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Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) Conference: COASTS AND WETLANDS (...

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Marion Bay

Marion Bay Road

Marion Bay Viewing Platform

Marion Bay, TAS 7175

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COASTS AND WETLANDS (MARION BAY)

Marion Bay, located about an hour drive from Hobart to the east coast of Tasmania, is an idyllic coastal location rich in natural (e.g. BirdLife International Important Bird Area) and cultural values (e.g. Marion Bay Falls Festival). During the trip, we will visit the iconic Marion Bay beach, look out for the 'Three Plovers' (Hooded, Double-banded and Red-capped Plovers), get an insight into costal processes that shape Tasmania's coastline, explore the newly contructed 'lookout' and appreciate the work done by the local Marion Bay Coastcare group, then venture into the largest saltmarsh in southern Tasmania to explore the characteristic flora, fauna and ecological processes (e.g. carbon sink, fish nursery) of our coastal wetlands. For lunch and warmth on a winter day, we will visit the multi-award winning Bangor property.

  • Date: Saturday July 13, 2019

  • Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm

  • Organisers: Vishnu Prahalad, John Aalders, Violet Harrison-Day and Chris Sharples

  • Number of people: 30 people (first come – first served)

  • Departing: 8:30am Wrest Point (please arrive in time for boarding by ~8:20am)

  • Returning: 4:00pm Wrest Point (please check for option of airport drop-off by ~3.30pm)

  • Dress: Warm winter clothing and wet weather jacket, scarf and beanie, closed toe walking boots

  • Other items: Drink bottle, camera and binoculars (optional)

  • Lunch details: Buy your own at Bangor Vineyard Shed (https://bangorshed.com.au/)*

*Bangor Vineyard Shed will be a warm and cosy retreat for lunch. A booking has been made for our group and upon arrival, food and drinks (including wine/beer/cider and hot beverages) can be ordered off the menu.

A quick insight into Marion Bay: https://about-tasmania.com.au/project/marion-bay/

Link to local Marion Bay Coastcare group Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MarionBayCoastcare/

Link to Bangor property website: https://bangorshed.com.au/pages/environmental-management

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Marion Bay Road

Marion Bay Viewing Platform

Marion Bay, TAS 7175

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