Morning conference session
Get set for an urban adventure as we explore the old port town of Burnie. Pop into the Makers’ Workshop, housed inside a cluster of metal cubed buildings overlooking Burnie Beach, and learn about local artisans and the region’s rich creative tradition. See artistic creations using glass, textiles, paint, wood and even eggshells, and be prepared to get your hands wet making your own recycled paper. Warning: kangaroo poo might be involved. Next, head to Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden for a showcase of art in nature. The award-winning community garden features thousands of individual plants that bloom across 11 hectares. Meander over bridges and around lakes as you explore the grounds, keeping your eyes peeled for echidna and platypus. A visit to the Apple Isle wouldn’t be complete without sampling a Tasmanian whisky. Enter the boutique Hellyers Road Distillery, where you can enjoy a curated tasting of single malt whiskies. Founded by a group of dairy farmers, Hellyers Road was named after the exploits of an 1820s explorer and is Australia’s biggest seller of locally crafted whisky.