Tours and excursions are available for congress delegates before and after the congress, and for accompanying persons throughout the congress. Please note that rates are subject to change. All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars and include 10% GST.
These tours are designed by Arinex Destination Management (license No. 2TA001144), for participating delegates and accompanying persons of the World Diabetes Congress 2013. Only the best aspects of Melbourne and its environs have been incorporated to provide value for money for persons whose time is at a premium.
All sightseeing tours include informative English-speaking commentary, all entry and booking fees and meals where specified. All tours are based on a minimum number of participants. If minimum numbers are not reached, alternative arrangements or a complete refund will be made. Places on all tours are limited and will be allocated strictly in order of receipt of payment. Should participants cancel their tour bookings prior to 3 October 2013, payment will be refunded in full. Thereafter, no refund will be possible.
For more information and reservation please contact:
World Diabetes Congress tour desk
T: +61 2 9265 0700
F : +61 2 9267 5443
E : email@example.com
All tours have to be booked individually and at the delegates’ own expense; they are not part of the registration fee.
Penguin Parade to Phillip Island
Phillip Island boasts one of Australia’s greatest natural wildlife attractions at the Penguin Reserve. Depart Melbourne for Phillip Island, where the Fairy Penguins that nest there perform a “parade” every evening – emerging from the sea and waddling up the beach to their burrows. Be privy to one of nature’s most spectacular shows a few minutes after sunset. The tour includes entrance to the Nature Park and access to the premium viewing area. Dinner is included before returning to Melbourne in the late evening.
- Available: Tuesday 3 December 2013
- Duration: 16.00 – 23.00Cost per person: $195.00
Melbourne City Sights
This four hour coach tour is designed to give participants an orientation of the city. The tour includes visits to points of interest such as Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne Cricket Ground and Olympic Park, Spencer Street Station, Federation Square, The Shrine of Remembrance, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Albert Park Lake and the Grand Prix site.
Available on: Monday 2 December 2013
Duration: 13.00 – 17.00
Aboriginal Heritage Walk at the Royal Botanic Gardens
Experience Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens in a more traditional way by taking part in the award-winning Aboriginal Heritage Walk. An Indigenous interpreter will give you a greater understanding of the customs and rich heritage of the local Boonwurrung and Woiworung people, taking you on a journey through the camping and meeting grounds of the traditional owners of the land, against the vibrant setting of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Experience a traditional smoking ceremony and discover traditional uses of plants for food, tools and medicine.
Available on: Monday 2 December 2013
Duration: 09.30 – 11.30
Cost per person: $69.00
Melbourne Highlights Bike Tour
Gathering at the hotel, take a short walk to board your bicycle and set off on a guided bicycle ride. This morning tour combines a relaxing ride along the Yarra River, a great orientation to the city while giving a bit of history. Take in the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens, the Shrine of Remembrance, and the Yarra River in all of its splendour.
Available on: Tuesday 3 2013
Duration: 09.00 – 11.45
Cost per person: $95.00
Melbourne Laneways Tour
Enjoy a casual stroll with a passionate guide through the back streets and beautiful lanes and arcades of Melbourne city and discover the essence of this city. On this intimate tour you will discover local designers, small businesses, a little history, the amazing architecture and the stories behind the art works that have become an important part of Melbourne's street scape. This easy-paced walking tour includes brunch.
Available on: Friday 6 December 2013
Duration: 10.00 – 13.00
Cost per person: $99.00
Post Congress Tours
Yarra Valley with a taste of Healesville Sanctuary
Begin the day meeting Australia’s local wild life at Healesville Sanctuary. This is one of Australia’s most acclaimed wildlife sanctuaries. Showcasing more than 200 species of Australian wildlife, the Sanctuary is a fantastic location to view native animals in their natural habitat. Following the sanctuary, the group will continue the day travelling to the world famous Yarra Valley for an afternoon of fine food and wine. Travel through the Dandenong ranges to arrive at the destination, the Yarra Valley. Visit 3 premier wineries for personalized wine tastings, sample local cheeses and enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch at a vineyard restaurant before returning to the city. Tour includes entry to Healesville Sanctuary, 2 course lunch served with a glass of wine and 2 wine tastings.
- Available: Friday 6 December 2013
- Duration: 09.00 – 17.00
- Cost per person: $99.00
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is one of the world's great drives, a dramatic, powerful, dangerous and majestic coastline also known as the Ship Wreck Coast. Why not extend your time on the Great Ocean Road and stay overnight at the surf coast town of Lorne. You will arrive around 10.30am with the afternoon and following morning free to relax and enjoy. Rejoin the Great Ocean Road Adventure around midday on the following day. To Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell shaped by the wild Southern Ocean this coastline will not fail to impress.
Fare Includes: National park fees, Aussie style Bush Billy tea with lamingtons and vegemite crackers, on-coach video, resort accommodation at the Cumberland Lorne Resort and use of resort facilities.
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
Twin occupancy: $385.00 per person
Single occupancy: 504.00 per person