3 day post-symposia Tropical Queensland Tour
26-28th November 2016
- Cairns is the heart of the Tropical North, and provides an ideal base for exploring and enjoying the rich, varied pleasures of this region; pristine beaches, Great Barrier Reef islands, lush tropical rainforests, the century-old Botanic Gardens, and mysterious crater lakes, and the Tjapukai aboriginal cultural centre. Delegates will be able to experience the Rainforest Skyrail to Kuranda on the Atherton Tableland, and the historic railway back through ancient, world heritage listed rainforests beside the beautiful Barron Gorge.
- The tour will take participants from Cairns to the Atherton Tablelands, west of Cairns, a diverse and productive horticultural area featuring avocados, mangoes, lychee, macadamias, coffee and more recently banana and papaya. On the wet coast south of Cairns, orchard tours will include a visit to Fruit Forest Farm, producers of exotic fruit (soursop, rambutan, durian, mangosteen and wax apple). Forest Farm introduced the use of trellising for tropical fruits, as insurance against cyclones (hurricanes). Discussions on improving the productivity of tropical crops will be a feature of the day,
- Cost: 1100 Euros: This will cover all accommodation, transport and meals.