The popular MCT Field trip has been re-scheduled in line with the new dates for AusMac2022.
There are only a few places left, so please contact Denise.Bond@macadamias.org if you would like to reserve a place.
The mother tree of the H2 variety, widely used as root stock for the Australian Industry is still alive and well and grows about 15km from the conference venue. Jim Hinde created one of the first breeding selection orchards at his “Colliston” property at Nerang, growing some of the first trees to be awarded scion wood status by the Queensland DPI: H1, H2 and H3. The current owner has kindly invited us to visit this historic orchard where 100-year-old H2 still grows.
The Gold Coast is the heart of wild macadamia country, where the two edible species overlap and create natural hybrids. Further into the hills (40 minutes drive) we will visit one of the strongest remaining populations of wild bush nut – conveniently growing around the picturesque Natural Bridge. Afternoon tea supplied, rest stops assured, all you need to bring are walking shoes and a hat. The tour will leave from the Royal Pines Reception at 12:30pm on Monday 7 November 2022.
This website has been partly funded by Hort Innovation, using the macadamia research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.