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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

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

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    Quote 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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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    You could always buy one and donate it to a salvos?
    Quote 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

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    Quote 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
    Quote 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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    Quote 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 ( of course) it's just an extra to take that I can get away with not taking lol

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    Quote 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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