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Tours & General InformationThe 2011 ASM will be held at the new Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, WA.
Perth & Fremantle
Perth is Western Australia's vibrant riverside capital. A city with an easy going lifestyle and a friendliness second to none. Perth flanks the broad reaches of the Swan River and is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the west and the Darling Range to the east. A sophisticated yet casual city, there are museums, art galleries, parks restaurants and a wealth of shops to explore.
Just 20 minutes south lies the city's main port of Fremantle - where a maritime flavour combines with heritage and multiculturalism. Experts have labeled this port the best preserved 19th century seaport in the world, but its true character is reflected in its unique heritage, architecture and cosmopolitan ambience. Basking in a sunny Mediterranean climate, both Perth and Fremantle invite the visitor out onto the streets, into the cafes and down to the water's edge. Just off the coast lies Rottnest Island, a favourite escape for visitors and locals.
Regional Western AustraliaIf you are intending to take leave around the time of the Meeting, there is plenty to see in WA's regions.
South WestOne of Australia's best kept secrets, the South West is home to fine boutique wineries and gourmet food producers, old growth forests, spectacular caves, high quality art and craft galleries and natural scenic beauty. The region consistently produces world-class wine.
Great SouthernA region of wildflowers, wines and whales, with spectacular natural scenery ranging from majestic mountain ranges to magnificent coastline. The historic town of Albany is the site of Western Australia's first settlement, and, nearby, the dramatic rock formations of The Gap and Natural Bridge are to be found on the coast. The towering jarrah and karri forest meets the sea at Denmark, gateway to the Valley of the Giants and awesome Tree Top Walk in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park.
EsperanceThe Esperance region contains some of Western Australia's most spectacular coastal scenery, beaches, islands and magnificent national parks, including Cape Le Grand National Park and Fitzgerald River National Park. The coastal town of Esperance has sparkling beaches, a pink lake and temperate all year-round climate. Spectacular wildflowers, and an abundance of natural fauna including kangaroos, emus, plus many unique Australian species are found in the area.
PilbaraAn 'adventure 2000 years in the making', the Pilbara experience is nature as its most rugged and awe-inspiring. Karijini National Park is a landscape of ancient ranges, breathtaking gorges and stoney watercourses. The tranquil oasis of the Millstream-Chichester National Park, more than 200 off-shore islands and the sweeping plains of the Western Desert all offer opportunities for unforgettable holiday adventures.
KimberleyA land as ancient as it is vast. The Kimberley is home to the beehive-like rock formations of the Bungle Bungle Massif in Purnululu National Park. A cultural treasure trove rich in Aboriginal art and natural history. Broome is renowned for its spectacular Cable Beach and for producing the world's largest and finest South Sea Pearls.
PeelMajestic forests, international standard golf courses and world class white water rafting are some of the key attractions of this region. An hour's drive south of Perth, Mandurah is the quintessential holiday resort town, with white sandy beaches ideal for fishing and swimming.
HeartlandsHeritage buildings and scenic valleys, capturing flora and fauna, and the chance to experience true country lifestyle. Explore natural wonders like the spectacular limestone pillars of The Pinnacles and Wave Rock .
Mid WestWestern Australia's premier wildflower region offers a complete 'outback to ocean' experience. Historical mining and pastoral towns offer and accessible link to the past. The Murchison River cuts through the centre of Kalbarri National Park to form magnificent red and white banded gorges and spectacular coastal cliffs.
GoldfieldsThe true spirit of outback adventure lives on in the Goldfields . From the heady days of the 1980's goldrush to the present, the lure of gold remains irresistible to many. Historic buildings, ghost towns, the richest square mile on earth, and the prospect of striking it lucky still draw visitors to the region. The twin towns of Kalgoorlie-Boulder are the heart of the Goldfields.
GascoyneInteract with the wild dolphins, at Monkey Mia, swim with the largest fish in the world, the Whaleshark, and explore the coral gardens as close as 50 metres from the shoreline, on Ningaloo Reef. The Gascoyne is rapidly growing in stature as Australia's premiere eco-tourism destination.
Pre and Post Conference TouringFor further information about Pre and Post Conference Touring Options, visit one of the websites listed above or contact:
Western Australian Tourist Centre
Conference Secretariat: Festival City Conventions
PO Box 949, Kent Town SA 5071, Australia
Tel: +61 8 8363 1307 Fax: +61 8 8363 1604
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