Venue Radar: 9 conference & event locations from the City to Sea
With nine, highly unique properties across Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania, RACV Conferences and Events has a venue to suit functions of all sizes and styles. From an architecturally-designed resort perched above the ocean, to a classic country club located in one of Victoria’s most picturesque food bowls, don’t book your next event without considering one of these standout venues:
Sweeping ocean views, an 18-hole golf course, deluxe day spa and several versatile function areas capable of holding up to 410 people make the RACV Torquay Resort a top option for an oceanside conference or event. Only 75 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, this resort is located at the gateway of the world-renowned Great Ocean Road. The resort’s premier location is matched by luxurious accommodation, a day spa, gym and polished service from hospitality professionals. Dedicated event coordinators add another level of ease to event planning at this sought-after venue.
A convenient option for those events where you want to minimise travel time, the RACV City Club’s function room options cater to all types and sizes of events, from intimate dinners for 20 people to large, end-of-year balls for 500 guests. Valet parking, a theatrette, billiards tables, private dining rooms, wine cellar and outdoor terraces offering views of Melbourne’s skyline make the RACV City Club an elegant venue with a difference. As one of Melbourne’s best venues for corporate functions, RACV City Club’s prime Bourke Street location and long track record of hosting events for prestigious organisations makes it a standout choice for your next conference or event.
Healesville Country Club
The Yarra Valley is synonymous with exceptional food and wine experiences, and an event held at the RACV Healesville Country Club is no exception. Guests can expect outdoor terraces and a gazebo with mountain views, premium rooms with private balconies, an indoor swimming pool, spa, steam room, bowling green, croquet lawn and menus using the freshest Yarra Valley produce – all only an hour from Melbourne. For a classy event with a cool country vibe, make a beeline for the RACV Healesville Country Club.
Royal Pines Resort
The Gold Coast could easily be renamed the ‘Golf Coast’, such is its reputation for being one of Australia’s biggest golf hotspots. The RACV Royal Pines resort has everything you’d expect from a state-of-the-art conference venue, including versatile function rooms, meeting rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, and eight restaurants and bars to choose from. But it’s the resort’s golf offering that sets it apart from the rest. A 27-hole golf course, driving range, golf shop and expert golf tuition means guests can have a swing whether they’re beginners or keen golfers.
Hobart Apartment Hotel
With some of Australia’s best culinary experiences right on the doorstep, scheduling an event at the RACV Hobart Apartment Hotel is a savvy way to mix business with pleasure. Schedule a conference, then take off to explore Tassie’s farm gates, markets, distilleries and wineries. Alternatively, make the most of the prime Hobart location by encouraging attendees to visit Salamanca Market, MONA and Constitution Dock.
A conference location that is guaranteed to get even the most cynical attendee excited, the Sunshine Coast has all the ingredients for a blockbuster conference or event. The RACV Noosa Resort’s villas, apartments and suites offer a variety of accommodation options and styles, while a combination of formal indoor and casual alfresco dining spaces make the most of Queensland’s warm climate and relaxed, indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
Surrounded by 150 acres of state forest, the RACV Goldfields Resort is a serene spot for a stress-free conference or event. Mountain bike and hiking trails give attendees plenty of space to enjoy time in nature and every chance of a kangaroo sighting. Whether you’re organising a small team building day for 10 people or an end-of-year event for 600, the Goldfields Resort’s bushland setting far from the pressures of the city puts attendees in a different headspace from the get-go.
A stunning property far from the built-up city streets of Melbourne, the RACV Inverloch Resort showcases the best of South Gippsland’s wild delights. Sessions in ocean-view boardrooms will ignite ideas while an outdoor barbecue enables guests to soak up some fresh, Bass Coast sea air. Gippsland’s wine, cheese and fresh produce feature heavily on the restaurant and bar menus, another way this resort makes the most of its coveted South Gippsland location.
Cape Schanck Resort
Raising the bar for conferences and events, this all-new resort is a must-consider destination for your next conference, seminar or team building weekend. Located only 75-minutes from Melbourne, the picturesque Mornington Peninsula is a world away from the skyscrapers and buzz of the city. Conference rooms flooded with natural light and breakout areas take care of the business side of things, while an indoor swimming pool, championship golf course, day spa, and direct access to the beach ensure attendees are afforded a memorable stay.
From City to Sea, RACV Conferences and Events has you covered.