Off-site excursions

An (optional) excursion to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or the Mirrabooka Aboriginal Experience on Tuesday 25 June, is included in the conference registration fee. Delegates must nominate which excursion they would like to attend during the registration process to be assured of a place at their chosen destination. Please see full details and description below.


Mirrabooka Aboriginal Experience – Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers

Discover the wonder and excitement of Australia’s magical Indigenous culture, ancient stories and music.

Meet the local Brisbane Aboriginal Tribe Riverlife Mirrabooka and share in rich Aboriginal culture presented by the Yuggera Aboriginal dancers. Develop an awareness of the diverse aspects of contemporary Aboriginal culture by witnessing and participating in traditional song and dance passed down over many generations, primitive fire starting techniques, playing of Aboriginal musical instruments (such as didgeridoos) and listening to Indigenous educational talks that offer an insight into Aboriginal life and history of this ancient land.

Please bring your camera and water. Please wear a hat and sunscreen.

Tickets for guests/accompanying partners can be purchased during the registration process for $25.


Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – FULLY BOOKED

One of the best places to spot native Australian animals is the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, which has been devoted to wildlife conservation since 1927. As well as being the oldest and largest koala sanctuary in the world with more than 130 resident koalas, the sanctuary is home to 100 other species of Australian native wildlife, including kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, Tasmanian devils and platypus.

Enjoy an afternoon getting to know some of our favourite animals. Cuddle a koala, hand-feed kangaroos, wallabies and rainbow lorikeets and enjoy some of the other scheduled interactive shows and activities. For more information about the park itself visit

Tickets for guests/accompanying partners can be purchased during the registration process for $48.