Conference Venue Spotlight – Estate Tuscany

The award-winning, 4-star Estate Tuscany, set on 26 acres in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine County; focused on planning every detail ensuring a memorable and successful meeting, celebration or conference.

estate tuscany building and pool

With 2 function/conference spaces; The Fountain View Room which can be divided into 2 rooms and The Conservatory overlooking the swimming pool; a unique meeting or private dining room. Breakout rooms are also available.

38 boutique rooms, 26 Olive Grove; decorated in a guest house style with wooden sleigh beds, overlooking a bush land setting where you can be greeted by grazing kangaroos or 12 Vineyard View rooms with a contemporary style, undercover parking with arguably the most true “Hunter Valley View” of the vineyards.

Estate wide high-speed wireless Internet access providing

Estate Tuscany offers a variety in dining options in The Mill Complex recognised by the Yellowtail windmill, situated atop a ridge offering a Hunter view second to none; the Mill Restaurant for a fusion rustic a la carte meal, Brokenback BBQ & Tapas Bar for a casual affair and The Conservatory, for private dinners or cooking schools. Estate Tuscany is home to Andrew Thomas Wines cellar door and Binnorie Dairy cheese factory.

There is always a Conference Coordinator available for your needs; providing itemised programs containing all the finer details; let Tuscany take the administration out of your schedule. We will meet you on arrival and our conference host will attend to any of your needs throughout the stay; working with Estate Tuscany will ensure a seamless and successful event.

Conference Capacity: Banquet 140 Cocktail 200

Accommodation: 38 Rooms

T: 02 4998 7288
E: [email protected]

Conference Venue Spotlight – Pullman Magenta Shores

Located just 90 minutes from Sydney and only 20 minutes north of Terrigal, Pullman Magenta Shores Resort is an exceptional conference & event, golf, and spa resort offering a stunning beachfront setting.

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Tuggerah Lake, this magnificent resort is set on 52 acres and offers beautifully appointed studio accommodation and one-, two- and three-bedroom villas.

Set amongst landscaped gardens and just a short stroll from all resort facilities and the beach, all villas include open plan living areas, fully equipped kitchens with European appliances, laundry facilities and private furnished courtyards or balconies. Every room enjoys views of the golf course , lagoon, rock  pools or landscaped gardens.

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort features six modern conference and event venues along with customised planning and catering services to ensure a successful event for you and your guests.

The Resort has excellent leisure facilities including the private Ross Watson designed 18 hole championship Golf Course, 3 swimming areas, including a 20 metre indoor heated lap pool, Rock Pools or the Lagoon Pool with seasonal pool bar.

Vie Spa consists of luxuriously treatment rooms, including a tranquil spa garden designed to deliver the ultimate relaxation.   
Dining facilities include Barrett’s Restaurant offering fine food and the stunning vistas of Magenta lake, and Shallows bar, with an extensive cocktail menu, Tapestry menu designed by the Famous chef Justin North as well as Wood Fired Pizza oven and Al Fresco Dining and wood fire option.

Conference Capacity: Up to 300 guests

Accommodation: Studios, 1,2 & 3 bedroom villas – 55 in total + beach houses and golf villas

Unique features: Beachfront location with extensive grounds perfect for team building and outdoor dinners, cocktail parties and events.

Specials: Click here to view their 2019 Early Bird Booking Offer


T: (02) 4352 8106

E: [email protected]


Conference Venue Spotlight – Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Situated in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens is ideally located for you to explore our region.

Image of the outdoor function area at the Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Each accommodation room is beautifully appointed and opens out to a private balcony or courtyard. Guests can avail themselves of our tennis courts, resort-style swimming pool, sauna, spa, the Lodge library and many other facilities including the Hunter Valley Gardens shopping village and the spectacular display gardens.

Our Conference and Function Centre provides comprehensive, first-class facilities and a venue which suits any occasion- gala dinners, special events, sales presentations, training seminars and product launches. Whether it’s for two or 300 people, we will tailor your conference to your needs.

In keeping with our commitment to excellence, we offer business facilities and extensive opportunities for team building activities. All functions are catered by our award-winning Chef, Jean Marc Pollet, and a dedicated conference management team is always on hand to ensure all your arrangements run smoothly leaving you (and your delegates) to enjoy the Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens conference experience.

