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Hmmm, just did a map search of the following location for the meeting

"Dayboro showgrounds
Memorial Showgrounds
Corner of Don Kerr Memorial Drive and Mount Mee Road,
Dayboro"

According to google maps, there is no intersection, and if you zoom in, you can see there is no connection, any clues anyone?

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Next access road on the left after Rodeo Drive heading North along Mt Mee Rd. You can/used to access via the Soccer Club from McKenzie St.
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Hi folks,

Yes, it does seem that this thread has been quiet. I had completely forgot about it until checking an email from Glen.

Anyhow, its all happening; register now!!

Horizons Unlimited Motorcycle Travellers' Website, Australia Travellers Meeting 2011

Here are as many details as I can provide:


Location:
Dayboro showgrounds
Memorial Showgrounds
MT Mee Road, Dayboro

The Dayboro Show Society


Date:
Friday 17 June 2011 to Sunday 19 June 2011 ( weekend after the Queens Birthday Weekend and the VMX Classic Dirt 8 event at Green Park, Conondale, QLD )
Some setup on Friday, festivities start Friday evening - and finish on Sunday night.

Monday morning has been set aside for cleaning up and clearing out.
If people start arriving early, there is an onsite caretaker who can direct them to their own private patch of heaven and if it is not raining, it is a great spot.

Facilities at the showgrounds:
Camping with powered and un-powered sites
The website says that the camping costs (per night) are:
$10 Powered Site (2 adults)
$7 Non-Powered Site (2 adults)
$3 each for additional camper per night

Payment for camping is direct to the onsite caretaker upon arrival. Payment is strictly cash and correct money would be a great help.
We are hiring the pavilion for the presentations etc. The pavilion does have a kitchen as well, but the kitchen may be used by the catering on Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday Morning, so some details to be worked out there.

Toilets and showers on the showgrounds. There are only three male and three female showers though, so there could be a line-up at times.

Other Accommodation:
There is a range of other accommodation available and I've included a sample in the attached document. It is not a complete list, just the ones I could find.

Catering:
As part of your registration, you can indicate your catering preferences for Saturday night dinner and Sunday morning breakfast.
The rest, as some would say, is self-catering, but there is a nice kitchen available. There are a number of local shops etc to select from as well.

Numbers:
This is the first year in this location and with this team of volunteers, so number is capped to 200. At this point, we have a LOT less than this, so if you have any friends who have been thinking about attending but not yet registered, you may encourage them to fill in the online forms. I've also attached a copy of our A4 flyer if you wish to print it out and ask your local bike shop to display it for us.

Local Area Facilities:
Within walking distance
Dayboro Pub, The Crown Hotel

IGA Supermarket
Monday to Saturday 6:30 Am to 8:00 Pm
Sunday 7:00 Am to 7:00 Pm
1 Heathwood Street
Dayboro

Several Coffee Shops/Takeaway Shops

Eagle Boys Pizza

Terah's Restaurant and Wine Bar

Bakery

Dayboro Bowls Club does meals on Friday nights

Matilda Petrol Station and general store
Seven days, 6:00 Am to 7:00 Pm
36 Williams Street
Dayboro

Dayboro Medical Centre (General Practice
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Tel: (07) 3425 1427
After hours Emergency Only (07) 4325 1534

Dayboro Dental Centre
5-7 Delaney Road
Dayboro QLD 4521
(07) 3425 1099

Dayboro Police Station
Bradley Street
Dayboro QLD 4521
(07) 3425 1200

Within 30 minutes ride/drive

Petrie, Kallangur, Lawnton and Strathpine shopping areas
D'Aguliar Pub and General Store across the top of Mount Mee, but I'm not sure if this is an easy 30 minutes, never timed it before.

Petrie markets in Pioneer Village are on Sunday morning and should be interesting to some.

Pioneer Village Country Music Club quite often have some good acts Pioneer Village Country Music Club

Alcohol:

BYO, no licence

Mobile Phone and Internet Access:
Telstra and Optus mobile phones work fine at the showgrounds, so 3G Internet access should also be fine.

