2016 Vertebrate Pest Management Symposium


Destination – Coffs Harbour

The friendly beachside city of Coffs Harbour is Coffs Coast’s vibrant heart. Surrounded by National Parks and facing the Solitary Islands Marine Park, the natural environment and uncrowded beaches are complemented by exciting activities and attractions, excellent shopping, fantastic accommodation and award-winning cafes and restaurants.

The stunning location of Coffs Coast sits in a unique position where the Sub-Alpine mountain escarpments, Sub-Tropical rainforests and a Sub-Marine underwater sanctuary all in the one place. Coffs Harbour is a modern city with a small-town atmosphere and the hub from which to explore Coffs Coast’s enormous selection of things to see and do.

Take a stroll along the Jetty foreshores, the historic timber Jetty itself, the International Marina and Northern breakwall and admire the scenic harbour views. The hilly island dominating this view is Muttonbird Island, home to the wedge-tailed shearwater. Its walking track offers exceptional views back to Coffs Harbour.

There is such a diverse range of activities from surf rafting to snorkelling, sky diving to seal kisses. The Coffs Coast has been designed to help visitors organise their itinerary with accommodation, entertainment, dining, events, trails and maps. The Coffs Coast Travel App is free to download from Itunes and Google play.

For more information on Coffs Harbour and the surrounding areas, please visit the following website: www.coffscoast.com.au


101 things to do in Coffs Harbour Brochure


Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour
Opal Boulevard
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 Australia
Website: www.opalcove.com.au

Set on 36 hectares of lush coastline overlooking the South Pacific, this relaxed resort is 7 km from both Coffs Harbour and the Big Banana theme park. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies or patios, the modern rooms offer free Wi-Fi and cable TV, plus sofa beds, minibars and tea/coffeemaking facilities. Suites have separate living rooms with dining tables. There are also bright 2- and 3-bedroom villas with full kitchens. Room service is available.

Amenities include a modern Australian restaurant/bar, an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a spa with beauty treatments (fee). There’s also a fitness centre, a 9-hole golf course and mini-golf.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline:
Monday 11th June 2018
Notification to authors of Abstract Status:
Friday 29th June 2018
Deadline for presenters to register:
Friday 31st August 2018
Earlybird Registration Deadline:
Friday 31st August 2018

Symposium Managers

For further information regarding the 2018 NSW Pest Management Symposium, please contact:


East Coast Conferences
Jayne Hindle, Amy McIntosh, Jasmine Durbidge

Phone: (61-2) 6650 9800
Fax: (61-2) 6650 9700
Mobile: 0423 497 038
Postal: PO Box 848, Coffs Harbour,
NSW, 2450 Australia
Email: jayne@eastcoastconferences.com.au
ABN: 56 515 955 798 (East Coast Conferences)

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