Delegates and guests are invited to discover Darwin and its surrounds.
The Conference Secretariat has negotiated a special conference discount on all Darwin day tours available through the link below. These tours are operated by Gray Line, providing the flexibility to select your preferred tour options and travel dates, including prior to and after the conference.
For more information, or to make a booking and take advantage of the conference discount, please click the link below and select ‘Darwin’.
Delegates and guests must use the link below to access the conference discount which will be applied on the payment page.Click Here to Book a Tour
Please find touring options below available through Gray Line.
Darwin - a unique tropical Australian city magnificently situated on the Arafura Sea is rich in past heritage of settlement. The ravages of bombings and disastrous cyclones could not break the determination of Australia's most multicultural city. Vibrant, a relaxed lifestyle, friendliness and uniqueness make this city a must to experience, discover and explore.
It is the tapestry of great ecosystems that creates the beauty of Kakadu. Sandstone escarpments shaped by an incomprehensible time span; monsoon forests and flood plains; great rivers journey serpentine to the sea; stunningly beautiful billabongs and lagoons are richly clad in a profusion of colour by glorious water lilies; birds of every size, every hue and every song; fearsome crocodiles on the mudslides of billabongs; Aboriginal artwork painted on rock cave walls. This place is creation in its wonderful diversity... This place is Kakadu.
Cruise the Adelaide River in crocodile infested waters - an excellent opportunity to observe these primeval creatures in their natural habitat. Face saltwater crocodiles as they leap out of the water to snatch their food!
Katherine Gorge set deep within the stone country of Nitmiluk National Park is a dramatic setting. The towering rock wall ramparts above the Katherine River, ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, prolific birdlife and a boat journey into the 'never never' land highlight the grandeur of this spectacular gorge. Edith Falls cascading down the sheer rock wall face into a paperbark encompassed plunge pool, Pine Creek historic town and the Adelaide River War Cemetery offer amazing contrasts in a powerful outback land.
Litchfield National Park
Litchfield National Park is an Aboriginal Dreamtime region that retains its mysterious spirituality in the silence of still forest valleys and rock face escarpments. With rugged sandstone, monsoon forests, spectacular waterfalls into cool abyss plunge pools, fascinating termite mounds, time for swimming in warm tropical waters, walking and exploring; this area... so remote... so totally Australian; will leave you with a lasting impression.
Please be advised that the above tours are offered by independent operators who do not have any connection with the conference or the conference organisers. This information is provided to delegates on a general basis and it is the delegate’s responsibility to research, make a booking and pay for the service provided directly with the supplier. Please ensure you read the terms and conditions on the tour operator’s website before proceeding with payment. Any issues relating to tour bookings are at the expense of the delegate and not the responsibility of the conference or the conference organisers.