Optional Tours

Whether visiting from overseas or interstate, delegates and guests are invited to discover the City of Sydney and its surrounds.

The conference secretariat has negotiated a special conference discount on all Sydney 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 ‘Sydney’.

Delegates and guests must use the link below to access the conference discount which will be applied on the payment page.

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Please find below some suggested touring options available through Gray Line.

Sydney City & Harbour Tour

Set on the beautiful blue Sydney Harbour, this fast paced city of cosmopolitan character is one of the world’s most beautiful places. Colonial history, stunning architecture, superb waterways, gracious harbourside suburbs and friendly people epitomise the vibrance of this spectacular city.

Sydney Tour

Blue Mountains Tour

Explore the World-Heritage listed Blue Mountains and enjoy the crisp, clean, fresh mountain top air with distant blue haze horizons overlooking deep ravines and rainforest carpeting the valley floor. Waterfalls, sleepy hamlets and the rich warm smell of the Australian bush make this a very special place for every visitor.

Blue Mountains

Hunter Valley Wine Tour

World acclaimed Australian wines and award winning regional foods from the vineyards of the rolling hills and valleys of the Hunter region, delight both the palate and the eye in this green and fertile land dotted with villages and over fifty wineries. The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest and most renowned commercial wine producing district with over 7000 acres under vine. Famous wine styles include Semillon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and earthy Pinot Noirs.

Hunter Valley

Port Stephens Experience Tour

Discover this beautiful North Coast region - white sandy beaches and the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean. Ride the wave crests with the dolphins in the azure waters of sheltered Port Stephens where forests, villages and stately homes meet with the sea.

Port Stephens

Many other Sydney and surrounds tours are also available to book using the link above.

Disclaimer

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.

Key Dates

  • Call for abstracts opens
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  • Registration opens
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  • Symposia and Pre-Conference Workshop abstract submission deadline
    9 March 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of symposia / workshops
    20 March 2017
  • Oral and poster abstract submission deadline
    6 April 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of abstract
    4 May 2017
  • Early bird / presenter registration closes
    23 June 2017
  • Conference dates
    24 - 28 September 2017