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Pre- and post-conference tours

Tours before and after the conference are being planned. Registrations will open in early February 2022.

Currently we plan to go to:

  • World Heritage Blue Mountains - pre-tour
  • Spectacular Lord Howe Island - pre and post tour - currently full (to be on the waiting list, contact Ralph on
  • Dramatic Warrumbungles and Pilliga - pre and post-tour
  • Surprising Sydney sandstone flora - post-tour
  • Sunny South Coast - pre-tour

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

Tours are open to conference participants and their partners. 

Tour itineraries are subject to change without notice. Travel insurance is strongly recommended. 

More information

Queries about the conference and tours can be directed to: 

Heather Miles,, 0408 696 356

Ralph Cartwright,, 0416 030 872

World Heritage Blue Mountains

Experience the grandeur of this magnificent area and its special environments and flora. We will visit the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mt Tomah, and a number of sites within national parks and nearby natural areas staying two nights in the little town of Wallerawang and two in Leura in the heart of the Blue Mountains main tourist area. This is a 5-day tour. More...

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. 5 days. More...

Surprising Sydney and its sandstone flora

Sydney is surrounded by national parks and retains other natural areas. The Sydney sandstone flora is unique and diverse and in spring becomes a riot of colour. This tour will take in places to view this flora as well as the Royal Botanic Gardens and some reserves and native gardens. It is a 5-day tour planned with those who prefer shorter and easer walks in mind...More

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. This is the perfect spot for star gazing. Explore the iconic Pilliga Forest, a semi-arid woodland remnant with over 900 plant species and the extinct volcano, Mt Kaputar. 6 days/5 nights…More

Sunny South Coast

Enjoy a tour of the south coast of NSW. Tour length 5 days/4 nights with 2 nights based in Jervis Bay to explore the area around the bay and then two nights in Batemans Bay. Places to visit include Booderee National Park and Botanic Gardens, Eurobadalla Botanic Gardens, several iconic South coast vegetation types and 2 private gardens. More

Images: Ralph Cartwright, Destination NSW, Cressida McNamaraHeather Miles

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