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Pre and post conference tours

Tours pre and post the conference are available. We are going to:

  • World Heritage Blue Mountains, pre conference
  • Spectacular Lord Howe Island, pre and post conference - currently full. To go on the waiting list, contact Ralph on conf2022@spin.net.au
  • Dramatic Warrumbungles and Pilliga, pre and post conference
  • Surprising Sydney Sandstone flora, post conference
  • Sunny South Coast, pre conference

The tours are open to conference participants and their partners. 

Itineraries are a guide only. Inclement weather, road access or other factors may influence the planned itinerary or cause variations. The leader of the tours make make these decisions in the east interests and safety of all involved. 

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. 

Accommodation is twin share/double. Please contact the organiser if a single room is required and we will see if this is possible, although an extra charge will be applicable. 

Info on train travel Sydney to Kiama here

More information

Queries to: Ralph Cartwright, conf2022@spin.net.au, 0416 030 872


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Dramatic Warrumbungles and Pilliga, pre and post conference

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 an the extinct volcano, Mt Kaputar. 6 days/5 nights. Pre and post conference. More...

Sunny South Coast, pre conference

Enjoy a delightful tour of the south coast of NSW. You'll spend 2 nights in Jervis Bay exploring the area around Huskisson and the bay and 2 nights further south in Murramarang and Bodalla. We'll visit Booderee National Park and Botanic Garden, Eurobodalla Botanic Garden, see a range of ecosystems and two private gardens.5 days/4 nights.  More...

World Heritage Blue Mountains, pre conference

Experience the grandeur of this magnificent area and its special environments an 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 Katoomba in the heart of the Blue Mountains. 5 day/4 nights. More...

Spectacular Lord Howe Island, pre and post conference. Currently sold out

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

Surprising Sydney flora, post conference

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 go to a range of parks, reserves and gardens including the Royal Botanic Gardens and native gardens of our members. 5 days/4 nights for those preferring shorter or easier walks. More...

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Cremorne  Junction NSW 2090

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