Two field trips were offered at the SCCS 2013 conference (a third was cancelled due to bad weather conditions)

Lamington National Park

On this exciting tour, travel past gorges and cascading waterfalls on Mt Tamborine and visit the famous Lamington National Park. Declared in 1915, Lamington National Park covers 20 590 ha, and is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, most of the world's warm temperate rainforest and nearly all of the Antarctic beech Nothofagus moorei cool temperate rainforest. 

See spectacular panoramic views of the Gold Coast, northern New South Wales, and the McPherson Ranges. A range of different bushwalks will be offered led by knowledgeable local guides, ranging from easy walks to more strenuous mountain climbs, to explore the area's forests, creeks, waterfalls and wildlife. The beauty of the lush rainforests of Lamington Park awaits you!

For more information on this trip please download this factsheet.

The 2013 Lamington field trip pictures


Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia, is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. Cuddle a koala anytime, handfeed kangaroos and encounter a large variety of Aussie wildlife, all in beautiful, natural settings. Don't forget to feed the lorikeets and meet the platypus too.