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2018 ANPSA conference
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Conference Theme: Grass Roots to Mountain Tops, depicted in our logo with Themeda, the
grass roots, and the recognisable mountain tops shaping the map of Tasmania.

Dates:15-19 January 2018

Venue: Hobart – Wrest Point

Pre-post conference Tours: The Post Conference tours to King and Bruny Island and a special forest tour are the only tours not fully booked.

Program:The Program is now complete, Download the Program PDF version

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2018 ANPSA Biennial Conference – Hobart

Conference Venue: The Conference Venue is now Wrest Point, Hobart, with wonderful conference facilities and stunning views of the Derwent River but most importantly a flat and navigable site with our own space for lectures, displays, meeting places, happy hour and dinners.

More information on the venue can be found at

2018 ANPSA Biennial Conference – Hobart

Pre-conference tour – Hobart and surrounds

If you choose to go on this tour one of your day trips will be to Mount Field National Park. It is 75 km North-west of Hobart, is currently 22,000 hectares in size and celebrates its Centenary this year, 2016.

Mt Field National Park is one of Tasmania's most loved national parks. The park has a wide variety of scenic features and wildlife and offers a great range of facilities for day visitors. Few other national parks in Australia offer such a diversity in vegetation, ranging from tall swamp gum forests and massive tree ferns at the base of the mountain, through rainforest along the Lake Dobson Road, to alpine vegetation at the higher elevations.

The park includes the famous Russell Falls and the visitor experiences stunning walks through enormous fern forests and some of the tallest trees in the world.

Following the 2013 extension, the Mt Field National Park now forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
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Your tour will explore the Sub-alpine Woodland Walk just below Lake Fenton. Then venture beyond the lake for more sub-alpine flora, with berries being a special feature. Moving to the higher parts of the park you will see alpine flora at Wombat Moor. At Lake Dobson there is more dramatic mountain scenery along with the alpine plant communities.

The day trip to Mt Field Nation Park will cover stops for subalpine and alpine flora and an easy walk around Lake Dobson to visit the Pandani Grove.