PRE-SYMPOSIUM OPTIONAL TOURS
TJAPUKAI ABORIGINAL CULTURAL PARK TOUR
Saturday August 16, 2008
12:00 – 17:00
Immerse yourself in Australia’s aboriginal culture and learn of their music, dances and epics at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. This unique park is situated on 25 acres of land in Caravonica Lakes, cairns, immediately adjacent to the Skyrail Rainforest cableway. The entire park has been dedicated to preserving and presenting authentic aboriginal culture with the aid of the most modern technology. Five theaters, a museum, an art gallery and a traditional aboriginal camp combine to give a complete and meaningful glimpse of Australia’s rich and ancient culture. Enjoy time for lunch at the restaurant within the park (not included).
Rate per person: AUD$ 50
FRANKLAND ISLANDS – SNORKELLING AND DIVING
Frankland Islands Cruise & Dive is the only tour operator licensed to visit the untouched beauty of the Frankland Islands. Our vessel takes up to a maximum of 100 passengers which ensures your day on the reef is both service and safety orientated. Your day begins with a morning cruise along the Mulgrave river, where you may spot a crocodile or two. From the mouth of the river our destination on the The Great Barrier Reef is already in sight, making it the shortest open sea crossing in North Queensland. Welcome to Normanby Island, one of the five stunning islands that comprise the Frankland Islands. Once on the island you are free to explore on your own or you can join the various tours throughout the day including snorkelling, semi-submersible vessel tour or interpretive island tour. Frankland islands cater for the snorkeller as well as the certified and introductory divers. The island is famous for the turtles that live in the fringing reef.
Rate per person: AUD$ 109 + $25 pay on board levy (Includes lunch)
POST-SYMPOSIUM OPTIONAL TOURS
CAIRNS TROPICAL ZOO
Enjoy a half day tour at Cairns Tropical Zoo - Cairns best hands-on wildlife experience. Cairns Tropical Zoo is set amidst six hectares of tropically landscaped gardens, and is home to hundreds of native and exotic species, many of which are indigenous to our area. Cairns Tropical Zoo provides visitors with the unique opportunity of interacting with the animals and a "must see" highlight of your day includes the fabulous free flight bird show, which gives you the opportunity of close encounters with many bird species including the majestic Sea Eagles. See Queensland's largest display of native and exotic snakes and lizards or perhaps pat a python at the Snake Show. You also get the chance to see Lorikeet feeding in the walk-through aviary, kangaroos and the koala keeper talk with the opportunity of holding a koala for a photo.Rate per person: AUD$ 71
TOUR TO THE LOW ISLES – SNORKELLING AND DIVING
Saturday August 23, 2008
09:00 – 17:00
Imagine sailing aboard “Wavedancer”, a 30-metre luxury Catamaran, to the Great Barrier Reef island of your dreams, lying under a palm thatched umbrella, then slipping into the water to drift over coral gardens alive with brilliantly coloured fish... the Low Isles.
Rate per person: AUD$ 147 (Includes transfers to/from Port Douglas marina and lunch)