Security:
There is a caretaker onsite. The local police are close nearby and will probably come through a few times.

Charity:
We will be supporting AngelFlight this year. Vendors and trade displays are asked to make a donation of equipment etc that can be either raffled or auction and the proceeds go towards the nominated charity.


I've been communicating via email ( shane@landau.com.au ) and facebook so if you need anymore info, just contact me by whatever means works for you

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Shane
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Next access road on the left after Rodeo Drive heading North along Mt Mee Rd. You can/used to access via the Soccer Club from McKenzie St.
TS,

Turn left after the Vet hospital, but before the farm supplies. We will have a sign up as well on Friday morning. There is also a large sign carved out of a log.
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Some of the presenters and topics planned for this year ... in no particular order:

Dorothy Henderson - 6 weeks around the USA on a cruiser



Dennis Barber #1 -The "Stans" en route to Europe, Virtues of solo riding on old bikes



Dennis Barber #2 - Touring the National Parks in the USA's Wild West, Stunning landscapes, lots of backroads on two BMW's



Ian Gregory & Mike Jones - Anyone can do it - story about two 60+ guys riding unsupported thru Korea, Siberia, Mongolia and finishing in Finland. Very much a story about the people we met!



Luke Steele - London to Capetown 2009, 3 Kiwis down the West Coast of Africa on XTZ/R




John Skillington & Alanna Skillington -Long-term travelling: a discussion of things to consider at home and on-the road.

Danielle Murdoch - Discussion with Danielle currently on the road somewhere in Pakistan or Iran – if we can make the connection!
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Another presenter -

I forgot yesterday to mention Dr Peter Nelson, a GP with a wealth of experience in casualty and has travlled extensively across Australia via 4WD. Peter will be showing some essential kit and techniques for us.
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I've been away for a week, but see that there hasn't been any questions, so hopefully we are all squared away for 17-19 June 2011.

I guess that we will be setting up from 10:00 Am on Friday 17 June, so anyone who wants to help, I'll be there from then. We will need a hand putting out some signs from the highway and the Petrie - Dayboro roads. Dorothy will be organising the gate/desk.

We will also needs some volunteers on Saturday night and Friday morning to help with the meals I think.

So you all in a fortnight!!
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As of right now - 7 June 2011 we have 70 confirmed registrations! This is great.

The Dayboro show society have asked for firm numbers by Tuesday 14 June 2011 for catering fro Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast. There will be some capacity for extras, but not much. So if you are thinking about coming, particularly also thinking about the yummy cooked dinner and breakfast, jump on the registration page ASAP.

Looking forward to see you all there.
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Yay, I got a day off so I will be there, just registered, see ya Friday arvo
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We (3 of us) will be at the site on Thursday night, dinner at the pub then a trail ride Friday morning through the Mt Mee Forestry. If anyone is interested in the ride just let me know

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Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let everyone know that I have opened a new thread for 2012 and you can find it under:

The HUBB > Events > HU Travellers Meetings - Other parts of the World
HU Australia 2012

Also can find discussion on Facebook - Shane Kuhl - Horizons Unlimited Traveller Meeting 2012.
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bying a bike in Australia

Hello
Abouth going around,I shipped my Harley to Australia last year,started in Melbourne on September the 1st,went to Adelaide,Alice Springs,Darwin,Broome,Perth,Nullarbor,back to Adelaide,and inland to Bourke,and Townsville,Brisbane,Sydney,and back to Melbourne,on Januari the 12th,I brought my bike back to Sydney to ship it back to Barcelona (Spain) where I pick ,m up next week. I did 25.000km in 4,5 months,and had 3 days of rain,1 in West Australia,1 in Queensland,and 1 in New South Wales? I had temperatures between 8°C(in the morning in Melbourne) till 44°C in Fitzroy Crossing. So if you be gone in Darwin before the wet season starts,you don,t have any problem.
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