


Can I purchase approved sunscreen & deoderants at the festival?

Yes,  they will be available for purchase from  the General Store.


Will there be showers?

Yes.  Before entering Lake, please shower to remove any chemicals to preserve the habitat.

There will be limited showers available so to avoid lengthy waits, it is advisable to shower back at your camp.  There may be a long wait inside the lake precinct.  


Will there be toilets available in the Lake Precinct?

Yes.  There will be limited toilets available in the Lake Precinct.

Please don’t pee in the Lake because our water’s very pure and it will upset the natural chemical balance affecting water quality and plant & creatures lives.


 Are clothes/swim wear needed?  What about little people?

All patrons need to wear appropriate swimming attire (no nude or topless bathing). 

Little people must be wearing aquatic nappies or swimwear.


Can youths and children  enter unsupervised?

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and supervised by an adult. 


How many children /youths can 1 adult supervise?

1 adult can be responsible for only 2 children aged under 18 at a time.


Are there Life Guards at the Lake?

There are trained Safety Observers present at all sessions.  Adults, please supervise children closely.


Can we drink in the Lake Precinct.

No alcohol or glass is allowed within the Lake Precinct.


Can floatation devices and toys be used in the Lake?

Lake Gkula must be free from floatation devices, water inflatables and toys and all other plastics.  This is to protect our aquatic creatures and the filtration of the water.