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Pre-Conference Tours – Monday 26 August 2024

Start your conference experience with one of three pre-conference tours, designed to highlight the vibrant industry and rich culture of Karratha. Scheduled for the morning of Day 1, these tours will set the stage for the conference, which kicks off at 12:30 PM.

Pickup and Drop-off: All tours will depart from and return to the Red Earth Arts Precinct. If you’re staying at one of our partner conference hotels, enjoy the convenience of a shuttle service that will bring you directly to the pickup location.

Note: Shuttle schedule will be provided a week before the event via the conference app.

Tour 1

Dampier Port Tour


Times: 8:00am - 12:00pm
*Times subject to change

Cost: $80 pp

Join the Dampier Seafarers tour and learn about the Dampier Port and the Rio Tinto mining operations.

Your tour host will take you on a drive for a behind the scenes look at the iron ore operations at the Dampier ports, visit to the Dampier Salt Mine lookout, finishing with spectacular views of the Dampier Harbour from East Intercourse Island lookout.

The tour lasts approx 3.5 hours and morning tea & water is included included.

All tour participants must wear long sleeved shirts, long pants and fully enclosed shoes. Safety glasses will be provided.

Groups are limited to 18 people each.

Tour 2

Cossack Walking Tour


Time: 7:00am – 9:30am
*Times subject to change

Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

Cost: $80 pp

Join a Traditional Owner on an informative cultural walking tour of Bajinhurrba.

Embark on a short 60-minute walking tour of Bajinhurrba (Cossack) on Ngarluma Country. Nestled at the heart of the Pilbara coastal region, Cossack is a town that pulsates with the echoes of history and culture, just 50 kilometres from Karratha. This short walking tour promises not only a glimpse into the history of Cossack’s pearling era and maritime industry, but also an intimate connection with the land and its enduring stories of culture.

Cossack is also the site of the CRC for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) Tropical Rock Oyster project that is developing a new premium aquaculture product. The pristine waters of Northern Australia provide ideal conditions to expand Northern Australia’s aquaculture industry. Tropical Rock Oysters provide a culturally appropriate, sustainable and economic industry for remote regions and First Nations communities, utilising a native species which has been traditionally harvested for millennia. CRCNA’s industry partner, Maxima Pearling Company are researching optimum oyster hatchery techniques at Cossack in the Dampier Archipelago with oyster lines located a short distance and diagonally opposite the Cossack boat ramp and café.

Whilst suitable for beginners, comfortable walking shoes and attire is recommended.

Bring: hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water and camera.

Tour 3

Premium Rock Art Tour, Nganjarli Murujuga National Park


Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
*Times subject to change

Duration: 2.5 hours including travel time.

Cost: $130 pp

Take a guided tour with a Traditional Owner through Nganjarli - Murujuga National Park, which has the highest concentration of rock art in the world and rediscover the petroglyphs (rock art) created by the Yaburrara (Northern Ngarluma) people. The rock art has been dated back to before the ice age ended and is approx. over 40,000 years old and there is up to 1 million rock art images scattered across the entire Burrup Peninsula and Dampier Archipelago.

Whilst suitable for beginners, comfortable walking shoes and attire is recommended.

Bring: hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water and camera.


“Dinner at Dampier” sponsored by NAUA



Date: Tuesday, 27 August
Time: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Dampier Foreshore, Karratha

Mark your calendar for the highlight of the conference! Celebrating its 10th year, DNAs “Dinner at Dampier”, proudly sponsored by NAUA, is not to be missed.

Join us at the scenic Dampier Foreshore for a relaxed and memorable evening. As the sun sets over the stunning Dampier Archipelago, enjoy delicious canapés and drinks to start, followed by a mouth-watering banquet dinner under the palm trees. With live entertainment, it’s the perfect way to unwind and soak in the serene coastal atmosphere.

Tickets are limited, so make sure to get yours now!

Price: $219.00 + GST
Booking: Tickets can be booked at the time of registration or by clicking this link.

Transportation: As the conference comes to an end on Day 2, buses will pick you up from the Red Earth Arts Precinct and return you to your hotel at the end of the night.

Don’t miss out — book your tickets today!