Social Program


The welcome reception is on Sunday, 2 March, from 19:00 to 22:00.


We have chartered a bus for a day's local excursion along the coastline on Saturday 8 March. It includes a boat cruise along the scenic Clyde River at Batemans Bay, exploration of Mogo and Old Mogo Town, and a visit to Murramarang National Park. The detailed plan described below is tentative and subject to change.

The excursion starts the morning of Saturday 8 March. Departing after breakfast, a bus will take us to Mogo where we will have a guided tour through Old Mogo Town, faithful re-creation of Mogo as it was believed to be in the Gold Rush days of the 1850s. After a bit of exploration and morning tea, we move on to the 3-hour boat trip (11:30-14:30) on the Clyde River. We will have lunch on the boat.

After the relaxation of the river cruise, we proceed to Murramarang National Park. After a short driving tour through the park , everyone will be dropped at Pebbly Beach area for the afternoon. People may walk along the coastal tracks in the forests, watch the wildlife (including kangaroos), or swim. At approximately 18:00, we meet together at the pick-up place and proceed to Batemans Bay for dinner.

07:30 to 08:30 Breakfast
08:30 to 11:15 Mogo and Old Mogo Town
11:30 to 14:30 Clyde River Luncheon Cruise
14:30 to 15:00 Drive through Murramarang National Park
15:00 to 18:00 Pebbly Beach
18:00 to 18:30 Travel to Batemans Bay
18:30 to 21:00 Dinner in Restaurant
21:00 to 21:30 Return to Kioloa Campus

Free Time

There will be plenty of free time. The long lunch breaks from 12:00-15:30 are ideal for recreation at the beach (5-minute walking distance). Don't forget sun protection and a hat.

Sunday 9 March is mainly free. You can explore the local area flora and fauna (best in the morning or late afternoon) or do your own sightseeing or excursion, or just relax. We are exploring the option of providing bushtucker tours of the local area.