29th TRIENNIAL WORLD CONFERENCE

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA      4 - 10 APRIL 2019

DAY TOURS FOR SPOUSES / PARTNERS / FRIENDS ETC.

Many of the delegates at the Triennial World Conference are joined by spouses, partners, friends or family members who support them during their travel and attendance.  The Country Women’s Association of Victoria have organised the following day trips, which are offered to all of these accompanying attendees.  Please indicate on FORM B which of the trips you would like to take part in. Please note that if you are registering as a Spouse / Partner / Friend etc., these trips are included in your registration fee BUT you must indicate when you register which tours you would like to attend.

DAY TOUR 1: 5th APRIL  (2-5pm)

ABORIGINAL DREAMTIME

Discover how the landscape of Melbourne has supported the cultural, economic, and spiritual life of Indigenous people and settlers for more than 60,000 years.  See the impact of explorers and settlers on the Aboriginal people, and the landscape, fauna and flora.  Explore how the ecosystem supported hunting and gathering, medicine and bush tucker as well as discovering the role of traditional stories - Dreamtime.

Learn about clan territories, the Batman Treaty, alliances, historic events, archaeological sites and the eel cycle.  This is a walking tour so ensure you wear comfortable shoes!

A cup of coffee and cake is included at the end of the walk.

DAY TOUR 2: 6th APRIL  (10.30am-2.30pm)

CARLTON BREWERY

Visit the Carlton Brewhouse, located at Australia’s largest brewery and home of some of Australia’s favourite beers including Carlton Draught and Victoria Bitter. Here you can go on a beer expedition, following the River of Beer through which 150,000 litres of fresh beer flows each day. You’ll be guided through 150 years of brewing history and knowledge as you experience the sheer scale of this iconic facility on the banks of the Yarra. Return to the Brewhouse to sample your favourite brewery fresh beers.

 

The tour includes a guided tour of the brewery followed by a tasting of your choice of six great beers from their extensive range of brews and a light lunch.

DAY TOUR 3: 9th APRIL  (10.30am-1.30pm)

MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND: HALLOWED TURF

Explore the inner sanctum of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), walk on the hallowed turf and experience where legends play - all whilst taking a guided tour.  Gain an insight into Melbourne’s sporting culture by exploring one of the world’s most iconic stadiums, as you hear from proud MCG volunteers and go behind the scenes of the ‘G’.  You can stay after the tour and visit the National Sports Museum at your own expense.

 

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