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Member Connect 24 October 2019

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50% off Hinterland Tour - Departing from Noosa every Sunday! | Sunshine Coast Tour Company

The Sunshine Coast Tour Company invites you, your guests and friends to come and lose yourself in the magic of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, with 50% off their Hinterland Tour. Departing every Sunday from Noosa, guests will get to discover the lush rainforests, impressive waterfalls, the stunning views of the Glass House Mountains and breathtaking scenery along the way. It's a hassle-free day tour, designed to suit all no matter your age. We've done the planning so all that is left to do is explore!

We depart from Noosa every Sunday at 8am, with accommodation pickup available to those staying within 4km of Noosa, and return at approximately 3pm, so everyone can be home for happy hour or an afternoon nap!

We visit: Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve - Maleny - Gardners Falls - Montville - Mapleton Falls National Park. Vegan-friendly morning tea is included.

Normally $98 per adult/$78 per child - use discount code "thriftyfifty" at checkout and enjoy 50% off.

Book direct on our website.

Contact The Sunshine Coast Tour Company:

P: 0412 880 056

E: info@thesunshinecoasttourcompany.com

W: thesunshinecoasttourcompany.com.au

Launch of return transfers between Sunshine Coast and Brisbane Southbank | Arcadia Travel

Pumpkin Bus - Noosa to Brisbane | Theatre Nights or Nights Out

Ride the Pumpkin Bus to the ball, theatre or show - or just a fun night out at Brisbane's lively Southbank!

  • Open to Sunshine Coast locals and holidaymakers
  • Selection of Shows and Theatre performances throughout 2019 - 2020
  • Free time before shows for dinner and after for drinks
  • Pick ups from Noosa and Sunshine Coast locations start at 2pm
  • Return transfer departs Brisbane by 11pm
  • Travel is on our 21-passenger mini-coaches with coach seats and extra legroom

Schedule:

  • 16 Nov: TIMELESS – Queensland Symphony Orchestra (at QPAC)
  • 21 Nov: CHICAGO – Musical (at QPAC)
  • 7 Dec: MESSIAH – Queensland Symphony Orchestra (at QPAC)
  • 20 Dec: THE NUTCRACKER – Queensland Ballet (at QPAC)
  • 17 Jan: THE BOOK OF MORMON – Musical (at QPAC)
  • 26 Feb: THE HAPPY PRINCE – Australian Ballet (at QPAC)
  • QPAC is Queensland Performing Arts Centre on Southbank.

Highlights: Brisbane's events are now within reach of the Sunshine Coast; Sit back and let us do the driving; Meet other show-goers and make new friends; Snooze in reclining seat comfort on the way home; Operated by Arcadia Travel and Bandicoot Bus.

Contact Arcadia Travel

P: 07 5329 6985

W: arcadiatravel.com.au/locally/

Brew for a Great Cause - Special Beer Raises $10,000 for Smart Pups: Imperial Hotel Eumundi

Janelle Denny from Smart Pups with 'Nelson' and Chris Sheehan from Eumundi Brewery.

A team of passionate Sunshine Coast brewers helped raise more than $10,000 for local charity Smart Pups Assistance Dogs from sales of a collaborative brew made when the brewers came together for The Hinterland Craft Beer Festival earlier this year.

The Hinterland Craft Beer Festival was held at Imperial Hotel Eumundi in July and saw brewers from Eumundi Brewery, Moffatt Beach Brewing, Sunshine Brewery, Sunshine Coast Brewery, Heads of Noosa Brewing, Your Mates Brewing Co, Brouhaha Brewery and the Sunshine Coast Homebrewers Associaton come together to celebrate all things beer, and to create a special collab brew – brewed at the Eumundi Brewery.

Head Brewer at Eumundi Brewery Chris Sheehan said: “After some collective brainstorming, we decided to make a beer we called the ‘Hinterland Craft Beer Festival Coffee Lager’ – a truly delicious German dark lager that was very well received."

Tasting notes describe the brew as “a dark, rich yet smooth lager, with a rather large shot of cold drip coffee”. The black lager included coffee from local roasters Eumundi Coffee Co and Kai coffee.

100% of the money raised went to Smart Pups Assistance Dogs, a Sunshine Coast-based charity dedicated to providing assistance dogs to children with special needs.

