Location
Margaret River, Western Australia
Date
1–3 December 2020

Location, Venue and Satellite Nodes

Location

The spectacular Margaret River Region welcomes travelers from around the world like no other destination in Australia. A pleasant three-hour drive south of Perth, Western Australia’s premier holiday region offers a unique range of pristine natural attractions, premium wineries and craft breweries, fine restaurants, handmade arts & crafts, unspoiled beaches, towering karri forests and friendly locals. Blessed with a mild Mediterranean maritime climate, the four seasons are gently defined in this relaxed and soulful corner of the country.

Margaret River is the name of a river, a town and a region. The Margaret River flows to the ocean at Prevelly while the Blackwood River flows to Augusta in the south.The region has an extensive coastline with 110 kilometres of beaches, bays and rocky points. The region comprises rural countryside, sandy beaches, native forests and national parks. From the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay in the north, to the ancient cave-carved Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, through the picturesque vineyards and karri forest, to the rugged beauty of Cape Leeuwin in the south, this is a place of stunning natural contrasts. It’s this diversity which has put the Margaret River Region on the map.

Conference Venue

The Margaret River HEART is a multi-purpose venue designed to cater to a wide array of entertainment, arts, community and business functions.

There are multiple spaces designed for your plenary, small meetings, exhibitions, and breakout sessions.

This fully accessible, state of the art facility incorporates natural light throughout, boasting an expansive foyer and gallery, and internal courtyard. The HEART sits adjacent to the regional shire office precinct complete with grassed entertainment area and soundshell. There is a dedicated registration desk, bar and kiosk, onsite parking, committed technical support, professional event personnel and is an easy 5 minute walk to downtown Margaret River.

The team at Margaret River HEART stand ready to greet you when you join us for the 2020 Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference in Margaret River region.

Address: 47 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River WA 6285

Airport: 8.6 km / 14 min drive
CBD: 5-minute walk

For updates on how The HEART is responding to COVID-19 to keep you safe during your visit, please CLICK HERE.

Satellite Nodes

With the constraints on travel associated with COVID-19 the Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference will, for the first time, offer a live-streamed program at selected ECO Destination locations across the country. This will be offered in addition to the live conference being staged at the HEART, in Margaret River Western Australia.

Check the list below to see if there is a live stream ‘mini-conference’ near you!

Bundaberg, QLD

Live streaming days 1-3 of the conference
1-3 December 2020
Bundaberg Multiplex Sport and Convention Centre
Click here to register

Additional event: Launch into Ecotourism Breakfast
1 December 2020, 7am arrival for 7:30am start
Bundaberg Multiplex Sport and Convention Centre
Further details and registration

Townsville, QLD

Live streaming days 1-3 of the conference
1-3 December 2020
Reid Park Pit Lane – Boundary Street Townsville
Email sustainable@townsville.qld.gov.au with your registration

Quandamooka Country (North Stradbroke Island), QLD

Live streaming days 1-3 of the conference
1-3 December 2020
Minjerribah Ganaba, Goompi (Dunwich)
Take the Stradbroke Flyer from the mainland
Further details and registration

Additional event: Daily Minjerribah Aboriginal Culture Walk with Traditional Owner – Josh Walker. Tickets $40 For bookings contact Kiah Morgan: 0418 973 695 or kiah.morgan@qyac.net.au

Coffs Harbour, NSW

Live streaming day 2 of the conference only
2 December 2020
Central Block, C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Stadium Drive
Click here to register

Additional event: ECO Destination presentation/discussion and networking drinks
2 December 2020, 4pm-7pm
C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Stadium Drive
Further details and registration

Central Coast, NSW

Live streaming days 1-3 of the conference
1-3 December 2020
Function Room at Central Coast Council, 2 Hely St, Wyong
Register your interest to attend here

Travel to WA now open to QLD, TAS, SA, NT, ACT!