Optional Tours

If you wish to register for the Indigenous History Tour or Aboriginal Heritage Tour, please email your request to the Congress Managers at 

Indigenous History Tour

Date: Saturday 27 August 2011, 0900 - 1500
Cost: $110.00

Travel to the delightful village of Bundeena and the Royal National Park to view one of the richest and most preserved aboriginal rock engravings in the Sydney area. Local archaeologist, Les Bursill will provide a fascinating insight into the original inhabitants of the Bundeena area, the Dharawal people and tell the story behind their rock engravings, depicting killer whales, stingrays, turtles, kangaroos and a law giver.

Good walking shoes are recommended for approximately two kilometres of bush walking, along with a hat and bottle of water.A boxed lunch will be provided before the tour concludes back at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Aboriginal Heritage Tour

Date: Thursday 25 August 2011, 0900 - 1200
Cost: $130.00

Experience the world’s oldest living culture on a guided walking tour of the Royal Botanic Gardens and discover the richly diverse history and culture of the Aboriginal people of the Sydney region.  The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney was an important Ceremonial site for many of the Sydney Aboriginal clans, and home to the Cadigal clan.  Wogganmagule, the gardens area and it’s surrounds, offered an impressive and carefree existence. With a diverse array of bush foods, ample fresh water and a plentiful supply of seafood from the harbour, it was paradise for the local Aboriginal people for thousands of years.   On this Aboriginal Heritage Tour experience the culture and food sources of Aboriginal people with an Aboriginal guide in the heart of the city.

Continue to the Art Gallery of New South Wales for a private guided tour, including a visit to the Yiribana Aboriginal Gallery. Learn about the Dreamtime in this excellent permanent collection celebrating the diversity of indigenous arts in Australia.

Other Sydney Tours – Grey Line

The Congress Managers have negotiated a 20% discount on tours available through Gray Line for WCP 2011 delegates. For further information on these or other tours, or to make a booking on any of these tours and take advantage of the 20% discount, please click on the link below and select ‘Sydney’:


Please find below some suggested touring options from Gray Line:

Sydney City Sights Tour
Sydney Harbour reputedly one of the most beautiful in world, will not disappoint. And the city that sits around it is one of fine weather, sunshine, glorious ocean beaches with a vibrant big city vibe. This tour is the quintessential introduction to Sydney, making its way around the city (with a stop at Mrs Macquaries Chair for that iconic photograph of the bridge behind the Opera House) before heading out to Bondi Beach via the affluent eastern suburbs. Lots of "wows" on this tour, all those places you have heard so much about with a few surprises as well. Don't leave your camera in the hotel room.

Blue Mountains Tour
Crisp, clean, mountain top air with distant blue haze horizons overlooking awesome canyons with rainforest carpeting the valley floor. Waterfalls, sleepy hamlets and the rich warm smell of the Australian bush make this a very special place for every visitor.

Other Sydney Tours – Bridge Climb

Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb
A three and a half hour experience commencing with a safety briefing at the BridgeClimb office Accompanied by an experienced leader, climbers cross the catwalk to the pylon and walk up to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge’s upper arch - 130 metres above sea level. Climbers are harnessed to a static line for the duration of the climb and are treated to spectacular 360-degree views across the harbour. For further information and to make a booking, please visit: www.bridgeclimb.com.au

New Zealand Tours

Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanted holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping – you’re beginning to get the picture of New Zealand’s capital city, Auckland. Auckland’s blend of islands, Polynesian culture, glistening harbours and modern city environment creates an unbelievable lifestyle ranked amongst the best in the world. New Zealand is only a 3 hour flight from Sydney and provides a great opportunity to enjoy a visit before or after the Congress.

To view a range of New Zealand tours available, go to http://www.graylinevacations.com/Auckland
For more information on New Zealand, please visit the official New Zealand tourism website: http://www.newzealand.com/au/

Please be advised that the above tours are offered by separate operators, and do not have any connection with the Congress Managers, arinex pty limited. This information is provided to delegates on a general basis and is the delegate’s responsibility to research, make a booking and pay for the service provided directly with the supplier.

Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions on the operator website before proceeding with payment to avoid any problems. Any issues relating to this are at the expense of the delegate and not the responsibility of arinex pty limited.