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enjoy a casual dinner at Oaks Cypress Lakes.
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team-building activities, including an 18 hole
championship golf course, wine tastings with
local partners, and even the opportunity to
soar over the vineyards in Oaks’ very own hot
On the flipside, their Oaks on Market and
Oaks on Collins properties in Melbourne are
the perfect CBD locations to consider if a
central city base is your priority.
Oaks on Market and Oaks on Collins are
ideally positioned in the heart of the bustling
CBD, with a range of conferencing, meeting
and outdoor event spaces complete with
sweeping city views. Convenient onsite
accommodation paired with food and
beverage facilities, and a dedicated
conference team that can tailor something to
suit your next event perfectly is all part of the
For something a little more coastal, Oaks
Oasis Resort on Queensland’s Sunshine
Coast offers conference delegates the
chance to enjoy spacious surrounds, light
and airy venues adaptable to all needs, and the ocean – which is just a short stroll away so your
guests can enjoy some time out too.
Additionally, Oaks Oasis Resort presents as an affordable choice as a venue located in a
premier tourism location, and is under half an hour’s drive fro the Sunshine Coast Airport or just
over one hour from the Brisbane CBD.
Team activities can incorporate a visit to Australia Zoo and a behind-the-scenes tour of the animal
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Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific –
not a bad place for a meeting.
hospital, group SUP lessons nearby, and skydiving for the thrill seekers, while the resort itself is
a welcome spot to return to at the end of the day with a popular lakeside bar and restaurant.
A little further afield, but a venue that offers a tropical city location with the advantage of a
destination that would impress any delegate is Oaks Elan Darwin in Darwin’s cosmopolitan CBD.
With space for up to 400 delegates, spacious onsite accommodation, quality catering and
dining options, plus the spectacular Northern Territory Top End as your base, this is a business
event venue with a difference.
Delegates will enjoy exploring all this incredible region has to offer and, with an easy flight to
Darwin from all capital cities in Australia and a central location to base your next conference,
Darwin could be the ideal choice.
For team adventure activities, consider a visit to Crocosaurus Cove to swim with the crocs (if
you dare), a day trip to the beguiling Litchfield National Park to explore lush forest and waterfalls,
or extend your stay and venture into one of Australia’s most beautiful National Parks - Kakadu.
Oaks Hotels & Resorts has conference venues all over Australia to ensure your next event is
not only a success, but a seamless one too, including Broome, Townsville, Gladstone, Hervey
Bay, and soon-to-be Port Douglas.
Visit www.oakshotels.com.au to learn more.
Another hotel brand that knows too well the argument of city versus country conferencing is
Crowne Plaza which has in its portfolio the Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, Crowne Plaza
Hawkesbury Valley, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley and Kirkton Park Hotel, all in New South Wales.
Crowne Plaza is quick to point out that the city may seem closer, but we all know how long
you can actually sit in traffic to go just few kilometres down the road.
An easy commute is a key attraction for a destination conference, whether it’s via a regional
airport with a broad schedule of flights in and out of major cities, an easy train ride, or a cruise
up the highway with plenty of carparks available when you arrive.
Then there are the economic benefits to think of. Crowne Plaza’s experience has been that
the day delegate and accommodation packages offered when you get out of the city can offer
more value and create a greater experience for your delegates, without breaking the budget.
As an added incentive to go regional, Destination NSW have a regional grant that may apply
to your event.
“Let’s not stop with the practical reasons to choose the country over the city like saving
money and arriving stress-free,” Crowne Plaza says.
“What about those great inclusions that you can add to your conference when you have room
to move? With space in abundance, you will
have a myriad of ways to create an impact on
And indeed you will. Why not take
advantage of the places to play such as the
beach, golf courses, wineries or day spas.
Spread out with lunch break outs by the
lake, enjoy outdoor dinners and street food
markets or host a spectacular poolside
function. As an added benefit, you’ll be
immersed in the local culture with menus
showcasing locally sourced produce and
wine lists filled with regional wines.
Don’t be fooled, there is nothing ‘country’
about the service and catering in these
hotels. The delivery of IHG’s international
brand standards ensures that while you enjoy
the benefits of going regional for your event,
you will still appreciate the service you’ve
come to expect from a city hotel.
In addition, you’ll receive the local
knowledge and expertise from colleagues
who know and love the area they live in.
Oh, and another big plus is the fresh clean
air. Whether it’s from your hotel window,
ocean-view balcony or naturally lit conference
room with windows that actually open, that
big deep breath of fresh air will give your
team inspiration and motivation that can’t be
found in an air-conditioned room.
Whether you choose Crowne Plaza in the
Hunter Valley, Terrigal, Hawkesbury Valley or
Kirkton Park Hotel, all are close enough yet
Visit www.crowneplaza.com to learn more. m
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