Catch the river transfer to Noosa Tri | Noosa River & Canal Cruises

Noosa River & Canal Cruises will run an early morning river transfer for the Noosa Triathlon on Sunday 3 November.

Transfers will depart from The Jetty, 186 Gympie Tce, Noosaville at the times below (located next to the Noosa Boathouse).

The cruise will take about 20-25 minutes. Cost is $13pp (one way to The Sofitel Jetty).

Departure times:

  • 4.00am
  • 4.45am
  • 5.30am
  • 6.15am
  • 7.00am
  • 7.45am
  • 8.30am

Book the river transfer online or by phone.

Contact Noosa River & Canal Cruises

P: 0414 727 765

W: noosariverandcanalcruises.com.au

Noosa Tri Charity Golf Day - Register | Donate vouchers

The Noosa Tri Charity Golf Day is on 31 October so dust off your clubs and join sporting and media celebrities for a day of memorable golf and fun.

This charity fundraiser will be held at the Noosa Golf Club, and is a sell-out each year, so be quick to get your team in!

This year’s event, held on the Thursday before the Noosa Tri, supports K.I.D.S Foundation (kids in dangerous situations) and Cystic Fibrosis.

There’s a celebrity brunch from 11am, shotgun start (Ambrose event) at noon, and presentation and nibbles from 5.30pm.

Entry:

  • Individual: $80 per person
  • Green sponsor: $450 incl GST
  • Tee sponsor: $650 incl GST.

The team at Noosa Tri Charity Golf Day are seeking your support by asking you to donate a voucher for prizes on the day and to include in the monster fundraising raffle.

To donate golf prizes please contact Little Jo Power on 0418 184 957 or email littlejo.thefairy@hotmail.com

Register online at noosatri.com or call call Linda Jedynak on 0409 580 555.

Contact Noosa Tri Charity Golf Day

P: 0418 184 957 or 0409 580 555

W: ap.ironman.com/triathlon/events/

Advertising signage draft local law looks to strike a balance | Noosa Council

A-frame sandwich boards remain, the annual approval license for signs has gone and the size of building signage in two key industrial zones will be increased under new proposals to manage advertising signage across Noosa Shire.

A revised draft Local Law on Advertising Devices has been given the green light by Council and goes out for public input from Friday 25 October.

This second round of consultation follows initial consultation on a previous draft that occurred over 7 weeks from late June to early August. Staff and councillors considered the feedback received from that first round.

Mayor Tony Wellington said the new proposed changes are a response to the feedback, and they strike a good balance between business needs and protecting the shire’s unique visual amenity.

“The look-and-feel of Noosa is our visual and economic strength. It’s integral to what sets Noosa apart. The very elements that define Noosa also underpin the Noosa brand, providing a competitive advantage to so many of our local businesses,” he said.

“As the Noosa Design Principles state, advertising signage should fit with the local character. That’s what we are wanting to maintain with this revised local law."

Councillors agreed to increase the individual signage allowance for buildings in the Cooroy and Noosaville industrial zones from 4sq m to 6sq m on a sliding scale of .75sq m per linear metre of building frontage. Cr Wellington said this was in recognition of the larger size of buildings within the industrial area.

Another key difference from the previous version of the draft Local Law is the allowance of one A-frame per tenancy. Under the revamped proposal, each A-frame must be placed on the property or immediately adjacent to the property. A-frames must allow for a clear pedestrian walkway with a clearance of at least 2 metres.

Regarding real estate pointer signs, councillors determined to adhere to the previous proposal of one sign per auction or open for inspection, to be placed on or in front of the property.

The initial proposal for an annual license fee to help cover costs of compliance has been removed from the revised draft local law.

Tear drop signs will be not be supported under the proposed new laws. The new draft retains the maximum 50 per cent coverage of shop windows by signage.

Council is still keen to hear the community’s views before the local law is finalised - the public consultation period is from 25 October to 15 November.
For information and to provide feedback, visit yoursay.noosa.qld.gov.au

Noosa's first escape room opens in Noosa Junction | Red Rock Escape Rooms

We are a new business that's opened in the Junction only a few weeks ago! We'd love to introduce ourselves to all of the local businesses around the area (if we haven't already) and say hello! We are the first ESCAPE ROOM in Noosa and one of very few on the Sunshine Coast. We'd love for you all to come escape with us!