Conference Capacity: 300

Number of Accommodation Rooms: 72

Unique Features:

  • Meeting rooms with natural light
  • Indoor & outdoor space for onsite team building activities
  • Complimentary WIFI & parking
  • Located within walking distance to 5 cellar doors & Hunter Valley Gardens


“Just a quick note to say thank you so much for last week. Our experience at the Mercure was just wonderful. Please pass on our thanks to all the staff that helped make the couple of days such a success. Everyone was so efficient and friendly. We look forward to coming up again”

  • LionCo


A: Crn Broke & McDonalds Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320

T: (02) 4998 2000

F: (02) 4998 7710

E: [email protected]


Conference Venue Spotlight – Fairmont Resort Leura

The multi award-winning Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains creates memorable and unique event experiences in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. From a conference centre to corporate retreats, our conference resort is the largest meetings and events venue in Katoomba or the Blue Mountains.

Fairmont Resort Leura

Their 15 flexible, pillar-less conference spaces cater for up to 850 delegates with several naturally lit spaces and outdoor options to suit any occasion. The rooms can be configured to meet your individual needs, from a multitude of layouts to our tailored AV services which will provide you with a high level of onsite support.

The unique location of Fairmont Resort allows you to create a memorable experience for your delegates… imagine conferencing during the day in a naturally lit room with views of the bushland below. Then moving onto the lawn for casual pre-dinner drinks as the setting sun hits the dramatic escarpment. Then finishing the day with a spectacular themed gala dinner… and that is just day one!

Conference Capacity: 850 cocktail

Number of Accommodation Rooms: 222

Click here to view the Fairmont’s current specials


“I would like to thank you and your team for their efforts both in the lead up to our event and across the three days of our event. The staff were always friendly, helpful and efficient.

Nothing ever seemed too much for them. Please pass on my thanks to all those involved, from yourself, to reception, concierge, to bar and catering staff and chefs, AV team and those who serviced our rooms.

I’m sure I’ve missed some, but do appreciate all their efforts in helping make our event a successful one.”


Amy-Rose Finch
(02) 4785 0097
[email protected]

Conference Venue Spotlight – Australian Turf Club

Events by ATC at the heart of Sydney Racing, Royal Randwick, and the recently refurbished Rosehill Gardens offer Sydney’s most versatile venues for Indoor and Outdoor team building activities.

Winners at the last four consecutive Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence NSW, our world-class team and multi-purpose venues are at the forefront of the Sydney events and functions industry.

With award winning catering, complimentary high density Wi-Fi throughout and free onsite parking, our exclusive venues are a winning combination for your next event.

Conference Capacity – Theatre style up to 2000pax


The Royal Randwick facility is fantastic. We have held events at all the major convention centres in the country and I can honestly say the facilities and the staff are exceptional. The level of professionalism and customer service at Randwick is light years ahead of other venues. We look forward to returning there for our next event.

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 The whole team at the Australian Turf Club provided excellent service from start to finish. The venue is really well suited to host both grand and intimate events and the production crew, catering and support staff really looked after us for our flagship summit. I’d like to thank everyone at ATC for an outstanding job.
Huawei Australia
Huawei ICT Roadshow


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1300 729 668

Conference Venue Spotlight – InterContinental Double Bay

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay is an exclusive address offering luxury and privacy at its finest, located in the leafy Eastern Suburbs village of Double Bay. Retreat to this boutique 5-star Sydney hotel reminiscent of a private residence, and relax in one of 140 light-filled guest rooms and suites or range of unique meeting spaces and experiences.

Photo of the Intercon Double Bay

Meet in luxury; with various spaces sure to impress such as the grand pillarless ballroom, French provincial courtyard or multiple meeting rooms complete with built in audio-visual and all conveniently located on the same floor. Add a twist to your itinerary with a gin masterclass in award winning Stillery bar, lunch on the rooftop with spectacular views of the bay or relish in an unforgettable dining experience in Stockroom restaurant.

Conference Capacity:

7 function rooms which can accommodate from 10 – 450 pax

Number of Accommodation Rooms:

140 accommodation rooms


“Thanks for the follow up, all went really well over the weekend. I must say your staff were brilliant all weekend and any request or help we needed, they went above and beyond to assist with so that was very much appreciated. Everyone was very complimentary of the hotel, the facilities etc. and we are already putting plans in place for the same camp to be held back there again next year once dates are locked in. The ability to have the entire conference floor and those overflow rooms on the same floor worked so well and made everything so much easier with the schedule and timings etc.”

“We want to thank you and all the team for a thoroughly enjoyable experience before and during our recent event at the Intercontinental Double Bay. To pull off a conference of this size takes a large group of dedicated people and I thank you for bringing your group to our party.

