Tours/Events in Canberra

Together with Canberra Guided Tours, the conference offers conference participants and additional guests two optional guided bus tours. Conference participants and their guests can register for both tours by clicking on the ‘Registration’ tab above.

Saturday 17 February 2012, Canberra city tour, 1pm-5:30pm

This guided tour will take you to some of the main sights of the beautiful city of Canberra,Australia’s capital. The tour includes visits to Parliament House,Mount Ainslie lookout, the Australian War Memorial, and the embassy area. The required minimum number of participants is 18.

Follow this link to Canberra Tourism:  http://www.visitcanberra.com.au/

Sunday 18 February 2012, Canberra Region Cold Climate winery tour, 10am-5pm

The Canberra region is well-known in Australia for its prize-winning cold climate wines produced by a range of small wineries that surround Canberra. This guided tour will take you to four of the wineries close to Murrumbateman village, an hour drive North of Canberra, where you can sample the wines and discuss them with the winemakers and grape growers. The tour includes lunch in the ‘Flintin the Vines’ restaurant on the Shaw Vineyard Estate. The required minimum number of participants is 18.

Follow this link to Canberra Wineries: http://www.canberrawines.com.au/

Events in Canberra that coincide with the conference

Arriving before 16 February, or leaving after 19 February? Here are three unique events that will be taking place in Canberra before, during and after the conference:

All three museums are within walking distance from the University.

The National Museum of Australia, the National Archives of Australia, and the Museum of Australian Democracy in Old Parliament House are in the vicinity and have temporary and permanent exhibitions. Also worth a visit are New Parliament House and The Australian War Memorial, which are a short bus ride away.

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