Venue of Wildlife Tourism Conference 2022

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Our first day’s activities will be held at Southbank, just across the river (with several pedestrian crossings) from the main centre of Brisbane, including registration, welcome function and public forums. Some of our delegates may also choose to stay here (scroll down for Accommodation), as there are convenient buses between the Southbank and Nathan campuses.

Conference venue as seen from forest

The main part of the conference will be held at the Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University (Nathan campus): the “university in the forest”.

We will also be holding a public forum (open to members of the public as well as delegates) at the Southbank campus of Griffith University

There will be also a Zoom option for those who cannot attend in person.

There are many public buses each day between Southbank or Brisbane City to the Nathan campus.

There are also many accommodation options near Southbank and the city, and a few near Nathan campus (within a 10 or 20 minute bushwalk): see below

View from venue
Entry to venue
Wattle (Acacia), the floral emblem of Australia, in Toohey Forest.
The forest harbours koalas, possums, gliders, many birds, reptiles and other wildlife.
Griffith University (Nathan). the cluster of white buildings seen in this photo, surrounded by Toohey Forest, with its network of walking tracks
Unibar, where our conference dinner will be held (on campus)


There are many accommodation venues, from backpacker to 5-star hotels near Southbank, around South Brisbane and (across the bridge) Roma Street, and Brisbane City itself (again, just across the bridge from Southbank) within an easy walk to buses that take about 20 minutes to reach Nathan campus.

There are also a few hotels and motels closer to the venue itself, and a couple of these are with walking distance (10 or 20 minutes on walking tracks through the eucalyptus forest)

The closest accommodation is a short bushwalk away at Comfort Inn Robertson.

More details soon on recommended accommodation.