Virtual Site Inspections

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas

Nestled amid white-sand beaches and verdant tropical gardens, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas is a stunning five-star hotel in North Queensland. Take advantage of its location near two UNESCO World Heritage sites — the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest — and enjoy intimate access to some of Australia’s most dazzling destinations.

The hotel features:

  • Enjoy fine dining at our award-winning restaurant Harrisons by Spencer Patrick, or take in tropical sunshine and palm tree breezes with a fresh bite and tropical cocktail at Lagoon House. Absorb the vivid blue waters overlooking our lagoon pools and enjoy fresh local seafood and Australian cuisine at our vibrant and casual Feast restaurant. Click here for the menus.
  •  295 guest rooms, suites and thoughtfully designed villas to inspire relaxation.
  • Mirage Country Club, an 18-hole golf course, saltwater lagoon pools, 24-hour fitness centre, bicycle hire, yoga and meditation.
  • 18 flexible indoor and outdoor event venues on famous Four Mile Beach with space for up to 1,000 delegates. Sheltered by swaying coconut palm trees, our lush tropical gardens span 147 hectares and include more than two hectares of stunning blue lagoons, making our Port Douglas hotel resort an idyllic place to meet.

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ParkRoyal Melbourne Airport

The award-winning PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport offers unrivalled connection to Melbourne Airport. You will find the perfect landing place for your meetings and events.

The hotel features:

  • 276 contemporary guest rooms and suites
  • Over 1,000 square metres of dedicated events space
  • 16 modern and spacious meeting rooms
  • Space capacities of two to 300 delegates
  • Most event spaces have abundant natural light and runway views
  • Double-glazed windows to eliminate outside noise
  • State-of-the-art technology and onsite audio visual support from ENCORE
  • Unlimited complimentary WiFi
  • Guests have 24-hour access to the hotel’s business centre
  • 24-hour fitness centre, heated indoor pool, spa, sauna or stream room
  • Three on-site dining options include Airo Restaurant, Bar Airo and Café Airo
  • Clean stay program – Pan Pacific Cares – ensures the highest safety and wellbeing of our guests, associates and wider community

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Ben Ean Hunter Valley

Ben Ean, formally known as Lindeman’s, is one of the most breathtaking and historic sites in the Hunter Wine Country, set upon 200 acres. With six designated event spaces, there is something suitable for every group and event.

Whether it is an intimate dinner in the 1907 Still House or canapes by the vines on the Garden Terrace, Ben Ean is a destination for grand gatherings, corporate and private functions, and luncheons and dinners.

The venue features:

  • 6 unique spaces – catering for groups of 10 – 600+ delegates
  • The Heritage-listed Courtyard is fully enclosed and is perfect if you are looking for a larger space with a rustic vibe to match the surrounding Hunter Valley area. With timber walls, wooden beams, barrel wall and unique sky view opening roof top, the only styling you may wish to add is a touch of greenery to create that real vineyard feel indoors.
  • The award winning Baume restaurant is open to group bookings and private events. The food is Mediterranean-inspired with the emphasis on bringing people together with shared meals.
  • The Garden Terrace is the ideal space, positioned to take advantage of the beautiful outlook of the vineyard and it surroundings. This space includes a woodfired pizza oven.
  • The historic Still House, dating back to 1907, has been recently renovated bringing you the perfect space for VIP wine tastings or intimate degustation dinners.

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Headlands Hotel, Austinmer

Located in Austinmer, on the picturesque south coast of New South Wales, Headlands boasts uninterrupted, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and is an easy one-hour drive south of Sydney.

With state-of-the-art facilities, breathtaking views and an abundance of natural light, the modern conference space is sure to impress.

The event space is highly flexible and can accommodate groups of any size, from 10 to 370. Headlands also offers luxurious, self-contained and serviced apartments to accommodate your guests

The hotel features:

  • 50+ low-rise, self-contained and serviced apartments, ranging from studio rooms through to two-bedroom penthouses
  • Ocean View Room – 350m2 of pillar-less conferencing and event space, with natural light and panoramic views of the ocean
  • Brasserie & Bar – laidback casual dining using fresh, seasonal produce by the sea
  • Beer Garden with cuisine pop-ups and live acoustic music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • The Airstream Dumpling Bar & Café – food truck eats with a difference.
  • Complimentary AV – data projector and screen
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary parking
  • Swimming pool and tennis courts
Hyatt Regency Sydney

Hyatt Regency Sydney

In the coming months as we all look forward to meeting again, our friends at Hyatt Regency Sydney are here to make it possible. The hotel is currently offering some great packages with flexible cancellation policies and added value for groups.  Hyatt Regency Sydney is officially registered as a COVIDSafe business. To find about enhanced hygiene and safety measures click here.

