Australian Entomological Society - 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference

and Australasian Arachnological Society - 2012 Conference

Sunday 25 - Wednesday 28 November 2012, The Old Woolstore, Hobart

Tours

Hobart has some great tours to keep visitors busy. We have listed some of our favourite tours below; these can be booked directly with the operators.

The Agrarian Kitchen

Date Pre or Post Conference
Time 9am - 4.30pm (please refer to the website calendar to see when classes are available)
Location 650 Lachland Road, Lachlan
Cost $350 per person
Web Site www.theagrariankitchen.com
Bookings

Book direct with the Agrarian Kitchen on 03 6261 1099

 

A sustainable farm-based cooking school situated in a 19th century schoolhouse.

The Agrarian Kitchen is a working farm that grows and uses heirloom varieties of fruit, vegetables and rare breed animals in its cooking classes and also sources ingredients from local farmers, fishermen, gardeners and artisanal producers.

Tasman Island Cruises

Date Pre or Post Conference
Time Tours operate 7 days a week, 7.30am - 6pm
Location Full day tours collect from Hobart waterfront office
Cost $180 per person
Web Site www.tasmancruises.com.au
Bookings Book direct with Tasman Island Cruises on 03 6250 2200

This award-winning wilderness cruise takes you along the spectacular coastline between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. You will see Australia’s highest sea cliffs, enter deep sea caves and join in the search for abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins and sea birds. The custom built boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife with covered open-aired seating providing an excellent all round view and connection with the environment.

Peppermint Bay Cruise and Lunch

Date Pre or Post Conference
Time Tours operate 7 days a week, 10.30 - 4pm
Location Full day tours collect from Hobart waterfront office
Cost Prices vary from $98 - $168 per person
Web Site www.peppermintbaycruises.com.au
Bookings Book direct with Peppermint Bay Cruises on 1300 137 919


Be assured of a relaxing, rejuvenating and rewarding day discovering the real Tasmania on board the luxurious 23 metre catamaran, Peppermint Bay II. Leaving from the tourist hub of Sullivan's Cove in Hobart Tasmania, the Peppermint Bay Cruise takes in the harbour, the River Derwent, and the magnificent waters of the d'Entrecasteaux Channel, on its way to Peppermint Bay.

Arrive at picturesque Peppermint Bay where the chefs have your lunch ready and waiting. Enjoy the set three course banquet style lunch featuring the best of what the region has to offer.

Tasmanian Air Adventures

Date Pre or Post Conference
Time Please contact Tasmanian Air Adventures on the contact details below to arrange a time and date
Location Subject to tour selection
Cost Subject to tour selection
Web Site www.tasmanianairadventures.com.au
Bookings Book direct with the Tasmanian Air Adventures on 03 6250 2200

Our Seaplane Air Adventures offer you a unique way to see the Tasmanian Wilderness from the air and the water – all in the one adventure. Step straight off the Hobart waterfront onto your spacious seaplane and then sit back, relax and let our experienced pilots take you on the adventure of a lifetime – one you’ll never forget. Get your cameras ready, the views will be spectacular from our Seaplane with our large bubble windows.

Tour options

  • Wild Capes (Port Arthur)
  • Hobart City Scenic
  • Gordon River
  • Wine Glass Bay
  • MONA Museum
  • MONA and Wineglass Bay (Full day tour)

Ratho Golf Course

Date Pre or Post Conference
Time Open 7 days a week (contact Ratho Golf Course on the phone number below for the current opening hours)
Location Highland Lakes Road, Bothwell
Cost Rounds cost $25 per person
Web Site www.rathogolf.com
Bookings

Book direct with the golf course on 0409 595 702


Ratho is Australia’s oldest golf course running since 1822. Ratho is in Bothwell, situated in the Clyde River Valley at the southern gateway to the central Highlands approximately 1 hrs drive form Hobart along the Midlands Highway.

Golf and Distillery Package - $85 incl. GST    

  • Welcome & morning tea at Australasian Golf Museum
  • A game of golf at Ratho Farm Golf Links, either with Hickory Clubs “hit’n’giggle” or today’s equipment for the serious golfer
  • Lunch in the elmCorner Cafe Courtyard
  • Mill & distillery tour, whisky tasting & afternoon tea at the Nant Distillery

Cascade Brewery

Date Pre or Post Conference
Time 2 hour duration. Tours operate daily at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm
Location 140 Cascade Road, South Hobart
Cost $22 per adult, $11 per child
Web Site cascadetours@fostersgroup.com
Bookings

Book direct with the Cascade Brewery on 03 6224 1117


It's been called a must-do Hobart experience. Here you'll learn about Australia's oldest brewery, its finest beers, the brewing process and a little something our brewers call 'The Feel".

Intertwine it with some of the brewers' stories and the beautiful 'Woodstock' gardens, before topping it off with a real taste of history - a fresh one directly from the taps.

 

 

Mt Wellington Descent

Date Pre or Post Conference
Time 2.5 tour duration. 9.30am - 1pm (contact Mt Wellington Descent on the phone number below for the current opening hours)
Location Departing from Brooke St Pier, Hobart
Cost $75 per person
Web Site www.mtwellingtondescent.com.au
Bookings

Book direct with Mt Wellington Descent on 03 6274 1880


Depart from Brooke St Pier and take a mini bus to the summit of Mt Wellington. Once there, have a practice ride around the summit then follow the guide down the mountain stopping at several locations to take in the view.

 

 

Callington Mill

Date Pre or Post Conference
Time Open daily from 9am - 5pm
Location 1 Mill Lane, Oatlands
Cost $12 per person
Web Site www.heritagehighwaytasmania.com.au
Bookings

Book direct with the Callington Mill on 03 6254 1212.


The Callington Mill is Oatlands’ major attraction, built in 1836 for the production of flour. The property consists of a two roomed cottage, a three stall stable, a house, a baker’s shop, two cottages and the two storey flour mill until in 1912, when it was gutted by fire.


Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Date Pre or Post Conference
Time Open 7 days a week (refer to website below for seasonal opening hours)
Location Queens Domain, Hobart
Cost No entrance fee
Web Site www.rtbg.tas.gov.au
Bookings No need to book

Explore the range of native trees and plants including rare and endangered species. There are also other significant collections such as the Japanese Garden, the Conservatory, the Lily Pond, the Cactus House and many more.

 

 

MONA Museum & Art Gallery

Date Pre or Post Conference
Time Open Wednesday - Monday from 10am-6pm
Location 655 Main Road, Berriedale
Cost $20 per person for transfers plus $20 entry fee for non-residents
Web Site www.mona.net.au
Bookings

Bookings only need to be made for transport by either the Mona Ferry or Mona Roma Bus (refer to mona website for timetable) 03 6277 9900


Experience the wonders and challenges of this museum and explore all the images, sculptures and artefacts. David Walsh described the new museum as a "subversive adult Disneyland." Operational costs of $8 million per annum are underpinned by the winery, brewery, restaurant and hotel on the same site. Full and half day tours available.

 

 

 

 



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