OPTIONAL CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

Golf

Consistently ranked as one of "Australia's 50 Best Courses" and one of the "25 Best Public Access Courses in Australia" the Port Fairy classic links style course winds its way through unspoilt sand dunes and provides spectacular views of the Southern Ocean.

Nowhere else in Victoria is golf played so close to the ocean or along dune land of such quality.

Port Fairy Golf Club: 18 Holes. Hit off 11.30 (note allow over 3½ hours driving from Melbourne)

Meet the Maremmas

In a world-first, Maremma dogs were trained and placed on Middle Island to protect the penguins from foxes during the breeding season. The project has been a huge success, with no evidence of fox attacks since the beginning of the Project and a steady increase in penguin colony size to an estimated 180 penguins in 2013.

Two Maremma guardian dogs, sisters Eudy and Tula, spend five days per week on Middle Island during the breeding season and on their days off they live at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, interacting with visitors and helping to educate people about environmental conservation. 

Tours are limited to 20 people.

Cost : $15.00

City Highlights Bus Tour

This 1 hour guided bus tour takes in the highlights of the beautiful and historic city of Warrnambool.

Warrnambool has a unique heritage with a rich diversity types and styles of place, represented in building stock (residential, pastoral, industrial and commercial) and landscape from almost all eras since European settlement in the area.

Tours are limited to 30 people.

Cost: $5.00

Back of House Tour

Come and experience the maritime museum and see how the artefacts are cared for and protected.

Tours limited to 15 people. 

Cost: $10.00

City Walking Tour

Join in a guided 3km Heritage Walk to some of Warrnambool’s most famous and attractive historic buildings. 

There is no better way to enjoy the fresh air and the sites than this one hour walk.

Cost: $15.00