More and more event managers are opting to take their conferences out into the regions. Why? Well, for one thing, your budget stretches a lot further. Savings can be found everywhere; from day delegate rates to venue hire, accommodation to activities without compromising the quality of your experience. Read on to discover a few regional gems that you should keep your eye on for your next event.
Located just 15 minutes south of the Gold Coast Airport and 30 minutes north from Byron Bay, Halcyon House is the perfect location for your next corporate event. The beachfront property consists of 19 rooms with two luxury, 2-bedroom suites. Onsite amenities include a beachfront pool, multiple break-out areas, day spa and Paper Daisy restaurant all combine to offer the perfect location for your next event, corporate retreat or celebration. The unique and intimate setting is ideal for exclusive use corporate gatherings.
Newly relaunched after an 18-month, multi-million-dollar renovation, The Anchorage is the perfect space to host a conference or event in impeccable comfort and style. Situated in Port Stephens, the property comprises 80 luxuriously appointed suites with chic resort-style interior styling, each with its own private balcony or terraces; two iconic restaurants with alfresco and indoor dining; Hemingway’s Bar showcasing some of the world’s rarest and unusual whiskies with tasting experiences available; tranquil retreat Spa Lucca with luxury treatments, international products, spa and steam facilities; two pools including an adults-only infinity pool; and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Its dedicated events team create on and off-site bespoke experiences including seaside yoga classes, wellness workshops, cooking masterclasses, spa treatments, sunsets sails and scenic nature walks.
Vibe Hotel Marysville
Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Vibe Hotel Marysville and Conference Centre is designed to connect you with its beautiful natural surroundings, offering state-of-the-art purpose-built conference and events facilities with sweeping views of the Yarra Ranges National Park. The hotel boasts five versatile function areas, 101 stylish rooms, a relaxing wellness area, alongside Radius Bar & Grill and Radius Cafe, showcasing the best of regional Yarra Valley produce sourced from within a 100 kilometre radius.
Peppers the Sands Resort Torquay
Peppers The Sands Resort Torquay offers a range of adaptable event spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the golf course. Event spaces are equally suited to intimate board meetings for eight delegates, or comprehensive conferences and spectacular gala events for up to 550 guests cocktail-style. Set overlooking the picturesque golfing greens, Hanner’s Restaurant is the perfect space for delegates to network and unwind between meetings. Choose from alfresco dining on the large balconies or soak up the spectacular views from inside with the grand floor-to-ceiling windows.
Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort
The award-winning Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort on Sunrise Beach is part of Exmouth’s new marina development. The resort features a choice of hotel rooms, one, two and three bedroom self-contained apartments. Gold Plate winner Mantaray’s restaurant, bar, swimming pool, gymnasium and conference facilities are centrally located. The 4.5-Star resort is ideally situated for guests to experience the wonders of the Cape Range National Park and the Ningaloo Marine Park, both world heritage listed. Right on the beach, the resort boasts spectacular ocean views and stunning sunrises.