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Old 23-03-2012, 01:31 PM
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We are in Mt Carbine about two days before E -day, then spend another night before moving on.

Current plan is to fly in and out of Townsville and spend days before and days after enjoying the drive (rental) and the sights and trying to find cheap motels to stay in. Haven't been to Paranella Park since I was a little tacker. Want to do the lakes, the falls and Mossman. Cairns and Port Douglas - who cares... OK, maybe visit the roof of the Cairns Casino and pay our respects to Goliath?
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Old 29-03-2012, 04:56 PM
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On the subject of eclipse accommodation, I just had the email from hell:

"We have been advised from the owners of ******* that this house is no longer available for Holiday Rental. Our office would like to apologize for this."

Aaarrrggghhhh.... Booked that house at Clifton Beach over a year ago, but fortunately the agent has offered us another in the same estate. Phew! We'll be there a week, hope to catch up with a few bods.

Cheers -
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Old 29-03-2012, 06:00 PM
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hope to catch up with a few bods.
Rob,

we caught up at one of the bright astro club nights up top of mt buffalo at the lake in Jan - it would be great to catch up with you again if possible - i'm heading up to cairns for this event also.

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Old 19-04-2012, 05:48 AM
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Received this via email, for anyone thinking of coming up to Cairns and hasn't organised accommodation yet.

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G’day star gazers, if anyone is looking for a great spot to view the upcoming eclipse, check out : www.platypussprings.com.au

The accommodation is excellent, it’s the only one there & the owner will let you set up your equipment on top of the mountain in the rainforest at his house (awesome views )

It’s about 30km from Cairns in Kuranda.
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Old 22-04-2012, 07:46 AM
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I am now booked in to spend 6 days up at Palm Cove, 30 mins drive north of Cairns. Now the ~6 month wait begins
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Old 14-05-2012, 11:50 PM
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HI all, I,m thinking of making the trip to cairns but have no idea on accommodation options. I think I may have left it a bit late.
Are there any IIS members willing to put up fellow Astro nut for a few days in the cairns area??
A bit of floor space will do!!
Or does anyone have any ideas on cheap accommadation for a few nights?
This will be my first total eclipse and possibly my last chance to see one.
Look forward to any replys
Simon
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Old 15-05-2012, 03:43 AM
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HI all, I,m thinking of making the trip to cairns but have no idea on accommodation options. I think I may have left it a bit late.
Are there any IIS members willing to put up fellow Astro nut for a few days in the cairns area??
A bit of floor space will do!!
Or does anyone have any ideas on cheap accommadation for a few nights?
This will be my first total eclipse and possibly my last chance to see one.
Look forward to any replys
Simon
Hi Simon

Try this thread: http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=90581
Has some cheap accommodation options.
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Old 15-05-2012, 01:15 PM
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HI all, I,m thinking of making the trip to cairns but have no idea on accommodation options. I think I may have left it a bit late.
Are there any IIS members willing to put up fellow Astro nut for a few days in the cairns area??
A bit of floor space will do!!
Or does anyone have any ideas on cheap accommadation for a few nights?
This will be my first total eclipse and possibly my last chance to see one.
Look forward to any replys
Simon

I'm in the same boat. Have replied to the thread suggested by Mike.

Morton
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Old 20-05-2012, 05:10 PM
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For those staying at Mt Carbine - chat with friends last night who stayed there a couple of weeks ago. The whole place/town is booked out, including 40 Japanese staying at teh Conference Centre. They will be short of supplies, so bring everything you need.
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Old 20-05-2012, 07:04 PM
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how about the option of hiring a campervan or similiar ???
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Old 21-05-2012, 11:16 PM
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Cheap accommodation available in cairns

So i posted in general chat, mike thought it may be good here as well have a look here
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...801#post854801

looking forward to the trip
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:59 PM
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The Venus Transit was such a supherb start to the countdown of the Solar Eclipse. Making preparations, having the right gear,taking images of the Sun for the first time through the telescope. I know quite a few of us were inf that boat Great practice indeed for the biggie to come.

Still a bit of fine tuning, and perhaps another couple of .... little purchases to help ensure the best result that we can manage. Cant wait!!!!
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:27 PM
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Thanks for heads-up, Liz!
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:35 PM
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What will the eclipse look like from further south, like Coffs Harbour or Sydney etc.?
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:12 PM
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Have you got the Astronomy 2012 Australia mag - there are pics in it of the major cities views - pic taken from the book.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:27 PM
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For those staying at Mt Carbine - chat with friends last night who stayed there a couple of weeks ago. The whole place/town is booked out, including 40 Japanese staying at teh Conference Centre. They will be short of supplies, so bring everything you need.
Thanks Liz.
Now I am glad I am arriving there a few days early.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:30 PM
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Thanks for those pics, just what I was looking for.

I would have loved to have been able to head North, but just cannot afford it and was wondering how much I would see from here.
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Old 13-06-2012, 06:52 AM
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More eclipse glasses needed no doubt

I'll have more stock in late July/August.
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Old 18-06-2012, 10:58 AM
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And I would like a travelling/camping buddy, see http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=92435 for ddetails
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Old 27-06-2012, 05:18 PM
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Woooohoooooooo i just booked and paid for my flights today yipeeeeeeee let the countdown begin
Oh any melbournians out there that havnt booked their flights yet jetstar now have a sale on $99 BARGIN get on it

See you all soon real

(look out Cairns im coming)
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