Pre Congress Tour Option  1 – Adelaide Hills Sightseeing Tour ( $100pp)

On Friday the 12th there are two tours on offer for you to choose. The first will be to Adelaide hills where you will get a chance to visit the country side in the vast state of south Australia to experience world renowned Maggie’s beer garden and return to see the magnificent Adelaide hills.

The first stop is Maggie’ Beer garden, after an hour’s drive through the Adelaide suburbs in to the country side, you will encounter Maggie Beer’s garden which is a private sanctuary away from the demands of a very busy life. Her hectic schedule includes filming, writing and running a highly successful food business.Her garden, part of an 8ha property, is set in the Barossa Valley in South Australia’s beautiful wine country. The garden sprawls out from the low, verandahed house that has been her home for the past 20 years. The farmhouse, which dates from 1861, came with lots of outbuildings, all of which have been brought back to life. If glimpses of the garden seem familiar, says Maggie, it’s because sections of it feature from time to time in her hugely popular cooking show on ABC1, The Cook and The Chef with Simon Bryant.

 

Our next stop will be George wild life park, which is not your average wildlife park; it’s a place where people and animals get together. Under shaded trees, paths meander amongst the animals offering many relaxing hours of wildlife enjoyment. See all of your favourite Australian animals including wombats, dingoes, echidnas and Tasmanian devils. Cuddle a koala and walk amongst the kangaroos and wallabies. A variety of exotic animals are on display, including American alligators, meerkats, otters, playful monkeys and more. The park has a vast range of birds, from fairy wrens to ostriches and everything in between. Some are in enclosures but many fly free, including a free range colony of rainbow lorikeets. The reptile house has a great display of reptiles, amphibians, insects and fish.

 

You will visit next Harndorf, the famous Adelaide German village where you will be free to explore and have lunch. A stroll through historic Hahndorf’s main street is the highlight for many visitors to the region. Settled in 1839 by Prussian Lutherans bravely seeking religious freedom on the other side of the world, Hahndorf’s picturesque colonial charm remains remarkably intact.

 

Located just 25 minutes from Adelaide, Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and still has a strong German flavour most evident in the smallgoods outlets, bakeries, pubs, restaurants and cafes that line the bustling main street.

 

Next you will visit Mount Lofty, the highest outlook in Adelaide.Mount Lofty Summit, the majestic peak of the Mount Lofty Ranges in the Adelaide Hills, located only 15km east of Adelaide, provides spectacular panoramic views across Adelaide’s city skyline to the coast. Each year more than 350,000 people visit the peak which is more than 710 metres above sea level.The Summit complex features a gift shop and visitor information. The visitor centre’s gift shop is a great place to shop for quality souvenirs displaying Australian made items, as well as a variety of locally handcrafted gifts. Adjacent to the visitor centre, take in the views of Adelaide at the fully licensed Summit Restaurant and Café.From here, follow the popular walk down to Waterfall Gully, join the Heysen Trail or stroll along a walking trail through native bushland to Cleland Wildlife Park.

 

Pre Congress Tour Option 2 – Adelaide city highlight and beach tour ( $45pp)

You will start you tour strolling through the busy north terrace of Adelaide where a guided tour will explore the main highlights, the state parliament, the museum, the art gallery and then you will have a chance to roam in the famous Rundle Mall, the shopping street in Adelaide.

 

 

 

 

Victoria square, the times square in Adelaide. Most of the year there is something happening from food festivals to art exhibitions and multi-cultural pageant.

 

 

 

The South Australian Museum is recognised as a global leader in Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research, based on its premier collections. It is one of the most highly visited museums in in the country and features several permanent galleries including the South Australian Biodiversity Gallery, Pacific Cultures Gallery, and the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery.

 

 

 

Art gallery of South Australia, a must-see in the city of Adelaide not only because it holds one of Australia’s finest art collections, but also because it offers a variety of activities for all ages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afterwards you will board a tram to Glenelg mosley square. You will enjoy all-you-can-eat, famous international buffet at the Watermark Hotel before heading to the beach.

 

 

Glenelg beach and jetty is famous tourist as well as local attraction. Bayside Glenelg draws families to its long, sandy beach and the Beachouse amusement centre, with waterslides, rides and arcade games.

