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Unmissable Australian Pre-Congress Tour

Australia’s tropical wonderland beckons for all IFAJ members contemplating heading Down Under for the 2015 World Congress in New Zealand. The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists is joining with the Rural Press Club of Queensland to put together an enticing pre-congress tour.

There will be a welcome gathering on the evening of October 8 followed by three action packed days which will include visits to the World Heritage Daintree rainforest and the iconic Great Barrier Reef. The group will then fly to Sydney on October 12 for a leisurely evening before crossing to New Zealand the next day for the 2015 IFAJ Congress.

The Australian pre-tour promises lots of great story opportunities as you learn about cutting edge tropical agriculture, science and technology in this pristine region. There is so much to see, taste and enjoy within a compact part of our vast continent.

Delegates are invited to arrive in Cairns a couple of days early to settle in poolside at our pre-congress venue and enjoy the many tourist attractions on offer.

The Cairns organising committee is already working hard to offer delegates an unforgettable experience. The team is headed by new Australian president Genevieve McAulay and vice president Peter Lewis. Other members providing local knowledge include Gordon Collie, Carolyn Martin and Stacey Milner from Queensland, Australia’s IFAJ delegate Leigh Radford and former IFAJ delegate Liz Harfull.

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