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Pre- and post-conference tours

A series of tours before and after the conference are being planned, and will likely include (all tours are to indicative):

  • Serene Southern Highlands
  • World Heritage Blue Mountains
  • Spectacular Lord Howe Island
  • Dramatic Warrumbungles and Pilliga
  • Surprising Sydney sandstone flora
  • Sunny Sapphire Coast

See indicative details below. More information will be added over time as planning progresses. 

More information

Queries about the conference and tours can be directed to: 

Heather Miles, Secretary@austplants.com.au, 0408 696 356

Ralph Cartwright, Conf2021@spin.net.au, 0416 030 872

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Serene Southern Highlands

Enjoy a relaxing historic and winery tour exploring cool climate wines, visiting beautiful local gardens, meandering through the historic township of Bowral and enjoying lunch in the Georgian village of Berrima.  Indicative 2 to 3 days. 

World Heritage Blue Mountains

Experience the grandeur of this magnificent area and its special flora. Visiting a number of national parks and conservation areas, we will base ourselves in several locations and take day trips in all directions. Indicative 5 to 6 days.

Spectacular Lord Howe Island

Explore this paradise of unique and diverse flora, evolved over millions of years with over 105 plants unique to the island evolving. And then experience the spectacular scenery, enjoy the hiking, local food and snorkelling. Indicative 5 to 6 days.


Dramatic Warrumbungles and Pilliga

An area of scenic beauty and great botanical interest, you'll see the magnificent stone outcrops of the Warrumbungle National Park and the wildflowers nestling in the rocks in this Dark Sky park, the perfect spot for star gazing. Explore the iconic Pilliga Forest, a semi-arid woodland remnant with over 900 plant species. You might even see a Yowie, apparently it hides in the rocky outcrops…Indicative 5 to 6 days.  

Surprising Sydney sandstone flora

Sydney is surrounded by national parks and a unique and diverse flora which in spring becomes a riot of colour. This tour will take in the Botanic Gardens, Royal National Park, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden and Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, all beautiful and unique landscapes. Indicative 4 to 5 days.


Sunny Sapphire Coast

Enjoy a series of tours down the south coast of NSW, visiting Shoalhaven Heads Botanic Garden, beautiful Berry and the public school’s native nursery, Mark Radium Park and then further south to Ulladulla and Bega to experience the rich birdlife of the lagoons and the fascinating escarpment flora, along with historic buildings and delicious local fare. Indicative 3 to 4 days. 

Images: Ralph Cartwright, Destination NSW, Cressida McNamaraHeather Miles

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