Pony Riders Inaugural 'Wild For Wilderness' Event - Raising money to extend our National Parks footprint!

Roll on into Glenworth Valley, for the inaugural – Wild for Wilderness 2023. 18+ event.

It’s an initiative for raising funds for our National Parks so get your adventure on, help raise money for a damn good cause and get lost in the beauty of Glenworth Valley. 20% from ticket sales will be donated, along with any additional funds raised during the event.

Pony Rider in association with Stone & Wood are bringing you the first ever Australian van life event, so roll on up and settle in for a huge two days of good times. Free to get your adventure on by day, head back to camp around 12 when we officially open the day with a ‘Welcome to Country’, then we will pretty much just tell you to settle in for the afternoon, curb the hunger with delicious food and booze and get ready for an afternoon of inspiration and outright fun with our line-up of epic adventure films and tunes; featuring an array of homegrown artists.

Kicking off the afternoon will be ‘Off the Wally’ (Jake Harris) who always delivers a one of a kind, good time every time. Setting the tone on the stage as the sun goes down is Sydney based Duo ‘Salarymen’, who combine vintage and modern influences in just the right balance to create their own brand of indie rock, commanding the attention of any crowd.

Not to be outshone are Melbourne based addictively cheerful group ‘Banagun’. With their new album just released ‘The True Story of Banagun’ these guys are sure to be your new favs band by the end of the night. Finishing off the night, as it would be rude not to feature a set from the man himself DJ Johnny Ladd, direct from the back of an old vintage Ford.

We also aren’t in the business of leaving people out so when we say ‘Van’ event, we are super open to getting creative with your home on wheels, like chucking a mattress in the back of the car. If between you and your mates you can’t rally a car big enough, we will have a limited amount of Glamp tents available for hire.

There will be some activities included in your ticket price, but Glenworth Valley offers an abundance of adventure activities that you can book directly – we suggest getting these booked in from 9-12pm on Saturday so you don’t miss any of the festivities that kick off around noon.

If you want to be set up next to your mates make sure you all arrive together as van sites are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

So come get your Yee-haa on and support us in raising funds for our National Parks.

Gates open 9am Saturday 4th Nov and all attendees must be out by 1pm Sunday 5th.

Tickets for Wild for Wilderness are on sale NOW.

T&Cs - This event is 18 yrs. + Photo ID is required for age and name verification and for entry by e-ticket holders or on-demand. The event organiser reserves the right to add, withdraw, reschedule, or substitute artists and/or vary advertised programs, prices, venues, and audience capacity. We reserve the right at any time to change the venue of the Event. In the event of a change in venue, we will publish details on the Wild for Wilderness website.


“All Funds raised at the event for The National Project will directly help buy land to grow, protect and create new national parks across Australia.”

In conjunction with the Foundation of National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) our mission is to raise funds to help buy Australian land to grow our National Parks, ensuring our ecosystems are protected for generations to come.

Protection for the Future

The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we grow and the parks we love to reconnect and relax in, rely on thriving ecosystems and they are under threat, BUT the good news is we can help.

The ‘Land Buy Back’ scheme works to protect our National Parks for our future generations by buying land that surrounds existing National Parks. With the sole purpose of extending their footprint, the land is purchased, added to the national parks which is regenerated and co-managed with indigenous owners and custodians to support native species and ecosystems.

This supports Australia’s commitment to the UN’s 30x30 target to protect 30% of our land by 2030 under the Global Biodiversity Framework is ambitious, but possible and necessary.

We are currently sitting at 22.1%, so with your support let’s be a part of the change and help reach the target of 30%.

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What a terrific idea- I do hope it goes well.

Welcome and this event sounds brilliant I hope it is a huge success.