 

The Bay Discovery Centre in the 1870s Town Hall has local history exhibits including a vintage swimwear collection, and dolphin-spotting cruises cast off from nearby Holdfast Marina. Laid-back pubs, organic cafes, global eateries and indie boutiques give the area a trendy vibe.

We will board the tram to head back to city for the reception around 4:00pm

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Post-Congress Tours

PeMSAA Australasia Post-Congress tour “ Batch Trip”:

The tour starts in Adelaide on the 16th of October at 7:30 at the Old Lion Apartments at no. 9 Jerningham Street, North   Adelaide.

It then travels through to Kingston for a short break.

From Kingston we arrive in Mount Gambier for lunch and to visit the Blue Lake and the Cave Gardens.

We then travel to the Rose Margaret caves in Victoria where the time zone changes by 30 minutes. We then go onto Warrnambool, where we stay the first night.

From Warrnambool we travel to Port Campbell, to see the Twelve Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge. Then it travels to   Otway for the treetop walk and then onto Geelong, where we stay another night. We go on to Ballarat to visit the Sovereign Hills, and finally to reach the Melbourne airport at 2pm on the 18th.

 

 

Kingston – Mount Gambier, South Australia (157 Km – 1H 45 M – ETA: 13:00)

2 SIGHTSEEING – 13:00 – 14:00

 

Mount Gambier – Rose Margaret Caves, Victoria

{29km – 30m – ETA: 14:30 (15:00 in Victoria)}

*Rose Margaret Cave is located in Victoria; therefore, time zones vary*

Sightseeing through the Rose Margaret taking the 15:30 (Victorian Time) tour which will travel for 1 hour.

 

 

 

 

Rose Margaret Cave – Warrnambool, Victoria (175km – 2H – ETA: 18:30)

Short Evening Tea after arriving at 18:30

Flagstaff Hill Light Show – 19:00 – 20:30

 

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Breakfast at the Hotel Restaurant– 09:00

 

Fletcher Jones Market – 9:30 – 10:00

Leaving to Port Campbell at 10:00

 

Warrnambool – Port Campbell (62 km – 1H – ETA: 12:00)

Arriving for lunch at 11:30 at the 12 Rocks Beach Bar Cafe

12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge – 12:00

Leaving at 14:00

Port Campbell – Otway (68km – 1H – ETA: 15:00)

 

Treetop Walk at 15:00 – 17:00 – $25

Leaving for Geelong at 17:00

 

The PeMSAA Australasia Post-Congress Tour, is another new addition to PeMSAA           Australasia’s congress calendar. The inception of this concept came from various visitors who visited the previous congress locations, where they were trying to organise sight-seeing tours around the city of which the congress is held, themselves.

As it was quite difficult for those coming from interstate and overseas to organise particular sigh-seeing opportunities without knowing the city in which they are visiting very well. This year, approximately 50 overseas visitors have already expressed their want to explore the region around Adelaide as well as further out into Australia. Hence, we created the PeMSAA Australasia Post-Congress Tour!

In addition to these overseas visitors, we realised that this tour is a great opportunity for the committee themselves to wind-down after the eventful organising period throughout the last two years.

 

THE TOUR –  Full board costing = $775

 

PLEASE REFER TO PAGE 8 FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT OVERAL EXPENSES

 

The journey to Melbourne from Adelaide via the Great Ocean Road, is one of the world’s most scenic drives along a beautiful coastline. The undulating road of this 1000-kilometre journey   passes through 7 cities; Kingston, Mount Gambier, Warrnambool, Port Campbell, Geelong, Ballarat and finally, Melbourne.

Route—16th October 2018

07:00 – 07:30 Bus leaves from Old Lion Apartments – No.9 Jerningham St North Adelaide on the 16th of October.

 

Adelaide – Kingston, South Australia (294 Km – 3H 15M – ETA: 10:45AM)

 

STOP FOR MORNING TEA AT THE BIG LOBSTER (for 30 m, leaving Kingston at 11:15)

These Cave Gardens are 90-foot deep caves and were initially utilised as a water source for the town (now take from the Blue Lake), in 2001 these gardens were made a State Heritage Area… These caves were initially found in 1845-46 when the area was first being discovered, and now brandishes a WWII German Gun, which is an ornament of the gardens…

 

Similar to the other locations, the Cave Gardens are open to the public 24/7.

