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All day tours and pre and post conference touring can be booked through this website and are provided by ID Events Australia, NSW Travel Agents Licence No. 2TA000984.


These tours are available for booking before and after the conference.

Uluru (Ayer's Rock)

Uluru (Ayers Rock) is situated in the World Heritage listed Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory. For Aborigines, Uluru is at the very core of their existence with Dreamtime stories of the Rock dating back thousands of years. As the traditional custodians of Uluru, the Aboriginal people are very willing to share many of the legends associated with the Dreamtime. Uluru is the world's largest monolith rising 348 metres, and surrounded by gently undulating sand dunes which support a surprising variety of plants, birds, reptiles and frogs. The Rock is nine kilometres in circumference and totally dominates the landscape. It is at dawn and dusk that the Rock weaves its most potent spell, glowing red. The shade and intensity of the colour however, depends on the angle of the sun, the amount of haze, dust, smoke and cloud presenting the atmosphere. Uluru seems to generate some kind of mystical force that awakens a mountaineering instinct in the thousands of tourists that visit each year. But climbing the Rock is not for the faint hearted as the ascent is 1.6 kilometres and very steep in parts!

Price: AUD$1100 per person (mininum 2 persons, twin share)
A brochure for this tour is available here.


Melbourne is a special city with a history of affluence that is reflected in its wonderful wide, tree-lined boulevard, its magnificent Victorian architecture and its love of fine foods, wines and the arts.

Few cities in the world have the depth of entertainment, the range of fine dining establishments or arts centres that Melbourne offers. Melbourne is widely recognised as one of the world's most liveable cities and is a definite style-setter with some of the best shopping and nightlife in Australia. Whether you're searching for haute couture or vintage clothing, souvenirs or sparkling chardonnay, uber-chic bars, clubs or jazz venues, Melbourne has it all.

Melbourne's standing as the cultural capital of Australia is recognised in a non-stop program of film and food festivals, major art exhibitions and musical extravaganzas. The city is also famous for its range of crowd-pleasing events, from the high-octane excitement of the Australian Grand Prix to the beautiful floral displays of the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

Price: AUD$1050 per person (mininum 2 persons, twin share)
A brochure for this tour is available here.

Port Douglas (Great Barrier Reef)

Port Douglas, once a tiny fishing village, is now indisputably the tourism capital of the Far North due largely to its proximity to all the attractions of the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest Coast, and its superb year-round climate.

Less than an hour's drive north of Cairns, Port Douglas sits at the end of a peninsula on a natural harbour that harks back to the town’s earliest days as a busy sea port.

Port Douglas is the hub of the region's flourishing tourism industry courtesy of its proximity to two of Australia's largest drawcards - the majestic Wet Tropics rainforests of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation national parks, and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef system in the world stretching for more than 2,000 kilometres along the Queensland coast.

The North Queensland climate is typically tropical with distinct wet and dry seasons. The ideal time to visit the region is during the dry seasons, which runs from May to October. The dry season along with the low humidity and cool breeze makes it pleasurable for activities.

Price: AUD$850 per person (mininum 2 persons, twin share)
A brochure for this tour is available here.

Gold Coast

The 70 km coastline of the Gold Coast offers a stretch of surf beaches among the best in the world including Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta. The beachfront esplanades of these vibrant centres extend a warm welcome for visitors to sit back and relax, soak up the sun and taste the excitement of Australia's most popular holiday playground.

This glittering coastal strip of wide choice of accommodation, sensational shopping, delicious dining and live entertainment is cradled by lush rainforest, mountains and fertile valleys of the Hinterland, just a 30 minute drive away.

The vast Hinterland region stretches from the growing centres of Beenleigh, Nerang and picturesque Springbrook west to Beaudesert and Boonah. Mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, wide-open spaces, rainforest and rugged beauty make the Hinterland experience a highlight of ones visit to the Gold Coast. Roadways cut steep paths from the coast up Tamborine Mountain, known for its variety of local produce, cottage industries, art galleries and craft shops.

