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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 Sep 13, 17, 9:07 pm
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Old Sep 17, 17, 5:20 pm
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Old Sep 18, 17, 1:31 am
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I'm in, put me down as Platinum.
Welcome aboard

28 have signed up as Platinum Definite
12 have signed up as Gold Maybe - possible
10 have signed up as Silver Interested
0 have indicated Bronze can't make it

Of the 28 who are Platinum 16 are from Australia, 11 from USA, & 1 from NZ
26 of the 28 are repeat attendees.
Only 2 newbies at this time
10 of the 28 have attended 10 or more Oz Fests
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Old Sep 20, 17, 9:31 pm
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Hi OZ Fest, did the organizers finally decide on hotel central? This would be helpful in looking for accommodation in my drive to be Platinum!
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Old Oct 6, 17, 6:25 pm
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Hi Oz Fest, did the organizers finally decide on hotel central?
This would be helpful in looking for accommodation in my drive to be Platinum!
Not yet.
Some input and guidance from people who have stayed in Noosa before would be of assistance

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Hotels
There are many hotels to suit all budgets.
There are no IHG, Hilton, SPG Starwood or Marriott chain properties in Noosa

Accor has the most branded chain accommodation Noosa
The previous Sheraton Noosa (Pink Palace) was re-branded to Sofitel (Accor) in June 2016. Sheraton Noosa as it rebrands to Sofitel

There are apartment brands (Mantra, etc) spread around. The RACV Resort is also nearby, so beneficial pricing for the Victorian automobile club members (RACV) and possibly the other Aust state automobile clubs (RAC, NRMA etc) and USA AAA?

https://www.visitsunshinecoast.com/Accommodation
http://www.noosaeguide.com/noosa_acc...dation_map.php
Wotif.com Noosa
Booking.com Noosa

Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort Hotel, 14 16 Hastings Street, Noosa, QLD 4567 web site
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Old Oct 6, 17, 7:45 pm
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I'd probably stay around Hastings Street and the main Noosa beach. Nearby is the bus stop at Noosa Parade/Noosa Drive if you're coming up from Brisbane, so you won't have to haul luggage too far if you're staying around Hastings Street.

There's also a trail from the beach over to the national park. I had my first koala sighting here about 20 years back. One property I've been looking at is the Mantra French Resort which has 2BR apartments for around $US200 a night. Mantra tends to run sales every few months but think we're too far out for May right now.

The upper part of town, which is a 20 min uphill walk from Hastings Street, has a supermarket, cinema, and shops. You'll pass through this on Sunshine Beach Road as you're coming into town.

There's also hotels and restaurants further out on Gympie Terrace, but unless you have a car probably not a good idea to stay out in that direction.

I've been here at least three times before with backpacker accommodations, so really can't say too much about hotels.

If you have a vehicle, you can go further out to Gympie Terrace, which has restaurants and resorts, but that's just too far out to walk to from the Hastings Street.
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Old Oct 11, 17, 2:21 pm
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My lucky day. Just scored a Qantas F award ticket SYD-LAX on the A380 for the trip home for 70,000 Alaska miles (AA wanted 110,000 for the same seats). These Alaska miles are turning out to be the most valuable airline currency I have this year.
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Old Oct 11, 17, 3:04 pm
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My lucky day. Just scored a Qantas F award ticket SYD-LAX...
That is lucky! I'm hoping something opens up last minute, either J or F, for the outbound DFW-SYD flight. I'd really prefer that to the wonky AS/CX J routing that I currently have confirmed.
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Old Oct 12, 17, 9:47 am
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Anchor Motel, Noosa has been booked for Friday and Saturday nights with the recent Amex/Agoda cashback promotion. Too good to pass up.

Haven't booked flights yet. BNE-SYD-MCY?
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Haven't booked flights yet. BNE-SYD-MCY?
The FT way, mate!
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Old Oct 12, 17, 11:08 am
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My lucky day. Just scored a Qantas F award ticket SYD-LAX on the A380 for the trip home for 70,000 Alaska miles (AA wanted 110,000 for the same seats). These Alaska miles are turning out to be the most valuable airline currency I have this year.
Haha! So you will be back at the QF F lounge in SYD, even though you will no longer be OW rubies with diamonds and emeralds. Most amusing!
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Old Oct 12, 17, 12:04 pm
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So you will be back at the QF F lounge in SYD
As difficult as it is to find Qantas F awards to the west coast (this is the first one I've ever seen around OzFest dates), it might be the last visit. Alaska does have an agreement for access to the business class lounge at SYD for top tier flyers, so more likely to see me there in future years.
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Found a decent sale to Oz, so I'll be there!
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$172+ DFW-MEL flight deal alert: https://www.theflightdeal.com/2017/1...ing-all-taxes/

Hurry! I had to redo my search a couple times to avoid the repricing. $349 rt for 2 pax.
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Old Nov 1, 17, 3:19 am
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For those of us based in Europe, Qatar has launched an aggressive companion business class sale today.

There are some good deals, probably STO-CNS at 815 base per person must be the best. Routeing via SYD/MEL/ADL is permitted.

STO-MCY is 1184 + taxes and fees per person. All in I can price an open jaw of OSL-QR-DOH-QR-SYD-QF-MCY-QF-SYD-QR-DOH-QR-ARN for 1624 per person. QR books into R and QF books into I.

These fares require at least two people per ticket (and at most eight people).

Tickets must be issued on/before 10 November. 1 free stopover permitted and four paid stopovers at USD 200 permitted on the pricing unit.

Many other points between Scandinavia and Australia/NZ are included.
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