Planning a conference in the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains is undoubtedly a beautiful region, with World Heritage-listed wilderness and a spectacular range of natural attractions. But the Blue Mountains is also a well-equipped region to host your next conference, meeting or corporate event.

Being just a 90-minute drive from Sydney or an easy two-hour trip via train, the Blue Mountains offers you the peaceful and scenic experience of a regional destination whilst still being very accessible from the city.

So to help you with planning a conference in the Blue Mountains, here are a few of our favourite venues and suppliers for the region.

 

Accommodation

When planning a larger conference or event it’s hard to go past the Fairmont Resort and Spa for your accommodation. With 224 rooms and suites, many with spectacular views across the Jamison Valley, this is one of the biggest hotels in the region.

Or if you’re looking for something more intimate but still as glamorous try Echoes Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, or the luxury country-style retreat at Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges. Both of these venues are perfect for hosting meetings or smaller, boutique events.

 

Venues

For the ultimate old-world elegance, you can’t go past the Hydro Majestic ‘Wintergarden’. This light-filled restaurant has panoramic views of the Megalong Valley and is the perfect venue for a seated dinner of 250 guests or a cocktail-style event of up to 400 guests.

 

Dining

Wine and dine at the multi-award-winning Darley’s Restaurant at Lilianfels Resort and Spa. Renowned for its fresh local produce, fine wines, and its stylish historic charm, this restaurant is an impressive option for a corporate dinner. However there are also many fantastic restaurant options in town, so be sure to try a few of them too!

For another iconic Blue Mountains food experience, indulge your event delegates with the classic high tea. There are so many options across the Blue Mountains but our pick is at Lilianfels in their beautiful and serene courtyard garden.

 

Teambuilding

One of the biggest drawcards for taking your conference to the Blue Mountains is the multitude of natural attractions and therefore the sheer choice of team-building activities. A stand-out option is Scenic World in Katoomba, where you and your guests can descend into the Jamison Valley on the ‘World’s Steepest Train’ or glide on the cableway past Orphan Rock and the iconic Three Sisters.

Or for something a bit different put your delegates to the test in a ‘wilderness rescue’ scenario or keep the adrenaline pumping with river rafting and canyoning!

 

Incentives

Perhaps you are looking to plan something more like a corporate retreat or incentive trip? If so Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is the perfect option. Nestled amongst 7,000-acres of protected wilderness and home to world-class spa facilities and unique onsite experiences, your guests will leave feeling relaxed and reinvigorated.

 

Do you need help finding venues in the Blue Mountains? 

Contact us today for our free venue sourcing service so we can match you with the perfect venue for your event needs.

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