Pre and Post Conference Workshops & Events

To extend the benefits of the 8IATC, the local organising committee are supporting the offer of a range of pre- events (leading up to the 8IATC) as well as post-events (after the 8IATC).

The intention of pre- and post-conference events is to offer practical experiences of a longer duration than is possible during the 8IATC.

Some of the pre- and post- events will involve practical adventure experiences where participants will be able to explore the Australian landscape at the same time as being immersed in professional development or networking experiences. Most pre- and post-conference events will be intentional and structured so as to build participants' personal and professional competencies in unique ways.

For international delegates who just want a 'holiday' before or after the 8IATC, you can scroll down and see some great holiday destinations around Australia. 

A look around Australia

To whet your appetite for making the most of a visit to Australia, we provide information on some of the beautiful places you might like experience while down under.

The dramatic Red Centre

Called the Heart of the Nation, the ‘Red Centre’ is arid, dramatic, vast, a land of extremes and home to Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia’s spectacular monolith. Delegates will also discover other geological wonders such as Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Kings Canyon and more. This dramatic land is an exciting destination boasting spectacular wilderness, rare wildlife, rich Indigenous heritage and hospitable local people.

Reef and rainforest

North of Cairns you’ll find one of the most beautiful regions of Australia, the meeting point of an ancient rainforest and the Earth’s largest living coral structure. Stay in the exclusive village of Palm Cove and enjoy highlights including swimming and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef and discovering the beauty of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest.

Hamilton Island explorer

Located at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is the perfect destination for those seeking an island escape. This tropical paradise boasts fabulous resort accommodation, fine cuisine and spectacular scenery. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, witness a spectacular Whitsunday sunset on a cruise through the islands, walk to remote scenic lookouts or take a seakayaking tour in search of turtles, dolphins and maybe even whales.

Cruise the Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef stretches over 3,000 km and features exotic island hideaways, soft sandy beaches, balmy bays and remote outer reefs. Enjoy the magic of shipboard life aboard the M.V. Reef Endeavour, as you discover the tropical wonders of Fitzroy and Dunk Islands and Hedley Reef. Cruising the Hinchinbrook Channel- a refuge for native birds, dolphins, gentle dugongs and migrating whales, is a highlight not to be missed.

The Great Ocean Road

Stretching along the coast of Victoria is the Great Ocean Road, an ideal way to experience the beauty of Australia’s rugged coastline, spectacular beaches and relaxed coastal townships. Take the opportunity to watch the sun set over the Twelve Apostles from one of the many viewing points within the Port Campbell National Park. These aptly named giant limestone monoliths follow the cliff face boundary of Victoria, towering 45 meters from the Southern Ocean.

World Heritage-listed Fraser Island

Considered the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island is a miracle of nature. Famous for its ancient rainforests, dramatic coloured sand dunes, pristine freshwater lakes and variety of birds and wildlife, Fraser Island offers an abundance of experiences to suit all tastes, but is especially suited to the nature lover. Visitors will discover the island’s rich Indigenous heritage and colourful European history on their adventure to this World Heritage-listed treasure trove.