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FIELD TRIPS

Experience the city, country or coast. These field trips will be taking place as an activity within the conference program on Wednesday 28th August and the cost is included in a conference registration. You will be asked to select which field trip you would like to attend when registering.

MAITLAND

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Discover one of the state’s premier heritage listed sites with a private tour of Maitland Gaol.  You’re invited to ‘serve time’ learning about the facility, past prisoners and daring escapes on this unique tour.  We then head to the historic town of Morpeth where you can sample some local beers by the river.  The Maitland Team will ensure the tour incorporates their innovative approaches to weed management.

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NEWCASTLE & LAKE MACQUARIE

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Explore the key sites of our host city, Newcastle including a RMAX Drone Helicopter demo at one of the city’s most scenic locations, before heading south to the home of the largest permanent salt-water lake in the Southern Hemisphere, Lake Macquarie.  We’ll visit the coastal hamlet of Valentine to view a Herbicide trial site before heading to Blackbutt Reserve for a wildlife experience and bush walk.  Join the Newcastle and Lake Mac teams for an afternoon exploring their own backyard.

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PORT STEPHENS

 

Join the team at Port Stephens 4WD Tours on an educational experience through the Stockton Sand Dunes in Port Stephens.  Explore the beach on board an air-conditioned 4WD and learn about the history of the dunes, climatic impact and the Stockton Beach ecosystem.  At the end of the tour, enjoy Sand-boarding down the largest coastal sand mass in the Southern Hemisphere.

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HUNTER VALLEY

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Explore world-renowned Hunter Valley Wine Country on this field trip for foodies.  Learn about the complexities of weed management in a wine-growing environment with a visit to McGuigan’s Wines, taste the fruits of the region while you hear about how weeds can affect the production of milk and cheese then tease your palate further as we conclude the tour at a Hunter chocolate making facility.  

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NEWCASTLE

WALKING TOUR

Explore the eclectic streets between the harbour and the sea, find hidden houses, art and lane ways, and check out exciting local businesses. You’ll discover some of Newcastle's most interesting hidden historic sites and architecture, beautiful beaches, and new creative hubs.  The tour is full of fascinating stories from Aboriginal culture, and convict and industrial history, right through to what makes modern Newcastle tick. The city has been going through big changes – you’ll learn how a colonial and industrial city is becoming a creative and tech leader.

Easy walking tour 2.5 km

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