Aug 19 – 24, 2024
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Australia/Brisbane timezone


The excursions will run on Saturday, August 24th, after the conclusion of the Conference's scientific program.

These excursions are optional, and participants are required to book for them when undertaking the online registration process. Please note that you will need also to set the final day of your accommodation as required, should you choose to participate in one of the excursions.

Places are limited, so please be aware that booking is on a first-come-first served basis, and your first choice may not be available.

The three excursion choices are as follows:

  1. Outer Reef (snorkelling/semi-submersible/underwater observatory) : This tour takes you to the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef on the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef. From the spacious activity platform, discover an underwater world filled with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance.
  2. Oldest Rainforest (Kuranda/Skyrail/scenic rail/rainforest/Aboriginal Experience/koala-wildlike park) : An amazing full-day experience to Kuranda, located in a World Heritage Rainforest. Your Kuranda experience includes a visit to the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park, where you can take an educational tour on a historic World War II Army Duck, as well as hand-feed a kangaroo and meet a Cassowary in the immersive Koala & Wildlife Park. Take part in the authentic Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience which incorporates boomerang and spear throwing and traditional Aboriginal dances. Ride the world’s most beautiful railway journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, and soar over the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway as part of your transfers.
  3. Rainforest with Aboriginal Experience (Cape Tribulation/Daintree/wildlife tour) : Situated 140kms north of Cairns, Cape Tribulation is located within the Daintree National Park and renowned as “where the oldest rainforest in the world meets the Great Barrier Reef”. Travel to this Wet Tropics World Heritage area in air-conditioned comfort along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives. This tour includes guided walks and guaranteed wildlife experiences including visiting Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

More details about the excursions can be found on the Conference website.