|Conference banquet ticket||$90|
The banquet will be held in the
South Australian Museum within the Pacific Cultures Gallery. As well as enjoying the fine dining, delegates will be able to peruse the museums many exhibits, including the new Bio-Diversity Gallery.
Time: Pre-dinner drinks from 19:00 Wednesday
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Tuesday afternoon excursions
Please contact the registration desk if you have booked an excursion.
|Cycle around Glenelg and surroundings (Tuesday afternoon)||$25|
Explore Glenelg and the foreshore at your own leisurely pace on one of our bicycles for hire. We have single and family rates (two adults and up to two children under 18). Minimum hire time of four hours. Rates include helmets (compulsory) and locks if required.
Time: Tuesday 13:00–17:00
Includes: bike, helmet and lock rental
|Come taste the wine of McLaren Vale (Tuesday afternoon)||$100|
Perhaps one of South Australia's best-kept secrets is the picturesque McLaren Vale where vineyards, almond orchards and olive groves all grow within sight of the sea. The region is known for its wonderful Shiraz and Grenache which are grown in many family owned boutique wineries where you can visit and taste their wines. As well as the wine, this wonderful Mediterranean climate has encouraged the development of almond orchards and glorious olive groves.
Your guided tour could include:
- A tasting at one of the outstanding family owned boutique wineries, such as Wirra Wirra, d'Arenberg, or Hugh Hamilton.
- A tasting at Coriole Winery where grapes have been grown since 1920 and the first bottled Coriole wine was the 1970 Shiraz. Coriole has earned its reputation of producing premium full-bodied red wines especially their estate Shiraz. You can also enjoy their Italian varietals such as Sangiovese, Barbera and Nebbiolo.
- A visit to the McLaren Vale Olive Grove to sample a variety of Olive Oil products and learn about this fascinating fruit.
- Enjoy fine local almonds at the Almond Train.
Time: Tuesday 13:00–18:00
Includes: specialist wine guide, transport and tastings
|An interlude in Hahndorf (Tuesday afternoon)||$100|
This guided tour takes in scenic views of the picturesque Adelaide Hills including the breathtaking views from Mount Lofty Summit. You will visit Cleland Wildlife Sanctuary and the historic township of Hahndorf, proud of its German heritage. Many galleries and craft shops are now housed in the old historic cottages.
- A stroll through the bushland among magnificent gum trees where you can view at close quarters the kangaroos, wallabies and emus in their natural habitat.
- A sensational photo opportunity patting a koala.
- Browse the many galleries and craft shops in historic Hahndorf.
- Taking in the spectacular views from the summit at Mount Lofty.
- Afternoon refreshments
Time: Tuesday 13:00–17:30
Includes: specialist guide, transport
and entrance fees
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Accompanying guest excursions
|Adelaide cultural heritage (Monday morning)||$45|
A half-day guided walk.
Every city has one special street that captures its heritage—ours is North Terrace. Put on your walking shoes and discover Adelaide's "Cultural Boulevard", a splendid thoroughfare lined with seats of government and learning, grand repositories of art, books and historic treasures as well as courtyards and public statuary both contemporary and historic.
From North Terrace your local guide will introduce you to the popular delights of Rundle Mall's beautifully restored arcades for some insights into where the shopping is best!
The walk will finish with coffee or a glass of champagne the Art Gallery Cafe.
Time: Monday 09:30–12:30
Includes: guide and refreshments
|Fruits of the Adelaide Hills (Monday all day)||$150|
No matter what time of the year the beautiful Adelaide Hills offers a variety of food and wine. The steep hillsides and valleys are lined with vineyards, orchards, olive groves, dairy farms and market gardens.
Your guided tour will be a feast for the senses and could include:
- A stroll through the well-established Glen Ewin fig orchard where you can taste their famous fig jam with morning tea.
- A glorious garden tour at a private home in Lenswood with a glass of local sparkling wine.
- Wine, olive, and olive oil tasting at a local Hill's Winery.
- Lunch sampling the many delicious "fruits" of the Adelaide Hills including artisan cheeses, smoked salmon, olives, and tomatoes.
- A street walk in the beautiful hills township of Hahndorf.
- Finish with a visit to "Cocolat" a premium local chocolate producer.
Time: Monday 09:00–17:00
Includes: vehicle, guide, morning tea, lunch, tastings and entrance fees
|Artistic Adelaide (Tuesday morning)||$100|
Adelaide is well known for its wealth of talented people and outstanding galleries and collections.
This guided tour offers private visits to a selection of the following:
- Artlab to observe the talented team restoring old paintings, fabrics, books ceramics—very much a "behind the scenes" experience.
- The Art Gallery of South Australia for a private tour of selected "treasures" that are housed here. A tour of the Australian Collection with a Gallery Guide is recommended.
- The Jam Factory, the centre for Contemporary Crafts and Design.
- The Performing Arts Collection at The Festival Theatre (depends on availability) or Flinders University Gallery in the State Library.
Time: Tuesday 09:00–13:00
Includes: guide, entrance fees, morning tea and coach transfer
|Wine tour of the Barossa Valley (Wednesday all day)||$150|
The Barossa Valley is Australia's best known and most historic wine region. The region produces some of the country's finest wines, with names such as Rockford, Penfolds, Seppelt, Yalumba, and Peter Lehmann all based in the Barossa. Barossa winemakers craft brilliant Shiraz and are the custodians of some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world. Other varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Semillon, Riesling and Viognier.
Settled mainly by immigrant Lutherans, the Barossa is passionate about celebrating its heritage and traditions. Its culinary traditions are obvious at the numerous butchers, bakeries, restaurants, farmers market and wineries, while nineteenth century European influences are reflected in the churches, shops and homes in each of the pretty towns.
Highlights can include:
- An informative private tasting at Peter Lehmanns Wines to taste the wines that made them International Winemaker of the Year and Australian Wine Producer of the Year at the 2003 International Wine and Spirit Competition, London. Sample their premium wines with the opportunity to discuss your tastings with qualified, knowledgeable winery staff.
- Maggie Beers Farmshop to taste the range of seasonal treats of the region in a beautiful setting, perched on the side of a huge dam surrounded by vines and olives founded by Maggie Beer, cook, writer and owner of Maggie Beer products.
- Lunch in a winery setting where you can savour the regions distinctive cuisine.
- A visit to Kabminye or St Hallet's — a small winery that offers warmth and hospitality in restored 1850s buildings. They produce a range of premium traditional Australian wines.
- A visit to Yalumba or Seppeltsfield to see the awe inspiring heritage buildings and sample the wines of these two "big" names in the industry
Time: Wednesday 09:00–17:00
Includes: coach, specialist guide, lunch, tastings and morning tea
|A taste of Adelaide (Thursday morning)||$100|
Adelaide, with its rich
multi-cultural society, has earned its reputation for excellent food and wines and is the host city to "Tasting Australia" — an extravagant gourmet food and wine festival.
On this guided tour you can sample a taste of Adelaide's food, wine and culture from:
- A visit to the bustling Adelaide Central Market with its wonderful fresh produce with a tour and tasting along the way. A specialist gourmet guide will conduct your tour.
- Taste a Haigh's Chocolate. Haigh's is a long established family business that has been making delicious high quality chocolates since 1915. They are very proud to be the oldest family-owned chocolate manufacturing retailer in Australia.
- Lucia's for the best cup of coffee.
- Limoncello—a real Italian experience. The traditional lemon liqueur of Italy originated on the terraced cliffs of the Amalfi coast, now found in Mediterranean Adelaide.
Time: Thursday 09:00–13:00
Includes: guide, transport, tastings and refreshments
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