Partners Program

Canberra is host to many national institutions, attractions and retail outlets. Because there are so many choices of things to see and do in our region, the programme will be self-directed on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th with comprehensive notes and directions available to partners upon arrival at the Convention. Despite what you may have heard, Canberra is actually a relatively easy town to navigate and our team will be able to advise you about the attractions and the best way to get to them. 

On Friday 11th October, we will arrange a bus with a Canberra savvy driver for a tour of iconic Canberra sites. The cost for the bus is $40.00 per head for the day; meals and shopping are not included. All venues have been carefully chosen for ease of access, free admission and availability of reasonably priced food. 

The day will start at the convention venue with the bus taking our adventurers via prominent Canberra landmarks to the National Capital Exhibition Centre, Regatta Point. The displays at the Exhibition Centre explain the development of Canberra, while the small shop offers something for everyone. Linger here for morning tea at the adjoining Deck Café, indulging in excellent coffee, Teadrop brand tea, a selection of cakes or chunky raisin toast. The Café boasts beautiful views over Lake Burley Griffin and the Parliamentary Triangle.  

Next a bit of culture (yes, Canberra does have some). The Portrait Galley beckons with its wonderful collection of old and contemporary portraits representing people who have shaped Australia’s national identity. Also available is an alluring book shop and another café, should you want an extra cuppa. On the way to our next stop, the bus will detour through the Parliamentary Triangle and the adjacent embassy precinct where some of the larger embassies can be found.  

Lunch will be at the Sprout Café at the National Arboretum where you can enjoy expansive views back to the Parliamentary Triangle. The café offers homemade pies, sandwiches, cakes and biscuits as well as coffee, tea and cold drinks. While at the Arboretum, a visit to the adjacent National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia is a must, as is perusal of the excellent book and gift shop.  

After lunch the bus will be available to take you to the Canberra Outlet Centre for a spot of shopping before returning to the conference venue around 4.00pm.  

To assist the Committee with their planning, I ask partners to register for the Partners’ Programme by 31 August 2019 via:  

with your name and contact details and deposit $40.00 for the bus into the convention account using the following details: 

Account Name: N Scale Conventions Australia  
Bank: ANZ
BSB: 014 490
Account Number: 412944171 

Please ensure your surname and initial and “Partners Tour” are included in the transaction details 

Note: This portion of the payment cannot be made using PayPal, we apologise for any inconvenience.