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Zip Circus

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Novotel Pacific Bay Resort has always been a great accommodation option on the north coast. As if its central location, waterfront views, direct access to the beach, golf course, tennis courts, gym and three heated swimming pools weren't enough to help you have the perfect holiday, a most unusual holiday activity is also on offer. While staying at the resort you can learn to master the flying trapeze!

Zip Circus has been open and teaching guests the high ropes for three years. Run by ex-circus folk, Ross Pelmore and Juliana An, Zip Circus was established on the Gold Coast but since December 2006 has been located within the Coffs Novotel resort complex.

The 10-metre-high rig offers both single and swinging trapeze, and is a huge hit with resort guests and Coffs Harbour locals.

Great emphasis is placed on safety and training as well as ensuring budding-trapeze artists have a good time. Professionally trained instructors are with you at all times and previous experience isn't necessary.

The circus caters for all ages — it has hosted students from just three years up to 74 years of age!

Your trapeze expertise begins on the ground, followed by several swings hanging by your knees. By the end of the class, most students have perfected a person-to-person catch and a somersault dismount.

The circus also offers lessons in juggling and more complex aerial arts.

Trapeze classes are run year round and three day circus camps are available during school holidays.


Coffs Harbour on the New South Wales north coast.


Novotel Pacific Bay Resort spa suite rooms start at $149. They accommodate two adults and two children.

Zip Circus single trapeze class is $50 for 1.5 hours.

For more information

Novotel Pacific Bay Resort
Pacific Highway & Bay Drive
Coffs Harbour 2450
Reservations: 1300 363 360
Ph: (02) 6659 70000
Fax: (02) 6659 7100

Ross Pelmore and Juliana An Zip Circus
55 Fiddaman Road
Emerald Beach 2456
Ph/Fax: (02) 6656 0768
Mobile: 0404 234 480

Coffs Coast Marketing
Locked Bag 155
Coffs Harbour 2450
Ph: 1300 369 070
Fax: (02) 6652 5674

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