 

Blue Lake is large lake formed within a dormant volcanic maar (volcanic crater) … The Blue Lake is 72 metres deep and provides the Mount Gambier town with its drinking water.

 

One can visit the site at no charge as it is open to the public…

 

Blue Lake

 

Cave Gardens

 

The Princess Margaret Rose Cave is a limestone cave located in Lower Glenelg National Park in Victoria, Australia. The cave features actively growing stalactites, stalagmites and helictites. It is the most decorated cave per square metre in Australia. It is named after Princess Margaret.

 

Group Tour Fee: $17.50 per person

http://www.princessmargaretrosecave.com/

 

 

 

This location is another State Heritage site, the spectacular Live Museum shows the history of the village in a live, engaging setting. There are also various light shows available throughout the nights.

 

 

Light Shows: $30 per person

http://www.flagstaffhill.com/

 

 

A chance to walk along memory lane during dinner at Warrnambool Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Spring, which is    coordinated by Uni. Pe.M.A, the 1980/81 medical school batch.

 

3 Course Meal: $45 per person

 

 

Check-In and Dinner at Warrnambool Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Spring

 

This Market is a place that has many          antiques and retro paraphernalia for          purchase. A relaxing, interesting, old-school location which take you a step back in time thanks to the retro collectibles around you.

 

Opening at: 10am

 

Fletcher Jones Market

 

Another part of Port Campbell National Park. This attraction is three minutes away from the Twelve Apostles. This site is also open to the public to visit at any given time, its beauty and structural phenomena is truly mesmerising!

 

Open 24/7 to the public…

 

The Twelve Apostles are a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. There are currently eight remaining apostles (where they were 12). The 9th apostle collapsed dramatically in 2005…

 

Open 24/7 to the public…

 

Twelve Apostles

 

Loch Ard Gorge

 

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

 

Otway – Geelong (124km – 2H 21m – ETA: 19:30)

Rydges Hotel Check-In over-night – 19:30

Ranging from approx. $125 per person

 

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Geelong—Ballarat (89km—1H 20M—ETA: 9:30)

Sovereign Hill Sightseeing + Lunch a – 09:30 – 12:00

 

 

Following are some attractions in Melbourne, however, these are not inherently part of the tour.

 

Ballarat – Melbourne, Victoria (117 km –1H 30M – ETA: 16:00)

Leaving for Melbourne after  Botanical Garden  – 12:45

Trip Concludes when arrived at Melbourne Air Port by 1400h .

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Suggested Sightseeing Sites for those staying in Melbourne:

 

A great botanical garden to relax in, with various festivals taking place there throughout the   year… Opened in 1857, these gardens have been a tourist attraction for over 161 years!

 

To access these gardens, is open from 7:30am to 6pm.

 

Sovereign Hill is an open-air museum in Golden Point, a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Sovereign Hill depicts Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold there in 1851. It was officially opened on 29 November 1970 and has become a nationally acclaimed tourist attraction.

 

$57 per person

http://www.sovereignhill.com.au/visit/opening-times/

 

 

Botanic Garden

 

Sovereign Hill

 

Open from 10am to 5pm, the Melbourne      Museum has various enticing exhibits, from      Jurassic dinosaurs, to Egyptian tombs…

 

For individual admission, it costs $15, however there are various interactive shows and areas that can be enjoyed at minimal extra cost…

 

Open from 10am to 10pm, the Eureka Skydeck, a 297m skyscraper overseeing the metropolis of Melbourne. Completed in 2006 as a tourist attraction.

 

General Admission costs $23 on-site, however if booked online costs $21.

 

During the first night visit the famous crown casino with the great restaurants and games rooms.

 

There is no fee to enter the Crown Casino unless Valet parking

 

Crown Casino Melbourne

 

Eureka Skydeck

 

Melbourne Museum

 

Science World

 

Victoria Market

 

Royal Botanical Garden

 

 

 

Post Congress Tour fees

 

 

Full Board:     $775 Per Person

Included Coach Hire,  Accommodation, Food and Attractions

 

 

Food:   $250 Per Person

Two Dinners, Three Lunches , Two Breakfast

 

 

Coach & Hotel: $380 Per Person

 

 

Attractions:  $150.00 Per Person

Rose Margaret Caves, Flagstaff Hill Light Show, Otway Treetop Walk and Sovereign Hill Gold Mines.

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