The 2010 Convention Social Program will vary from past events as we make the most of the wonderful and unique experiences Alice Springs has to offer.
Tuesday 7 September
A Welcome to Alice Springs
will be hosted in the Alice Springs Convention Centre from 6.30pm.
Wednesday 8 September
Todd River Regatta -
The 2010 Convention Dinner is to be held outdoors at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve click here for history. RTPs will be encouraged to form a team to compete in the Todd River Regatta, early in the evening. Delegates can then view the historical buildings that comprise the old Telegraph Station.
Dining will take place amongst the wonderful surrounds of the Telegraph Station and delegates will be treated to music from a local band.
Buses will transport delegates to and from the Telegraph Station, departing selected hotels from 1745 hrs.
To find out more about the RTP Todd River Regatta and to enter your RTP team please contact Larla Pascual on 02 6263 6798 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 9 September In view of the limited airline schedules into Alice Springs, organisers consider that to make the most of the Convention, delegates are likely to arrive on the Tuesday and depart on the Friday morning. Therefore an extra social function, at the cost of the delegate, is being arranged for the Thursday evening at the Ooraminna Cattle Station, the home of William and Mary Hayes who were one of the pioneer families of the Alice Springs District. They arrived in 1884 with horses and bullock teams loaded with steel poles to replace the original wooden poles on the Overland Telegraph Line.
Today, six generations later, Bill and Jan Hayes and their family, own and operate Deep Well Station, the location of Ooraminna Homestead. Experience the unique beauty of the outback with them.
The dinner will be hosted at the old film set of "The Drover's Boy", located within metres of the Homestead. Click here
Don't miss out on this amazing experience .. make sure you stay the extra night!
The cost of $80.00 is a subsidised rate to cover your meal, entertainment and transfers, but not drinks. These can be purchased on the night.
Please note: Due to OH&S requirements unfortunately children under the age of 16 are not permitted to attend evening dinner functions (with the exception of babies with nursing mothers).
Please contact your chosen hotel to arrange babysitting services if necessary. GPET appreciates your understanding concerning this matter.
Desert Park Special Offer to GPET Delegates
Desert Park Alice Springs is offering delegates to the GPET Convention a 20% discount on general entry and the Park’s Nocturnal Tour. The offer is extend to one week prior and one week post-convention, for those delegates arriving early or choosing to stay on after the convention. The discounts can be redeemed on presentation of registration papers and/or your lanyard to the entry station of the Park. Desert Park is one of the ‘must see’ attractions for every visitor to Alice! In the space of just a few hours, you can discover many of the secrets of the Central Australian deserts at the Desert Park. Hundreds of species of plants and animals found across Central Australian deserts can be seen, smelt and heard. You will even have the opportunity to experience desert habitats as they are at night, seeing some of the animals near impossible to see in the wild.
Visit the website for more information - www.alicespringsdesertpark.com.au