Social Tours

All KBS 2024 Social Tours are scheduled to take place on Thursday 30 May 2024. A description of each tour is available below.

Please make your selection before you register as you cannot complete your registration without indicating your tour preference (one of the below three tours or not joining a tour). Please also remember to indicate any dietary requirements before completing payment. Tickets for additional attendees can also be purchased at registration.

Note: All tours are scheduled to take place in the afternoon on Thursday 30 May 2024 and are subject to minimum numbers and weather conditions. If your tour is unable to proceed, you may be allocated to another tour.

Warrang Bridil Indigenous Cultural and Perth City Tour

Warrang Bridil tour group

Learn about our history direct from a local Nyoongar Elder. Walk with your Nyoongar guide on country by the shores of the spectacular Derbal Yerrigan (Swan River) overlooking Perth city, Matagarup Bridge and the Perth Stadium precinct. On this 90-minute tour, KBS 2024 delegates will:

  • participate in a traditional Nyoongar ceremony and view cultural tools and artefacts that paved the way for modern technology
  • hear how the Nyoongar people lived in a functional community with value, purpose and leadership in nurtured environments
  • learn about the importance of culture, language, values, relationships, responsibilities, a shared purpose, wisdom, knowledge and social structures, and
  • see Nyoongar cultural influence in the development of Perth Stadium and Matagarup Bridge.

Following the Aboriginal Cultural Tour, KBS 2024 delegates will be taken through Perth city and have the opportunity to alight, weather permitting, at Kings Park to enjoy spectacular views of the city as the sun prepares to set.

Cost: 199 AUD
Meeting point: Symposium lobby
Duration: 1.45pm – 5.45pm
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Caversham Wildlife Park

Caversham Wildlife Park koala

Cuddle a koala and meet their kangaroo and wombat friends.

This is the tour for KBS 2024 delegates looking for an Australian wildlife experience. Delegates will be taken to Caversham Wildlife Park where they will have the opportunity to pat a wombat and meet many other ‘Aussie icons’, including having a photo with a koala.

Watch sheep shearing, crack a stock whip, milk a cow, bottle feed a lamb, meet a stockman on horseback, swing a ‘billy’ and watch sheep dogs mustering sheep.

Cost: 159 AUD (lunch is included)
Meeting point: Symposium lobby
Duration: 12.30pm – 5.15pm
Further information

Convicts, Culture and Street Art – Fremantle Walking Tour

Fremantle Roundhouse

On this two hour private tour, KBS 2024 delegates will go behind the scenes of our vibrant port city, and learn about the fascinating stories, landmarks and culture that makes ‘Freo’.

Once home to whaling stations and mass immigration, Fremantle/Walyalup is now a charming town celebrated for its music, culture and history. Hear tales of daring prisoner escapes, see local street art and learn about the expulsion of First Nations peoples to Rottnest Island. Find out why almost 10,000 men were transported from Great Britain and Ireland as convicts and how they built their own prison.

Note: The tour is approximately 2 hours in duration, however actual walking time is approximately 60 minutes. There are regular opportunities to rest and toilet breaks are available mid-tour. Total distance is approximately 2km.

Cost: 65 AUD
Duration: 2.30pm-4.30pm
Meeting point: Symposium lobby
Further information

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