Corporate Retreats

Waurn Ponds Estate is one of the premier corporate retreat venues in Victoria offering guests a relaxed and intimate setting to unwind and focus. Located just 1 hour from Melbourne our Estate offers a unique location with premium facilities.

Ideally situated on the grounds of Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds Campus, corporate retreat guests will be able to escape from the distraction of the outside world Surrounded by a beautiful, distraction free rural environment with complimentary car parking, guests can fully immerse themselves into the retreat experience. Waurn Ponds Estate has 60 modern accommodation rooms, 8 technology rich conference rooms, extensive breakout areas and a stunning restaurant leading to the kitchen garden. 

Business retreat guests will have access to all of the Estate’s facilities, including our technology-rich meeting spaces, public indoor & outdoor spaces that encourage communication, a heated pool and spa, contemporary king-sized accommodation rooms as well as being introduced to the Estate’s unique food culture that promotes interaction among retreat guests.

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Meeting Spaces to let you think, discuss, & learn.

We provide state of the art technology rich facilities for team meetings and presentations. Our meeting rooms for hire are designed to the highest standards providing the perfect venue for your next conference, function or corporate retreat.

Experience Our Unique Food Culture.

At the heart of our philosophy lies a deep passion for exceptional cuisine. Our unique food culture promotes interaction amongst retreat guests. For our contemporary and innovative feasting and shared menus, we source local and regional produce with complete consideration for sustainability. 


60 rooms to be your home away from home when at your retreat, meticulously designed to provide comfort and style. Our unique accommodation in Geelong provides a peaceful environment to immerse yourself in your surroundings and make the most of your experience. 

Corporate Retreat FAQs

Where is the corporate retreat venue located?

Waurn Ponds Estate, is situated on the sprawling grounds of Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds Campus. The Estate is conveniently located just 20 minutes’ drive from the heart of Geelong and is approximately an hour’s drive west of Melbourne. Located on Nicol Drive South, Waurn Ponds. From Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, take entrance 1 into Deakin University, turn left at the first round-a-bout, follow this road all the way to the very end until you reach the entrance to the Estate which will be on your right-hand side.

How many meeting rooms does the Estate have?

Designed to the highest standards, our estate offers an array of meticulously crafted meeting rooms, providing the perfect setting for your corporate retreat.

Our Estate has a total of 8 different meeting rooms, in addition to a variety of public spaces that can be utilised for less formal discussions and meetings on your business retreat.

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Does the Estate offer catering for corporate retreats?

Yes. In fact, we pride ourselves on having a unique food culture that aims to escape from traditional mass produced food and focuses on encouraging interaction amongst corporate retreat guests. Choose from our feasting or shared menu options. Our menus incorporate the freshest flavours and produce to fit the season.

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Does the Estate offer accommodation?

Yes. Our estate has 60 rooms each featuring exquisite bathrooms and a spacious king-size bed that are available for your corporate retreat. Twin share options available also.

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What activities can the Estate offer?

With a full size tennis and basketball court on the grounds, groups can enjoy leisurely games or use the space for private PT sessions. We can also organise yoga on the lawn overlooking the lake, in room massages or you can take advantage of our heated outdoor infinity pool.

Chat to our team about a range of activities that can help make your retreat unique.

If you would like more information on our corporate retreat packages or would like to discuss your retreat in more detail, please call us on:

03 5227 3000

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I’ve had nothing but positive feedback from attendees over the 3 days who all noted the quality of the food as well as the extra steps taken by staff to make their stay more enjoyable. A number of our guests really appreciated your team pulling out the table tennis after our Monday dinner. Thank you.

Matthew Byers
Energy Pipelines CRC