PLAN YOUR HOLIDAY

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.

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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.

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MARINE MAMMAL MATES

Embark on an adventure with our Marine Mammal Mates! Below is a selection of thrilling outdoor activities, cultural excursions, and serene coastal retreats in Perth and beyond to plan your pre- or post-conference exploration in Western Australia. Let “Marine Mammal Mates” enhance your experience and ensure your extended stay is unforgettable.

You must be registered to the conference to gain access to the discounts and special offers, which you can enjoy with your family.

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.

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) for visit date to be between Nov 4 – Nov 24 inclusive. Discount code available upon completing your registration for the conference.

Blessed with white sandy beaches and surrounded by crystal clear waters, Penguin Island is just 50 minutes south of Perth and lies a five-minute ferry ride away in the heart of the ruggedly spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Join us for a cruise to see wild dolphins and rare Australian sea lions before visiting beautiful Penguin island.

DISCOUNT OFFER

Receive a 15% discount on a selection of tours you can find under the ‘cruises and adventures’ at www.penguinisland.com.au/. Discount code available upon completing your registration to the conference.

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! Discount code available upon completing your registration for the conference.

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 to be used for bookings made between 21 October 2024 to 30 November 2024. Discount code available upon completing your registration to the conference.

Learn the Language of the Whales via Whale Watch Western Australia’s live onboard commentary as they communicate with each other both visually and by sound. This 5-Star Whale Watch experience will not only show you the whales but also educate you about everything cetacean in WA.

The largest migration of Humpbacks in the world to the largest mammal to grace the earth, the incredible Blue Whale. Discover the Bremer Bay Orca Experience as you get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the apex predator, the Killer Whale. The largest and most luxurious purpose-built whale watch vessel in WA coupled with experts that will guide you through the cruise with in-depth knowledge of the whales in their natural habitat – an unforgettable experience!

Join The Pod® to enjoy Western Australia’s five-star whale watch journey which is more than an experience, it’s an education.

DISCOUNT OFFER

Receive a 10% discount off our whale watch experiences during our all year whale watch season. Discount code available upon completing your registration to the conference.

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.

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) for visit date to be between Nov 4 – Nov 24 inclusive. Discount code available upon completing your registration for the conference.

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

PERTH WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS

Blessed with white sandy beaches and surrounded by crystal clear waters, Penguin Island is just 50 minutes south of Perth and lies a five-minute ferry ride away in the heart of the ruggedly spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Join us for a cruise to see wild dolphins and rare Australian sea lions before visiting beautiful Penguin island.

DISCOUNT OFFER

Receive a 15% discount on a selection of tours you can find under the ‘cruises and adventures’ at www.penguinisland.com.au/. Discount code available upon completing your registration to the conference.

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! Discount code available upon completing your registration for the conference.

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 to be used for bookings made between 21 October 2024 to 30 November 2024. Discount code available upon completing your registration to the conference.

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

WHALE WATCH WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Learn the Language of the Whales via Whale Watch Western Australia’s live onboard commentary as they communicate with each other both visually and by sound. This 5-Star Whale Watch experience will not only show you the whales but also educate you about everything cetacean in WA.

The largest migration of Humpbacks in the world to the largest mammal to grace the earth, the incredible Blue Whale. Discover the Bremer Bay Orca Experience as you get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the apex predator, the Killer Whale. The largest and most luxurious purpose-built whale watch vessel in WA coupled with experts that will guide you through the cruise with in-depth knowledge of the whales in their natural habitat – an unforgettable experience!

Join The Pod® to enjoy Western Australia’s five-star whale watch journey which is more than an experience, it’s an education.

DISCOUNT OFFER

Receive a 10% discount off our whale watch experiences during our all year whale watch season. Discount code available upon completing your registration to the conference.

Whale Watch Western Australia is Perth’s only dedicated and genuine whale watch operator.