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Inspire fresh thinking with a coastal conference


Picture a refreshing sea breeze, the smell of salt in the air and a breakout session that ends with sand between the toes and a healthy dose of sunshine.

When Meetings Today surveyed their readers for what activities they would incorporate into 2017 conferencing, the results showed trends leaning towards wellness to help inspire delegates.

What better way to incorporate an element of wellness and inspire fresh thinking than with a conference by the coast? From Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour and down to the Great Ocean Road, here are our top picks for conference venues along the stunning coastline of Australia for an inspiring event to remember.

Tweed Coast

Nearest Airport: Gold Coast airport, 20 minsTweed-Coast-conferenecing1

Plan a group run, gentle walks or hire bikes from reception for your delegates at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa and Mantra on Salt Beach before making way along the many kilometers of tracks. For a day spent on the water, delegates will enjoy being treated to water sports like kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding with local instructors. Alternatively, your most adventurous delegates may wish to tick off a bucket list item and embark on a self-guided climb to the top of Mt Warning, while those after true relaxation can enjoy time spent pampering themselves in The Spa at Salt before a mouth-watering dinner in the onsite chef-hatted establishment, Season Restaurant.

Coffs Coast

Nearest Airport: Coffs Harbour airport, 10 mins

Coffs-Coast-Conferencing1Spoiling delegates to an event held at BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort means memories of your conference will be magical, etched with the views of sub-tropical rainforest stretching down to meet the sands of the resort’s private beach. Now that’s making an impression! Combine this with an afternoon of beach volleyball, walks out and around the headland and adrenaline fueled activities like white water rafting or go-karting and it’s an inspiring conference to remember forever. Dress the space up to suit your conference theme, or keep it simple and allow delegates to enjoy a feeling of wellness, surrounded by natural beauty.


Surf Coast

Nearest Airport: Melbourne, 2 hours

Mantra-LornePlan your next conference at regional Victoria’s largest residential conference venue, Mantra Lorne. Host groups of up to 550 in one of seven different settings surrounded by Surf Coast beauty. A total of 12 acres set right on the beachfront is available for team building activities and unique wellness experiences. Remain onsite for programs from Tennis Australia accredited coaches, outdoor cinema facilities, surf lessons and outdoor games like bocce, croquet and lawn bowls. For attractions within short driving distance, delegates can visit Erskine Falls, boutique wineries and stunning lookouts from which to feel inspired by the region and coastline scenery from up high, or go further afar for the iconic Twelve Apostles, Otway Fly Treetop Walk and Split Point Lighthouse.


Gold Coast

Nearest Airport: Gold Coast airport, 35 mins

Gold-Coast-conferencingRenowned for fun, delegates lucky enough to visit Gold Coast venues like Peppers Soul, Mantra on View Hotel and Mantra Legends Hotel for their next conference can embrace the lively spirit of this tourism hotspot. For easy breakout sessions on site, allocate delegates time to dine at Peppers Soul’s chef-hatted restaurant Seaduction Restaurant + Bar for delectable dining, or Mantra on View Hotel’s vibrant Asian fusion eatery, NOSH pan Asian. For a seafood buffet, delegates can dine at the ever-popular Fables Restaurant at Mantra Legends Hotel. Reserve time for tailored team building activities to suit your budget and objectives, or leave time free for delegates to choose their own activities. Our team’s recommendations span from beach yoga to golf, surfing lessons and stand up paddle boarding for an element of wellness on the Gold Coast.

For more information on how our Events Team can facilitate an inspiring function at one of our favourite coastal conferencing venues, simply complete a quick form about your upcoming event and we’ll be in touch shortly.

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