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Things to do in Regional Victoria
Despite being Australia’s smallest mainland state, Victoria offers as diverse a landscape as any visitor could hope for. From the historic Goldfields, to the soaring peaks of the Grampians, to the iconic Great Ocean Road. Visitors can relax in the natural mineral springs of the Macedon Ranges, try a tipple or two in the Yarra Valley, take a steamboat along the Murray River, or watch the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island.
Such diversity makes regional Victoria the perfect destination for conferences, meetings and events. AccorHotels has a wide variety of conference venues and meeting rooms in Victoria, ranging from the tranquil spa country of the Macedon Ranges, to the snowy ranges of Mount Buller, to the stunning Mornington Peninsula, to the commercial hubs of Geelong and Sale.
About AccorHotels Conference Venues in Victoria
Just over one hour from Melbourne CBD Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre is regional Victoria’s largest conference venue, offering well-appointed, spacious accommodation, a purpose designed convention centre, versatile meeting facilities, restaurant, bar and day spa all located within the property’s 3 hectare retreat style garden setting. Mercure Ballarat is located opposite award winning Sovereign Hill, the region’s major tourist attraction and central to the heart of the historic gold fields.
Choose from a variety of versatile function and conference spaces with the capacity to cater for a small meeting of 20 delegates to a plenary for 440 delegates. The venue’s features include conference break-out rooms and pre-function areas, complemented by state-of-art audio visual facilities and in-house support, picturesque surroundings and natural light. The immaculate gardens of Mercure Ballarat also make this a splendid location for weddings and celebratory events.
A popular option for golf enthusiasts is Mercure Portsea Golf Club and Resort. Situated on the spectacular Mornington Peninsula just 90 minutes from Melbourne, Mercure Portsea Golf Club and Resort is a fully integrated resort complex set alongside Portsea Golf Club.
As well as its 24 boutique-style rooms and suites, the resort features a wedding and conference centre, with three multi-purpose meeting rooms offering magnificent views across Portsea Golf Course and Port Phillip Bay. Guests can relax in the bar, restaurant or Golf Club member lounge, wander nearby beaches and national parks, or unwind in the Peninsula Hot Springs.
The hotel has 138 spacious rooms, apartments and suites with superb views of Corio Bay, an outdoor swimming pool and spa, a gym, an award-winning restaurant, a bar and off-street parking. Mercure Geelong also features a dedicated banqueting team, on hand to help out with guests’ event-planning needs.
Novotel Geelong is the region’s premier hotel and conference venue, located in the heart of the vibrant waterfront precinct with amazing views across the bay. All within one hour’s drive from Melbourne and 20 minutes from Avalon Airport.
Featuring 109 guest rooms with balconies, restaurant, bar & lounge, complimentary Wi-Fi, fitness centre, indoor pool and steam room. Novotel Geelong’s dedicated conference and function level offers a choice of 5 function rooms, some with bay views and balconies.