Our unique regional Victoria conference venue, set on two acres of Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus allows delegates to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse themselves in their conference. Being only an hour’s drive from Melbourne, guests can enjoy regional Victoria without the need to travel a long way.
Nothing beats the convenience of having on-site accommodation when attending a regional conference. Our estate offers 60 contemporary, newly refurbished accommodation rooms. Ease your mind knowing you don’t have to worry about the transportation of guests to and from the conference venue. Whether your room features an estate, garden or pool view, it’s sure to be the perfect place to unwind, reflect and relax after the day’s conference. Our estate offers three different accommodation types, learn more about them here.
Amazing locally sourced produce
Food – Our philosophy is simple; complement each ingredient, not to complicate it and our culture straightforward; connect people. Our team source local, organic and sustainable produce from regional Victorian providers, so you can be assured that what you are being served is the very best. Expect seasonal menus, ensuring the produce is of the highest quality and then choose from two different catering options, feasting and sharing. Learn more about our catering options here.
Close to some of Regional Victoria’s best activities
Whilst you’re in the area for your conference, why not take the chance to explore some of the region’s best activities?
Learn to Surf
Take a break from conferencing and book your delegates in for a surfing lesson at one of Go Ride A Wave’s many locations (Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne). Not only is it great fun, it is a great opportunity for interactions between your conference guests.
Treat your delegates to a day at Torquay’s stylish and tranquil Saltair Spa. Indulge in a massage, a spa facial or spend a full day of pampering with one of their spa packages.
The Great Ocean Road
Since you’ve found yourself at the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, take a trip down the coastline. If you’re cut short for time, head to Anglesea and stop at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie. If you’re in need of a full day activity for your delegates, venture down to the 12 Apostles, stopping at places like Lorne, Apollo Bay or head inland and explore the Otways and enjoy the many forest walks.
If you’re looking for other great activities in regional Victoria close to our estate, be sure to read out blog article – 3 ACTIVITIES WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF THE ESTATE