No-one wants to get out of the classroom only to repeat the same destination experiences as the last visit. That’s why offering clients somewhere new to meet is important and Toowoomba could be it. As Australia’s largest non-capital inland city it is located at the gateway between the coast and the country in South East Queensland.
Not only is it an alternative to the usual coastal and urban locations, Toowoomba’s 700 metre elevation means a cooler, greener locale – we’re not known as “The Garden City” for nothing.
We don’t just do horticulture. The region is an economic centre for education & training, financial & insurance services, oil & gas extraction, agriculture and manufacturing. With a new airport opening in 2014 (Australia’s first in 50 years), we’re ready for business.
Here are eight reasons to meet in Toowoomba for your next business event.
1. More than 80 meeting venues
With both contemporary and heritage styles available, maximum capacity available is up to 2,400 theatre style with 14 venues available for 400+ delegates. See venues or venues with accommodation.
2. Variety of accommodation options
There are over 1,800 rooms offering more than 3,700 beds in Toowoomba city with a further 250 rooms available in the surrounding area. Accommodation styles suit every delegate type – choose from a variety of standards up to 4.5 star. For more, see accommodation or venues with accommodation.
3. Value for money
Our regional location provides excellent value for money without comprising quality. In Toowoomba, you’ll find a dedicated meeting location without distractions and big city services delivered with friendly, personal service.
4. Destination experiences to suit
What happens outside the classroom makes the difference between a good and a great meeting. We’ve taken the hard work out of choosing what to do outside the classroom by developing themed itineraries for delegates and partners. Choose from programs that span diverse interests such as food and wine, horticulture, history, arts and natural attractions. Be guided by the itineraries or customise activities that best suit interests, needs and budgets. As one of the few places in Queensland to experience four distinct seasons, there is always a fresh reason to get outside the classroom.
5. Readily accessible
Toowoomba is a scenic two-hour drive west from Brisbane by car or coach, with direct flights from Sydney and Brisbane and a new airport under construction. Toowoomba is also easily accessible from the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast. More about location and getting here.
6. Big city services
More than 154,000 people reside in the Toowoomba Regional Council area, so the region has well-established products and services. As the largest regional city in Australia, excluding Canberra, Toowoomba uniquely combines city services and convenience without the associated stress or costs.
7. Conference bureau to help
Business tourism bureau, Toowoomba Conferences, provides free advice, matching services available with organiser needs, saving valuable running around time. It would be our pleasure to help plan your next memorable and effective business event in Toowoomba.
Contact our business events manager to arrange your personalised famil to the region or for a copy of the Conference Guide or Destination Guide to assist with planning your next meeting or conference.