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IMC Mid-Conference Tours

All of the tours outlined below are available to book during registration, and will be held on Wednesday 12th July 2017. All prices below are inclusive of GST and are in AUD. Numbers for each tour are limited, so make sure to book early to secure your preferred tour option. All tours commence and depart at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Arrival and departure times might be adjusted before the event date.

Kanyana Tour

echidnaLocation: Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Inc
Date: Wednesday 12th July 2017
Time: 5:05pm – 9:40pm
Pick up location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre Courtyard
Cost: $99.00pp
Inclusions: Bus trip, dinner, entry fee
Note: Enclosed shoes are required



Kanyana invites you to meet some amazing animals including boodies, woylies, bilbies and passionate wildlife carers on a guided nocturnal tour. This special evening will commence with a meal, followed by a presentation and tour of the facilities to see the animals. 

If you would like to visit but are unable to join this particular tour, please view the website or phone 08 92913900 ext 1, to make other arrangements.


Pinnacles Tour

PinnaclesLocation: Nambung National Park, Lancelin & Caversham Wildlife Park
Date: Wednesday 12th July 2017
Time: 7:50am – 3:30pm
Pick up location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre courtyard
Cost: $165.00pp
Inclusions: Bus trip, picnic lunch, national park entry, Caversham Wildlife Park entry
Note: Enclosed shoes are required



After stopping at Caversham Wildlife Park in the Swan Valley to view koalas and hand feed kangaroos, we travel to the lobster fishing town of Cervantes for lunch. We stop at the Lobster Shack for an informative talk about the lobster industry, followed by a self-guided tour through the purpose built factory. Then it’s onwards to the mystical Pinnacles Desert for an easy paced walk through the fascinating landscape where you will be in awe at the sheer size and number of these spires. Afterwards enjoy a thrilling experience of sand boarding and 4-wheel driving over the vast sand dunes of Lancelin.


WA Museum Collections and Research Facility Tour

Location: WA Museum Collections and Research Facility
Date: Wednesday 12th July 2017
museumTime: 8:30am – 12:05pm
Pick up: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre courtyard
Cost: $44.00pp
Inclusions: Bus trip, light refreshments



The visit of the Western Australian Museum will take you through the back of house, showing where collections are stored (both dry and wet collections), molecular labs and facilities. You will be given a glimpse of how collections are processed, and the steps taken to make new collections. Light refreshments will be served.


Whiteman Park & Swan Valley Tour

Location: Swan Valley, Caversham Wildlife Park & Whiteman Park
Date: Wednesday 12th July 2017
koalasTime: 9:50am – 9:45pm
Pick up: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre courtyard
Cost: $253.00pp
Inclusions: Bus trip, lunch, Entry fee to Caversham Wildlife Park, dinner, Guided tour



Depart for Lancaster Wines for wine and cheese tasting before heading to Margaret River Chocolate Factory where you will be able to indulge in free chocolate samples. cheeseDepart for Black Swan in the Swan Valley for wine tasting. Black Swan is a winery and restaurant situated in the heart of Perth’s beautiful Swan Valley. With sweeping views of picturesque vineyards and enchanting gardens. After wine tasting the group will sit down for a 2 course set lunch at Black Swan Winery. Depart for House of Honey where you can find all things honey and bee related. Our last stop is Caversham Wildlife Park. At Caversham Wildlife Park you can hand-feed the kangaroos, join in the interactive farm show, touch a possum or lizard, meet a wombat, and have photos taken with koalas! Caversham Wildlife Park has a large number of animals, birds and reptiles for you to view and interact with as you journey around the park. After visiting Caversham Wildlife Park we will then take a 5 minute walk to the Woodland Reserve Centre at Whiteman Park for a sit down dinner before heading off on a tour within the park. Woodland Reserve is Whiteman Park’s premier conservation program that is providing a world class breeding facility for rare and endangered fauna of the state, including the critically endangered woylie. On this tour you will get a chance to see some of Australia's native animals within the Reserve.

