Post-Conference Excursions

Three field trips are planned for Thursday 27 September 2018

The Wombat Flux research site

The Wombat Flux research site is located within the Wombat State Forest, between Ballarat and Daylesford in Central Victoria, 100 km west of Melbourne.  The Wombat site is of part of Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network’s OzFlux network and the Australian PhenoCam network. For further information see: http://ozflux.org.au/monitoringsites/wombat/index.html#intro, https://stefanarndt.wordpress.com/wombat-flux-research-site/ and https://phenocam.org.au/.

Departure date and time: Thursday 27 September. 0900, from The State Library, La Trobe Street, Melbourne. 

Itinerary:

0900 – Depart Melbourne

1100 – 1300 – Wombat Flux Tower, White Point Track

1330 – 1545 – Wombat Hill Garden, Daylesford

1745 (approx) – tour concludes at The State Library, La Trobe Street, Melbourne

Participation fee: AUD$80 (inc GST) per person.

Inclusions: Nil There will be time after the tour to stop at Wombat Hill Gardens where there is café. Alternatively, the township is a short walk away where there are other options.

Wine and Wildlife Tour – Healesville Sanctuary, De Bortoli Winery  Lunch and The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

The tour starts at Healesville Sanctuary. If available a personal guide will meet you and take you on an interactive and information tour of Australia’s unique and endangered wildlife.

A leisurely two (2) course lunch at De Bortoli Winery followed by a stop at The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery where you will receive 10% off chocolate purchases with free chocolate tastings.

Departure date and time: Thursday 27 September 2018. 0800, from The State Library, La Trobe Street, Melbourne. 

Itinerary:

0800 – Depart Melbourne

0900-1230 – Healesville Sanctuary

1330-1530 – Lunch at De Bortoli Winery

1545-1630 – Yarra Valley Chocolaterie

1730 (approx) – tour concludes at The State Library, La Trobe Street, Melbourne

Participation fee:  AUD$125 (inc GST) per person.

Inclusions: lunch at De Bortoli Winery

Phillip Island Nature Parks

(limited to 30 people)

Phillip Island is located 90 minutes south of Melbourne.

Departure date and time:  Thursday 27 September, 2018. 1000, from The State Library, La Trobe Street, Melbourne. 

Itinerary:

1000 – Depart Melbourne

1145 – 1215 – Free time in San Remo

1230 – 1430 – Koala Conservation Centre

1500 – 1700 – The Nobbies Centre, Phillip Island

1715 – 2100 – Penguin Parade, Phillip Islan

2300 (approx) – tour concludes at The State Library, La Trobe Street, Melbourne

Participation fee:  AUD$150 (inc GST) per person.

Inclusions: Nil There will be free time in San Remo for you to purchase lunch if you desire. There will also be free time for you to purchase dinner.