The twin venues are:
- Cradle Mountain
Tamar Valley, Launceston
From Discover Tasmania’s website:
Launceston is Tasmania’s second major city and a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture and nature. In fact, the whole region is packed with city and country charm, gorgeous old towns, excellent food and wine and beautiful scenic highlights.
One of Australia’s oldest cities, Launceston has one of the best-preserved early cityscapes in Australia with its elegant Colonial and Victorian architecture and century-old parks.
If sufficient interest, we will also arrange a meeting with the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania in Launceston before the conference.
From Discover Tasmania:
Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park, with its ancient rainforests and alpine heaths, is home to the world-famous Overland Track and iconic Cradle Mountain. Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the park is one of the state’s most special places, where ancient pines fringe glacial lakes and icy streams cascade down rugged mountains.
The vegetation is rich and diverse including grassland, rainforest and many ancient plants such as the long-lived and endemic King Billy pine and the unusual native deciduous beech. The park also provides a rich habitat for wildlife, including Tasmanian devils, quolls, platypus, echidna and several bird species.
We will be visiting Devils@Cradle during the conference, and will also have a chance of seeing wild Tasmanian devils in the nearby forest