Whatever you imagine for your next meeting or event, Hyatt Regency Sydney is ready to work with you to make it possible. 

The hotel features:

  • 892 modern rooms and suites
  • Regency Club Lounge
  • 24-hour reception,  Fitness Centre and room service
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • 21 meeting venues made up of 3,700 square metres of event space, including two pillar-less ballrooms .
  • Concierge services, Hyatt E-Concierge, valet parking, laundry and dry cleaning services
  • Direct access to Darling Harbour
  • Wheel chair accessible
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Sailmaker, 272 seat all-day dining restaurant, Zephyr Sky Bar, Lobby Lounge and Dundee Arms Heritage Bar

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Pan Pacific Melbourne

Situated in the vibrant South Wharf precinct on the banks of the Yarra River, and with direct connection to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Pan Pacific Melbourne offers an urban escape that’s sure to delight your delegates. 

The hotel features:

  •  450sqm of flexible conference facilities and eight versatile meeting spaces.
  • Most meeting spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows and abundant natural light.
  • Heated, undercover outdoor terrace.
  • Gallery event space that’s the perfect backdrop for creatively styled events.
  • 396 premium accommodation rooms and suites.
  • All rooms feature spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay, the Yarra River or Melbourne’s city skyline.
  • The Pacific Club Lounge – available exclusively to guests who stay in a Club Room or Suite – offering complimentary daily breakfast, all-day refreshments, twilight drinks and canapés and panoramic city views that can’t be beaten.
  • Direct internal access to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • 20 minutes’ drive from Melbourne Airport.

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The Windsor, Melbourne

The Windsor is Australia’s most loved and renowned grand hotel, pre-dating The Savoy in London, The Plaza and The Waldorf Astoria in New York, The Ritz in Paris, and Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Established in 1883, it combines the classic beauty and architecture of the Victorian age with the graciousness of that bygone era.

The hotel features:

  • 180 classically-appointed accommodation rooms and suites.
  • Two on-site restaurants and one bar;  One Eleven, Lekker! and The Cricketer’s Bar.
    Afternoon tea, including High Tea, served daily since 1883.
  • Six private function rooms catering from 10 up to 300 guests. Five out of six function rooms are located on the ground level of the hotel ensuring ease of access for guests.
  • Located across the stately Parliament House and next to the famous Princess Theatre, The Windsor is only steps away from Melbourne’s luxury boutiques, theatres, laneways and Chinatown, with the picturesque Treasury, Fitzroy and Carlton Gardens a short walk from its doorstep.

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Spicers Guesthouse, Hunter Valley

Having undergone a recent $34 million revitalisation Spicers Guesthouse Hunter Valley has an inviting, homely feel that envelopes guests once inside. The restoration reflects modern elegance where wine and exploration is the talk around the table. 

The hotel features:

  • 49 guest rooms.
  • Éremo Restaurant with its modern Italian cuisine is the centrepiece of the retreat, led by multi-hatted Executive Chef Cameron Matthews. The private dining room offers a unique experience for small private occasions and wine tastings, with a further four dedicated stylish meeting spaces ideal for conferences and events for up to 100 guests.
  • Wine cellar.
  • Guest lounge with outdoor fire pit.
  • Complimentary mountain bike use, tennis courts, swimming pool and hot spa.
  • Complimentary WiFi.
  • 40 acres of grounds overlooking the surrounding mountain ranges and neighbouring vineyards.

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Riley, Cairns – Crystalbrook Collection

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort, is one of Cairns newest five-star hotels.

Located on the iconic Esplanade boardwalk, Riley encapsulates everything that is so appealing about this sought after destination.

At a glance: 

  • 311 rooms and suites
  • Three on-site dining venues including Cairns highest rooftop bar, Rocco, fusion cuisine at Paper Crane and a wholesome café, Greenfields
  • 1000m+ lagoon swimming pool with private manmade beach
  • Eléme Day Spa (on-site)
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Esplanade location with Coral Sea views
  • Five-minute walk to the city centre and a 10-minute walk to Cairns Convention Centre
  • Fast and free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas
  • Six unique meeting and event spaces, all with natural light

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Parkroyal, Parramatta

Parramatta has so much to offer conference delegates – culture, history and close proximity to Rosehill Racecourse and Sydney Olympic Park – and PARKROYAL Parramatta is the place to stay.

