Field Trips


Conference participants are invited to choose from five organised field trips taking place on Friday 14 July from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.  All activities depart from the North Terrace entrance to the campus (next to the Hawke Building) at UniSA’s City West Campus upon the close of the academic conference and after lunch.


If you have already registered for CUPUM 2017, to now add a field trip to your registration, please re-enter Conference Online via a weblink provided on your e-tax invoice (emailed to you after you registered). On the e-tax invoice is a link to “CHANGE registration details”. Click this link to change your registration, once that is done you can re-enter your original booking and proceed to register for a field trip.

1. Torrens Road to River Torrens (T2T) Project

Maximum 29 guests

Cost: AUD18 admin fee per person

The T2T Project will deliver a 4km non-stop roadway (incorporating 3 km lowered motorway), between the suburbs of Torrensville and Croydon Park in Adelaide, providing significant travel time saving to commuters and freight. The Project is jointly funded by The Australian and South Australian Governments, both committing $448 million towards the project for a total project cost of $896 million. It is part of Adelaide’s North-South Transport Corridor project, an $11 billion+ initiative to develop a non-stop 78km long transport route across the Adelaide metropolitan area.  The project is due for completion by the end of 2018. Minibus transport is provided to and from the T2T Headquarters in the inner western Adelaide suburb of Hindmarsh. TRANSPORT: Coach hire return trip

2. Adelaide Oval Tour Experience

Maximum 49 guests

Cost: AUD19.00 per person – booking essential, please book and pay direct via:

Our guide will escort you from our UniSA City West Campus to the Adelaide Oval over the recently opened Riverbank Footbridge across the Torrens River.  Adelaide Oval is an important part of Adelaide’s cultural life, hosting many of the city’s key sporting, cultural and entertainment events.  The original oval dates back to 1871, but a redeveloped Adelaide Oval opened in 2014 with an iconic $575 million 50,000 capacity stadium is credited with reinvigorating Adelaide’s CBD.  The new building pays homage to the old Adelaide Cricket Ground with remnants of the old building incorporated into the new Stadium.  This tour takes you behind closed doors where you'll discover hidden secrets and relive celebrated moments.  The tour provides access to restricted areas and you will experience the simulated roar of the crowd as you take to the ground through the interactive players' race. The tour takes you inside the iconic historic scoreboard, and you will be able to see where some of the world's greatest musicians have entertained sold-out crowds.  The River Walk back to the campus offers breathtaking backdrop of the Adelaide skyline and is a memorable close to the tour.  Tours are led by expert volunteer guides - (2.00pm-3.30pm).

3. Two-part Tour of SAHMRI and UniSA Jeffrey Smart Building

Maximum 24 guests

Cost: AUD12.00 per person

a) The South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) building is a flexible, adaptable, healthy and environmentally sustainable facility. It responds to its surrounding environmental conditions to ensure a comfortable internal working environment and to minimize the use of energy. As a result, our facility has earned a gold rating for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

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b) The Jeffrey Smart Building (UniSA) is a cutting-edge facility providing integrated learning spaces, library resources and support services. In August of 2010 the University of South Australia secured $30 million from the Federal Government's Education Investment Fund towards the $95 million Participate@UniSA project, including a new Learning Centre valued at over $85m for the City West campus.

4. Lochiel Park

Maximum 23 guests

Cost: AUD15 admin fee per person

Lochiel Park is a model ‘green’ village located 8 km from the Adelaide Central Business District, alongside the River Torrens in the suburb of Campbelltown. The 15 hectare site is a former TAFE college that was originally earmarked for a typical suburban housing development. An alternate plan was proposed and delivered by the South Australian State Government’s urban renewal authority, Renewal SA, which resulted in a third of the 15 hectare site being allocated for medium density residential development, with the remaining area set aside for public parkland, incorporating urban forest and stormwater wetlands.  The project is part of a ‘Living Lab Project’ funded by the Commonwealth Research Centre into Low Carbon Living as a testbed for the latest in the best available sustainable technologies including passive solar design, 7.5 star energy efficiency building envelope standards, solar photovoltaics, solar hot water heating, rainwater capture and water sensitive design initiatives.  TRANSPORT: Adelaide O-Bahn Busway outbound and coach hire return

5. Cleland Wildlife Park and Mount Lofty Lookout

Maximum 23 guests

Cost: AUD15 admin fee per person plus $25 entry fee paid direct to venue on arrival

Cleland Wildlife Park has been a major tourist attraction in South Australia since 1967. The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) is committed to creating a sustainable environment that can be enjoyed by everyone both now and into the future.

Cleland plays an important role by helping visitors connect with animals in their natural environment. By providing an immersive nature experience, with a limited number of enclosures and the chance to get closer to some of our state’s most iconic animals, visitors will learn more about the importance of conservation.  Weather permitting, a short visit to the Mt Lofty Lookout may be possible, with magnificent views over the city skyline, metropolitan Adelaide and Piccadilly Valley from its 727m high summit. TRANSPORT: Coach hire return trip

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