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New TravelSmart Club prize remarkable dining with Mogo Meerkats experience

July 12, 2013
New TravelSmart Club prize remarkable dining with Mogo Meerkats experience

The GoSee TravelSmart special new club member prize for June is a remarkable experience provided by Mogo Zoo. It is the Mogo Zoo Meerkat Experience up close at feeding time for one person and the winner is Mike Grima of Castlehill, New South Wales.

Mogo Zoo in South Coast NSW is also the source of another prize for TravelSmart Club members . This time : 1 family pass for two adults and two children. The winner is David Spencer of, Glendale NSW. Mogo Zoo at 222 Tomakin Rd, Mogo is minutes (10km) south of the water world of Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast.

Founded on the vision of Bill and Sally Padey who got things rolling in 1989 Mogo Zoo is a founding member of the Australasian Species Management Program and plays a leading role in various breeding programs.

In July 2006 the zoo successfully bred two white lion cubs. Since then Mogo Zoo has developed an internationally recognised white lion breeding program.

Mogo Zoo says white lions occur naturally in the wild but do not live long lives. White is too conspicuous a shade in their native environment for that. But there are greater dangers to the survival of beautiful animals than occur in the wild.

Mogo Zoo is about conservation and preservation and in today's imperfect world it is a task which really challenges. On the dark side illegal animal trade could mean that a white lion skin changes hands for up to $300,000.

The zoo's conservation work in relation to the endangered Red Panda is also recognised internationally.

Mogo is not government funded and relies heavily on business sponsorship. Mogo Zoo is out of the ordinary with staff who, know love and want to share their fascination with beautiful animals.

The feeling is catching and people came to Mogo Zoo to learn about unique animals like the white lions. You can help too by going to see the white lions and their friends when you next GoSee to the NSW South Coast. Mogo Zoo at 222 Tomakin Rd, Mogo is minutes (10km) south of the water world of Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast.

The zoo recommends a minimum of two hours for a visit. Visit are best planned to include keeper talks and feeding sessions which start at *10.30 am and 1.45 pm each day. *Times may vary during school holiday periods. Mogo Zoo at 222 Tomakin Rd, Mogo is minutes (10km) south of the holiday water world of Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast.

Like Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch New Zealand, Mogo Zoo's core focus is it is committed to the survival of endangered species.

The Battery World Eneloop prize: Goes to Barry Hedges, of Cessnock, New South Wales. GoSee supporter Roger Langham at Battery World Geelong is the source of the Sanyo Ni-MH Battery Charger model MQN04 and 4 pack of AA Eneloop Batteries valued at $21.95. GoSee uses new generation rechargeable batteries like the Eneloop ready-to-use low discharge batteries.

The Eneloop which is exculsive to Battery World is a handy caravanning and camping product. Now there is no mistaking Eneloop rechargeables, (pictured) they are the Glitterati of the modern, diverse Battery World displays across Australia. The Special Glitter batteries highlight they are rechargeable rather than recyclable.

Mogo Zoo White Lion
Mogo Zoo White Lion

GoSee believes rechargeable is the responsible way to go in areas like household batteries and camping needs. Eneloop batteries are rechargeable up to 1,500 times and can hold charge up to three years when not in use.

Four AA Nickel Metal Hydride batteries come with the packaged charger from Battery World. The batteries are pre-charged so they can be put straight to work.

Only Nickel Metal Hydride AA and AAA HR-3U and HR-4U rechargeable batteries should be used in the Sanyo made charger.

Please remove and discard the plastic isolator on the charger contacts as the batteries are removed from the charger for the first time. Also please note that AA and AAA batteries cannot be charged together in one charger channel and single batteries cannot be charged in one channel so two and four batteries must be charged at the same time.

AA and AAA type batteries cannot be placed side by side in the charger slots nor will the charger light up its green LED charging lights if batteries are placed in the left and right charging slots only.

It is important not to add additional batteries to the charger during the charging cycle as the protective timer (about 16 hours) will not be initiated. Rechargeable batteries like the Eneloop handle high drain use. That means digital cameras, toys, game controllers and remote controls.

Under the Clean up Australia program 5c per battery is donated to Clean Up Australia.

Eneloop rechargable batteries really catch the eye now.
Eneloop rechargable batteries really catch the eye now.

The GoSee TravelSmart Club member winner of a family pass to Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch is Orana 1/ Owen Parker-Lee. has joined Orana Wildlife Parks, Christchurch, Adopt an Animal program with a Black and White Ruffed Lemur adoption. The program is open to individuals, families, school groups, clubs societies and businesses. All donations over $5 are tax deductible.

