Field Trips are included in full conference and Thursday registration fees, excluding field trip 2: Cultural Tour of Stockton Sand Dunes Worimi which is an additional $80 pp. Please note that spaces are limited and book your field trip early via the registration form to avoid disappointment.

Field Trip 1- Port Stephens Eastern Basin Boat Trip

Join a boat cruise on the eastern basin of Port Stephens.  This tour will take in discussions about sand flow, foreshore management and the Port Stephens - Great Lakes Marine Park.

Field Trip 2 - Cultural Tour of Stockton Sand Dunes Worimi

Share stories of Worimi Aboriginal cultural heritage on the largest mobile sand dunes in the southern hemisphere.  Travel through the sand dunes on a 400cc quad bike and finish off with sand boarding.

Additional Field Trip Fee of $80pp

Field Trip 3 - DPI Fisheries Research Centre

Walk around the Taylors Beach centre and discover what goes on from aquaculture research too biosecurity and food safety and shark research and management.

Field Trip 4 - Aquatic Habitat Rehabilitation - Tomago

Tour a world class large scale estuarine wetland that has been successfully rehabilitated in stages over the past 9 years. Tomago is a positive example of inter-agency collaboration and features several innovative floodgate designs for hydrological management that reinstates estuarine flows and restores the natural infrastructure of coastal wetlands. Discuss ongoing management of the system in the face of sea-level rise, surrounding landholders and development and flood mitigation and how to apply solutions in similar locations up and down the NSW coast. The Tomago wetland is part the Ramsar listed Hunter Wetlands National Park and is one of the largest migratory birds habitats on the east coast of Australia.