Please read these FAQs before attending NudeManFest
At all times, cigarette smokers may not smoke inside any building and must only smoke in designated smoking areas. We request that you do not smoke in your tent. Cigarette butts must be disposed of in appropriate rubbish recepticles.
Drugs are not permitted under any circumstances.
When camping in the outdoors fire can affect your experience in many different ways. We use fire to cook and create ambience and warmth, or, used in the wrong way, it can kill us. As there are many of us camping in the middle of the summer months in a dry bushfire prone area, we ask that you help to keep each of us safe by only using the communal BBQs for cooking where we have nearby fire extinguishers.
Individual BBQs, Camp Fires, Personal Candles, Incense Burners and any other naked flame are Strictly Prohibited during the Fire Danger Season.
At all times, cigarette smokers may not smoke inside any building and must only smoke in designated smoking areas. Cigarette butts must be disposed of in appropriate rubbish recepticles.
Fire Plan: While we don’t want you to be alarmed, we do want to be vigilant and prepare you in the case of a fire threat during NudeManFest. There are several access points for a safe exit, in the event of a bushfire. We have, to date, no history of a bushfire at NudeManFest and we expect your 100% cooperation in keeping it that way.
To put it bluntly, no. A lot of our guests are uncomfortable with their photos being taken, so we ask that you be polite and don’t walk around and take photos out of respect for other guests. However, if you would like to go somewhere private (your tent, a walk etc….) with your camera, that will be okay. You can take photos around the location as long as you are not near roads or other properties and you are respectful of others. Due to sensitivities surrounding NudeManFest, we will not have an official photographer. We will not be posting any photos on our website in the foreseeable future.
We generally ask you to park your car in a designated parking area and not on the camp site are (unless you have a disability or a special need). If you are bringing a tent, it’s fine to park whilst setting up your tent, then you should move the car to the parkign area. However you can park alongside the camper vans and sleep in your car there.
In a word, No. The idea is to log off and disconnect and engage with your fellow campers. Even fellow campers who are with Telstra have had issues with reception. You may go for a bit of a walk up the mountain to get reception if you really need to check who is on grindr, but seriously, take the time at NudeManFest to turn off your phone, leave your laptop or tablet at home and enjoy the scenery, the environment and communing with other like-minded men in a relaxing bush setting. There is no internet (or wifi) but there is a landline in case of emergencies. There are power points if you do need to charge anything: – just talk to the NMF coordinators. Benalla is a 15-20 mins drive from the site where you will get wifi reception if you need to to check messages, emails etc
The area is mostly of remnant bush, which provides a lot of coverage. The nearest neighbour is about 1 km away. You are safe and private. There is a lot of tree coverage, so no one will be able to see what is going on as long as you stay in the main grounds. We do ask people if they are near the main road to put clothes on and respect the neighbours.
The property is quite large and can accommodate a lot people. The limit is dependent on our Planning Permit conditions. We’ve never had under 100 people at the main events. Sometimes we’ll organise smaller events with just 25 people or so. Different NudeManFest events will have different turn-outs but you will be sure to have fun just being on the property. Whether there be a large number or people or a small number of people, either way has its pros & cons, but each time we have a fantastic time. There only needs to be one other special person to have a good time.
NudeManFest is hosted in a secluded area away from main roads. You will need to bring a tent and sleeping equipment or your own caravan/campervan. There is no electricity provided – you will need to be self-sufficient. There are showers and toilets, BBQs and refrigerators/freezers and a kitchen.
To be honest, it is hard to tell. The age range is quite broad and a number of different guys attend NudeManFest. Usually the age is around 20 to 80. But no matter of the age of the people there, everyone will be friendly and made welcome. The youngest we have had at NudeManFest was 18 and the oldest was 85. This was at the same event. Please note, you need to be over 18 years old to enter the event. We expect all people to be friendly and receptive to others. Rudeness because of age or looks or other bodily features will not be tolerated.
Yes, people will be having sex. You are free to do what you want, however, we ask that you be respectful of others around you and not have sex in the public areas. It is up to you to practice safe sex. BYO condoms, lube etc.
It is a common misconception that nudist events are just orgy filled weekends with people having sex everywhere all of the time. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Please do not go naked out onto the road beyond the private areas or into locations where you are likely to be seen by the general public.
What to Bring
You will need to bring a tent, air mattress (if you don’t have an air pump, someone will be able to lend you theirs), sleeping bag / blankets etc. Bring clothes in case it gets cold at night. Also pack food, alcohol, sunscreen, towel and shower stuff etc… You may want to bring drinking water. Filtered water from the creek is provided at the camp grounds. The festival will provide a number of facilities and utilities, including barbecues, urns for coffee / tea, toasters and a cool room/fridges. We will ask campers not to bring any barbecues or gas burners for safety reasons. We provide all cooking facilities.
Yes! We would love for anyone to serenade us with their talents while we relax in the hammocks drinking cocktails and margaritas.
If you are an actual band / DJ, or have some kind of performance you would like to do at NudeManFest, we would be interested in you coming along and putting on a bit of a show for us. Contact us to discuss.
You will need to bring a tent, air mattress (if you don’t have an air pump, someone will be able to lend you theirs), sleeping bag / blankets, pillows etc. Bring clothes in case it gets cold at night. Pack food, drink, esky, sunscreen, towel and shower stuff etc. You should also bring drinking water.
Benalla Train Station is about 30km from the camp ground. If you are unable to get a lift or drive to the festival, someone may be able to pick you up from the station, but you must pre-arrange this 48 hours before the start of the event. Alternatively, please talk to your fellow campers whom you know, to work out a plan for them to pick you up. There is no telephone or mobile phone access on the site – you cannot rely on ringing up to be picked up. So therefore you need to plan in advance. The best thing to do, is contact us 48 hours prior to the festival for advice.
Also, there might be an option to car pool. If you have room in your car or need a lift, it is useful to post on the NudeManFest Facebook page and let others know your situation. There is usually room in a few cars that are heading up from Melbourne. And in previous events we have seen a number of people become friends on the drive up.
NudeManFest is held in Northern Victoria. If you are driving from Melbourne, it’s approx. 3 hours. From Sydney it’s 8 hours and 4 hours from Canberra. It is possible to catch a train or a bus, but if you need to be picked up, you MUST arrange with us 48 hours prior to arriving at the festival. Contact us here. There are no telephone or mobile phone facilities at the premises, so you cannot ring us when you arrive in the hope of being picked up.