5 regional destinations to scope out for future events

For future event planning, why not immerse your delegates in some of the most stunning regional destinations across Australia?

Australia’s regional destinations are becoming a popular choice for planners looking to take their events out of major cities and give back to our regional communities.

Not only do regional locations offer a tranquil escape for delegates, they are also where you’ll find some of Australia’s top conferencing properties.

To help you find the best regional destinations for your next event, the team at Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites have shared five stunning spots across Australia, ready to host your conferences and meetings.

1. Port Douglas, QLD

The relaxed, laid-back Aussie lifestyle is engrained in Port Douglas, in Tropical North Queensland. The town is easily accessible and fully equipped for hosting corporate events, making it an ideal destination for groups looking for a mix of business and leisure.

Complete with tropical gardens and a lagoon-style pool, Oaks Port Douglas Resort offers three multi-purpose conference rooms and an outdoor events space, suitable for up to 120 guests for a cocktail event. Planners can also utilise the semi-alfresco dining area Oak & Vine and The Bar Deck area, which can both be transformed into your own tropical oasis for beautiful events.

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Oaks Port Douglas Resort

2. Hunter Valley, NSW

The Hunter Valley, located north of Sydney in New South Wales, is known for its tranquil landscape and amazing food and wine, so it’s no surprise the region is a popular choice for corporate groups.

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort combines an idyllic natural setting with state-of-the-art facilities, catering for intimate meetings through to larger events of 1000 guests. Planners can choose from six distinct event spaces, including outdoor spaces and a dedicated convention centre for up to 500 delegates.

This winter, the resort is inviting planners to create an “outside of the box” experience for delegates, combining wellness and conferencing. Two-day experiences start from $399 per person and include accommodation, food, beverages and a day delegate package.

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

3. Sunshine Coast, QLD

If you’re looking to go regional while staying close to major city, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is an obvious choice. Located just an hour’s drive north of Brisbane, the city is teaming with spectacular beaches, amazing produce and high quality conferencing facilities.

Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort is just a short stroll to the Caloundra CBD, and offers planners a choice of five versatile event spaces for up to 200 delegates, as well as outdoor event spaces and an on-site restaurant and bar.

Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort
Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort

4. Broome, WA

Among the most beautiful regional destinations in Australia, Broome is a hot spot for leisure visitors and business events groups alike. The beach resort town is located in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, just over two hours’ flight from Perth.

Located in the heart of Roebuck Bay, Oaks Broome Hotel is a stylish, yet affordable destination for corporate groups looking for the ultimate regional escape. The resort features a number of event spaces, ranging from the Keshi Room with capacity for 30 people theatre-style through to 1861 Restaurant, which can host 200 guests for a cocktail event.

Oaks Broome Hotel
Oaks Broome Hotel

5. Townsville, QLD

Located in North Queensland, Townsville is a relaxed coastal town and a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Located in the centre of town, Oaks Townsville Metropole Hotel is a convenient and contemporary destination for your next regional business events.

Event planners have a choice of four dedicated meeting and event spaces, including the ballroom, which can accommodate up to 200 guests for a cocktail event or 150 for a banquet.

regional events at  Oaks Townsville Metropole Hotel
Oaks Townsville Metropole Hotel

The team at Oaks Hotels and Resorts are Australia’s premier regional events and conference venue provider and are on hand to ensure your event runs smoothly.

Enquire for more information on our conference packages at:
oakshotels.com/en/conferences
events@theoaksgroup.com.au
1300 991 253

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