Cairns 2012, Meeting Details

Day

Date

Activities

Day 1

Mon 18th June

Morning: registration and welcome

Afternoon: presentations

Evening: barbeque

Day 2

Tues 19th June

Morning: presentations

Afternoon: presentations

Day 3

Wed 20th June

Field trip: Great Barrier Reef day excursion

Day 4

Thurs 21st June

Morning: presentations

Afternoon: presentations

Evening: conference dinner

Day 5

Fri 22nd June

Morning: presentations

Afternoon: Cairns Tropical Zoo

Day 6

Sat 23rd June

Field trip: Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tour

About Cairns

Here’s some basic information about the conference locale, Cairns.

Great Barrier Reef Daytrip


Cairns is ideally situated in close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef.  There will be a full day, all-inclusive day trip where we’ll take a boat to the outer reef, and explore with a respected tour company.  If you are a certified diver, 2 dives are included and if you’re a novice and would like to learn then that’s available too at no additional cost.  Snorkelling is also an option with rest-stops available or if you’d rather stay dry there’s a glass-bottom boat and semi-submersible so you don’t miss out on the sites.  The costs for the day, including lunch and all-day tea, coffee and water, will be approximately AU$180.


Cairns Tropical Zoo


For those who want to see kangaroos, koalas and other iconic Australian animals up-close, we’ll have a half-day trip to the Cairns Tropical Zoo.  Check out more about the zoo here.


Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tour


This full-day fieldtrip will include a number of stop-offs around the Port Douglas area, but the centrepiece will be a guided coastal walk with one of the Kubirri Warra brothers exploring Aboriginal Australian knowledge and understanding of coastal resources.  Including the beach, mangroves and coastal reef we’ll see the tropical coast and its resources from a new perspective.  For more information on the Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tour see here.