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Oz Fest 14 Newcastle, NSW, Australia. USA Memorial Day Weekend May 26 to May 28, 2017

Oz Fest 14 Newcastle, NSW, Australia. USA Memorial Day Weekend May 26 to May 28, 2017

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Old May 24, 17, 9:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Bundy Bear View Post
Best to buy an opal card and then load up an amount on the opal card.

Maybe buy an opal card for enough to get into the city then find a 7 eleven where you can then top up with American Express.
Thanks for the advice. I just bought an Opal at the airport. Sign said they take Amex, too.
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Old May 24, 17, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Efrem View Post
Tom,

Not clear if this was in reply to the question at the end of my post just above yours - but if it was, I'm in Newcastle, not Sydney. I was referring to the Crowne Plaza hotel there (or here, from my POV). Sorry for any confusion, and see you tomorrow!
I got bit, too. On the train to Newcastle now and hope to be available for dinner at the CP by dinnertime. Is there a way to meet?
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Old May 24, 17, 9:44 pm
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I got bit, too. On the train to Newcastle now and hope to be available for dinner at the CP by dinnertime. Is there a way to meet?
I'm going out for a walk now, to find an ATM, see a bit of the city. Should be back in my room well before dinner time. I'll PM you my room number plus my full real name in case you end up asking the desk to connect you. Only possible problem is that I've slept about three hours since Tuesday morning and may not last that long without conking out. If you call before dinner, though, I won't mind.
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Originally Posted by Efrem View Post
I'm in Newcastle, not Sydney.
Sorry I didn't catch that, Efrem. Hopefully you'll see the same blue skies this afternoon we have down in Sydney. Just checked into my hotel and I'm holding in the lounge for my room to be prepared.
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In SFO waiting to board flight to SYD. AUS-SFO was delayed by nearly 2 hours. Fortunately I originally had 3 hours connection in SFO so no missed connection.
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Someone has scored a pretty nice Darling Harbour view room.



For those meeting me in the morning, the hotel faces Sussex Street, between King and Market, and is best accessed from there.
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I think you can see this without going into FB.

The
where we are having dinner tomorrow night.
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Sorry the link is not posting.
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Old May 25, 17, 6:20 am
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Originally Posted by Itsalongwaydown View Post
I think you can see this without going into FB.

The Landing Bar & Kitchen where we are having dinner tomorrow night.
Videos and FT i'm not sure.

However, here's a still:

https://www.facebook.com/TheLandingBarandKitchen/videos/1208586092604245/?comment_id=1208621345934053
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I'm guessing it will be ok if wife and daughter attend Friday night?
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I'm on my way to ozfest. Arrived at Wellington airport a little while ago and am waiting for QF162 to depart. See everyone soon in Sydney.
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And of course jswong scores the opup and I'm stuck in economy for the flight over. Typical...
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Originally Posted by tom911 View Post
Someone has scored a pretty nice Darling Harbour view room.



For those meeting me in the morning, the hotel faces Sussex Street, between King and Market, and is best accessed from there.
Nice.

I just arrived SYD. About to head for the train station.
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Old May 25, 17, 4:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Itsalongwaydown View Post
I think you can see this without going into FB.

The Landing Bar & Kitchen where we are having dinner tomorrow night.
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In addition to serfty's link, here is a link to Landing Bar & Resturant (Friday night) (Direct link - not Facebook)
http://thelanding.com.au/

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