The hotel features:

  • Six function spaces and eight meeting rooms with capacity for up to 550 people.
  • 196 guest rooms and suites.
  • A new virtual meetings package that includes hosting webinars, hosting virtual team meetings and a virtual studio.
  • Located right on the banks of the Parramatta River.
  • Outdoor swimming pool, gym facilities, a business centre on the lobby level and parking on-site.
  • Hotel is fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Two on-site dining options – Table 30 for international cuisine and Bar 30 & Bistro for modern Australian

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Byron at Byron, Byron Bay

Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort,  is a secluded rainforest retreat offering utmost privacy in a relaxed 5-star environment.

The hotel features:

  • Cocooned in a lush private 45- acre rainforest setting, Byron at Byron is only minutes to the iconic town of Byron Bay and a short walk to Tallow Beach.
  • Multiple versatile indoor and outdoor venue options, all with abundant natural light. Event spaces include three conference rooms for up to 150 people and several outdoor natural event spaces surrounded by Rainforest; including Rainforest Verandah, Spa Deck, and The Rainforest Lawn.
  • 92 one-bedroom suites with either King or Twin bedding flexibility. Each suite is 65 square metres.
  • On-site day spa
  • #responsibleluxury is a key commitment for Crystalbrook Collection conferences including no plastic straws, water bottles or guest-room key cards, innovative use of technology to reduce paper, large-pump amenities bottles featuring indigenous Australian ingredients and locally sourced produce from within a three-hour drive of the hotel
  • Mindfully Safe – Crystalbrook Collection’s post-Covid travel for the mind, body and spirit

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Vibe Hotel, Melbourne

The 1873 facade of this hotel is the historic wrapping on the very modern interior of Vibe Hotel Melbourne.

The hotel features:

  • 206 guest rooms, including 23 suites, with some interconnecting rooms available (subject to availability).
  • Three versatile function spaces that cater for up to 120 delegates that feature flexible set-up options and a complimentary whiteboard, data projector and screen.
  • A dedicated meeting and events team on-site.
  • St Marks Rd Co. Lobby café and bar.
  • Swimming pool and gym.
  • Off-site car parking (subject to availability).
  • The hotel is within walking distance of Flinders St Station.
  • Complimentary WiFi.

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Fitzroy Inn Mittagong

If you’re looking for a venue that combines history with a convenient location and intimate spaces, it’s time to explore The Historic Fitzroy Inn

The heritage listed Fitzroy Inn originally opened in 1836 as a ‘Traveller’s Inn’. Complete with dungeons, the Inn was used in the transportation of convicts.

The hotel features:

  • Eleven delightful bedrooms in the historic Inn, including four cosy attic accommodation rooms overlooking the gardens, as well as four spacious bedrooms in the restored School Master’s Cottage, two of which are upstairs. All rooms have Queen size or King size beds and some can be converted into twin share.
  • The Fitzroy Inn Historic Retreat offers a variety of conferencing solutions and event spaces for groups of 10 – 100 delegates.
  • Located at the gateway to the Southern Highlands in Mittagong, the Inn is a 90 minute drive or two hours by train from Sydney and Canberra.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • The Fitzroy Inn has an extensive food and wine menu to suit every requirement, ranging from gourmet canapés to two or three-course lunches or dinners. This unique property offers you an array of choice, including pre-dinner drinks and canapés on the verandah or by our log fire, to dinner in the beautiful sandstone restaurant or historic dungeon.

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Pinnacle Team Events

Pinnacle Team Events is an industry leader in providing outcome-driven experiences for corporate teams.

Since Pinnacle’s inception 15 years ago, the team’s goal has been to deliver fun and engaging events that turn individuals into great team players so that teams can reach their full potential.

About Pinnacle:

  • 75+ team building activities to choose from including everything from Amazing Race-style events, through to Wine Olympics, CSI challenges, Trivia and Corporate Drumming.
  • Catering for groups of 10 – 1000. They have events to suit all group sizes.
  • Running over 500 events a year.
  • A range of virtual events that can be run via Zoom, Google Hangouts or your preferred video conferencing platform.

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W Brisbane

Turning the heat up in Australia’s Sunshine State, W Brisbane lights up the river foreshore, bringing bold design and playful luxury to Brisbane.