Nearby Lamington National Park is Australia’s largest preserved natural subtropical rainforest, situated on the crest of the McPherson Ranges marking the Queensland-New South Wales border.

Price: AUD$900 per person (mininum 2 persons, twin share)
A brochure for this tour is available here.

DAY TOURS – Sydney and Surrounds

Sydney is Australia's oldest and largest city, set on a stunning harbour and home to two of the world's most recognisable icons - the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney's CBD offers world-class theatres, great shopping, museums, art galleries and restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world.

With so much to see and do in and around Sydney, make sure you don't miss out on creating some unforgettable memories!

Blue Mountains Discovery

Our first stop this morning is at Featherdale Wildlife Park where we arrive before any other tourists to meet the native Australian animals here - guests can actually get up close and personal, stroke a koala and hand feed kangaroos, wallabies & emus...a great experience.

Continuing on, we head straight up to Katoomba at the top of the mountains.  Our first destination is to Scenic World (optional expense).  Here we are again ahead of the crowds and have time to enjoy the optional experiences at Scenic World, consisting of 2 cable cars experiences, the world’s steepest rail line ride and a walk through a section of rainforest.

Next stop is at the Waradah Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you have the opportunity to witness Australian Aboriginal culture in a contemporary gallery. Experience traditional dance, take part in interactive didgeridoo performances, examine authentic artworks, and take home genuine Aboriginal souvenirs.

Travelling around the mountains, we arrive at Blackheath for lunch - enjoy a delicious 2-course meal at a picturesque Golf Club. (Beverages not included and at own expense).

We continue our tour of the mountains travelling away from other tourists.  We enjoy a remote lookout location for a short walk to enjoy more fantastic views and learn about the flora from your guide.

The last stop is at the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens where we offer afternoon tea and Tim Tams plus have a leisurely walk through the gardens enjoying expansive views.

Price: AUD$269 per person

All tours will depart from Hilton Sydney at 7.00am and return at 4.30 - 5.00pm

Harley Davidson Tours

The Harley Tours are a fun way to see all of Sydney and the surrounding suburbs. The tours are very flexible and will cater to your needs and wants. They can stop as many times as desired and can go to a destination of choice, if the travelling time is allowed for within the time frame chosen. The trip is a complete experience from start to finish, especially with such an impact as having a group of Harley Davidson’s thunder up to the Hotel reception with riders dressed in black leather! It is often the only opportunity people will have, to ride on one of these beautiful motorcycles, and at the same time allows for an alternative view of Sydney. A unique experience to remember

All tours will depart from major CBD hotels

Price: AUD$130 per person for 1 hour

Hunter Valley Wine Country Tour

We head out of the city and reach our first stop at the Australia Reptile Park, where in a delightful setting surrounded by kangaroos and wallabies we enjoy morning tea/coffee. Here you have the chance to get close to a koala and feed the kangaroos.

Our first stop of the day is at the Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop to enjoy cheese and olive oil tastings from a selection of locally and internationally produced goods. From here we make our way to our first winery. The Hunter valley produces less than 2% of Australia’s wine, yet lays claim to some of the industry’s oldest and most well known winemaking families and consistently produces an impressive, award winning array of varieties and styles.

This morning, enjoy your first introduction to the Hunter Valley Wines at a winery for an informative wine tasting. Lunch is included at a well renowned Winery/Resort. Our lunch is a delightful selection of platters, accompanied by tastings of 2 Red & 2 White Wines, especially chosen to complement the dishes served. (Vegetarian options are available). Here you also have the opportunity to try some beer tasting and wines from at least 10 Hunter boutique wineries.

We then continue to another boutique Winey for a wine tasting before arriving at the Hunter Gardens Village Complex. Here we enjoy a visit to the Chocolate Shop to enjoy a tasting with some unique flavours of the Hunter Valley. You then have time at leisure to explore the village. You may wish to browse the shops, purchase a cup of coffee or perhaps visit the Wine Cellars for a further tasting or wine of beers! The choice is yours!!

