EXPLORE WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Looking to make the most of your time in Western Australia before or after the conference wraps up? Unsure of where to start?

Discover "Marine Mammal Mates," a collection of discounts we've gathered for activities both in Perth and beyond. Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, these offers will enhance your experience and make your stay even more memorable.

FLY TO PERTH

Conference attendees, plan your flights to Perth with ease and savings using our exclusive partnership with Qantas. Enjoy seamless travel arrangements as you journey to attend the conference, taking advantage of discounted rates tailored specifically for our attendees. With Qantas, renowned for its exceptional service and reliability, you can look forward to a comfortable and convenient flight experience to Western Australia’s vibrant capital city. Streamline your travel plans and maximize your conference experience by booking your flights with our special Qantas discount today.

As part of this collaboration, Qantas is offering discounts on selected flights for all registered delegates (and family members) travelling to the event from within Australia and internationally.

Qantas is Australia’s most trusted airline, with a reputation for delivering excellent service, safety, and reliability. We are proud to have them on board as our official airline partner for this year’s 25th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, ensuring delegates can travel in comfort and style to our event.

DISCOUNT OFFER

Discounts are now available and can be used to book your flight via the direct link (https://www.qantas.com/au/en/offer/r/conferences/qantas-conferences.html). The access code is 200536.

The discount will be valid during the following period:

Domestic flights: from 2nd November 2024 to 22nd November 2024

International flights: from 26th October to 29th November 2024

Family members or travel companions of the registered attendees are eligible to utilize the Discounts if travelling with the attendee during the applicable period and same booking.

QANTAS

As part of this collaboration, Qantas is offering discounts on selected flights for all registered delegates (and family members) travelling to the event from within Australia and internationally.

Qantas is Australia’s most trusted airline, with a reputation for delivering excellent service, safety, and reliability. We are proud to have them on board as our official airline partner for this year’s 25th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, ensuring delegates can travel in comfort and style to our event.

DISCOUNT OFFER

Discounts are now available and can be used to book your flight via the direct link (https://www.qantas.com/au/en/offer/r/conferences/qantas-conferences.html). The access code is 200536.

The discount will be valid during the following period:

  • Domestic flights: from 2nd November 2024 to 22nd November 2024
  • International flights: from 26th October to 29th November 2024

Family members or travel companions of the registered attendees are eligible to utilize the Discounts if travelling with the attendee during the applicable period and same booking.

Qantas has grown to be Australia’s largest domestic and international airline.

PLAN YOUR HOLIDAY IN PERTH

Extend your stay in Perth and unlock a world of unforgettable experiences beyond the conference walls. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, stunning natural beauty, and endless adventure this city has to offer. From pristine beaches and lush parklands to world-class dining and bustling markets, Perth has something for everyone. Explore the iconic landmarks like Kings Park and the Swan River, or venture further to discover the breathtaking landscapes of Rottnest Island and the Swan Valley wine region. With a perfect blend of urban sophistication and laid-back charm, Perth invites you to stay a little longer and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Visit Perth

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Destination Perth

Explore Perth - Perth Activities | Best Activities To Do In Perth - Destination Perth

GET OUT OF TOWN

From the giant, tropical tides in the remote north; the spectacular diversity of Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area; the unique Shark Bay World Heritage Area with its tool using dolphins and significant dugong population; the highly productive Perth Canyon; Rottnest Island; Margaret River’s famous stretch where vineyards and old growth forest meet thundering surf (and intrepid surfers); to the shores of the Southern Ocean where sea lions and kangaroos share gleaming white beaches – its all #justanotherdayinWA.

Tourism Western Australia

Welcome to Western Australia - Perth and Surrounds

MARINE MAMMAL MATES

Embark on an adventure with our Marine Mammal Mates! Below is your exclusive portal to discounts and special offers tailored for your pre- or post-conference exploration in Western Australia. Discover savings on thrilling outdoor activities, cultural excursions, and serene coastal retreats in Perth and beyond. Let “Marine Mammal Mates” enhance your experience and ensure your extended stay is unforgettable.

