Monthly Archives: November 2014

Special Delegate Offer

We are so excited to share this special offer with you, in association with RACT. This offer is valid pre and post conference, 7 days on either side of conference dates. This is the perfect chance to extend your time to experience Tasmania’s iconic destinations of Cradle Mountain, Freycinet and Strahan.

Tasmania provides an excellent opportunity for self-drive touring with several gateways available to so you only have to travel one way within the state. Enter and exit via Hobart International Airport, Launceston Airport or bring your own vehicle on the Spirit of Tasmania arriving into Devonport.

Explore the regions below to decide on your destination then simply book via the unique link to receive a complementary bottle of wine on arrival.*

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Cradle Mountain

The most famous of Tasmania’s national parks, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park encompasses an awe-inspiring land of craggy mountains and deep valleys, heathlands, button grass moors and ancient forests.

There is a wealth of things to do at Cradle Mountain. You can explore the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, join a local tour, enjoy one of the Hotel’s guest activities or sample the region’s fine food and wine—all within easy reach of Cradle Mountain Hotel.

Cradle Mountain Hotel is the perfect base for exploring the pristine environment of Cradle Mountain. Spend your days walking among the snow-dusted peaks, lush forests, and glacial lakes of the Tasmanian wilderness. Discover the tranquility of Dove Lake, take in the dramatic views from Marion’s Lookout or experience the grandeur of the Cradle Mountain summit on one of the park’s many hiking trails.

At the end of your day, you’ll return to Cradle Mountain Hotel’s embracing warmth. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink by the crackling log fire in Brushtail’s Bar and savour delicious Tasmanian cuisine in our à la carte restaurant, The Grey Gum, and after dinner, perhaps join a guided twilight wildlife tour, or simply watch the light show of stars in the endless alpine sky.

Book Now for your Cradle Mountain experience.

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Freycinet Peninsula is a large, dramatic land formation carved into Tasmania’s eastern coastline. Known for its pink granite mountains, The Hazards, and its sheltered, white sand beaches, the peninsula is the location for Freycinet National Park

 Freycinet’s outstanding scenery, great bushwalks and inviting beaches, including Wineglass Bay, one of the world’s top ten beaches, have attracted tourists here for over 100 years. Tasmania’s east coast has a mild climate, with low rainfall and more sunny days each year than Sydney.

 Overlooking the endless blue waters of Great Oyster Bay, and with the rugged beauty of The Hazards range as its backdrop, Freycinet Lodge offers you an intimate connection with the scenic environment of Freycinet National Park. Here, the best of this extraordinary place is literally at your doorstep.

 Freycinet Lodge offers a choice of superb dining options. Enjoy premium cuisine crafted from the freshest Tasmanian produce at The Bay Restaurant, or relax with a casual meal or tasty snack in the welcoming atmosphere of Richardson’s Bistro. Feel every trace of day-to-day pressures dissolve as you sink into the lounges by our open wood fire in Hazards Bar and Lounge and sample Tasmania’s celebrated cool climate wines, full-flavoured locally-brewed beers or boutique ciders.

Book Now for your Freycinet experience.

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Strahan Village, where the rivers, mountains and rainforests of Tasmania’s World Heritage wilderness are at your fingertips.

 From your base at Strahan Village, the best of the region’s experiences are easily accessible. Join the award winning Gordon River Cruises to experience the mirror calm water and temperate rainforests of the Gordon River. Take an unforgettable steam train journey aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway, or explore the wilderness on a bushwalk in the forested valleys of Tasmania’s south-west.

 Strahan Village has always been a working fishing port, and the menus of Strahan’s best restaurants feature succulent seafood, among the best you can find in Tasmania. Enjoy sweeping views of the harbour and superb buffet dining at View 42° Restaurant and Bar; treat yourself to the delicious pub meals and friendly service at Hamer’s Hotel, or sample some fresh local seafood at the Fish Café on the Wharf

 The clean waters of Macquarie Harbour also support a thriving aquaculture industry. Be sure to try some of the locally farmed Tasmanian Atlantic salmon and ocean trout that thrive in the clear, chilly waters of Macquarie Harbour.

Book Now for your Strahan experience.

*Bookings must be made via unique link to receive your complementary wine on arrival. If you present your current Australia Auto Club (including RACV, RACT, RACQ, NRMA, RAC, RAA, AANT,  and AANZ) member card upon check-in a 10% discount will be given on the accommodation.


Don’t forget to submit your abstracts

Just a reminder to prepare your abstract submissions. Closing date for Abstracts is  27th February 2015, but with Christmas in between it may be good to get them in early!


Second Keynote Speaker Announced

We are please to announce our second keynote speaker, Damian Lodge.

Pop over to the Keynote Speaker page to read Damian‘s biography,  and stay tuned as we finalize the announcement of our final keynote speaker.