The Blue Mountains is one of New South Wales most visited tourism destinations. The region is well known for its unique mountainous ranges, plateau escarpments, cascading waterfalls and hidden canyons. 

The quaint village-feel and the breathtakingly beautiful scenery makes you feel far from the city.

Check out our Social Programs page for optional group activities offered to registered conference delegates. 

Scenic World

Nestled in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, Scenic World offers a self-guided nature-based experience like no other.

Scenic World  is the home of the Scenic Skyway and the Scenic Railway, the world’s steepest railway!



The Spectacular Half-day Abseiling tour is simply the best action packed half day adventure you can have in the Blue Mountains. No prior abseiling experience is required. All you need to do is dress for the weather and bring running shoes, a litre of water and a camera. For full info please see the High and Wild website >


Guided Bushwalks

Explore the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park with an expert guide from Tread Lightly Eco Tours.

You’ll discover waterfalls, canyons, rainforest and stunning views all the way. A choice of times (2 / 4 / 8 hours) and grades are available.


Day Spa

Indulge in some serious pampering and relaxation at the new Ubika Day Spa at the Fairmont Resort.

Special packages for conference guests are available including massages, facials and body treatments.

Craft Beer, Wine, Food or Private Tour

The Blue Mountains are famous for their stunning vistas and nature experiences. Less well known is the amazing food, wine and craft beer scene.

Locally owned and operated, Higher Ground Tours will take you to some lesser-known but amazing locations away from the crowds and into the Mountains’ best kept secrets for a day you’ll remember forever.


Embark on a captivating space journey in the timeless beauty of the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains skies.

Join Blue Mountains Stargazing for a fun, interactive and insightful nocturnal stargazing experience, astronomy tour and fascinating storytelling led by an astrophysicist.

Conference Dinner

Partners are welcome at the Conference dinner at The Lookout Echo Point on the Thursday night.

Tickets are available from $110 (earlybird rates) with transport from the Fairmont Resort included.

Stay a little longer!

Why not make the most of your trip to the stunning, World Heritage Blue Mountains and stay the weekend after the conference?

In addition to the amazing scenery and nature experiences there’s lots of fine dining, great pubs and bars, cultural activities and events of all sorts to be enjoyed.

Take a look at the many options on the Visit Blue Mountains website or come along to our special Blue Mountains Day Tour on Saturday, 17 September 2022!