Wiki AFF Gathering #12 in ADL on 19 - 21 October 2018

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AFF Gathering #12

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The 12th AFF Annual Gathering was decided to be held in Adelaide, over the weekend of the 19th to 21st October. The average temperature range for October is 11.5ºC to 22.1ºC, with a relative humidity of 45%. The average rainfall is 42mm with 10 rainy days. It is Australia's fifth largest city (as of 2015). Activities for the weekend will include social drinks, dinners and social activities to local sights.

For statistics on previous Annual Gatherings, please see here.




Schedule

At this stage we are in the very early stages of planning the event, but more details will be released here as they come to hand. Last updated April 1st with Sunday Activity details.


Pre-Do



Friday night



Saturday



Saturday night



Sunday

Departing at 8:30am from outside the Adelaide Convention Centre, we head to Chateau Yaldara for a tour and premium tasting at 10:00am. At 11:30am we head to Saltram for another premium tasting and sit down lunch. This should take us to around 2:00pm. Assuming that all goes to schedule, we will take a trip up to Menglers Hill for a spectacular view over the valley. As long as we depart by 3:30pm, we will get to the airport by 5:30pm, then the usual drop-offs at the Hilton and starting point.

This wine tour has been curated by AFF member Buzzard, who will be joining the tour.

Post-Do

Attendees + Events

FridaySaturdaySunday
UsernameDrinks/DinnerActivity #1Activity #2DinnerWine Tour
samh004YesYesYesYesYes 1-34

Flights + Accommodation

ArrivalDeparture
UsernameDayTimeFlightAccommodationDayTimeFlight
Platinum – 23
samh004InterContinental
blackcat20Hilton
TomVexilleHilton
HvrHilton
ALHHilton
GPHHilton
CaptJCoolLocal
AnnaLocal
JessicaTam
FifaHilton
Fifa +1Hilton
romney
Jacques VertHilton
Jacques Vert +1Hilton
BindibuysHilton
Bindibuys +1Hilton
Skyhawk
serftyFri 19thHiltonSun 20th
AdminHilton
Admin +1Hilton
BuzzardLocal
Buzzard +1Local
gwilli1Fri 19th1610VA428Sun 21st1825VA437
Gold – 20
Doug_WestcottInterContinental
I love to travelLocal
kpc
kpc +1
cove
cove +1
PushkaLocal
Pushka +1Local
oz_mark
oz_mark +1
carambola
carambola +1
Bundy Bear
boomy
Matt_01
TheBOSman
QF WP
tuapekastar
Aeolus
Bazzi
Silver – 3 (1 infant)
Awesom Andy
Awesom Andy +2

Suggested Accommodation


While not an exhaustive list, here are some of the chain properties available in Adelaide. The list does of course go on, and doesn't include many popular choices such as Rydges, Stamfords or Art Series Hotels. Unfortunately, the two new Marriott (née Starwood) properties will not be open until 2019.

AccorHotels
– The Playford Adelaide MGallery
– Pullman Adelaide
– Mercure Adelaide Grosvenor
– Ibis Styles Adelaide Grosvenor

Hilton
– Hilton Adelaide

InterContinental Hotels Group
– InterContinental Adelaide
– Holiday Inn Express​

References

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  1. support

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    Adelaide has been chosen as the AFF Annual Gathering destination for 2018, occurring over the weekend of the 19th to 21st October. The average temperature range for October is 11.5ºC to 22.1ºC, with a relative humidity of 45%. The average rainfall is 42mm with 10 rainy days. It is Australia's fifth largest city (as of 2015).

    Adelaide has previously played host to an Annual Gathering, as the second city chosen in the first year. As it had only been 3 months since the first gathering, numbers were lower than expected, so this is Adelaide's second chance – a decade later. Adelaide is not the first city to play host twice, with Melbourne previously taking that honour in the first (2008) and eighth (2014) year.

    It is expected Adelaide could include a vineyard tour, as well as the usual activities such as a dinner with a guest speaker on the Saturday night. We are of course interested to hear your suggestions and ideas for the event, so together we can make it enjoyable for all.
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    Your organisers are:
    • support (PM)
    • JessicaTam (PM)
    • samh004 (PM)
     
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  2. samh004

    samh004 Enthusiast

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    Myself and possibly +1 are interested.

    Certainly do enjoy Adelaide.
     
  3. blackcat20

    blackcat20 Senior Member

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    Interested.
     
  4. Doug_Westcott

    Doug_Westcott Member

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    Definitely interested. This far out probably Gold, but expect to move to Platinum nearer the date.
     
  5. I love to travel

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    Never been to any AFF events before but interested.
     
  6. Steady

    Steady Senior Member

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    Sounds good but I will be away
     
  7. kpc

    kpc Senior Member

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    Maybe at this stage
     
  8. cove

    cove Enthusiast

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    Adelaide is always good fun so I think it is a good pick and yes I am interested.
     
  9. Pushka

    Pushka Enthusiast

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    We are a maybe too. Might be knee deep in weddings, house sales and travel so it will be an interesting thing to zoom forward (or back) and see what has panned out!
     
  10. oz_mark

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    Maybe (It's like a year away!)

    I've studied the Qantas route map. Not sure if they still fly to Adelaide...
    :cool::cool::cool:
     
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  11. Hvr

    Hvr Senior Member

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    Am definitely interested and will start cogitating about how to make it happen.
     
  12. Pushka

    Pushka Enthusiast

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    Well yes. Good point. It’s a year away and who knows what might happen. They’ve already stopped flights to Mel after 7pm weekdays.
     
  13. TomVexille

    TomVexille Senior Member

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    Definitely interested.

    Dooo iiiit. It's great fun
     
  14. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Unfortunately October is Club championship month and that weekend is full already.

    Hoping the event is a success.
     
  15. ALH

    ALH Active Member

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    Colour us very interested. Always love Adelaide.
     
  16. CaptJCool

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    I think I'm in cause I'd be walkin' in (or perhaps trammin' on the by then new tramway on North Terrace.

    By then my work commitments will have diminished and flying in isn't necessary seein the distance is shorter than the main runway at ADL! (well perhaps I ought arrange a helicopter haha)

    For those who don't know The South Australian Aviation Museum displays aircraft and aircraft engines of relevance to South Australia and aviation in Australia. It is also the home of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation's heritage rocket collection. Wikipedia. The Maritime museum and national rail museum are down there. Plus river dolphin cruise within the very historical quarter of Port Adelaide.

    i popped together a list just now, but didn't know if it was worth sharing this early?
     
  17. carambola

    carambola Junior Member

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    As a newbie here, is it likely that the event date / location will change? Or can we pretty much treat it as confirmed unless some major unexpected issue occurs?

    Mr Carambola and I both need to book a QF flight to get the travel credit from our AMEX Ultimates, so this is a good excuse. (Not that Adelaide normally needs an excuse!) We haven't been to any AFF events but would love to come along if that's okay.
     
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  18. Bundy Bear

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    I won't know if I can attend until after 10 April 2018, so interested at the moment but if I have a clash of events then this will get the chop.
     
  19. support

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    Excellent, thank you for that, you are welcome to PM myself or other organisers if you'd like to suggest more/play a bigger part.

    No changes, it's set in stone. If there is demand, there could be scope for events before most arrive on Thursday/Friday and after most leave on Sunday/Monday. It's up to you if you want to make it more than a weekend and take the gamble on doing more.

    AFF Gatherings are open to all, so you needn't ask! :p
     
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  20. boomy

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    No flights book for October yet so I'm Gold at this stage. Adelaide is an easy gateway so will probably join if I'm in Australia on those dates.
     
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