Wellbeing Activities

On Tuesday the scientific program will finish at 3.00pm, allowing you to participate in wellbeing activities, whilst discovering what Hobart has to offer.

Following afternoon tea at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, you have the opportunity to participate in one of the activities listed below. You are invited to choose an activity as part of the registration process, and make an afternoon of it. You are most welcome to book additional tickets for your partners and family to participate too.

Rock Climbing at Rocky Tom

Date: Tuesday 19 November 2019
Time: 1500 – 1830
Cost: $185.00

Participants will be picked up from the Hotel Grand Chancellor at 3pm and taken by coach to nearby Geilston Bay for two hours of top rope climbing at Rocky Tom. Located around 20 minutes’ drive from the CBD, Rocky Tom is one of the few cliffs near Hobart with a predominance of excellent climbing routes ranging from easy to hard. Stainless steel bolts provide anchors at the top of some of the more popular routes, and trees are otherwise plentiful. Most climbs are about 8m high and all are on sandstone. Please note that there is a 30 minute walk in and out of the area. In the event of wet weather, the climbing will take place at the indoor climbing gym in Hobart.

kunanyi/Mt Wellington Guided Walk

Date: Tuesday 19 November 2019
Time: 1515 – 1730
Cost: $50.00

Aunty Theresa Sainty is the Aboriginal Linguistic Consultant for the palawa kani (Tasmanian Aboriginal language) program in lutruwita/Tasmania and Zoe Rimmer is the Senior Curator of Indigenous Cultures at TMAG.

Both are fabulous humans and have a wealth of Pakana knowledge to share!

Join them for an overview of Indigenous connection to land, culture and climate change amongst kunanyi’s beautiful wet sclerophyll forests.

Royal Hobart Hospital Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Tour

Date: Tuesday 19 November 2019
Time: 1530 – 1630
Cost: No charge

In 1992, the Royal Hobart Hospital commissioned a cylindrical hyperbaric chamber. At that time there were features that made this unique across Australia and it was certainly ahead of its time. After 25 years of service the old facility has been retired.

A new chamber will come into operation in 2019 once the Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment is completed. Like its predecessor, it is unique and ahead of its time.

The new chamber is rectangular and will not only have hyperbaric treatment capabilities, but will also have hypobaric (altitude) capabilities. This makes this the only chamber of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.

Tasmania has a very active occupational diving industry, and with 20,000 recreational divers around the State, the hyperbaric chamber in Hobart is one of the most active across the country. The unit not only has world experts leading the way in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, but is also fostering the future leaders in this field, including aerospace synergies.

The combined hyperbaric/hypobaric capability will create opportunities for innovation, research and development in aerospace and hypobaric fields as well as hyperbaric medicine.

The new facility will be capable of treating 12 patients simultaneously in a new triple lock chamber consisting of one 8 person treatment lock; one central access lock with toilet facilities and one 4 person lock with ICU capability. The new facility will incorporate the latest state of the art technology in order to ensure that it provides the most user friendly equipment for patient treatments and ease of operation by the hyperbaric staff.

Dive in and let us take you on a journey beyond the cosmos in our world leading facility.

NOTE: This tour is dependent on the completion of the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment – a factor outside the control of the Hyperbaric Medicine Staff. If this tour is unable to proceed, you will be notified with plenty of notice.

Hobart History Walk with Dr Bryan Walpole

Date: Tuesday 19 November 2019
Time: 1600 – 1800
Cost: $20.00

A bus will transport delegates from the Hotel Grand Chancellor to the Collection of Medical Artefacts (COMA) where you will hear about the early settlement, the first doctor who was in part responsible for a massacre, whilst viewing and discussing these artefacts. COMA first began as a collection at the Australian Medical Association’s house in Hobart during the 1970s. The collection uses its exhibits to help visitors reflect on the medical treatment they could have expected in the past, compared to the medicine of today.

Dr Bryan Walpole will then lead participants back along the rivulet, which was the source of typhoid, and then to Franklin Square, to discuss the statues of Dr W E Crowther, John Franklin, and then proceed through Salamanca where the brothels produced much disease. Finally you will head into Battery Point, where several local luminaries practised, finishing at the shipwrights arms where refreshments can be purchased.

Mt Wellington Descent

Date: Tuesday 19 November 2019
Time: 1545 – 1830
Cost: $80.00

From the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington to Hobart’s scenic waterfront, this is the ultimate bike riding adventure experience.

Starting from Hobart’s waterfront you will head to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington for spectacular views across Southern Tasmania including an elevated look over the beautiful city of Hobart. After soaking in the views you will experience Tasmania’s ultimate downhill bicycle ride – 1272 metres to sea level. Along the way, this 21 km guided journey captures contrasting landscapes from sub-alpine and mountain rainforests to the vibrant waterfront of Hobart. For the more adventurous an optional off-road section is available. This tour is suitable for anyone who can confidently ride a bike and meets safety requirements of a minimum height of 150cm and maximum weight of 120kg.


  • kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit
  • Mountain bike adventure
  • The Springs
  • Off road section (optional)
  • Cascade Gardens
  • Battery Point and Salamanca

Golf at Kingston Beach Golf Club

Date: Tuesday 19 November 2019
Time: 1530 – 1800
Cost: $40.00 (includes club hire) / $30.00 (without club hire)

The Kingston Beach Golf Club is one of Tasmania’s leading golf courses.

The Kingston Beach Golf Club winds through river flats where Browns River enters the sea, and is edged with eucalypts and light bushland. This flat, easy walking course is framed with views of the Mount Wellington Range, river and ocean and presents a combination of testing par threes, delightful par fours and strategic par fives.

There are numerous bunkers, water comes into play on six holes and the elevated green on the 16th is framed by bunkers and a large pine tree, which may test the ability of many golfers. An inclinator carries players to the 18th tee.

The Club has hire and practice facilities, a resident golf professional and a stunning clubhouse built in 1830 and known as the Red House. Founded in 1922, the Club has hosted many major state and national events and the course is a proclaimed wildlife sanctuary.

Delegates will be transported to the golf club, and play 9 rounds of golf, followed by refreshments in the club house. Ticket price includes green fees and transportation. Additional fees apply if golf carts are required.

Hobart Yachts SOLD OUT

Date: Tuesday 19 November 2019
Time: 1600 – 1900
Cost: $140.00 (includes premium Tasmanian food and beverages)

Be a part of the crew (as active as you want to be) in a real yacht race onboard a luxurious racing yacht, with premium Tasmanian food and beverages included. Twilight yacht races on the Derwent River are a magnificent tradition in Hobart; be a part of it and get your heart racing too!

* Please note that minimum numbers apply to all wellbeing activities. If an activity is cancelled, you will be advised by Friday 4 October 2019.

Important Dates

Sponsorship & exhibition prospectus released