NDNC 2017 Conference Program:

Please click on the links below for the NDNC 2017 Conference Program, Poster Session 1 Listing (Monday 29th May) and Poster Session 2 Listing (Tuesday 30th May).  Please note that this document was updated in 23rd May 2017.


NDNC-2017-Poster Session 1

NDNC-2017-Poster Session 2

Sunday 28th May – Welcome Reception

Monday 29th May – Plenary + Parallel Sessions + Poster Session

Tuesday 30th May – Plenary + Parallel Sessions + Poster Session

Wednesday 31st May – Plenary + Parallel Sessions + Dinner

Thursday 1st June – Parallel sessions + Tour of Green Island & Land Base Activities

As the conference concludes on Thursday 1st June at 12pm, we would like to invite you to join us for an afternoon cruise to Green Island.  Green Island is a beautiful coral cay which enjoys world acclaim as a tropical paradise on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  The island is a protected Marine Park which is readily identified from the air by its emerald rain-forest surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs.  The marine life is abundant, including endless varieties of colourful fish, giant clams, shells, starfish, sea anemones, turtles and much more.

Specific Details –

* Cruise to Green Island aboard “Reef Rocket” – 12:30pm for 1pm departure
* Reef and snorkel presentation en route
* 2 ¼  hours to enjoy Green Island
* FREE choice of the Glass Bottom Boat Tour OR the use of snorkelling gear
* 5pm return time in Cairns 

There is an additional fee $76 for this activity. If you would like to join us, can I please ask you follow the link below to secure your spot on the boat by Friday 14th April 2017.  Please drop down on “Payment Option” and select “Green Island Afternoon Trip”. Once you have completed the payment – can you please send me an email as spots on the boat are limited.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to stay on land we suggest either of the following activities.  Payment can be made through the links below – 

1.  Paronella Park, Josephine Falls, Mamu Skywalk  Half Day Tour

Deaprting Cairns at 1:00pm in the afternoon and head south to see some of the most spectacular historical & natural scenery in the region. Our hero location for the half day/evening tour is the famous Paronella Park which had previously been voted as the number 1 tourist attraction in Tropical North Queensland Australia. Just a 2 hour scenic journey away from Cairns in Far North Queensland, seeing Paronella Park at night should definitely be on your bucket list when visiting the region. We will be stopping off along the way for you to have a chance to swim in the world famous Josephine falls, walk at your own pace or climb the 37 metre high Mamu tower to enjoy magnificent views above the treetops on Mamu Tropical Skywalk and do some native wildlife spotting and star gazing at dusk.

2.  Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome

Visit Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome, the world’s first challenge ropes course in a wildlife park. You’ll find them in the heart of the Cairns CBD on top of The Reef Hotel Casino.  Cuddle a koala, enjoy interactive Australian wildlife presentations and experience adventure on the Mid-ZOOM and Hi-ZOOM courses with three ziplines – one of which takes participants directly over Goliath, our 4 metre saltwater crocodile!