Local Excursions for AoIR2019 Attendees

The #AoIR2019 local conference team have put together several excursions for attendees. These are organized directly with the tour organizations and not through AoIR or your conference registration. Please direct any questions concerning these excursions to the tour organizers.

70-minute Cruise along the Brisbane River to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Wednesday October 2nd 9.45am: For delegates not attending a pre-conference workshop or the Doctoral Colloquium, join local AoIR representative Michael Dezuanni on the Mirimar II, a 70-minute cruise along the Brisbane River to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you will see some of Australia’s most famous animals up close. Book your combined boat trip and Koala Sanctuary ticket directly with Mirimar Cruises using the conference discount code (AOIR2019). Then meet your fellow AoIR attendees at the Cultural Centre Pontoon at 9.45am.

Please note – Michael will depart on the 10am Mirimar II service and return to the city on the 2.15pm reverse journey. This boat is equipped with a bar/cafe and provides commentary on local points of interest. However, if you would prefer a later start to the day you could also choose to book an 11am departure time and join up with the group at the Sanctuary. The 11am departure is on the smaller/faster Koala Express service (approximately 35 minutes, no food/drinks or commentary) and returns to the city at 2pm.

For those who might experience motion sickness or who are otherwise not keen on boat travel, but would like to join us at the Koala Sanctuary, Lone Pine can also be reached by bus or taxi/Uber.

Paddle and Prawns

Friday October 4th, 5.45pm for a 6pm start: Join local AoIR representatives Ariadna Matamoros Fernandez and Elija Cassidy for Friday night ‘Paddle and Prawns’ on the Brisbane River to see the city from a different perspective. You will enjoy a 90-minute illuminated kayak journey on the Brisbane River, and return to drinks and a typically Australian meal of fresh prawns by the water. (No previous kayak experience necessary and all dietary requirements can be catered for).

Book directly with Riverlife using the conference discount code (AOIR2019), then meet up with fellow AoIR attendees at Riverlife to participate. (Catch the free City Hopper ferry from Eagle Street Peer to the Thornton Street Ferry Terminal at Kangaroo point).

Discount codes are for 15% off and will be active for bookings until September 30, 2019.