Albany’s Historic Whaling Station was the last operating station in Australia and provides a fascinating insight into Albany’s colourful past. The only experience like it in the world today, and recognised as a heritage site, the whaling station is an engaging and educational tourism attraction for all ages to enjoy.

Find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds of the whaling industry. Enjoy short films within the converted whale oil tanks. Climb aboard the Cheynes IV, the world’s only preserved Whalechaser ship. Marvel at the giant blue whale skeleton, and view precious scrimshaw art. Visit their many museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artefacts and memorabilia, or relax in the café overlooking one of Albany’s most picturesque bays.

This unique, biodiverse location is also home to thousands of species of native plants which are now displayed in the adjoining Regional Wildflower Garden. Families can enjoy free BBQ’s in the gardens and learn about the friendly collection of native animals at the Australian Wildlife Park. Entry
to these attractions is included with your Historic Whaling Station ticket.

DISCOUNT OFFER

25th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals delegates can enjoy a 10% discount on Albany’s Historic Whaling Station Adult and Family entry tickets. Simply show your conference lanyard at their ticketing counter to receive this discount. Valid for redemption through to 31 January 2025. No further discounts or offers apply.

Explore over 12,000km of Western Australia’s coastline in just one day at AQWA: The Aquarium of Western Australia! Meet iconic, elusive and incredible marine life as you journey from our State’s icy southern waters, to its tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the far north. Open daily from 9am – 4pm, come and SEA for yourself at AQWA.

DISCOUNT OFFER

20% discount that can be applied to Child, Adult & Family standard entry ticket types (excludes Senior Concession). Delegates will need to book their tickets directly through AQWA’s website. Simply use the code BOMM20 when booking HERE and enter the code in the “Add Promo Code / Voucher” field of their cart summary before paying. Booking can be made from now until Nov 24 and for the discount to apply, with visit date to be between Nov 4 – Nov 24 inclusive.

Experience everything Perth’s Island paradise has to offer with Rottnest Fast Ferries. When you book your Rottnest ferry, you’ll get to choose how you explore the island by tailoring your trip to your unique needs. With the largest variety of travel packages, adventure to Rottnest your way. Rottnest ferry departs daily, 7 days a week from Hillarys Boat Harbour. Providing you with full flexibility, see the Rottnest Island ferry timetable. You can park for FREE at Hillarys. Don’t have a car? Book our complimentary hotel transfers departing from Perth.

DISCOUNT OFFER

With this exclusive discount, receive 20% off your ferry transfers for the whole month of November. Experience the island and its plethora of activities for yourself! Simply use the code SMM2024 when booking HERE.

Booking Window – 19/02/2024 till 30/11/2024

Travel Window – 1/11/2024 till 30/11/2024 (inclusive)

Terms + Conditions – Discount excludes Admission Fee

Wildlife tours for adults and families offer an exhilarating opportunity to intimately engage with Western Australia’s unique wildlife. Guests embark on a journey behind the scenes at the WA Wildlife Hospital, the state’s busiest wildlife rehabilitation facility, gaining insight into the crucial efforts devoted to nurturing injured and orphaned animals. Alongside, guests encounter some of the beloved resident animals like Vinnie the Wombat and Banjo and Bindi the Alpine Dingos, who call WA Wildlife home. Led by our knowledgeable staff, each tour delves into the fascinating world of these creatures, offering captivating insights into their behaviors. These educational tours promise an unforgettable experience for guests of all ages and are a must-do for those passionate about wildlife conservation and animal welfare.

DISCOUNT OFFER

25th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals delegates can enjoy free entry tickets but be quick as there is a small number of vouchers available. Simply use the code SMMC2024 when booking HERE.

WA Wildlife Tours. Vouchers can be used for bookings made between 21 October 2024 to 30 November 2024.

ALBANY'S HISTORIC WHALING STATION

Albany’s Historic Whaling Station was the last operating station in Australia and provides a fascinating insight into Albany’s colourful past. The only experience like it in the world today, and recognised as a heritage site, the whaling station is an engaging and educational tourism attraction for all ages to enjoy.

