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Kookaburra Homes Floatfest 2018 is officially launched!
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On November 1st Floatfest celebrated its official launch for 2018!

At the start of November we gathered with our partners and sponsors to officially launch the 2018 event. Some of you may be wondering what this means and quite simply it is a way to say we have wrapped up our reporting for this year's event and are now focussing on our planning for the Kookaburra Homes Floatfest 2018!

The launch allowed us to continue to build on our relationships, strengthen our partnerships for the coming event and discuss issues which we may have needed to look at together. For example the Floatfest team have been seeking funding to build a more robust program for the 2018 event. A part of this includes a specific day of activities within our program for our Can:Do 4Kids participants. To give these children the chance to take part in new experiences and build on their motor skills.

The Floatfest Team had been applying for grants in order to run this in 2018 and updated those in attendance of our progress. While discussing this Kookaburra Homes decided to chip in $1,000 towards this exact activity. For this both the Floatfest Team and Can:Do 4Kids would like to say a big THANK YOU!
The launch was celebrated at the Kookaburra Homes Argentine Display Home, a newly minted brick building built by Kookaburra Homes – the award winning Builders based in the Rural City of Murray Bridge. 

This house is AMAZING! If you haven't been to check it out yet you need to make it happen. For more info on the huge range of houses Kookaburra Homes build visit their website http://kookaburrahomes.com.au

Early Bird Registration is OPEN NOW - register here

Floatfest 2018 will be working on building some team activities and competitions into our program. If you have any ideas which you think would work great at our event we would love to hear them whether they are big or small. If you have a team whether its a community group, corporate team or a bunch of friends looking for something fun to do and would like to take part please contact us and we will begin working together to make the program for 2018 great!
To celebrate the opening of the Lions 360 Predator experience at Monarto Zoo we will be grabbing a pass for one lucky registration if you register for Floatfest before December 31st!

Register for Floatfest Here
Recently the SA Tourism Awards were held in Adelaide and we would like to say a big congratulations to one of our sponsors for taking out the top spot in their category!
Proud Mary have taken home the top spot for our State's Specialised Tourism Services award!

The Proud Mary is a purpose-built riverboat, designed to provide a restful and relaxing haven from which guests can discover the beauty and fascination of our beautiful stretch of Murray. Proud Mary cruises operate 365 days a year and include all meals, river views, en-suite accommodation and daily nature-based shore excursions. There are just 18 cabins on board, ensuring guests receive the best personal service, but still have the opportunity to meet and make friends with fellow passengers.

Find out more about the incredible Proud Mary experience here.


Proud Mary are offering half price cruising cabins this January, to celebrate Proud Mary's recent win at the South Australian Tourism Awards! Limited availability - call 1800 677 683.

Old Tailem Town Ghost Tours: Share in our ghostly experiences at our most haunted town… if you dare!

Join us, for the scariest tour in what is by far the most haunted town in South Australia… Old Tailem Town Ghost Tours, that is according to the many visitors who have experienced activity here for themselves!

Everything from solid shadow figures seen, the feeling of being touched and unexplained emotional changes, certainly make this tour even more intriguing and challenging… and not just for our guests!

For more info on Ghost Tours at Old Tailem Town head here.

Floatfest will have a pass to go on one of these awesome tours available at our 2018 event!

Four Knots Murray River Cruises - Mannum
Do you have that person in your family who you never know what to buy for Christmas?
Four Knots has the perfect solution.
Why not buy a gift voucher for a morning or afternoon tea cruise?

$40 includes a spectacular 1.5 hours of river beauty with freshly baked muffins and a cuppa.

Head to our website or call Chad today
www.murrayriver.cruises

Canoe the Coorong Tours are a great Xmas Present Idea for those who you don't know what to do.
Rays Stand Up Paddleboards

Rays have a great range of SUPs and we are looking forward to having them at Floatfest 2018! The team will even be holding a workshop on how to stand upright and paddle on them - great way to check them out and find one right for you!
Head here to check out the Rays rnage of SUPs

Find your next getaway or accommodation for Floatfest 2018 - Meningie

Lake Albert Motel

Lake Albert Motel has 14 rooms with off street parking and is opposite Lake Albert. We are ideally situated in the middle of Meningie at 38 Princes Highway, opposite Lake Albert and the park.

http://lakealbertmotel.com.au/
Lake Albert Caravan Park

Located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Albert which is part of the Murray River's Lower Lakes, Lake Albert Caravan Park offers a picturesque setting with lawn, shade, beautiful views and sunsets.

www.lakealbertcaravanpark.com.au

Photo by White Gold Media
Coorong Cabins, deluxe accommodation, nestled in an award winning garden in the heart of the Coorong National Park.

www.coorongcabins.com.au
Houseboat Hirers Association

Did you know our Association showcases fabulous hire houseboats perfect for 2 - 12 people from Murray Bridge, Mannum, Blanchetown, Morgan, Waikerie, Renmark/Paringa and Mildura?

Check out www.houseboatbookings.com and start planning to relax, rejuvenate, explore & experience the stunning Murray River. Our operators look forward to welcoming you on board!

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