Activities, tours and optional items

Non-ringer programme tours

The following tours are included in the registration fee for the non-ringer programme. This option is also available to non-ringing delegates accompanying participants of the International Handchime Festival.  To register for this option as an individual, follow the registration steps for the International Handbell Symposium.

Tuesday 7th August, 2018 – Green Island Resort

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (times to be confirmed)
Green Island Cruise 
Includes return ferry transfers
Choice of glass bottom boat or snorkelling equipment
Semi-submersible
Lunch not included – there are a number of lunch options available on the island.

Wednesday 8th August, 2018

Morning – Botanic Gardens with lunch

Hotel pickups approx. 9:30 AM
Transfer to Cairns Botanic Gardens for two-hour guided tour through the gardens.
Lunch at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant – (light lunch with tea or coffee).
Bus transfer return to convention centre.

Afternoon & evening – Rainforestation with other IHS participants

See above for more information.

Thursday 9th August, 2018 – Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

Pick up and drop off at Cairns City Hotel with drive through Palm Cove Beach.
Entry to Croc farm including half hour wetlands boat cruise and daily presentations.
Lunch not included.

Friday 10th August 2018 – Daintree Tour

8:00 AM pickup at Cairns Hotel
Short drive tour through Port Douglas Township
Travel on to the Daintree Village for morning tea and a 90 minute Daintree River Cruise.
Buffet lunch with tropical fruit tasting and presentation at High Falls Fruit Farm.
On to Mossman Gorge for rainforest walks and the chance of a swim depending on water levels in the river.
Approximately 6:00 PM return to Cairns.

Rainforestation Nature Park

Wednesday 8 August 2018

This activity is included in the registration fee for all International Handbell Symposium and Handchime Festival delegates. Youth delegates and other guests are welcome to add this activity as an option for $120.

Participants will assemble at 1:30 PM at the Cairns Convention Center to load buses for this afternoon and evening of cultural and environmental fun and adventure.  Buses will return to the Cairns Convention Center at approximately 9:00 PM.

The award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park, located in Kuranda’s World Heritage Rainforest, will be a true Australian experience and one to remember for a lifetime.  It will offer three unique experiences to visitors.

See iconic Australian animals in the Koala & Wildlife Park, including dingoes, wombats, the cassowary, and the only Tasmanian Devils in North Queensland.

Learn about Indigenous culture and take part in the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience including traditional dance performances, spear and boomerang throwing, and didgeridoo playing.

Board an amphibious World War II Army Duck for a land and water adventure through the rainforest, as your guide identifies and explains fascinating wildlife and plants.

After the evening meal you will have fun learning to bush dance with the Aussies and New Zealanders.

International Handbell Symposium optional add-ons

The following items can be added to any registration for an additional fee:

Foam ads – cost TBC

You will have the option of bringing your own foam or purchasing foam that will be available for your when you arrive at the event. Each section of foam will be 770mm x 1880mm x 100mm (approximately 2.5 feet x 6 feet x 4 inches). Due to the variable pricing of foam, a final price will be set and collected in May 2018.  Cost should be in the range if $50 AUD per section. You will be asked to notify us of your decision regarding foam in registration step 2.

Polo shirt – $20 AUD

The event polo shirt is an optional item that can be added to International Handbell Symposium registration for $20 each.  Opt-in for the shirt in Registration Step 2 and choose your size using the information below as your guide. Dimensions below are in centimeters. Note that chest measurements are listed in ‘half-chest’. To get an accurate measurement, measure all the way around your chest with the tape just under your arm. Divide this measurement in half to determine the ‘half-chest’ number that will correspond with the chart below.

Gala dinner for guests – $81 AUD

The final Gala Dinner is included in registration for massed ringing participants and non-ringing delegates.  If you have accompanying guests you would like to join you for this dinner, you can add extra Gala Dinner tickets to your registration by selecting this option in Registration Step 2.

Rainforestation excursion for guests – $120 AUD

Our afternoon and evening excursion and dinner to Rainforestation Nature Park is included in registration for massed ringing participants and non-ringing delegates. If you have any guest who would like to join us on this excursion, select this option in Registration Step 2. See the details of what is included above.

IHS group photo – $28 AUD

It is an event tradition to gather all participants and delegates for a group photo during the event. Order your 12 x 18 copy in Registration Step 2.

International Handchime Festival optional add-ons

Following is a list of optional items that can be added to registration for the International Handchime Festival.

Foam pads – cost TBC

You will have the option of bringing your own foam or purchasing foam that will be available for your when you arrive at the event. Each section of foam will be 770mm x 1880mm x 100mm (approximately 2.5 feet x 6 feet x 4 inches). Due to the variable pricing of foam, a final price will be set and collected in May 2018. Cost should be in the range if $50 AUD per section. You will be asked to notify us of your decision regarding foam in registration step 2.

Optional box lunch – $21 AUD

An optional box lunch is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Must be ordered in advance. This will not be available onsite. Select this option in Registration Step 2.

Optional buffet lunch – $35 AUD

If you prefer a sit-down buffet meal, you may chose this option instead of the box lunch. The buffet is available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and must be ordered in advance in Registration Step 2.

Optional Tuesday dinner – $50 AUD

Select to include this optional dinner in Registration Step 2.

Guests for International Handchime Festival buffet dinner – $55 AUD

This Thursday evening dinner is included with the Handchime Festival registration. This option will allow family and friends to attend the meal with registrants. Select this option in Registration Step 2.

Optional group photo – $28 AUD

A 12″ x 18″ commemorative photo of all participants in the International Handchime Festival. This option may be added in Registration Step 2.

International Handbell Symposium Gala & Closing Ceremonies – $81 AUD

If you are staying to enjoy the final day and concert of the International Handbell Symposium and would like to attend the final gala dinner and closing ceremonies, select this option in Registration Step 2.

Rainforestation Nature Park for additional guests – $120 AUD

Our afternoon, evening and dinner excursion to Rainforestation Nature Park is included in registration for massed ringing participants and non-ringing delegates. If you have any guest who would like to join us on this excursion, select this option in Registration Step 2. See the details of what is included above.

Additional event polo shirt – $20 AUD

The event polo shirt is included in the Handchime ringing delegates, but not for non-ringing delegates. Choose this option if you would like to purchase a polo shirt for a non-ringing delegate or others.

Opt-in for the shirt in Registration Step 2 and choose your size using the information below as your guide. Dimensions below are in centimetres. Note that chest measurements are listed in ‘half-chest’. To get an accurate measurement, measure all the way around your chest with the tape just under your arm. Divide this measurement in half to determine the ‘half-chest’ number that will correspond with the chart below.

 

International Handbell Symposium Youth Festival optional add-ons

The following optional items are available as add-ons to your registration.

Polo shirt – $20 AUD

The event polo shirt is an optional item that can be added to International Handbell Symposium Youth Festival registration for $20 each. Opt-in for the shirt in during registration and choose your size using the information below as your guide. Dimensions below are in centimetres. Note that chest measurements are listed in ‘half-chest’. To get an accurate measurement, measure all the way around your chest with the tape just under your arm. Divide this measurement in half to determine the ‘half-chest’ number that will correspond with the chart below.

Youth Festival group photo – $28 AUD

It is an event tradition to gather all participants and delegates for a group photo during the event. Order your 12 x 18 copy during registration.