ACCOMPANYING PARTNERS TOURS

We welcome the company of partners during our Conference! As such, the following tours are available for accompanying persons at an additional cost. Please make your booking on the registration form. Tours are subject to minimum and maximum numbers therefore it will be a first-in-first-served policy that will apply.

  

Date: Monday, 26 August 2019  
Time: 9.00am – 12.20pm | Cost: $60

Bonorong Wildlife Park

Cuddle up to some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife with this half-day tour to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, a social enterprise run by a passionate team of like-minded people. You’ll come face-to-face with wombats, koalas, sugar gliders, kangaroos – who are always keen for a good scratch on the chest – eastern quolls, bettongs, Randall the echidna – and Tasmanian devils, of course!

Tour includes hotel transfers and tour entry with optional Robyn Moore workshop and lunch in trade expo.

Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Time: 9.00am – 3.30pm | Cost: $95

Russell Falls National Park and Salmond Ponds for lunch.

One for the nature buffs, this tour showcases the beautiful Russell Falls, arguably Tasmania’s prettiest waterfall. The falls are found in Mt Field National Park, part of Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness Area, which is situated just over an hour’s drive from Hobart. The 20-minute return walk to the falls is on an easily accessibly track and boardwalk that meanders through lush rainforest. The walk passes through towering swamp gums and species typical of wet forests and cool temperate rainforests such as dogwood, musk and myrtle. Closer to the falls, the track is framed by stunning tree ferns.

After enjoying the tranquillity of the falls, the tour will head to the Salmon Ponds for lunch. The oldest trout hatchery in the Southern Hemisphere, the ponds (originally intended to house Salmon, hence the name) are a rare example of a beautiful, 19th century English style public open space; a significant number of the trees are more than 140 years old.

Tour includes hotel transfers, tour entry and lunch.

Next is lunch at Home Hill Winery, located a 30-minute drive south of Hobart in the picturesque Huon Valley, before arriving back at the Hobart Grand Chancellor.

Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Time: 9.00am – 3.30pm | Cost: $90

Coal Valley Farm, Richmond – free time to look around, Frogmore Creek wine tasting and lunch Coal Valley Vineyard.

Located less than 30 minutes out of Hobart, the tranquil Coal River Valley is a gourmand’s delight, home to exceptional produce and some of Tasmania’s highest quality cool-weather grapes.

The mouthwatering first stop on the tour is Coal River Farm, where you can sample their handmade seasonal chocolate creations, cheese and other produce. From there, travel to the historic village of Richmond and enjoy free time to wander through one of Tasmania’s most popular destinations. The village is famous for its elegant Georgian architecture, with beautiful heritage buildings dating back as early as the 1820s now housing galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums.

Lunch will be served at the Coal Valley Vineyard. The Coal Valley Vineyard is a stunningly located 5 hectare winery in the Coal River Valley, South East Tasmania producing award winning wines with a focus on Pinot Noir.

Tour includes hotel transfers, tour entry and lunch