We're great for team building, corporate events or just if you want to have fun and try something a bit different! If you've never heard of an Escape Room: It is a fully immersive, completely interactive, real life game. You play with family, friends, partners or even strangers. You work together, find hints, clues and solve puzzles to complete the ultimate goal... ESCAPE! You have 60 minutes to escape the room... the only question is... Can you escape in time!?

We have a fun and exciting new Halloween room now open - it's only around until 31 October! The Dungeon is a great way to celebrate this spooky holiday. Come try it out before it's gone!

We'll see you soon and looking forward to doing some ESCAPING with us!

Contact Red Lock Escape Rooms

P: 1300 415 413

E: redlock.noosa@gmail.com

W: redlockescaperooms.com.au

AN OUTRIGGER EXPERIENCE ON THE GLORIOUS NOOSA RIVER | Noosa DMC

Noosa DMC has partnered with Australia’s largest outrigger canoe club to offer a new and exciting range of corporate team-building activities.

In association with the Noosa Outrigger Canoe Club, Noosa DMC is able to make available a modern fleet of 6-person Hawaiian outrigger canoes for competitive and fun activities on the water, as well as a great off-water program.

This unique Noosa experience can be combined with other team-building activities on the picturesque Noosa River or in any of the many other magnificent coastal, river, or central locations Noosa has to offer.

In consultation with clients, Noosa DMC can create a range of activities suitable for groups and people of all shapes and sizes.

These include plenty of time to enjoy the sights of Noosa’s unique and picturesque waterways and explore one of Australia’s most sought after destinations where business so easily mixes with pleasure.

In the capable hands of Noosa DMC and the Noosa Outrigger Canoe Club, you’ll discover the magic of Noosa and its wonderful environment, where nature meets sophistication. For bookings or more info, contact Tony at Noosa DMC.

Contact Noosa DMC

P: 0412 789 611

E: tony@noosadmc.com.au

MELBOURNE CUP AT MISS MONEYPENNY'S... THE PARTY THAT STOPS HASTINGS STREET!

Miss Moneypenny’s has gained a reputation for hosting one of the very best Melbourne Cup events on the Sunshine Coast! There's sweepstakes, prizes for best dressed, fashion parade by Matilda Cove, entertainment by La Fiesta Sound System feat DJ Levi 5 Star (Syd).

3 COURSE LUNCHEON: $149pp

Includes complimentary glass of G.H.Mumm Champagne, cider or lager on arrival; access to 'The Birdcage' VIP Marquee, entry into La Fiesta After Party.

THE BIRDCAGE 'VIP MARQUEE: $85pp

Includes outdoor marquee setting of complete luxurious VIP elegance; complimentary glass of G.H.Mumm Champagne, cider or lager on arrival; 3 hours roaming canapes, pizzas and grazing station; entry into La Fiesta After Party.

LA FIESTA AFTER PARTY: $25pp on the door

Back by popular demand, we have La Fiesta Sound System, featuring Levi 5 Star, flying in to entertain us throughout our legendary La Fiesta After Party! The perfect venue to kick on after Melbourne Cup!

Book now!

Contact Miss Moneypenny's

P: 07 5474 9999

E: info@missmoneypennys.com

W: missmoneypennysnoosa.com

GUEST WIFI AND CASTING - GUESTS WANT IT BUT HAVE YOU GOT IT AT YOUR RESORT?

Time Out Internet

Most travellers consider free unlimited wifi as the most important feature when choosing accommodation. The ability to bring their own content and cast is fast becoming a core feature.

Guests are travelling with a minimum of three devices each, and Time Out Internet's 'at home' system allows up to 30 devices per room/unit at once to be connected on their own unique unit's secure network.⁠ Gaming Devices, Google Assistants's, Chromecast, Apple TV's, Foxtel Now, the list goes on; can all be connected securely and easily.

Your guests want to be able to do everything they do at home on the internet, at your complex, while on holidays. Give your guests what they want.

Free, fast secure unlimited wifi!

We offer 7-day support for you and your guests.

Noosa-based, Time Out Internet can help with all your guest wifi requirements.

Contact Time Out Internet

P: 1300 55 77 54 (Opt 2)

E: sales@timeoutinternet.com

W: timeoutinternet.com

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