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NOEC Conference 2021 Activity Day Details

The National Outdoor Education Conference attendees are invited to partake in any of the magnificent experiences that can be had in the Blue Mountains while you are here.

As professionals in the industry you understand quality, and experience, and what constitutes a magnificent landscape in which to do it… so we have compiled some great options with local operators for you to consider spending your post-conference time!

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Book your post-conference experience directly with the local operator by clicking on your choice of experience below.

Empress Falls Canyon

8am to 1pm (5 hours)

A fantastic abseiling canyon for those with a good level of fitness and previous abseiling experience.

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Butterbox Canyon

7am to 5pm (10 hours)

Butterbox is a spectacular canyon with superb rock architecture. It is a challenging, long adventurous day that is physically demanding. All participants must have a high level of fitness and previous abseiling and climbing experience.

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Single Pitch Roped Rescue Workshop 

8am to 4pm (8 hours)

A morning of discussions and workshopping basic roped rescues in a single pitch context (top rope climbing and abseiling). The focus will be on refreshing and building on existing skills. Lunch will provide the perfect opportunity for some networking and a less structured sharing of ideas. The afternoon is free to evolve based on the mornings outcomes, but will include an involved scenario and a thorough debrief to ensure we capture any useful “takeaways”.

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Packrafting, Penrith Whitewater Stadium.

This session gives an opportunity to explore the opportunities that pack rafting may bring to your program. A number of different models of pack rafts will be available for you to inspect, evaluate and try out on the water at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium, home of the 2000 Olympics and the 2025 World Cup.

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More Than “Just Canoeing”

Location: Wentworth Falls Lake

Session 1: 8.30 am – 11.30 am; More Than “Just Canoeing”

Session 2: 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm; “So Many Boats, So Little Time”

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Site Visits:

The Grange, (Barker College’s Environmental Field Studies and Outdoor Education Centre), and Colo (the Outdoor Education Centre for St Joseph’s College Hunter Hill).

The Colo Outdoor Education Centre is set on a 85 acre property located in the foothills of the Wollemi National Park. It is utilised by Yr 7-9 students for their 4 or 5-day outdoor education experience and Yr 11 students for their leadership training program. The Centre has a strong focus on experiential education.

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