ANPSA – Albany 2019 – Overview
Why come to Albany, Western Australia?
· Biodiversity – extraordinary range on impoverished soils
· Fascinating vegetation communities
· High proportion of endemic plants
· Knowledgeable tour and trip guides
· Stimulating program of speakers
· Study Group gatherings
· Sunday 29 September to Friday 4 October 2019
· Tours the week before and week after
Getting to Albany
Fly to Perth
· Albany is 420km south east of Perth by road
· Take a one-way pre-conference tour from Perth to Albany
· Return with a one-way post-conference tour from Albany back to Perth
· Regional flight with Rex Airlines between Perth and Albany
· Transwa Government bus, 3 routes – comfortable and cost effective
Driving from the East
· Turn south at Norseman on Hwy 1, via Esperance – 650km
· Continue west from Norseman, good gravel road through the Great Western Woodland to Hyden, then sealed – 680km
· Three pre-conference tours one-way from Perth and finishing in Albany, and
· Three post-conference tours one-way from Albany and finishing in Perth:
- East – Sorry, but the Eastern tour will not take place due to lack of accommodation.
- North – Perth to Mt Lesueur, then Wongan Hills and an inland route to Albany (and reverse post-conference) – 6 nights
- South-western – Perth, the Swan Coastal Plain to Busselton, and through the forests to Albany via Pemberton (and reverse post-conference) – 5 nights
- South-eastern – Perth through Dryandra and Kojonup to Albany (and reverse post-conference) – 1 night
· One tour beginning in Albany and finishing in Albany, both pre and post conference
- Albany to Ravensthorpe, Esperance (including Fitzgerald River NP) and return to Albany
Tour details (subject to change): Download handout here.
Half-day pre-conference tour:
Two half day tours will be offered for Sunday 29 Sept 2019. One of these tours is envisaged to be a bus/coach hop-on hop-off tour around Albany to see the natural highlights and the other one is a 2 coach tour to Torndirrup National Park and the Whaling Centre, with a maximum of 50 people in each of the 2 coaches. ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST OCCUR ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY AS TOURS COMMENCE ON MONDAY MORNING.
Draft Programme (subject to change)
· Sat 28/9 – Albany Wildflower Show last day (early registration available)
· Sun 29/9 – Short local tours, Registration, AGM, Welcome Reception
· Mon 30/9 – Day excursion (see below)
· Tues 1/10 – Talks and AJ Swaby lecture
· Weds 2/10 – Day excursion (see below)
· Thurs 3/10 – Talks and Conference Dinner
· Fri 4/10 – Conference talks and Farewell
During the Conference, two days will be allocated to full day excursions. We will be running 3 destinations both days with a maximum of 100 guests to each destination. Conference attendees will be able to go on only two of the tours.
Download details of in-conference tours here.
· Albany a popular holiday city.
· Full range of accommodation options close to conference venue.
· Early booking of accommodation is advised. Conference week is the first week of WA school holidays.
· Conference rates at selected places.
· Recommend Albany Visitor Centre for bookings.
Other Albany Attractions
● National Anzac Centre
● Art and woodcraft galleries
● Albany Farmers Market – Saturday morning
● Historic Whaling Station and Regional Wildflower Garden
● Scenic coast, heathlands, forests and mountains
● Limeburners Distillery, prize winning whisky
● Wineries and craft breweries
● Historical buildings