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IWCS Annual General Meeting 2024 – Gellibrand, Victoria Australia

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - October 26 @ 8:00 am

Gellibrand AGM 2024 Planning Details

Address questions about meeting and payment to:
Harry Dennis – 566 Wodonga-Yackandandah Road, Staghorn Flat 3691
Email [email protected] mobile +61 428 578 859

Timing: 3rd week of October 2024, (Sunday 20th to Saturday 26th)
Check-in: Sunday    Check-out: Saturday

Venue: Great Otways Tourist Park, Gellibrand, Victoria, Australia

Accommodation: Reserved 11 cabins and 4 motel rooms at the Great Otways Tourist Park.
Caravan and camp sites available at reduced cost.
Motel accommodation in Colac once Otways Park full (25 minutes away) at extra cost.
Meeting Room: Reserved Gellibrand Public Hall for six days

Registration Fee:  $690.00 AU$ per person ($540.00 AU$ per person for powered caravan site)

Meals: Lunch provided (except Friday), morning tea provided and dinner provided (except Wednesday).
Transport: Christians bus Lines, 57-seater for full tour group.

Arrival: Sunday Registration all day. Set up Auction plus show and tell display.
Dinner Barbecue or Pub or Bistro

Day 1: Monday – AGM,
Otway Forest and Timber History presentation – Norman Houghton, After lunch travel by personal vehicles (sharing where we can)
Lavers Hill Arboretum – Alistair Watt, Melba Gully forest walk,
Dinner at Gellibrand Hotel.

Day 2: Tuesday – Bus Tour via Apollo Bay
South West Timber and Milling – Small bespoke and rustic furniture maker using environmental methods.
Apollo Bay Sawmilling – Old style saw mill.
Maits Rest – undisturbed old growth forest walk.
Redwood Pine Plantation – small test plot of now 100 year old Californian Redwoods. Dinner at Gellibrand Hotel.

Maits Rest

Day 3: Wednesday – Bus tour Colac district Bambra Agroforestry Farm – Rowan Reid.
AKD Integrated Forestry and Softwood Timber Processing – alternate choice Colac Botanic Gardens. Carl Karacsay Furnishings – fine furniture manufacturer to order using local timbers.
Dinner at Babil Oddfellows Restaurant (Turkish cuisine) – own expense.

Day 4: Thursday – Auction and Open day for local participation.
Dinner – barbecue at the Tourist Park.

Day 5: Friday – Travel by personal vehicles (sharing where we can).
Triplet Falls Forest walk with outstanding scenery and historic relics of early logging and timber harvesting.
Otway Fly – explore the eucalypt forest from ground level into the canopy from raised walkways.
Lunch at own expense at Otway Fly café.
Dinner – barbecue at the Tourist Park.

Otway Fly

Conference Concludes: Check-out & departures Saturday morning.

Day 6 Saturday: Personal vehicles
Geelong Botanic Gardens – guided tour at own expense ($4.50)


October 20 @ 12:00 pm
October 26 @ 8:00 am
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Great Otways Tourist Park, Gellibrand, Victoria Australia
25 Main Rd
Gellibrand, Victoria 3239 Australia
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