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Post Conference Tours

All of the tours outlined below are available to book during registration, and will be held after the conference. 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.

Please note that only an initial deposit of $110 will be collected for the post-conference tours during the registration. Prices will be finalised two months prior to the Conference depending on number of tour participants. Approximate price of each tour is listed below.

 

Dryandra Woodland Tour numbat

Date: 16/07/17 – 19/07/17
Pick up: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre Courtyard
Cost:  $450pp

 

About:

Dryandra Woodland, near Narrogin, is a valuable nature conservation area featuring the largest remnant of original vegetation in the western Wheatbelt. 24 mammal, 98 bird and 41 reptile species are all known to call Dryandra home, including Western Australia’s state mammal emblem, the numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus).

Although the numbat is Dryandra's best known inhabitant, woylies, tammar wallabies, brushtail possums, tawny frogmouths, echidnas, western grey kangaroos and western brush wallabies are regularly seen here. Birds seen in the area include the mound-building malleefowl.

The post conference tour will consist of three nights in the Dryandra Village cottages. Barna Mia exclosure is included. Other activities will be trapping for woylies, possums and chuditch, radio-tracking numbats, spotlighting at night, bird-watching in the mornings (bring own binoculars), management tour of Dryandra.

 

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation will be at the Dryandra Woodland Village in cottages with shared sleeping quarters (three personsclouds per room) and shared bathroom facilities with outside toilets. Bring your own sleeping bag if possible. dryandravillage.org.au
  • Transportation to and from Dryandra (pick up PCEC Courtyard)
  • Catering
  • Barna Mia Tour

7 Day Shark Bay Tour 

Date: 14/07/2017 – 20/07/2017
Pick up: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre Courtyard
Cost: $2585pp Twin Share, or Single is an additional $475

 

About:

This trip has it all, a flight to the Abrolhos Islands, a cruise on the clear waters off the Monkey Mia coast along with visits to the Kalbarri, Francois Peron and Nambung National Parks.

The Abrolhos Islands consist of 122 islands, approximately 60 km off Western Australia’s coast. The marine environment surrounding the Abrolhos is a meeting Sealionplace for tropical and temperate sea life. It is also one of the most important seabird breeding sites in the world. More than 90 seabird species have been identified on the islands.

The UNESCO World Heritage Listed Shark Bay World Heritage Area was inscribed in December 1991. It satisfied all four natural criteria concerning its natural beauty, biological diversity, ecological processes and earth’s history. It is also home to the Department of Parks and Wildlife's Western Shield Project, that has been developed to protect the endangered wildlife found on the peninsula. Join us and discover the spectacular natural wonders found to the north of Perth.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1 Perth to New Norcia
Departing Perth around 3.00 this afternoon we travel north as we head to Australia’s only monastic town, New Norcia. Arriving after dark we will check into our hotel and sit down to our evening meal. Accommodation: Motel New Norcia LD

Day 2 New Norcia to Geraldton
After Breakfast we explore this interesting village which was once upon a time locked up behind closed doors. Mid-morning we will continue our northward journey as we continue into Geraldton. This afternoon we will have a look around this port city then visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial. Accommodation: Motel Geraldton BLD

Day 3 Geraldton - Abrolhos Islands
Today’s flight to the Abrolhos Islands will provide some spectacular views of the island groups. The flight lands on East Wallabi Island where we will have time to explore the abundant wildlife in the area which includes a variety of bird and sea life, and a resident Tammar Wallabi. Accommodation: Motel Geraldton BLD

Day 4 Geraldton to Shark Bay
We continue our northward travel as we head for Shark Bay. The Shark Bay World Heritage Area was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in December 1991. It satisfied all four natural criteria concerning its natural beauty, biological diversity, ecological processes and earth’s history. This afternoon we will spend time with a local Department of Parks & Wildlife ranger who will discuss the Western Shield Wildlife project. This project has been introduced to save and reintroduce some of the areas endemic wildlife. This evening there will be an opportunity to go spotlighting for nocturnal animals. Accommodation: Motel Monkey Mia BLD

Day 5 Monkey Mia –Francois Peron National Park - Monkey Mia
We start this morning with a visit to the beach to witness the dolphin feeding (As the dolphins are wild, their appearance cannot be guaranteed). The balance of the morning we will spend exploring the Francois Peron National Park and some of the natural history highlights that this area has to offer. There will be time this afternoon to enjoy a cruise on board the Shot Over cruising the waters of Monkey Mia looking for dolphins, dugongs and all the other magnificent marine life that this area has to offer. Accommodation: Motel Monkey Mia BLD

Day 6 Monkey Mia to Kalbarri
Leaving Monkey Mia behind us we will travel to the local town of Denham and visit the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre. The centre uses displays of artefacts, specimens, models and electronic media to inform visitors about Shark Bay, Our next stop will be a visit Shell Beach and the stromatolites at Hamelin Pool. This afternoon we will spend time visiting some of the highlights of the Kalbarri National Park. Accommodation: Motel Kalbarri. BLD

