Social Program

Kalgoorlie City and Mine Tour 

The Kalgoorlie City and Mine Tour has been cancelled. For queries regarding refunds please contact the Conference managers at 

A geological field trip around Perth for maths boffins – from basin to basement to brewery

Trip leader: Nick Timms (Curtin University)

This day trip, we will embark on a journey through geological time, starting from the most recent sedimentary rocks deposited in the Perth Basin to ancient crystalline basement of the Yilgarn Craton to the east of the Darling Fault Scarp. At each stop we will focus on the outcrops and how they fit into a regional context, and ponder current challenges faced by geoscience researchers that could benefit from quantitative mathematical approaches. Cogitation will be lubricated by a visit to a local brewery during the trip.

The trip will run on Friday 8 September. Leave from the conference venue at 08:00, returning by early evening. Lunch is not included so BYO packed lunch. We will visit a brewery for refreshments towards the end of the day.
Bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, and suitable clothing/footwear for the weather.

Cost of the trip is $50 per person.

Tour queries and registration 
For any queries please contact the Conference Managers at To register for the Tour (only conference delegates) visit the IAMG 2017 registration page 

Perth and Western Australia Tours

Arinex has negotiated a 10% discount on tours available through Gray Line for The International Association for Mathematical Geosciences Conference delegates and accompanying persons (excluding tours to Rottnest Island and Swan River Cruises).

For further information on these tours, as well as other day touring options in and around Perth, or to make a booking on any of these tours and take advantage of the 10% discount on selected tours, please click on the link below and select Perth on the map of Australia.

Please find below some suggested touring options from Gray Line:

Perth City Sights Tour

Tour the highlights of Perth then travel to Fremantle, an historic seaside town of convict history, glorious alfresco outdoor dining, modern ocean racing yachts, terraced houses, museums and galleries set between the Indian Ocean and the Swan River.

Rottnest Island with Eco Discovery Cruise

The subtropical island of Rottnest set in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Explore secluded beaches and isolated sandy bays, land locked lakes – home to a profusion of waterbirds and learn of early settlement history … you’re sure to encounter a Quokka! Circumnavigate the pristine coastline of Rottnest Island and discover its unique coral reef and limestone geology. Get up close to the island’s wildlife and encounter a side of Rottnest you never knew existed!

Margaret River Wine Tour

Stunning beaches, rivers, the inland waterway of Peel Inlet, blue mountains in the distance, villages and towns and the wine growing region of the South West. Taste the wines and explore vast underground limestone caves in a day of discovery along this Indian Ocean coastline.

Pinnacles Desert with 4WD Adventure

A fascinating day of spectacular natural contrasts. Big sky plains, koalas and kangaroos, massive sand dunes and emerald waters lapping pristine white sandy beaches. Then the dramatic Pinnacles Desert – arid, vast seemingly lifeless yet inhabited by strange limestone pillars rising through the sand. The thrilling adventure of four wheel driving at the Lancelin Sand Dunes, is an unparalleled way of discovering this awesome environment.

Please be advised that the above tours are offered by separate operators, and do not have any connection with arinex pty limited. This information is provided to delegates on a general basis and is the delegate’s responsibility to research, make a booking and pay for the service provided directly with the supplier. Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions on the operator website before proceeding with payment to avoid any problems. Any issues relating to this are at the expense of the delegate and not the responsibility of Arinex pty limited.