  • Located in the heart of the City, W Brisbane is within walking distance to the shopping mecca of Queen Street Mall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, the famed arts precinct of South Bank and a hub of exciting new bars and restaurants.
  • 312 guestrooms are designed with custom furnishings and interiors inspired by Aussie vibes and the hotel’s design narrative – ‘A River Dreaming’ with stellar views of the iconic Brisbane River. Choose from 29 exceptional suites, two spacious Wow Suites and the ultra-luxe Extreme Wow Suite on Level 33.
  • Live it up during your stay with three happening bars and restaurants to mix and mingle. Taste locally sourced produce at Three Blue Ducks Brisbane, showcasing Queensland’s vibrant yet laidback culture with ‘The Ducks’ legendary paddock to plate ethos. Take the plunge at WET® Deck, our Level Four tropical poolside oasis or find yourself in Living Room Bar anytime of the day, which evolves from a serene spot for daytime reading or meetings to a lively night scene to mix and mingle.
  • Get your glow on at AWAY® Spa as we take you on a journey to a new level of reawakening. AWAY offers an escape from the outside world and has you covered from head to toe with a sublime treatment menu of Sodashi and Skeyndor facials and massages in addition to beauty treatments.

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Hamilton Island

With its own airport, as well as opportunities to sail or helicopter in, Hamilton Island is easily accessible and has a wide array of venues and accommodation options. 

Hamilton Island features:

  • Hamilton Island boasts the most comprehensive business event facilities in the Whitsundays, catering for 10 to 700 delegates. There are a total of 15 conference rooms, from boardrooms for small meetings, beachfront venues such as the Endeavour Room, through to the purpose-built Conference Centre suitable for large conferences, product launches, exhibitions and incentives. Most are within easy walking distance, meaning breakout sessions are easily accessible.​
  • A huge range of restaurants, cafes and dining experiences including Bommie  fine dining at the Hamilton Island Yacht Club, The Clubhouse at the Hamilton Island Golf Club, coca chu modern South East Asian, Cruise and Dine cruises through the Whitsundays, Manta Ray, Marina Café, Marina Tavern, Mariners fresh seafood, One Tree Hill bar, Pizzeria and Gelato Bar, Pool Terrace bar, Romano’s Italian, Sails casual dining, TAKO Mexican street food and Hamilton Island Wildlife Café for breakfast with the koalas.
  • Spa wumurdaylin with six treatment rooms.
  • ​A wide range of room types in the Reef View Hotel, boutique-style accomodation at the Beach Club (check out a video of the space here) and extremely high end accommodation in the pavilions at qualia.
  • Activities galore including sailing, diving, snorkelling, art classes, bushwalking, climbing walls, Go-karts, golf, bowling, Laser tag, tennis, fixed wing and seaplane flights, parasailing, game fishing and more.

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Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Crowne Plaza Adelaide offers fresh, new meeting spaces and spacious guest rooms right next door to Adelaide’s newest innovation, technology, arts and culture precinct.

The hotel features:

  • 329 guest rooms, including 51 twin rooms.
  • Two dining options – Koomo Restaurant and Bar, a Japanese-Australian fusion venue, and Luna10, a poolside bar and cocktail lounge serving up Japanese-inspired tasting plates.
  • 4 function spaces including a ballroom that seats 190 people for dinner.
  • Outdoor heated infinity pool and gymnasium.
  • 24-hour Plaza Workspace on Level 10, as well as flexible public workspaces throughout the hotel.
  • Located a short tram ride to Adelaide Casino, Adelaide Convention Centre and the iconic Adelaide Oval. Cross the road to enjoy the 50 hectares of greenery within the Botanic Gardens. Access to the airport is a short 8km drive.
  • Venture into the future at nearby Lot Fourteen — Adelaide’s newest hub of innovation, technology, arts and culture. Enjoy pop-up events, art installations, digital tech displays and the Space Discovery Centre, at our game-changing neighbour.​

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Pullman Cairns International Hotel

Head north to the land of ancient rainforests, UNESCO World Heritage-listed reefs and the fun party vibe at Pullman Cairns International Hotel.

The hotel features:

  • Stunning grand colonial architecture.
  • 321 beautifully appointed and spacious rooms, all with balconies.
  • Open air rooftop pool deck.
  • 24 hour fitness centre and sauna.
  • Multi-award winning culinary team.
  • Luxury day spa and beauty centre.
  • The hotel has over 3,000 square metres of event space and eleven meeting rooms. The Grand Ballroom is the largest pillarless ballroom in Cairns and can accommodate up to 700 guests.
  • On-site theming, audio visual and events team.
  • The hotel is located 8 kilometres from the domestic and international airports and is the closest 5 star hotel to the Cairns Convention Centre.

