Just around the corner from Geelong is The Bellarine Peninsular. It’s not quite the best kept secret it used to be as more and more people travel to the region. The Bellarine remains a very special place with excellent venues and superb activities - and all just 90 minutes from Melbourne
Offers unique historical hotels with up-to-date conference facilities to cater to any requirements. The regal Vue Grand Hotel in Queenscliff is one of just a few venues in Australia accredited by the International Associate of Conference Centres.
Award-winning wineries are peppered throughout the area, as are superb restaurants, quaint cafés and fresh local seafood. Allow your delegates to discover the delights of the new Bellarine Taste Trail which includes businesses across the peninsula that are involved in the harvesting and production of seafood, wine and produce. That’s the real beauty of The Bellarine. One minute you’re in the conference room, the next minute you’ve kicked off your shoes and you’re walking along a sandy beach, or sitting in a café looking out over Port Phillip Bay as the big ships are piloted through the famous Rip and out into Bass Strait.
Surfcoast & The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s greatest scenic drives and ranked among the top 20 journeys of a lifetime by Conde Naste Traveler, one of Europe’s leading travel magazines and the top 10 road trips by American Travel Bible, Frommers.
From Geelong, the road winds its way along the coast, making it the perfect area to bring your next conference, incentive or event, and wow your delegates, as you pass through world renowned surfing mecca of Bells Beach and quaint townships of Torquay and Lorne, the splendor of the Otways rainforest and Port Campbell National Park. Delegates can learn to surf, go horse riding, ride a bike, play golf, climb to the top of a lighthouse or just get some fresh air at one of the eight waterfalls in the region.
Torquay is home to two internationally standard conference and holiday resorts, Peppers The Sands Resort and the Crowne Plaza; each offer unique meeting options for 10 – 250+ delegates with a plethora of outdoor activities to excite
your delegates. The picturesque seaside township of Lorne, one of Victoria’s
most renowned conference destinations - boasts some of the state’s largest conference resorts including the Cumberland Conference Centre and Mantra Erskine Beach Resort.
Today, Lorne has managed to marry the stunning natural beauty with the tastes and tastefulness of a sophisticated conference, holiday and conference destination. It has developed over many years, a cosmopolitan ambience which is perfectly showcased through the many fine restaurants, sidewalk cafés, boutique shops and outdoor activities.
Located at the northern end of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Noosa is renowned for its sundrenched beaches, powder white sand and a water temperature that invites year-round swimming. And when combined with stylish, low-level architecture nestled against a lush, green hinterland, Noosa is the perfect setting for an unforgettable holiday experience.
The rare natural beauty of Noosa and its surrounds has been recognised by UNESCO as an official Biosphere Reserve. The listing confirms Noosa's commitment to protecting and treasuring the area's outstanding environmental values.
Located behind the protected shores of Laguna Bay, Hastings Street is a relaxed, pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare. Low-rise and leafy, it is a popular place with visitors who flock to the resort accommodation, cosmopolitan cafes, designer shops and alfresco dining along the length of this wide, paved street.
Visit Noosa National Park where you are almost guaranteed to spot a koala relaxing in a gum tree. Or locate a vantage point where you may very well spot whales between July and November.
Noosa's Main Beach is one of the only north-facing beaches on the east coast of Australia which makes it a great spot for families and those learning to surf, as the conditions are generally calm and inviting. The pristine Noosa River extends through a series of lakes up to the Noosa Everglades and is best experienced by canoe, kayak or river cruise.
Take in the stunning views from one of Noosa's many mountain-top lookouts or discover native fish, vegetation and bird populations on the calm waters of Noosa's lakes, parks and gardens.
Just across the river from Southport lies Main Beach, one of the Gold Coast’s most adored districts. Blessed with café lined boulevards and boutique shopping and all within a short strut of the celebrated sands of the beach. Main Beach offers a vista of multi-million dollar elegance as the calm water area hosts an array of extraordinary vessels and unrivalled residences.
And a just a short stroll south is Surfers Paradise, the playground of the Gold Coast, featuring an abundance of memorable experiences set amid a spectacular skyline and brilliant stretch of coast. To gain a truly unique perspective on this city centre, venture over to the world’s tallest residential apartment building. Topping 80 levels and with a visitor observation lounge on the 78th floor, it is a great way to enjoy the beauty of the Gold Coast and beyond.
Then there’s Broadbeach, one of Queensland’s most plentiful shopping districts. Many of the Gold Coast’s most modern dining establishments and premier nightlife venues are based in the Broadbeach precinct, giving the area a contemporary feel and an absolutely distinctive style.