Welcome to a Convergence Festival – for the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle.

Thank you to every volunteer, sponsors, VIPs, research community,

artists (local and touring),Core crew member and department head,

and anyone who was able to join in this unique convergence festival concept.

Without your involvement this special event/ social enterprise could not happen.


Bellingen Turtlefest

Turtlefest is a unique three day festival to be held in the beautiful town of Bellingen NSW to raise awareness & funding to support “George” and his friends. George is our festival mascot and he is the face of the local Bellinger River Snapping Turtle (Myuchelys georgesi) a species recently classified as critically endangered & who urgently needs our help.

As such, Turtlefest was hatched … proudly presented by Convergence Festivals & Nomad Operations & Events – Turtlefest has gathered some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, performers, scientists and Eco activists for a three day festival of music, arts, education and celebration.

Turtlefest is an eco-conscious, family-friendly festival, coinciding with the school holidays and October Long Weekend with serviced camping available on site in the picturesque festival Showgrounds … just a short 5 minute walk to the unique and eclectic town of Bellingen. Be sure to take some time out from festival activities to pop into one of the many boutiques or chill out at one of the hip cafes & catch up with some friendly locals.

Turtlefest promises to have something for the whole family: incredible live music and performance acts, workshops, a healing space, artisan markets, eat street, side show alley, Hatchlings kids zone, education hub, VIP guest speakers & much more.

Gather, celebrate all things Turtley and help create awareness & funds to support this worthy social enterprise initiative.

Bellinger River snapping turtle


Hatchlings Kids Zone

We’ll have some great inspirational and educational activities for the kiddies too…


Fancy selling your wares or cooking up a yummy feast for the festival goers?…

Please let us know…


Get in fast for the best ticketing & camping options…

The Pond

Turtlefestivals Education & Awareness Hub

Side Show Alley

Side show Alley is home to the weird, the wacky & the wonderful!


Would you like to present a great workshop? Please let us know…

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