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Things to do in Cairns

See the Great Barrier Reef

No trip to Cairns is complete without visiting the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system. It’s made up of 3,000 coral reefs, 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays. Book a day cruise with operators such as Passions of Paradise or Quicksilver Cruises to snorkel and dive among vivid coral gardens and colourful fish. For a longer stay, you can book a three-day liveaboard dive and snorkelling cruise with ProDive Cairns. Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel combines a full-day Great Barrier Reef cruise with Indigenous cultural storytelling from traditional owners with historical connections to the sea country visited. The cruise offers a rare educational opportunity to explore the reef with sea rangers whose north Queensland sea country stretches from the Frankland Islands to Port Douglas. Book a scenic flight to get an eagle’s-eye view of the Great Barrier Reef.

Go island hopping

Discover some of the reef’s unspoiled islands from Cairns. Jump on the 45-minute high-speed ferry to reach picturesque Fitzroy Island. Here you can explore rainforest walking tracks, snorkel straight off the beach at Welcome Bay and Nudey Beach and see the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef by sea kayak. Book a day tour to Green Island, a coral cay surrounded by sugar-white beaches and sapphire waters, just 30 kilometres (19 miles) off the Cairns shore. Go off the grid at Hinchinbrook Island, Australia’s largest national park island, and discover a landscape of mangrove forests, isolated beaches and sheltered bays. For a truly exclusive experience, book accommodation at reef-fringed Bedarra or Lizard islands

Get your foodie fix

Cairns has a thriving café scene, with many trendy cafés dotted along Grafton and Spence streets. Start the day with breakfast at Caffiend, a laneway café plating up dishes such as chilli eggs and French toast, with cold drip coffee and coconut lattes. Sing Sing Espresso is another popular haunt for coffee and tasty vegan treats. Tuck into wholesome salads at Silk Caffe and then indulge on its Nutella ice coffee. Take advantage of Cairns’ balmy weather and dine alfresco on The Esplanade, with rustic Greek dishes from Yaya’s Hellenic Kitchen and modern Asian fusion from The Raw Prawn. Mingle with the locals at Rusty’s Markets (Friday to Sunday), where you can stock up on fresh local produce, including exotic fruits, dairy and seafood, from more than 180 stalls.

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

This standalone property on the Cairns waterfront with direct access to the marina for reef activities and sunset sailing. Located a 10 minute drive from Cairns Domestic and International Airport.

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns features:

  • 21 event spaces with capacity for up to 330 people theatre-style,  220 banquet-style or 400 stand-up cocktail-style.
  • 255 spacious guest rooms and suites, all with balconies and most with water views.
  • Outdoor swimming pool with separate children’s pool.
  • 36 Horizon Club rooms and suites with access to the private club lounge.
  • Adjacent to Reef Fleet Terminal and esplanade.
  • 5 minute walk to the city centre and a 10 minute walk to Cairns Convention Centre.
  • Four on-site restaurants, cafes and bars.
  • Free WiFi throughout the hotel.
  • Rainforest gardens and views over the ocean, city and mountains.

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Things to do in Cairns

Experience the unparalleled natural beauty of Cairns, where spectacular reefs, ancient rainforests, rich culture, and an alfresco dining scene blend into one.

The gateway to the rest of the Tropical North Queensland region,  fly directly to Cairns Airport (domestically or internationally) to discover one of Queensland’s most adventurous cities.

Whether it’s snorkelling through coral gardens, flying over the infinite blues or sailing to tropical islands, there’s an adventure reserved for you on the world’s largest living organism (that you can see from space), the Great Barrier Reef. Breathe in the salt air and explore via boat, snorkel, kayak, helicopter or learn to dive on this world-famous natural wonder. For a longer (and exclusive) experience, spend a night on a moored pontoon and sleep under the stars on the Outer Reef.

Ever explored a 100 million-year-old rainforest? Escape the city and explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics. A place so big in size it makes up 0.12% of Australia, it’s both accessible and diverse, from the easy walk to the famous Curtain Tree Fig to the longer hike to cool off in Nandroya Falls.

Choose to cruise above the rainforest canopy on Skyrail, meet unique wildlife at Rainforestation, Kuranda Koala Gardens, or Cairns Aquarium, or visit the new Munro Martin Park and Cairns Performing Arts Precinct in the CBD.

Connect with culture through the local Indigenous people who have lived on the land for over 40,000 years. Visit Tjapukai Cultural Park, take a guided tour, watch a traditional performance and explore new artworks at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.

Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains

Located just 90 minutes from Sydney and is easily accessible by road, train or helicopter. This 5-star resort-style property overlooks the stunning Megalong Valley and the famous escarpment of the Blue Mountains – a truly memorable location.

