Venues with Accommodation
DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs – Alice Springs
Alice Springs’ leading conference hotel has recently undergone a $6 million refurbishment of the hotel’s 236 bedrooms and bathrooms.
This hotel features 558sqm of meeting space including a highly versatile, divisible Grand Ballroom seating up to 300 delegates, supported by the latest audiovisual equipment and a business centre. For cocktail-style events with a difference, not only are there the upper and lower poolside options (for 160 and 350 guests respectively), the helipad can also be set up to cater for up to 1,200 guests on application.
Set against the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges, DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs is 15km from Alice Springs Airport and within walking distance of downtown and the Alice Springs Convention Centre.
For more information see – DoubleTree by Hilton Event Landing Page
Longitude 131 – Uluru
Nestled among rich red dunes, Longitude 131° overlooks Australia’s best-known natural icon, Uluru. There are 16 luxury safari-style tents and a two bedroom pavilion. It is Australia’s only accommodation offering views of both World Heritage-listed Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
The welcoming open spaces of the central Dune House include a restaurant and bar with ever-changing views of the monolith as a backdrop for dining, as well as stylish, contemporary lounge areas.
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel – Jabiru
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is an idyllic conference-retreat located in the wilderness of Kakadu National Park. The hotel is perfect for exploring Kakadu National Park, with Bowali Visitors Centre, Ubirr, Cahills Crossing and Magella Creek all nearby.
Accommodating 25 to 250 delegates, the meeting rooms feature the flexibility to offer a variety of function layouts, from banquet and theatre styles, to boardroom, classroom and U-shape styles.
The hotel structure has been cleverly shaped as a crocodile, making it one of the most unique shaped hotels in Australia, if not the world.
Unique Meeting Venues
George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Visitor and Event Centre – Darwin
Located just 2km North of Darwin CBD and covering 42 hectares are the Darwin Botanic Gardens. Noted for their collections of north Australian and other tropical plant species this fabulous backdrop can make a truly unique meeting place. The new Gardens and Visitor Centre can host up to 500 people banquet style in the event space and decking areas. Larger number can be accommodated using full centre and surrounds. There is also a mini amphitheatre that can host up to 500.
For more information see – Visitor and Event Centre – Information
Alice Springs Telegraph Station – Alice Springs
The Heritage Precinct at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station is a perfect backdrop for all functions, events and special occasions. The unique outdoor setting has authentic, heritage-listed buildings dating back to 1871, as well as the natural beauty of the historical reserve and wildlife.
The heritage precinct is a premiere specialty venue and is the only one of its kind in Australia. Weddings, functions and events of any size, from small and intimate, up to large groups of up to 500 are welcome.
Alice Springs Desert Park – Alice Springs
Dine under the stars amongst Central Australian wildlife, vibrant wildflowers or in the foothills of the MacDonnell Ranges. The Courtyard venue within the park also provides sweeping views of the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges, mixed with seasonal wildflowers and striking foliage. This space is a blank canvas for a welcome cocktail event, casual roving barbecue or seated banquet. There is an amphitheatre, as well as multiple other large and small function spaces available.
For more information see – Alice Springs Desert Park
Field of Light – Uluru
Internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s immersive installation, Field of Light Uluru has been extended and will now remain in place until 31 December 2020.The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara, is Munro’s largest work to date, with more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres over an area the size of nine football fields.
The award-winning exhibition, located at Ayers Rock Resort in the spiritual heart of Australia, opened on 1 April 2016 to critical acclaim, and has since exceeded all expectations proving to be a stand-out draw card to the destination.