Low Carbon Tourism: Building Sustainable Communities

Join the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute and partners in experiencing the internationally renowned Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. You will hear and see how an innovative partnership is aiming to develop the Mountains as a low carbon tourism destination, one that provides visitors with an enhanced experience of the region’s natural environment. The field trip provides opportunities to learn how tourism partnerships are managed in a World Heritage Area, sitting on the doorstep of Australia’s largest city, and how an indigenous tourism product is being developed and integrated. Field trip participants will also learn about the role of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute as a research and community engagement centre of excellence.

Learning opportunities

  • Learn how innovative tourism solutions are being promoted in Australia’s largest regional tourism destination. Interact with experts working through partnerships between government, tourism industry associations, private businesses and the wider community to balance conservation with enjoyment and use of a globally significant protected area.
  • Learn about the design of an innovative SmartPhone App that provides interactive tourism interpretation and information on local low carbon businesses. The App also works as an incentive scheme designed to encourage tourists to preferentially support low carbon businesses and services.
  • Develop deeper understanding on the Indigenous culture of the Greater Blue Mountains and how respectful and authentic Aboriginal tourism product is being integrated into the overall tourism experience for the region.
  • Learn about the unique role of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute as an innovative research crucible and knowledge-broker supporting conservation and community awareness in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

Location(s)

New South Wales.
Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area – Upper Blue Mountains.

Dates

20 (1 Day) OR 20-21 November (2 Days)

Cost

$195 per person (1 Day option)
$595 per person (2 Day option with Grand Canyon Walk, single room)
$695 per person (2 Day option with Grand Canyon Plus adventure, single room)

Field Trip Leader Contact

Name: Jacinta Green
Email: j.green@bmwhi.org.au

Itinerary

To view the itinerary click here.

Want to know more?

Visit the website here Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute here.

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