In addition to the Social Program brought to you by ASA NSC 2018, there are some additional partner tours and other activities that delegates may be interested in whilst visiting Adelaide. Bookings are to be made via the online registration form.
Please note: Partner tours and other acitivities are allocated on a “first-come, first-serve” basis and are subject to availability. Some tours and activities have a minimum number of participants before they run. In the event that this minimum number is not met, the activity will be cancelled. Participants that have registered will be notified by email and refunds will be issued.
Friday, 5 October 2018
Start the Adelaide ASA NSC with a great afternoon on one of Adelaide’s premier sand belt courses. Expressions of interest for golf will close 31st July. Once final numbers are confirmed, course and final costings will be provided.Expressions of interest for golf will close July 31. Once final numbers are confirmed, course and final costings will be provided.
Cost: $120 approx not including club or buggy hire
Art Gallery of South Australia
On the first Friday of every month the Art Gallery stays open after hours. Between 1700 and 2100 you can hear great talks, unwind to live music and take in the latest exhibitions and displays. Just a short stroll from the Welcome Reception, pop in for a drink and immerse yourself in art and culture.
Time: 1700 – 2100
Cost: No charge
Saturday, 6 October 2018
Bush Walk – Morialta Conservation Park
The beautiful Morialta Conservation Park is located a short 10 km from the CBD. Step out into nature and enjoy the rugged ridges, gully scenery and seasonal waterfalls. On this walk you will see the first of three waterfalls in the area and hopefully some of the amazing wildlife that call this park home! Transport will be provided to and from the ACC.
Cost: No charge
Fun Run – Adelaide CBD and River Bank District
Guided by our local anaesthetists, take a leisurely 2 or 5 km run around the CBD and riverbank district. A great way to get the blood pumping before the opening lecture of the NSC. Meeting at 0630 on the Promenade outside Regatta’s
Cost: No charge
Adelaide Central Markets Foodie Tour
This local foodie institution is the largest undercover produce market in the southern hemisphere and has been supplying food for 140 years. The market contains hundreds of stalls selling food from all around the world. The tour will start with the best espresso in the market, followed by a full hot and healthy breakfast. During the tour you will get to taste a selection of delicious foods from South Australian artisan food producers, meet the suppliers, stallholders, and producers whose families have traded at the market for generations. If you have a passion for great food, you don’t want to miss this!
Location: Providore (stall 66)
Time: 0830 – 1100
Adelaide Oval Roof Climb
Take a walk on the wild side! Be led along the impressive curved roofline of Adelaide Oval’s Western Stand before navigating your way across a narrow bridge to reach the South Riverbank Stand. Not only will you experience magical views of the city and the Adelaide Oval, but be impressed as you take in views from the hills to the sea!
Location: Adelaide Oval
Sunday, 7 October 2018
Group Bike Ride – Adelaide Hills
This is a guided ride for the experienced rider accustomed to riding in a bunch. Distance ~ 50 km. Enjoy some classic Adelaide Hills riding. This loop climbs the iconic Old Freeway bike path before heading to Uraidla for coffee. The return trip skirts the edge of the Basket Range before descending from Norton Summit to head back into the city.
Location: Adelaide Hills
Time: 0700 – 0930
Cost: No charge
Sticky Rice Cooking Class – Adelaide Hills
Located in Stirling in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, Sticky Rice is a cooking school where you learn how to create restaurant quality dishes in a hands-on cooking class with Australia’s masters of Asian, Spanish and Moroccan cuisine. This is not just a cooking class but a journey where you will get to learn about the cuisine and the ingredients while you wine and dine on the food you create.