Find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds of the whaling industry. Enjoy short films within the converted whale oil tanks. Climb aboard the Cheynes IV, the world’s only preserved Whalechaser ship. Marvel at the giant blue whale skeleton, and view precious scrimshaw art. Visit their many museum exhibits filled with authentic, whaling artefacts and memorabilia, or relax in the café overlooking one of Albany’s most picturesque bays.

This unique, biodiverse location is also home to thousands of species of native plants which are now displayed in the adjoining Regional Wildflower Garden. Families can enjoy free BBQ’s in the gardens and learn about the friendly collection of native animals at the Australian Wildlife Park. Entry
to these attractions is included with your Historic Whaling Station ticket.

DISCOUNT OFFER

25th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals delegates can enjoy a 10% discount on Albany’s Historic Whaling Station Adult and Family entry tickets. Simply show your conference lanyard at their ticketing counter to receive this discount. Valid for redemption through to 31 January 2025. No further discounts or offers apply.

Albany’s Historic Whaling Station is the only experience of its kind in the world.

AQWA: THE AQUARIUM OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Explore over 12,000km of Western Australia’s coastline in just one day at AQWA: The Aquarium of Western Australia! Meet iconic, elusive and incredible marine life as you journey from our State’s icy southern waters, to its tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the far north. Open daily from 9am – 4pm, come and SEA for yourself at AQWA.

DISCOUNT OFFER

20% discount that can be applied to Child, Adult & Family standard entry ticket types (excludes Senior Concession). Delegates will need to book their tickets directly through AQWA’s website. Simply use the code BOMM20 when booking HERE and enter the code in the “Add Promo Code / Voucher” field of their cart summary before paying. Booking can be made from now until Nov 24 and for the discount to apply, with visit date to be between Nov 4 – Nov 24 inclusive.

Experience everything Perth’s Island paradise has to offer with Rottnest Fast Ferries.

ROTTNEST FAST FERRIES

Experience everything Perth’s Island paradise has to offer with Rottnest Fast Ferries. When you book your Rottnest ferry, you’ll get to choose how you explore the island by tailoring your trip to your unique needs. With the largest variety of travel packages, adventure to Rottnest your way. Rottnest ferry departs daily, 7 days a week from Hillarys Boat Harbour. Providing you with full flexibility, see the Rottnest Island ferry timetable. You can park for FREE at Hillarys. Don’t have a car? Book our complimentary hotel transfers departing from Perth.

DISCOUNT OFFER

With this exclusive discount, receive 20% off your ferry transfers for the whole month of November. Experience the island and its plethora of activities for yourself! Simply use the code SMM2024 when booking HERE.

  • Booking Window – 19/02/2024 till 30/11/2024
  • Travel Window – 1/11/2024 till 30/11/2024 (inclusive)
  • Terms + Conditions – Discount excludes Admission Fee

Experience everything Perth’s Island paradise has to offer with Rottnest Fast Ferries.

WA WILDLIFE

Perth Wildlife Rescue - Helping Wild Lives Live

Wildlife tours for adults and families offer an exhilarating opportunity to intimately engage with Western Australia’s unique wildlife. Guests embark on a journey behind the scenes at the WA Wildlife Hospital, the state’s busiest wildlife rehabilitation facility, gaining insight into the crucial efforts devoted to nurturing injured and orphaned animals. Alongside, guests encounter some of the beloved resident animals like Vinnie the Wombat and Banjo and Bindi the Alpine Dingos, who call WA Wildlife home. Led by our knowledgeable staff, each tour delves into the fascinating world of these creatures, offering captivating insights into their behaviors. These educational tours promise an unforgettable experience for guests of all ages and are a must-do for those passionate about wildlife conservation and animal welfare.

DISCOUNT OFFER

25th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals delegates can enjoy free entry tickets but be quick as there is a small number of vouchers available. Simply use the code SMMC2024 when booking HERE.

WA Wildlife Tours. Vouchers can be used for bookings made between 21 October 2024 to 30 November 2024.

WA Wildlife is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to rescuing, treating, rehabilitating and conserving native wildlife since 1998.