Please note, some field trips have limited capacities. You can indicate your preferred choice when you register on arrival.
The daily field trip is included in your conference ticket for the day.
Day 3 – (rescheduled to) Monday 19 September
Bindjareb Park & Pinjarra Massacre Site Field Trip
A 20-minute bus ride to Pinjarra will take you to Bindjareb Park, a 22ha nature sanctuary, which is home to a number of wildlife, rare species such as the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, bush tucker plants and excellent artwork by aboriginal artists including totems which showcase the six noongar seasons. This tour includes presentations by the Peel Harvey Catchment Council on; Healing Bilya and Working Together with Regional Officers.
After a bush tucker afternoon tea, Karrie-Anne Kearing, Traditional Owner and Keeper of Knowledge will lead you to the site where the Pinjarra Massacre happened in 1834. This audio tour takes you back through history, exploring the Massacre on the banks of the Murray River.
*** The riverbank is very slippery and muddy, suitable footwear must be worn***
Accessibility: Please wear boots or shoes suitable for muddy conditions. Walking on this field trip is required with some uneven paths, and not all areas are accessible for those using wheelchairs and/or mobility devices.
Expected return time: 4:15pm
City of Mandurah Coastal Sites Field Trip
Learn about three different coastal management programs that are running in the City of Mandurah. You’ll hear from City staff, Coast Care volunteers, and Halls Head Education Support Centre will be talking about how they’ve embedded coastal care into their weekly learning through their Eco-Leader program.
Accessibility: This trip requires moderate walking. All areas may not be accessible for those using wheelchairs and/or mobility devices.
Expected return time: 4:10pm
Day 1 – Tuesday 20 September
Bushfire Centre of Excellence Field Trip
Take a tour of the DFES Bushfire Centre of Excellence and hear from staff about the programs running at each facility. Take time to network with other delegates at the afternoon Sundowner.
Accessibility: This tour is accessible for those using wheelchairs and/or mobility devices.
Expected return time: 5:30pm
Mandurah Estuary Cruise
Spend an afternoon on the picturesque Peel-Harvey Estuary as we take you on a cruise through key sites. This tour focuses on water and wildlife management initiatives in and around our estuary.
Accessibility: This tour takes place on a boat and is accessible for those using wheelchairs and/or mobility devices.
Expected return time: 4:40pm
City of Mandurah Management Plan Field Trip
This tour will take delegates to both a coastal and bushland site to see first-hand how the City’s innovative Reserve Management Plan approach has been translating to on-ground results. You’ll see some uniquely biodiverse sites, and also learn about the challenges we face to their management. As an added bonus, enjoy the incredible native orchid and display this season of Kambarang has to offer.
Accessibility: This tour requires a large amount of walking, and the terrain is uneven and hilly. A moderate level of fitness is recommended. All areas may not be accessible for those using wheelchairs and/or mobility devices.
Estimated return time: 5:30pm
Day 2 – Wednesday 22 September
Preston Beach Site Visit and Sundowner
Spend some time at beautiful Preston Beach while you hear about the Shire of Waroona’s coastal management work. The evening sundowner provides another great opportunity to network with fellow delegates.
Accessibility: Parts of this field trip take place on the beach, and require walking. All areas may not be accessible for those using wheelchairs and/or mobility devices.
Estimated return time: 5:40pm
City of Mandurah Bushland Buyback Site Field Trip and Thrombolites Visit
Come on a behind-the-scenes tour of the sites purchased through the City of Mandurah’s Bushland Acquisition Strategy, which aimed to protect 150ha of privately owned land that would otherwise have been developed. You’ll learn about the unique characteristics of each site, and then we’ll stop by the thrombolites to hear about their Aboriginal history.
Accessibility: This field trip requires moderate walking. All areas may not be accessible for those using wheelchairs and/or mobility devices.
Estimated return time: 4:50pm
Images of tour schedules below.