Location: Stirling (transport to and from the ACC will be provided)
Time: 1000 – 1400
Guided Walk – Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Join us for a guided walk through Adelaide’s beautiful Botanic Gardens. Meet at the Visitors Information Centre and from there discover Palm House (one of the most unique houses in the Southern Hemisphere), the Garden of Health and Healing, the Mediterranean Garden and the Museum of Economic Botany among many others. This guided tour through the gardens will take approximately 1.5 hrs and will finish up at the Botanic Garden Café where you can relax, sit back and enjoy a coffee in the beautiful surrounds
Location: Botanic Gardens (transport to and from the ACC will be provided)
Monday, 8 October 2018
Breakfast with the Birds – Cleland Wildlife Park
This is a unique opportunity to feed and photograph various species of birds in the park at their most relaxed. You will also have the opportunity to hear and see critically endangered bird species and learn how Cleland is actively involved with the conservation of these precious and declining species. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the café by the fire, outside in the sun with the wild lorikeets or you can choose to have your breakfast packed into a picnic hamper to enjoy in the park.
Location: Cleland Wildlife Park (transport to and from the ACC will be provided)
Gourmet Food and Wine Tour – McLaren Vale
Only a 40km trip south of Adelaide’s CBD, this area marks the origin of South Australia’s rich winemaking history. The region’s Mediterranean climate lends itself to production of exquisite red and whites. Historically known for shiraz, grenache and cabernet, emerging Italian and Spanish varieties such as fiano, vermentino, tempranillo and sangiovese give a Mediterranean twist to this surprising region, with warm summers and low rainfall. With over 30 kms of coastline to marvel at, fresh and vibrant local produce and the feeling that you’re a million miles away from Adelaide, McLaren Vale is a region with many faces, each one of them captivating.
This private and intimate tour will cater for all, from the connoisseur to the complete beginner looking for an introduction to the world of wine. The focus will be on a pleasant, relaxed and social day with an emphasis on quality not quantity. During the tour you will visit two boutique wineries before arriving at d’Arenberg Winery for lunch on the verandah, followed by plenty of time to explore the Cube!
Location: McLaren Vale (transport to and from the ACC will be provided)
Time: 0900 – 1530
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Haigh’s Chocolate Factory Tour
Founded by Alfred E. Haigh in 1915, Haigh’s Chocolate Factory is Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate maker. Today the company is run by 4th generation Haighs. Being the first Australia-owned chocolate maker to gain UTZ certification, Haigh’s are at the forefront of sustainable chocolate production, with a program that spans cocoa growing countries from Ghana in West Africa to Peru in South America. On this tour learn the history of Haigh’s and how premium quality chocolate is made from cocoa beans sourced from plantations around the world.
Location: Transport to and from will be provided
Cost: No charge (include tasting and coffee at completion)
Kid Friendly Activities
Sprout Cooking School – Parents and Children Interactive Cooking Class
Sprout is a hands-on, healthy cooking school that boasts the largest purpose-built kitchen in South Australia. The school was established in 2011 by Callum Hann, the runner-up of Master Chef 2010. A class at Sprout means cooking delicious recipes from start to finish, learning valuable skills, new techniques and, importantly, adding healthy dishes to your repertoire. There’s no standing around watching at Sprout, when they say hand-on, they mean it! The class is designed for parents and kids over the age of 6 and includes two cooking demonstrations, two hand-on cooking classes, commentary of cooking, health and exercise, a two course meal and a copy of each recipe to take home. Parents can also enjoy a glass of wine while the kids get in the kitchen!
Location: 89 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton
Time: Friday, 5 October 2018 – 1400 (time to be confirmed)
Cost: Adult: $95 | Child: $65
Beyond Bouldering – Indoor Rock Climbing
Beyond Bouldering are committed to creating a space where climbers of all levels can come together, play, train an, most importantly, have fun. Offering a 4.5 m high Walltopia bouldering wall and over 1000 internationally-sourced climbing holds, Beyond Bouldering is the largest indoor bouldering facility in South Australia.
Location: 15 Croydon Road, Keswick
Cost: 1 day unlimited access: $19 | Students: $17 | Children under 12: $14
These classes will combine the aspects of yoga that Andrew finds supportive of his physical and mental well-being while maintaining a medical career. If you have never tried yoga or if you have a regular practice come and experience an hour of attending to body, mind and breath. A great way to start your day at the Adelaide ASA NSC. The only flexibility you need is the kind that will bring you to the session! Register on the website to guarantee your spot as spaces are limited.
Location: ACC Foyer
Time: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday – 0700 – 0800
Cost: Paper money donation in support of Medicins Sans Frontieres