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    Just wondering if anyone has ever hired a stroller from Australia Zoo? We will be taking ds there in a couple of weeks while we are in qld but had no intention of taking our stroller, we already have heaps to cart on the plane.. I contemplated just buying a cheap Kmart pram but what am I ment to do with it afterwards? Lol.

    Any ideas would be great! Ds is 2.5 years so will need something. He's also a runner so need options there lol
    Any tips for flying and travelling would be great as well! This is our first actual trip as a family lol

  • #2
    You could always buy one and donate it to a salvos?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mamasupial View Post
      You could always buy one and donate it to a salvos?
      This. You should just be able to drop it off at one of the stores.

      When we went to Europe we did not being a pram/stroller and bought one while there. We then gave it to my mum to give it to someone who really needed it.

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      • #4
        When we went to Australia Zoo they had these wagon things you could hire for the day for kids to sit in while you pulled/pushed them around. That was 6 years ago now so they might not have them now

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        • #5
          Buy one from Kmart and donate or leave where your staying or if you have friend it with them. For memory they are about $15 to hire I think we where there is March and went with friends who left theirs home.

          I'd just take your from home it'll go as checked luggage anyways and you'll leave it in the hire car when not using it

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          • #6
            Originally posted by loodle View Post
            When we went to Australia Zoo they had these wagon things you could hire for the day for kids to sit in while you pulled/pushed them around. That was 6 years ago now so they might not have them now
            We have used these also am 99% sure they would still have them. I can't remember the cost but you could call and ask. We had 2 X 4 year olds in one so they're quite sturdy.

            There is also a shuttle bus on the ground and you can take the wagons (and prams etc) on these, they're free and run from one end to the other, stopping at the 'major' areas so you can jump on/off. We usually walked one way and caught the shuttle back.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mamasupial View Post
              You could always buy one and donate it to a salvos?
              Originally posted by twinklify View Post
              This. You should just be able to drop it off at one of the stores.

              When we went to Europe we did not being a pram/stroller and bought one while there. We then gave it to my mum to give it to someone who really needed it.
              I didn't think to donate it to the salvos, that's a pretty good idea [emoji3]

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              • #8
                Originally posted by loodle View Post
                When we went to Australia Zoo they had these wagon things you could hire for the day for kids to sit in while you pulled/pushed them around. That was 6 years ago now so they might not have them now
                Originally posted by sunnygirl79 View Post
                We have used these also am 99% sure they would still have them. I can't remember the cost but you could call and ask. We had 2 X 4 year olds in one so they're quite sturdy.

                There is also a shuttle bus on the ground and you can take the wagons (and prams etc) on these, they're free and run from one end to the other, stopping at the 'major' areas so you can jump on/off. We usually walked one way and caught the shuttle back.
                Oh they sound cool! DS would love that. So they are a reasonable size to fit 2 4 year olds? I will have to give the zoo a call and check price compared to a pram. Only plus for a pram would be more secure to stop the little pain running away haha or are there straps in the wagon? Enough to deter him? Lol.
                We are going to Bundaberg for a wedding and will be there a few days so a pram wouldn't go astray but it's also not the end of the world without it.

                Oh the shuttle bus sounds great! I like that idea. It's been years since I've been there, so we'll before DS and DF has never been.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by babybeeno1 View Post
                  Buy one from Kmart and donate or leave where your staying or if you have friend it with them. For memory they are about $15 to hire I think we where there is March and went with friends who left theirs home.

                  I'd just take your from home it'll go as checked luggage anyways and you'll leave it in the hire car when not using it
                  Buying one and donating seems like a good idea. I think I will call and check prices anyway.

                  I was going to but between suitcases, DS car seat and DF golf clubs ([emoji849] of course) it's just an extra to take that I can get away with not taking lol

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hasselhoff View Post
                    We are going to Bundaberg for a wedding and will be there a few days so a pram wouldn't go astray but it's also not the end of the world without.
                    I can't comment on the Australia zoo thing, but the weather in Bundy has been lovely for a wedding! Not today, because it's actually quite drizzly and grey outside, but mostly, the weather has been great! It's almost been warm enough for me to consider the beach.
                    You could easily get away without a pram here. I've given up with DS. Everyone smiles at him, even when he is running away!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tiny Dancer View Post
                      I can't comment on the Australia zoo thing, but the weather in Bundy has been lovely for a wedding! Not today, because it's actually quite drizzly and grey outside, but mostly, the weather has been great! It's almost been warm enough for me to consider the beach.
                      You could easily get away without a pram here. I've given up with DS. Everyone smiles at him, even when he is running away!
                      Oh! That's excellent news!! Do you live in bundy? Wedding is next Saturday! Got everything crossed for good weather! I'm hoping it's warm so we can take DS to the beach!! The nights are warm? I'm not looking forward to humidity though lol. We are excited for some warm weather though. We've had to buy DS all new clothes! We had no shorts or anything like that lol

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Hasselhoff View Post
                        Oh! That's excellent news!! Do you live in bundy? Wedding is next Saturday! Got everything crossed for good weather! I'm hoping it's warm so we can take DS to the beach!! The nights are warm? I'm not looking forward to humidity though lol. We are excited for some warm weather though. We've had to buy DS all new clothes! We had no shorts or anything like that lol
                        Yup 😊
                        It's been about 24-25 in DSs room when we put him to sleep. We have a thermostat controlled heater in his room so not sure what the lowest would drop to. That said, DH and I slept with the window open last night, and I was wearing summer pjs. I don't think I pulled the quilt over me until 3ish. I'm pregnant, so I may not be the best indicator of heat though!

                        We've only had one really humid day recently. And it's been warm for the most part, but there is a lovely breeze. It cools off quite a bit from around 4... but still not cold. I haven't worn a jumper in at least three weeks. I wear jeans and a tshirt most days. But only because they're maternity jeans and I don't have any suitable shorts.

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                        • #13
                          You can hire a comfy pram (rather then an uncomfortable stroller!) through Emu hire. They'll deliver to your accommodation.
                          Last edited by 2BlueBirds; 15-09-2016, 17:39.

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                          • #14
                            I bought one from target when we arrived in qld and used it for the 5 days we were there.

                            When we were leaving movie world, I walked into the pram hire section and asked them if they wanted it - they didn't want it but did offer to get rid of it for me.

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                            • #15
                              Just chipping in to second the recommendation for emu holiday hire on the sunny coast. We have used them for a pram and other things -really great, super easy they deliver to your accommodation, great service and prices.

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