I think all the staff are wonderful and world class but, like in all things, there were a few that stood out and shined among the high standard of quality employed by the hotel. I had the privilege of personally witnessing the proactive extra effort of Abbie, Jean Kevin ( banquet manager), Kewal, Astrid, Anna, Sally, and Nathalie over the course of the three days I spent as your guest.  Please let them know that they impressed some pretty jaded and experienced individuals on my team.

I would be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to acknowledge Holly’s contribution to the success of our event. In the months leading up to our show as well as on the day, Holly calmly listened and reacted, and from our point of view, it sometimes seemed that Holly was a member of our team.  What was promised was delivered, even some of the crazy requests. I can’t remember ever in my career working with anyone from a hotel or convention facility who engenders a more collegial spirit while expertly navigating the tricky waters inherent in all client- venue relationships. Her manner and positive attitude in all aspects of this endeavour was noticed not only by myself but also by my boss. Holly, like many of the staff assigned to us over the course of our time in the hotel, made my job easier and that is pretty special.  

We really appreciate all the efforts, flexibility and the smiles that greeted us at every turn. Thank you!”


For all enquiries and more information contact the Conference & Events team on:
E: [email protected]
PH: 02 8388 8388

Conference Venue Spotlight – Headlands Austinmer Beach

Located in Austinmer, on the picturesque south coast of New South Wales, Headlands Austinmer Beach boasts uninterrupted, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and is an easy 25-minute drive north of the Wollongong CBD and 90 minutes south of Sydney.

Headlands Austinmer Beach Hotel

Offering 59 low rise, self-contained serviced apartments. Featuring studio rooms through to penthouse’s, each apartment boasts luxurious & stylishly appointed furnishings. Overnight guests receive complimentary parking and free Wi-Fi.

Headlands also boasts a modern & elegant event space featuring state of the art facilities & panoramic ocean views. We can cater for all manner of celebrations & occasions from weddings & engagements, corporate conferences & business retreats, to private dinners & cocktail soirees. Capacities range from 10 to 370 guests.

Our bistro, bar & sunny beer garden offer a relaxed yet stylish environment. Inspiration for our menu comes from our close proximity to the ocean & our chef’s passion for fresh, seasonal produce.

Headlands also features a swimming pool, tennis courts, sports bar, VIP lounge, bar, beer garden and live music on weekends.

Conference Capacity:

Accommodation: 110 twin share.
Conferencing space: 270 banquet style

Number of Accommodation Rooms:


Unique Venue Features:

Themost unique feature would be our direct ocean-front location, the view is breathtaking and the perfect inspirational backdrop for a conference!


Sally Ridges – Hi Laura. I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for making our work retreat successful. Everybody had a lovely time and the rooms were just beautiful.

  • FMA Partners

Lisa Beaver – This email is a little overdue, but I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for an amazing evening. The room was fantastic. The staff were amazing. My team haven’t stopped commenting on the food – delicious. Absolutely made for a wonderful time for everyone, and I can’t ask for more than that.

  • Flight Centre

For all enquiries and more information, contact Nina from the Headlands Austinmer Beach events team on:
E: [email protected]
PH: 02 4200 1099

Conference Venue Spotlight – Kooindah Waters

Nestled on the stunning Central Coast of NSW just 90 minutes north of Sydney is Mercure Kooindah Waters Golf & Spa Resort.

Mercure Kooindah Waters Resort

The multi-award winning resort is set on 90 acres which boasts a natural wetlands area and is surrounded by an 18 hole championship standard golf course (ranked in the Top 100 resort courses in Australia). Kooindah Waters has been designed to offer the best of both worlds, from state of the art conference facilities along with resort-style amenities including endota day spa, an indoor heated lap pool and outdoor recreational pool, tennis courts, sauna, gym and spa.

Enjoy the stunning views out across the fairways whilst dining in Karinya’s Restaurant and Wine Bar. Our new Executive Chef looks forward to tantalizing your taste buds.

Within 25mins drive from the resort you’ll discover some of the Central Coast’s hottest attractions, including Tree Tops Adventure Park, Luka Chocolate Factory, Glenworth Valley, The Australian Reptile Park, Wyong Milk Factory, Norah Head Lighthouse, Soldiers and Shelley Beaches and The Entrance with daily pelican feeding.