Fairmont Resort and Spa features:

  • 15 flexible function spaces.
  • Seven unique outdoor spaces.
  • 9.5 hectares of grounds and gardens.
  • In-house audio visual event production team.
  • Capacity for up to 850 guests.
  • 224 spacious rooms and suites.
  • Ubika Day Spa.
  • Indoor heated pool and spa, outdoor pool and sauna.
  • Tennis courts, basketball courts, indoor and outdoor gymnasium, bushwalking tracks, Leura Golf Club, Arcade Games and KidZone, billiards room and library, and Segways available on-site.
  • Five on-site dining options – Embers Restaurant (casual dining), Eucalypt (upmarket), Jamisons  Restaurant (breakfast), Sublime Lounge (all-day coffee and cake) and Leura Golf Club (lunch and dinner).
  • On-site event production support.
  • Indoor, outdoor and short break teambuilding options available on-site.

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Novotel Darling Square

If you’re looking for a venue close to the Haymarket end of the Sydney CBD, we guarantee you will be surprised by Novotel Darling Square.

The hotel features:

  • 230 guest rooms
  • Pier St Grill, Ps Wine Bar and Pumphouse Sydney, an on-site boutique microbrewery with over 60 different craft and premium beers with capacity for 417 people, exclusive hire
  • 24-hour reception
  • Gymnasium and indoor heated pool
  • Secure off-site parking (additional charge)
  • 6 Meeting Rooms with a maximum capacity of 220 people, cocktail-style.
  • Concierge services and room service
  • Walking distance to ICC Sydney (2 minutes)
  • Close to both Town Hall and Central Station
  • 20 minutes from Sydney Airport
  • The hotel overlooks the Chinese Gardens of Friendship

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The William Inglis Hotel, Sydney

The William Inglis Hotel is a truly remarkable hotel and event precinct. With a fully-enclosed show ring that can be converted into an amphitheatre, a stable-themed function and exhibition centre, and a high-end restaurant on-site, this venue will effortlessly ‘wow’ your delegates (especially if they’re into horses).

The William Inglis Hotel features:

  • 144 luxurious accommodation rooms.
  • 200 complimentary open air car parks.
  • 23 pillar-less function rooms with natural light, the largest of which caters for up to 1,000 people, theatre-style.
  • Outdoor areas for team building that are close to function spaces.
  • The hotel is set adjacent to Warwick Farm race track, affiliated with the Australian Turf Club.
  • Rooftop infinity pool that overlooks the race track.
  • Newmarket Restaurant on-site, open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as Heroic Cafe for coffee and grab-and-go snacks and 1867 bar for a more intimate drinks gathering.

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Vibe Hotel Darling Harbour

Sometimes you have to look up to find some of the best places which is why we’re taking you to Vibe Darling Harbour Sydney

This hotel has lots of going for it but one of our favourite things is Above 319, the rooftop bar that overlooks the bright lights of Darling Harbour.

The hotel features:

  • 145 accommodation rooms including 10 suites.
  • Off-site car parking (subject to availability).
  • Above 319 rooftop bar with capacity for 80 people, cocktail-style.
  • A swimming pool.
  • Lobby cafe and bar with all-day dining menu.
  • 24-hour reception,
  • Located a five minute walk from Town Hall Station and a 10 minute walk from ICC Sydney.
  • Adjacent to a bustling dining precinct that includes Tetsuya’s.
  • Gym.

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About the hotel

Zen is a state of mind, and you’ll find yours at Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour. This brand-new property offers guests a new side to Sydney, one that celebrates an eclectic blend of hole-in-the-wall restaurants and world-class sites in close proximity. Once you step foot outside the hotel, Sydney’s vibrant CBD will take you on a journey of fantastic flavours and unforgettable moments. Head down to nearby Darling Quarter for a contemporary vibe that mirrors Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour’s chic brick and wood aesthetic with a menu to match.

Discover Sydney by foot by exploring the hustle and bustles of the CBD, the turn of each street offering a new take on Australia’s largest city. Get some retail therapy at Pitt Street Mall, wander up to Circular Quay to take in the city’s best-known vista, sip a cocktail overlooking the harbour as the sun sets – whatever the mood, the choice is yours. Guests are also near world-class theatre, music and comedy at venues including the famed Capitol Theatre, as well as the events hosted by the International Convention Centre (ICC).

When you return to Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour after a busy day, you’ll be welcomed back into the serenity of its tucked-away location. Head to your room for some unlimited R&R, enjoying the Manhattan-inspired design that blends with Sydney’s casual cool. Surf the web with complimentary Wi-Fi, enjoy the modernity of the curved rainfall showers or simply laze an hour away on the embedded window day lounges.