Price: AUD$245 per person

All tours will depart Hilton Sydney at 7.00am and return at 5.30 - 6.00pm

Rocks Walking Tour

The Rocks is the oldest and most historic part of Sydney. It is a picturesque and fascinating area, well worth exploring. The Rocks history began with the landing of the first fleet in Sydney Cove in 1788, founding the colony of New South Wales. Working parties from among the 757 convicts transported from England cleared the shores of the Cove and commenced the settlement of Sydney.

In the old days, it was full of bawdy taverns and brothels, where thugs lurked in the dark and narrow alleys. Today it is an attractive village-like area, which houses many craft and specialty shops and restaurants.

All tours will depart from Rocks Walking Tours Office - 35-75 Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000

Price: AUD $25 per person

Rocks Biking Tour

This new tour offering promises a fun, energetic guided experience that will show you a Sydney that you can't get from your guidebook. Explore the history and culture of Sydney from the internationally famous sights down to the neighborhood spots that make Sydney one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

Guests will travel by bicycle through Circular Quay and The Rocks, view the Sydney Harbour Bridge, stop for refreshments in Darling Harbour, then continue through Hyde Park, the Domain & Mrs. Macquarie’s Point, and finish with a picturesque pass through the Royal Botanic Gardens before returning to the bike shop at The Rocks.

All tours will depart from Bonza Bikes Office - 30 Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000

Price: AUD$99 per person

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

If guests are seeking excitement, the best view in town and a special feeling of achievement, then they should sign up for an exhilarating climb of one of Sydney’s most famous landmarks! During this adventure guests will ascend to the top of the Bridge and stand over 130 metres above sea level. Not only is the view breathtaking, but guests will also have a close encounter with one of Sydney’s historical gems and an engineering wonder of the world.

Guests will be provided with a specially designed bridge suit, safety grip shoes and a harness. The harness is linked to a static line that keeps guests within safe areas of the Bridge at all times. There are also handrails for support on most parts of the climb. A specially trained guide will explain safety procedures before and during the climb.

All tours will depart from Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb Office - 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000

Prices: Weekday Day Climb: AUD$240 per person, weekend Day Climb: AUD$250 per person

Sydney Opera House Tour

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to venture inside one of the great architectural masterpieces of the 20th Century! The Sydney Opera House sits on Bennelong Point surrounded by the beautiful Sydney Harbour. You will learn the story of the Danish Architect Joern Utzon who originally designed this magnificent building. Since opening in 1973 the Sydney Opera House has been host to some of the most memorable artistic performances of our time.

This is a 60-minute tour offering guests the opportunity to explore the Sydney Opera House in its daily operation. Learn about the fascinating history of the House and be introduced to the Australian performing arts scene.

All tours depart from Sydney Opera House Tour Desk - Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000

Price: AUD$37 per person

Taronga Zoo

Guests will take a leisurely walk to Circular Quay and take a short water transfer across the Harbour to the Taronga Zoo Wharf. Taronga Zoo opened in 1916 and covers an area of approximately 30 hectares (75 acres) with a collection of over 2000 animals from 400 species. The Zoo is in a primate location at Mosman overlooking the harbour and city skyline. Take in these sweeping views during your Sky Safari ride

All tours will depart from Circular Quay for the ferry to Taronga Zoo

Price: AUD$55 per person

Sydney Harbour Coffee Cruise

This cruise shows you what public and private Sydney are really all about! We cover the Main Harbour attractions such as the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison before cruising the magnificent upper reaches of Middle Harbour where palatial waterfront homes, parks, beaches and marinas show Sydney life at its best! The cruise includes a light morning or afternoon tea to enjoy while you are on the water.

All tours will depart from Jetty no. 6, Ferry Wharf, Circular Quay

Price: AUD$55 per person

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