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Perth Zoo Tour

numbatLocation: Peth Zoo
Date: Wednesday 12th July 2017
Time: 10:00am-4.00pm
Cost: $33.00pp
Inclusions: Return ferry trip, Perth Zoo entry, BTS Tour



At 10am delegates will take a 5 minute walk to the Elizabeth Quay Jetty, to catch the ferry across the Swan River to South Perth. From the ferry it is a short walk to Perth Zoo. You will have time to explore the zoo before starting a tour of the native species breeding programme at 1:30pm. This is a ‘money can’t buy’ experience, due to the sensitive nature of the program and species involved. Following the tour, there is more time to explore the Zoo, before catching the ferry back to Elizabeth Quay Jetty, Perth.


Trip to Rottnest Island – Meet the quokkas

Location: Rottnest Island
quokkaDate: Wednesday 12th July 2017
Time: 7:30am-6.30pm
Cost: $110.00pp
Inclusions: Ferry trip, lunch (pick up from The Bakery at 1pm)



Rottnest Island is Western Australia's very own Island getaway, featuring a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery and some of the world's finest beaches and bays, is located just 19 kilometres off the coast of Fremantle. It’s a special place for Western Australians and a popular destination for interstate and international visitors. Mediterranean-style climate and indigenous flora and fauna of this Island provide the backdrop to a special holiday experience.

The ferry to Rottnest Island will be departing and returning to Elizabeth Quay Jetty, a 5 minute walk from the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Delegates are free to explore the Island for the day. At 1pm delegates will need to pick up their lunch at The Bakery. There is lots to do on the island, such as a guided walking tours, golfing, exploring the many beaches and bays and the opportunity to meet a quokka, one of the first Australian mammals to be seen by Europeans. For more information, please visit


Crystal Cave Tour & Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Location: Yanchep National Park
caveDate: Wednesday 12th July 2017
Time: 8:40am – 3:30pm
Pick up: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre Courtyard
Cost: $121.00pp
Inclusions: Bus trip, park entry fee, lunch, cave tour, Aboriginal experience



The bus will leave at 8:00am from the PCEC to head off to Yanchep National Park. On arrival tour guides from the park will take you on a tour of the Crystal Cave. See Perth’s only tourist cave on a 45- minute guided tour and experience an underground wonderland full of natural cave decorations such as stalactites, stalagmites, helictites, columns and shawls. The cave’s constant temperature makes this tour a comfortable all-year round experience.

The next tour for this field trip is an Aboriginal cultural experience. Enjoy an entertaining and informative 45-minute session that will immerse you in local Nyoongar culture. Learn about the world’s oldest living culture, experience didgeridoo playing and find out the significance of plants and animals to the custodians of this area.

Next on the itinerary is a walk around the park including the koala viewing area. You can view the koalas from the raised boardwalk; an campopportunity to see and photograph one of Australia’s most iconic. Although not native to Western Australia, Yanchep has been home to a colony of Koalas since 1938. Native western grey kangaroos are often seen grazing on the lakeside lawns, and the Park is home to an array of native birdlife, including large flocks of the the iconic Carnaby’s black cockatoo.

For lunch a light platter buffet will be served to delegates at the Yanchep Inn. From the Yanchep Inn you will be able to take in the beautiful views of the park.
The field trip will conclude at 2:30pm where the bus will then drop you back at the PCEC.


Guided Spotlight Tour at Karakamia

Location: Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary
wallabyDate: Wednesday 12th July 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 9:30pm
Pick up: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre courtyard
Cost: $121.00pp
Inclusions: Bus trip, entry fee, BBQ Dinner
Note: Enclosed shoes are required



This tour provides an outstanding opportunity to view some of Western Australia’s unique mammal fauna, including tammar wallabies, wolyies, bandicoots and possums. The 3 km walk follows rocky bush-tracks and takes about two hours to complete as there are a number of stops along the way to talk about the habitats and look at the animals. Some hills are encountered along the route and the ground can be slippery due to pea gravel. Participants need to be of moderate fitness and stable on their feet. There is still some light for the first half of the walk, while the second half is completed in the dark. Bright spotlights are carried by the guides to point out animals but feel free to bring a small torch of your own to light the path. The walk is followed by a barbecue and a hot drink before heading back to the city.