Make your way to the Above 319 to sip champagne under the stars, with one of Sydney’s finest rooftop restaurant and bars only an elevator ride away. The final touch of the vibrant rooftop is the heated pool, allowing guests to cool off during the summer months or stay warm in style when its cooler. For drinks and dining with a different view, head downstairs to the hotel’s casual dining option, The Sussex Store. Open early until late, it’s the ideal spot for everything from a quick coffee to a leisurely lunch. For those wanting to recharge in their own space, room service is available. Guests wanting to keep active can use the fully equipped onsite gym.

Historic Village Herberton

Today we’re off to Far North Queensland to visit Historic Village Herberton, a museum with multiple event spaces offering immersive, unique experiences.

Located 90 minutes from Cairns, Historic Village Herberton features:

  • 60 original buildings, each housing an extensive display of memorabilia.  With quirky Australian collectibles, olden day machinery, vehicles and thousands of genuine antique items, the Village is regarded as one of the most significant outdoor museums in Australia as well as antique motor vehicles, turn of the century machinery, small engines, rare John Deere tractors and more.
  • Opportunities for groups to enjoy live demonstrations, camp cooking, train rides, see working machinery and more.
  • Historic Village Herberton offers a variety of unique event spaces.
  • The village is part of the township of Herberton, formerly the richest tin mining field in Australia.

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More about Herberton

The first European exploration of this area, part of the traditional land of the Dyirbal, was undertaken in 1875 by James Venture Mulligan. Mulligan was prospecting for gold, but instead found tin. The town of Herberton was established on 19 April 1880 by John Newell to exploit the tin find, and mining began on 9 May 1880. By September 1880, Herberton had a population of 300 men and 27 women. Herberton Post Office opened on 22 November 1880.

The town’s name is attributed to John Newell. It is believed he named it after the Herbert River whose northern tributary (Wild River) flows through Herberton and/or after Robert George Wyndham Herbert, the first Premier of Queensland(after whom the Herbert River is named).

In July 1881 the residents of Herberton had raised £115 for the construction of a school. Herberton Provisional School opened on 12 December 1881 with 35 students in the Herberton Hall; the fee was one shilling per week for the first child of a family with an additional sixpence a week for each additional child. In October 1882 the Queensland Government reserved five acres and two roods for a state school and called for tenders to erect a state school and teacher’s residence. In November 1882 the contract for the buildings was awarded to James Pasley to construct the buildings using hardwood in nine months for £2,040. In April 1883 the Queensland Government officially announced that there would be a new state school in Herberton. The actual opening date of the new state school is unclear but Thomas Peter Wood was appointed headmaster of Herberton State School from 1 January 1884, so the school was operational at that time. In 1912 the school was one of the first five schools in Queensland to receive a secondary department, commencing operations on 15 February 1912 with the arrival of the teacher Miss Ramsay B.A. who would teach two languages, English history, mathematics, and science. In 1994 a new primary school campus was established with the secondary department remaining on the original school site.

In January 1882 the Queensland Government called for tenders to construct a telegraph line to Herberton. In March 1882 they called for tenders for a post and telegraph office.

In the late 19th century the Mulligan Highway was carved through the hills from Herberton and passed through what is now Main Street, Atherton, before continuing down to Port Douglas. This road was used by the coaches of Cobb and Co to access Western Queensland.

Sea World Resort & Conference Centre, Gold Coast

Sea World Resort on the Gold Coast has so much to offer conference groups and incentives. Located a quick 40 minute drive from Gold Coast Airport, Sea World Resort is located on the waterfront at Broadwater right next door to Sea World.

The resort features:

  • 400 accommodation rooms and suites.
  • Conference Centre with capacity for up to 1000 people that can be split into three separate venues.
  • Open air verandah adjacent to the Conference Centre with capacity for 550 people, cocktail-style. This space can also be enclosed and used as an exhibition space.
  • Nine smaller meeting venues as part of the event complex.
  • Six unique venues located throughout the park including the Paradise Room, Shark Bay, Dolphin Beach, the Plaza, Dockside Tavern and Polar Bear Shores with capacity for up to 1500 (the Plaza).​
  • Located a 40 minute drive from Gold Coast Airport.
  • Ability to tie-in with other Village Roadshow properties – Movie World, Paradise Country, Australian Outback Spectacular and Wet ‘n’ Wild.
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Crowne Plaza Hobart, Tasmania

There’s a lot to love about Tasmania – Pinot Noir, Bruny Island cheese, MONA  – and now Crowne Plaza Hobart.

