Bring Your Partner

Bring Your Partner

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Due to unprecedented demand, the Partner Tours on Wednesday are sold out.  However, the Convenors are happy to waitlist you in case of cancellation if you wish.  Thursday Tours have a few seats left.

The 52nd Annual Conference is the perfect opportunity for you and your partner to get away for a change of scene. 

Why not combine the fabulous Conference with a holiday in the Territory? There's so much to see and do, from visiting Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks to fishing for Barramundi or spotting crocodiles. Enjoy a sunset cruise or explore the famous Mindil Beach Markets in Darwin. If you're up for more adventure, head south to Katherine and discover the golden history of Pine Creek, then take a boat ride in the breathtaking Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. Finally, explore the indigenous culture and vibrant colours of the red centre by visiting Alice Springs, the gateway to Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Kings Canyon.

For comprehensive information visit Tourism Top End | Experience the Incredible Northern Territory or visit the Top End Visitor Information Centre in Darwin’s Smith St Mall.

Your partner is invited to attend any of the evening events and they can enjoy some quality time with other ICPA partners during the day while you're at the conference. 

Tours may be subject to change depending on circumstances outside the convening committee's control.  When booking the partner tour through the registration process, please add your mobile number so we can keep you up to date on what is happening when and where.

PARTNER TOUR INFORMATION SHEET

Wednesday - Day 1 Cost $20

Berrimah Export Yards
Berrimah Cattle Co

Visit the pre-export livestock quarantine facility at Berrimah, on the outskirts of Darwin.  
These yards known as the Berrimah Export Yards, hold up to 4000 cattle – depending on their size – and operate year-round.

Noonamah Export Yards
Noonamah Export Yards

Visit the Noonamah Export facility on the Stuart Highway, Noonamah opposite Road Trains of Australia.

Micks Whips
Micks Whips

Micks Whips Homestead is 60km down the track from Darwin. The entry features the world’s largest stock whip weighing over 500kg.  The Whip Crackers Museum and gallery exhibiting a huge collection of whips and whip  memorabilia from the 32 year whip making and whip cracking career of Mick Denigan.

Berry Springs Tavern
Berry Springs Tavern

Stop at the Berry Springs Tavern for lunch and experience their fresh seafood, hand-cut beef fillets, scrumptious stews or any of the other mouth-watering dishes.

Berry Springs Nature Park
Berry Springs Nature Park

Spend some time after lunch enjoying Berry Springs Nature Park, one of the most beautiful parks to cool off and relax in close to Darwin.

Walkers and bird watchers should take the monsoon forest and woodlands walk, through the Top End habitats.

The park also has remnants of its World War II history, when more than 100,000 armed forces personnel were based in the area.

Bring your swimmers/bathers and swim in clear swimming pools surrounded by trees and aquatic life (optional).

Thursday - Day 2 Cost $20

Darwin Show
Royal Darwin Show

Spend the morning at your leisure exploring the Royal Darwin Show.  

Celebrating 72 years as the Territory’s oldest and largest community event, the Royal Darwin Show offers showgoers young and young at heart an incredible opportunity to experience the best of the Territory. Come on down to celebrate the diverse talent, local produce, plants and animals, arts, cultures and more of what makes the Territory great. 

Highlights on Thursday morning include Chainsaw and Sand Sculpting.

Barramundi Experience N.T.
Barramundi Experience N.T.

Barramundi Experience N.T. (BENT)

The only place in the NT where you can hand feed 1m+  Barramundi.  If you love the outdoor lifestyle and want to see one of these girls up close, you had better come on the partner tour!

The facility also plays home to many other fish varieties such as Saratoga, Spangled Perch and Gar Fish.

Lunch will be had at BENT.  Wonder what will be on the menu?

Bring your swimmers/bathers and get in the water with these girls and enjoy cooling off.

Humpty Doo Hotel
Humpty Doo Hotel

Happy hour at the Humpty Doo Hotel (the Doo) and/or at the Howard Springs Tavern (the Howdy).  The choice is yours.

The Howdy is positioned on the doorstep of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks and is an authentic Pub in the Territory with something for everyone.  The Doo is renowned for over 40 years of stories, horses, bulls, bankers and bikers enjoying the Humpty Doo Hotel. One of its claims to fame is that Ted Egan’s “Humpty Doo Boy” and Slim Dusty’s “Humpty Doo Waltz” are just a couple of mentions in songs for the famous little town of Humpty Doo. The World’s biggest set of water Buffalo Horns sits above the bar.

Our tour passes the Didgeridoo Hut & Art Gallery, and a pop-in here is optional.