Adoption funds go towards the costs of food, veterinary care, breeding programs and maintenance of the animals' homes. Set in 80 hectares Orana is New Zealands only open range zoo. Orana Wildlife Park is located within 15 minutes drive of Christchurch Airport.

Over 400 animals, representing more than 70 species, are displayed at Orana Wildlife Park. Lemurs come from Madagascar. They are an endangered species as forest clearing, agriculture, logging and mining is destroying their habitat.

Orana Wildlife Park is part of the international zoo-based breeding program for the species.

Orana Wildlife Park sets out to educate people on the plight of these beautiful animals and to secure a genetically sound back-up population should anything happen to all of the wild Lemurs.

Hazel Stone of Orana Wildlife Park says - We feed the Lemurs during a popular daily public presentation. We use this opportunity to deliver a conservation message to our visitors of what they can do to help this species in the wild.

Since Lemurs are affected by habitat loss we ask our visitors to be responsible consumers.

We currently have four Black and White Ruffed Lemurs at the park. Rumel and Jerry are the parents of Ala and Afo, who were born here in 1998, Hazel Stone said.

Ala, who was once the bottom of the group, is now the first to approach visitors during our unique encounters where visitors get to hand feed these gentle primates, she said.

Lemurs are primitive primates. They have evolved into at least 40 species. They are largely vegetarians and their society is dominated by the females. Orana Wildlife Park has two species, Ringtailed Lemur and Black and White Ruffed Lemur.

Ruffed Lemurs are known as the Dogs of the Forest because of their loud barking call. Sixteen scheduled animal feeds occur daily and are accompanied by a presentation from a wildlife guide.

Black and White Ruffed Lemurs are gentle residents at Orana
Black and White Ruffed Lemurs are gentle residents at Orana

This means Orana Wildlife Park has something to keep visitors of all ages entertained for the entire day. Orana Wildlife Park on McLeans Island Road, Harewood is 10 minutes from Christchurch Airport and 25 minutes from Christchurch CBD. Open daily 10am until 5pm. Last entrance is 4.30pm. Closed Christmas Day.

Admission Prices: Adults $25. Senior Citizens $21. Students - Student ID required $21. Children(5-14 years) $8.

Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-Schoolers FREE. Concession (2 Adults up to 3 Children) $58.

Free membership for GoSee TravelSmart Club members is a prize in itself.

Free GoSee TravelSmart membership has many practical benefits like the spread-sheet fuel calculator.

The Excel Fuel Usage Calculator and Log Sheet is linked to the popular GoSee Fuel Calculator (members just click TravelSmart Good Stuff option on the left of the Home Page and click Fuel Use Calculator).

It is designed to give TravelSmart Club members the ability to use the speadsheet over 10 fills.

GoSee believes this gives a better range for a running average of fuel performance.

With a 10 fill spread calculation headwinds, hills, road surface, hot weather, different drivers and varied loads and weights are better covered in producing an actual average outcome.

The GoSee Fuel Calculator will give accurate fuel consumption. Just enter litres of fuel used and the kilometers covered and click for litres used per 100km. The answer also comes in kilometers per litre and miles per gallon for those with longer memories.

Orana Wildlife Park Christchurch Giraffe feeding
Orana Wildlife Park Christchurch Giraffe feeding

The GoSee TravelSmart Club now has 13,500 members and rising in Australia and New Zealand. is GoSeeAustralia's Kiwi sister site. and combine to help about 9500 individual visitors every day.

As a registered member of the GoSee TravelSmart Club members also have access to additional features which include towing set-up and equipment videos, a variety of activities to keep children entertained while on the move. They include colouring pictures, mazes, word games, Sudoku and additional games and Google Earth.

There is also access to Towing Compatibility information and all members are automatically in line for the chance to win monthly prizes. GoSee TravelSmart Club members get access to GoSee Useful Links.

These include Weather, public toilets,, Fruit Fly checkpoint information, National Seniors, Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA), Country Fire Authority Victoria and the NSW Rural Fire Service, in fact all state and Territory fire services are included.

How much personal information new Travel Smart Club members choose to disclose to GoSeeAustralia is up to each individual. The only way GoSee knows personal infomation is if it is provided to us, for example when TravelSmart members include personal information in a free discussion forum.

As a registered member of the GoSee TravelSmart Club members also have access to Towing set-up and equipment videos.

Editors Note: To be eligible for the monthly draws new TravelSmart members must supply their full contact details. The Join Free TravelSmart Club option button is on the left of the and Home Pages.

GoSee asks Battery World expert Roger Langham.
GoSee asks Battery World expert Roger Langham.