The hotel features:

  • Nine function spaces with capacity for up to 590 people, theatre-style.
  • 235 guest rooms.
  • Three dining venues including a rooftop lounge bar.
  • Located in the Hobart CBD within walking distance of Constitution Dock and Salamanca Place.
  • Two Club floors.
  • 24-hour access to the business service centre.
  • Fully equipped with state-of-the-art AV.
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Things to do in Hobart

Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city, offers a blend of heritage and lifestyle with world class activities and attractions nearby.

In Hobart, explore the converted colonial warehouses of Salamanca and on Saturdays there’s Salamanca Market, Tasmania’s most visited attraction.

From here it’s a short walk to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery or a short ferry ride takes you to Mona, one of the world’s largest private collections of art and antiquities.

South of Hobart are the clear waters and stunning coastline of Bruny Island and the beauty of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. An alternative route passes through the Huon Valley alongside the tranquil Huon River and on to the rugged Hartz Mountains National Park.

To the east are the wineries of the Coal River Valley and further on is Tasman National Park, with its spectacular coastline and historic convict sites.

Heading west, the road follows the beautiful River Derwent through the Derwent Valley and on to the grandeur of Lake St Clair in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

And if you’re travelling north to Launceston, the Midland Highway, dubbed the Heritage Highway, offers many opportunities to learn of Tasmania’s heritage past, with homesteads and country cottages revealing the state’s early colonial history along the way.

Palm Bay Resort, Great Barrier Reef

If you’ve been dreaming of an island escape, look no further than Palm Bay Resort. 

Palm Bay Resort is a beautiful boutique resort located in the neck of Long Island Whitsundays in the Great Barrier Reef.

The resort features:

  • Palm Bay is the only self-catering accommodation in the Whitsundays so you have complete control over the F&B offering with orders delivered to Shute Harbour daily.
  • 25 Balinese-inspired villas, suites and houses are ideal for couples, individuals or families.
  • Catering to groups of up to 60 people for events.
  • Communal space include a fully stocked bar and a large outdoor kitchen.
  • Features a pool with a large deck that is suitable for cocktail-style events.
  • ​Palm Bay has its very own secluded private cove with extensive views to the Whitsunday passage and Coral Sea.
  • The resort offers selection of day trips and island activities.
  • Accessible via via Hamilton Island and a 40 minute boat ride.
  • Ideal for incentives or high-end corporate retreats wanting sole occupancy.
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Lincoln Downs Resort, Batemans Bay

Feel like a coastal getaway on the beautiful NSW South Coast? Come with us to Lincoln Downs Resort

Located a quick one kilometre drive from Batemans Bay town centre and surf beach, Lincoln Downs Resort is a boutique country retreat that is perfect for corporate retreats or incentives. 

The hotel features:

  • A Lake View conference room with capacity for up to 150 people, cocktail-style.
  • A first floor Boardroom for 12 people.
  • A picturesque private lakefront setting.
  • ​A wide range of room types – 33 rooms in total – including family rooms for up to six people.
  • Briars Restaurant on-site offering contemporary Australian cuisine, as well as picnic baskets and poolside dining.
  • Wifi throughout the property.
  • AV and IT equipped meeting spaces.

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Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour, Sydney

Have you seen the new Darling Harbour Crowne Plaza? This hotel is really something special. 

The hotel features:

  • Three pillar-less event spaces that can be combined to cater for  170 people, banquet-style.
  • A studio with capacity for 20 people.
  • Three dining venues – La Bella, 288 on Sussex and Cafe 58.
  • Rooftop heated infinity pool.
  • Huddle zones for informal meetings and catch-ups.
  • 152 guest rooms.
  • Located a 10 minute walk from ICC Sydney.
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Valley Events Centre, Glenworth Valley

Valley Events Centre is Sydney region’s newest conference venue. Located in the picturesque Glenworth Valley a one-hour drive from Sydney, this remarkable location is as flexible as it is beautiful.

Valley Event Centre features:

  • Two levels catering from 30 – 500 pax
  • Fire places within the building and opportunity to have a campfire outside
  • Fully equipped with AV throughout
  • Intimate breakout rooms
  • Capacity for 1500 pax cocktail-style using the whole building with the lawns
  • Set on 3000 acres, the whole site can cater for up to  15,000 pax
  • Cultural, wildlife and outback programs, as well as team building activities and horse riding
  • Michelin-trained Head Chef on-site
  • Five new luxury self-contained cabins on-site
  • Opportunity to create a glamping village for your delegates

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