Cultural visits

IFCU delegates will be able to select from the following optional cultural visits as part of the Assembly Registration process.

 

Aboriginal History Walking Tour

Date: Wednesday 15 July, 2015
Meeting Point: Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Time: 14:30 – 17:30
Cost: AUD 50 per person
Inclusions: Coffee/Drink
Minimum Numbers: This tour requires a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 15 participants

Explore the surrounds of the Australian Catholic University, (Fitzroy suburb) which was the social and political hub of Aboriginal Melbourne from the 1930s and the birthplace of famous Aboriginal social justice organizations. We also look at the traditional life of the Kulin nation before settlement as well as exploring local architecture, street art and the world heritage Carlton Gardens. Your guide Meyer Eidelson is a well-known historian and the author of a dozen published books about Melbourne and loves to share his passion for his home city.

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Federation Square and Ian Potter Gallery Tour

Date: Wednesday 15 July, 2015
Meeting Point: Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Time: 14:00 – 17:30
Cost: AUD 60.00 per person
Inclusions: Transfer from ACU to Federation Square, guided tour of Federation Square and entry to Ian Potter Gallery
Minimum Numbers: This tour requires a minimum of 10 participants

This afternoon tour will immerse you in the rich creative culture of Melbourne with a visit to the city’s well known landmark known as Federation Square. A guided tour of the square will explore the themes, architecture and history of the city square. Following the tour of the square visit the Ian Potter Centre, the home of Australian art which presents Indigenous and nonindigenous art from the colonial period to the present day. This tour will conclude at Federation Square giving participants the opportunity to return at their leisure to their hotels.

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Australian Native Wildlife at Melbourne Zoo

Date: Wednesday 15 July, 2015
Meeting Point: Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Time: 14:00 – 17:30
Cost: AUD 75.00 per person
Inclusions: Return transfer from ACU to Melbourne Zoo, entry to Melbourne Zoo along with a guided tour of Australian native Wildlife
Minimum Numbers: This tour requires a minimum of 20 participants

Over 250 species from around the world can be found in the beautifully landscaped settings of Melbourne Zoo. View koalas, platypus, kangaroos, wombats and other unique native wildlife in the Australian bush setting Melbourne Zoo is constantly improving and adding new facilities. Discover Wild Sea, which showcases Victoria's diverse coastal environment, exhibiting Victoria's iconic Little Penguins, Australian Fur Seals, and other wildlife native to Victorian waters in an amazing underwater world. Get up close to the irresistible Ring-tailed Lemurs inside Melbourne Zoo's new walk-though Lemur Island exhibit.

Today’s visit to Melbourne Zoo will give you the great opportunity to find out more about the fascinating world of Australian wildlife.

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Mary Mackillop Heritage Centre

Date: Wednesday 15 July, 2015
Meeting Point: Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Time: 14:30 – 16.00 & 16:00 – 17:30
Cost: Complimentary
Inclusions: Coffee, Tea or Juice & Biscuits
Minimum Numbers: The tour requires a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 30 participants

The Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre was originally a House of Providence built on land purchased by Saint Mary MacKillop in 1901 and opened in 1902. The Providence was a refuge for women and children who had nowhere else safe to live. Today both buildings are heritage listed and have been beautifully restored as the centre piece of the Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre which houses a significant exhibition in the four galleries that comprise the Mary MacKillop Museum. Your guides will help you to discover the contribution of St Mary MacKillop to life Melbourne and her significance as a great Australian pioneer.

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