Day 7 Kalbarri to Perth
This morning we depart Kalbarri and head south to one of Western Australia’s renowned landscapes the Pinnacles Desert which is located in the Nambung National Park. Here, thousands of limestone pillars rise from the shifting yellow sands. Enjoy a wander through these spectacular formations before departing for Perth. We arrive in Perth late this afternoon where you will be dropped off at your chosen Perth City accommodation. BL

 

Included 

  • 2 crew members consisting of a naturalist guide and driver
  • Abrolhos Island flight
  • Well maintained Mini Bus with front-facing seats
  • Monkey Mia Cruise
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary: B (breakfast), L (lunch), D (dinner)
  • Fruit for snacking throughout the day
  • Morning tea each day
  • All national park entrance fees

Not Included

  • Alcoholic & carbonated drinks 
  • Travel insurance (very strongly recommended)
  • Travel expenses to and from Perth
  • Pre - and post - tour accommodation
  • All other private expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone calls, camera batteries)
  • Entrance fees or activity costs other than those included above

 

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Cervantes and Jurien Bay Tour

Date: 15/07/17 – 17/07/17
Pick up: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre Courtyard
Cost: $759pp Single, $689pp Twin Share Share

 

About:

Come and join us for a 3 day, 2 night trip to view the northern sand dunes, lobster shacks, cave systems and offshore islands at Cervantes and Jurien Bay. This trip aims to showcase the semi-arid environment of the northern sandplains and coastal heathlands 2.5 hours north of Perth, and the fauna and flora that occur within a biodiversity hotspot for Western Australia.

quollThe trip is 3 days and includes 2 nights accommodation, and all breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Also included are offshore trips on a boat to view the Australian sealion colony off Jurien Bay, and a visit to Boullanger Island where the Department of Parks and Wildlife have been involved with the recovery of an endangered marsupial (the Dibbler) for several years.

Day 1 Saturday 15 July
0900       Depart Perth
1030       Lancelin for coffee/Drink and a walk along the jetty (Coffee/Drink included)
1230       Lobster Shack Tour and Lunch (lobster lunch and tour included)
1400       Pinnacles Tour drive and walk (park fees included)
1700       Book into Accommodation and dinner (all included)

Day 2 Sunday 16 July
0900       Sea Lion and Island Tour (included)
1400       Lunch in Greenhead (included)
1500       Sandy Cape Tour including Sandboarding (boards and fees included)
1800       Dinner (included)

Day 3 Monday 17 July
0900       Stockyard Gully Caves tour (park fees included)
1230       Lunch in Jurien Bay (included)
1400       Depart Jurien for Perth stopping at a coastal town along the way (coffee/drink included)

*Itinerary Subject to weather, we reserve the rights to change without notice*

 

Includes:

  • Dinner on day 1 and 2
  • Lunch on all days
  • All park entry fees
  • Coffee and refreshments at all stops
  • Return Transport

 

possumLeschenault & Busselton Possum Tour

Date: 15/07/2017 – 17/07/2017
Pick up: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre Courtyard
Cost: $350pp

 

About:

In this tour participants will travel to the South-West of Western Australia, to the Leschenault Peninsula, Bunbury and Busselton. Participants will engage in mammal trapping and spotting activities as well as tourist activities such as visiting the Busselton Jetty and the Dolphin Discovery Centre in Bunbury.

Notes for participants:
trapAccommodation is at the Leschenault Field Station, which is jointly managed by UWA and the Department of Parks and Wildlife.  Participants will need to bring sleeping bags and towels, as no linen is proved. Participants should bring sturdy shoes, long pants, warm clothes (it can be quite cold) and wet weather gear.

Day 1     Saturday 15 July                

9.00 am Travel to Leschenault Field Station
11.00 Arrive at Leschenault Field Station, unpack and early lunch
12.00-2.00 pm Set traps
2.30-6.00 pm Visit Leschenault Peninsula (local DPAW person to lead)
6.30 pm Dinner at field station (pizza)
8.00-11pm Spotlight search for possums

Day 2     Sunday 16 Jul
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6.30 am Breakfast
8.00-10.30 Check traps
11.30-1.00 pm Bunbury (Dolphin Discovery Centre)
1.00 pm Lunch
1.30-2.30 pm Travel to Busselton
2.30-5.30 pm  Busselton (Jetty & Underwater observatory)
6.00 pm Dinner at local restaurant
7.30-9.30 pm    Visit to rope bridge and spotlight for more possums
9.30-10.30 Travel back to Leschenault

Day 3     Monday 17 July
7.00 am Breakfast
8.30-11.30 Check and collect traps
11.30-1.00 pm Lunch, pack and depart
3.00 pm Approximate arrival in Perth