Conference Capacity:

Up to 400 guests cocktail, 340 theatre and 224 cabaret in Kooindah Ballroom

Number of Accommodation Rooms:


Venue Features:

Award-winning Kooindah Waters Golf Club, Exquisite Endota Day Spa Heated indoor 20-metre lap pool, Outdoor recreational pool, Gymnasium, BBQ area next to outdoor pool and playground, two tennis courts, Kids’ playground, Walking and running track


I write to congratulate you and your team on a beaut venue! From the initial contact, with Kerri’s efficient responses through to Louise whose competence in handling the important details was clear, to the friendliness of your maintenance person on my arrival; we had an amazing experience, and will certainly be passing the message on. I’d like to single out Sam in functions for her clear attention, positive demeanour and ‘no request is too much’ approach. The group had a fantastic two day meeting, with evening entertainment in the separate dining room, and a ‘break-out’ activity ‘the Putting Challenge’. The meeting was in the Pool View Room. We are a service organisation and pride ourselves on our high level of customer service, standards and team work. We are very hard to impress. We had a marvellous experience and commend you on your services, your teamwork, your accommodation, and your facilities. You clearly have a successfully cohesive and friendly team culture. Please thank the staff for making my job so much easier. I felt that all staff provided their best support and were very flexible, particularly your kitchen, serving their lovely meals at earlier times than planned. All this combined with a beautiful building and location, it was a very successful event for our group. We recommend Mitch from Pinnacle Events, whose enthusiasm drove us to silly lengths during the CSI game 😉

  • Macquarie University Hospital

Conference Incentives for 2018 Bookings:

Click here to view some great conference incentives from the lovely team at Kooindah Waters

For all enquiries and more information, contact Kerri from the Kooindah Waters events team on:
E: [email protected]
PH: 02 4355 5777

Conference Venue Spotlight – Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley

Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley offers you a spectacular conference venue for your next meeting or event. Set amongst 8 hectares of beautifully manicured gardens at the foothills of the Blue Mountains, you’ll feel like you’ve escaped the office to a grand country retreat… Even though it’s only 45 minutes drive from the Sydney CBD.

Complete with luxurious accommodation, onsite dining, spa and recreation facilities, and a number of local attractions on your doorstep, Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley is the ideal conference venue for your next meeting or event.

Conference Venue Capacity:

Events up to 150

Number of Accommodation Rooms:


Conference Venue Features:

With a variety of spacious conference rooms, covered outdoor areas, picturesque lakeside spots and even a private chapel, you’ll be spoilt for choice for your next function or event. The hotel has 8 formal and 5 informal meeting rooms which offers conference organisers and delegates the perfect venue for company training, product launches or incentives. All rooms are pillarless, the majority with natural light and some with attached break out spaces and disabled access. An onsite audio visual manager will assist with all your requirements.


“We have received so much feedback on how great the conference venue was as well as the food and service from your team. From my perspective you guys could not have done enough to help and ensure a successful event.”

Carina Tomlinson

“You have a great venue and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Both events were fantastic and the customer service we received from all your staff was the best we have received in a long time, you can tell that everyone enjoys their job at The Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Hotel and your management team should be proud the high level of service they are providing on behalf of the hotel.”

Tania Valerio

Venue Spotlight – Q Station Manly

Q Station is located on the site of Sydney’s former Quarantine Station. The 65 heritage buildings have been creatively transformed into hotel accommodation, conference & event space, restaurants, a café and a museum. Showcasing a stunning view of Sydney Harbour, this unique property is an ideal choice to motivate and engage your employees at your next meeting or function.  With plenty of outdoor space and rooms flooded with natural light, your guests will enjoy the Q Station experience surrounded by native Australian bush land on the edge of Sydney Harbour.

Located just thirty minutes from the centre of Sydney CBD, Q Station is a short drive from Manly and also offers access via ferry or chartered vessel, direct to the private wharf.  Unlike any other Sydney venue, Q Station can be booked exclusively for larger groups and is a unique destination providing function rooms, accommodation, fine dining and team building activities for your delegates.  Stay, dine and discover this beautiful property.

Conference Capacity: 200 pax

Number of Accommodation Rooms: 84

Current Winter Special: Save $5 per person when hosting your conference between May – August 2018!

$77 per person
Full Day Delegate Package
including continuous tea and coffee,
morning and afternoon tea,
buffet/working style lunch,
venue hire from 9am – 5pm,
note pads, pens, mints and water jugs.


“The venue was great. The staff were very friendly and helpful.”

“Perfect venue – we will continue to use Q Station for all of our functions in future.”  Royal Far West

“The room was lovely – bright, sunny and welcoming – excellent venue for a 2 day corporate meeting.”

“Communication was excellent and I really appreciated the flexibility given that we had a fairly last minute booking. Everyone loved the venue!”
Origin Energy

“It is a wonderful venue and allows participants to focus on their workshops with no distractions except for a beautiful view which brings calm.”
Sydney Water

For all enquiries and more information, contact Q Station’s sales team on:
Phone: 02 9466 1597
Email: [email protected]