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Oz Fest 15 Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia. USA Memorial Day Weekend May 25-27, 2018

Oz Fest 15 Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia. USA Memorial Day Weekend May 25-27, 2018

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Old Apr 20, 18, 4:55 pm
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Old Apr 20, 18, 6:23 pm
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So the biggest decision is who wants a Koala photo and who doesn't?
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Old Apr 20, 18, 7:08 pm
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We have signed up for both Fri and Sat night dinners but will give the Australia Zoo Day trip a miss as we have seen koalas etc many, many times before.....

As we have a car, we might visit the https://www.eumundimarkets.com.au/ instead on Sat am.
Then have lunch either at Noosa Heads Surf Lifesaving Club or at https://www.thesurfclub.com.au/.(Mooloolaba)
Maybe a https://www.noosariverandcanalcruise.../sunset-cruise before Sat dinner.
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Old Apr 20, 18, 10:59 pm
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I'm going to pass on the Zoo visit, too. I'll do something on my own via local transit to Maroochydore/Mooloolaba instead and plan on being back for dinner. Will be at both dinners.
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Old Apr 20, 18, 11:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Itsalongwaydown View Post
So the biggest decision is who wants a Koala photo and who doesn't?
I think I did my obligatory koala cuddle about a decade ago, but other than that I'm in on all fronts - incl zoo. I'll just have to remember not to alight there on Thurs on my way up!
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Old Apr 21, 18, 1:52 pm
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I have signed up for the Australia Zoo + koala cuddle, as well as Friday and Saturday dinners. I have booked the Hotel Laguna for May 25-28.

Flight info:
AA 1328 AUS-LAX, depart on May 22 and arrives LAX at 8:11pm (20:11)
AA 73 LAX-SYD, depart at 11:10pm (23:10) and arriving May 24 at 7:15am
VA 479 SYD-MCY, depart May 25 at 9:20am and arriving at 10:55am
CI 52 BNE-AKL, departing May 28 at 12:50pm and arrive at 6:00pm (18:00)
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Old Apr 21, 18, 2:16 pm
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I have eventbrited for all three events! Looking forward to it.
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Old Apr 22, 18, 1:09 am
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Originally Posted by kpc View Post
We have signed up for both Fri and Sat night dinners but will give the Australia Zoo Day trip a miss as we have seen koalas etc many, many times before.....

As we have a car, we might visit the https://www.eumundimarkets.com.au/ instead on Sat am.
Then have lunch either at Noosa Heads Surf Lifesaving Club or at https://www.thesurfclub.com.au/.(Mooloolaba)
Maybe a https://www.noosariverandcanalcruise.../sunset-cruise before Sat dinner.
kpc,

Just be aware that the Noosa Surf Club is undergoing a major renovation. That was to be the venue for Friday night but they said that about 50% of the venue is unusable at the moment.

Also the koala cuddle isn't mandatory but people were looking forward to seeing you cuddle a crocodile.
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Old Apr 22, 18, 1:33 am
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Originally Posted by Itsalongwaydown View Post
kpc,

Just be aware that the Noosa Surf Club is undergoing a major renovation. That was to be the venue for Friday night but they said that about 50% of the venue is unusable at the moment.
Thanks for the info. We will probably avoid Noosa itself on Sat am / lunchtime as the Marathon is on...and head to Mooloolaba.

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Also the koala cuddle isn't mandatory but people were looking forward to seeing you cuddle a crocodile.
Didn't the croocodile cuddle already take place at the Darwin OZ Fest?! Also John Brown, the ex minister for sport, recreation and tourism said in 1983 in reference to koala bears:
"The belief of Americans that they are a lovely, cuddly little bear is fairly well exploded when they get here and pick one of the rotten little things up," Brown said before stunned tourism industry leaders at the Brisbane luncheon. "They find it's flea-ridden, it piddles on you, it stinks and it scratches."
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Old Apr 22, 18, 9:23 am
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people were looking forward to seeing you cuddle a crocodile.
This.
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Old Apr 22, 18, 1:19 pm
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Have registered for dinner both Friday night and Saturday night.
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Old Apr 23, 18, 9:14 pm
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I have registered for the dinners and the zoo trip but I definitely draw the line at getting up close and personal with any bear--Koala or brown or grizzly!!
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Old Apr 24, 18, 10:17 am
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I have signed Mr Fifa and I up for dinner on the Friday and Saturday nights.
As we have both been to Australia Zoo we'll be giving it a miss.

We will be driving to Noosa and staying Fri and Sat nights at Hotel Laguna on Hastings Street.

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Old Apr 24, 18, 5:29 pm
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We signed up for the dinners and invited two of our local relatives to join us (4 tickets booked). We've been to this zoo (one of the best!) so looking for alternate ideas.
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Old Apr 24, 18, 11:16 pm
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30 days to go to OzFest 15 at Noosa, QLD

30 days to go to OzFest 15 at Noosa, QLD

Time to book flights and accommodation for those who have not done so.

To assist planning please book activities. It does help, as we need to confirm numbers with the restaurant and for the buses.
To date 18 of the 38 Platinum have signed up for the activities.

We have set up a web based reservation system to book and pay for activities
Click the Oz Fest 15 booking link.. The cost includes the Eventbrite fee of about $8.50~$9.00 per ticket

Post 3 for details of meals & activities.

Post 3 Activities of attendees as this google doc link Click the activities tab.

Post 4 Hotels of attendees as this google doc link Click the hotel tab.

Post 5 Flights/car of attendees as this google doc link

We will also send PM or email reminders to those on the Gold and Silver list

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