Getting to and from the Expo

The Seniors Expo
Thursday 21 March 2019, 10am-3pm
Budawang Pavillion, Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)
 
Getting to the Expo
 
By bus

The Seniors Expo will be serviced by a free shuttle provided by Transport Canberra. 

Southside shuttle

Bus station  Shuttle 1
 Shuttle 2
Tuggeranong (Platform 9) 9:30am 11:30am
Woden (Platform 10) 9:45am 11:45am
City (Stop 3002 - cnr London Cct and East Row) 10:00am 12:00pm
EPIC 10:15am 12:15pm

The return shuttles to southside stations will depart EPIC at 10:30am and 1:30pm

 

Northside shuttle

Bus station  Shuttle 1
 Shuttle 2
Shuttle 3 Shuttle 4
Westfield Belconnen (Platform 1) 9:40am 10:50am 12:00pm 1:10pm
Belconnen Community Station (Platform 3) 9:45am 10:55am 12:05pm 1:15pm
EPIC 10:00am 11:10am 12:20pm 1:30pm

The return shuttles to Belconnen will depart at 10:15am, 11:25am, 12:35pm, 1:45pm

No bookings required.

 

Visit the Transport Canberra website for more information: https://www.transport.act.gov.au/news/news-and-events-items/march-2019/free-travel-for-seniors-during-seniors-week,-18-24-march-2019.

 
From Tuggeranong Station
Catch the southside shuttle (details above) or;
Catch the Blue Rapid 300 (platform 8) series to City Bus Station and then catch route 56, 57 or 58 which stops right outside Exhibition Park (on Flemington Road). This bus stop will be operational from 9:30am-3pm on Thursday 21 March only. 
 
From Woden Station
Catch the southside shuttle (details above) or;
Catch the Blue Rapid 300 (platform 8) series to City Bus Station and then catch route 56, 57 or 58 which stops right outside Exhibition Park (on Flemington Road). This bus stop will be operational from 9:30am-3pm on Thursday 21 March only. 
 
From City or Gungahlin Station
The ACTION Bus network route 56, 57, or 58 stops right outside Exhibition Park (on Flemington Road). This bus stop will be operational from 9:30am-3pm on Thursday 21 March only. 
 
From Belconnen Station
Catch the northside shuttle (details above) or;
Catch the 250 service to Gungahlin Station and then catch the 58, 57 or 58 to Exhibition Park (stop on Flemington Road, This bus stop will be operational from 9:30am-3pm on Thursday 21 March only) 
 
 
Transport Canberra is providing Seniors Card holders with free transport on ACTION buses during ACT Seniors Week. 

ACT Seniors Card holders can tag on and off and not be charged. Interstate Seniors Card holders can present their card to the bus driver when boarding Transport Canberra bus services.

By car
(please note that due to light rail construction traffic conditions may change between now and the Expo)

COMING FROM THE SOUTH – CANBERRA CITY

Follow along Northbourne Ave for approximately 5.km.
You will come to a set of T traffic lights for the Barton Highway.
Still keep heading straight through Northbourne Avenue.

  1. 1. Turn left into Flemington Road, 2nd set of traffic lights after the Barton Highway lights.
    Approximately 200 metres from the corner, look to your right and you will see the main gate entrance to Exhibition Park in Canberra.
    Turn right into the main gate entrance.
  2. 2. Follow Northbourne Avenue/Federal Highway and pass Exhibition Park (on your left). Turn left at the roundabout onto Stirling Avenue (just past Caltex Service Station). Turn left into Exhibition Park and follow the road until you reach the Budawang Pavilion (on the left).

 

COMING FROM THE NORTH – SYDNEY / GOULBURN

As you are approaching Canberra you will come to a large roundabout with a (BP) service station to your left.

Go straight through the roundabout

  1. 1. Turn right onto Stirling Ave (just before Caltex Service Station) and turn left into Exhibition Park
  2. 2. Turn right at the 2nd set of traffic lights into Flemington Road. Approximately 200 metres from the corner, look to your right and you will see the main gate entrance to Exhibition Park in Canberra. Turn right into the main gate entrance.


COMING FROM THE SOUTH – YASS
Follow the Barton Highway to the very end to the set of traffic lights at Northbourne Avenue. (There is another left turn into Randwick Road near the racetrack before the end of the Barton highway, ignore this and keep going to the end of the Barton Highway as it is easier to go this way while towing).
Turn left at the lights onto Northbourne Avenue.
Turn left at the 2nd set of traffic lights into Flemington Road. There are signs for Exhibition Park.
Approximately 200 metres from the corner, look to your right and you will see the main gate entrance to Exhibition Park in Canberra.
Turn right into the main gate entrance.

 

Parking

There is ample parking within the grounds of EPIC, including in front of the Coorong Pavilion, and in the surrounding areas, including Magpie Park, Wagtail Way and Grandstand Carpark, all of which are within 100m walk of the venue. Please note: due to Light Rail the Flemington Road carpark is currently closed.

 

There will be a drop off zone at the front of the Budawang Pavilion. Please note this is a set down area only - strictly no parking.

View a map of EPIC here: http://www.cotaact.org.au/images/EPIC_Site_Plan_with_Gates.pdf.
View a map of the Budawang forecourt and drop off zone below.Budawang Forecourt layout Seniors Expo

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