Australia’s 4 most unique and memorable venues waiting to be discovered

The search for a unique venue is something that I’m sure we’ve all struggled with in the past, trying to find something that will wow attendees, and leave a memorable impression long after the event. Whilst there’s a never-ending list of new function spaces popping up, it can be hard to find one that reflects the personality of your brand; so we’ve pulled together 4 of the best and most unique venue spaces to save you time when planning your next function.

You can enquire about holding your next event at one of these unique and fabulous venues using the form below.

 Ayers Rock Resort


With 8 spectacular outdoor venue spaces, who needs theming when each location showcases views of the National Park’s two famous rock formations, Uluru and Kata Tjuta; undoubtedly providing the ‘wow’ for your next event. Ayers Rock Resort outdoor event spaces cater for banquets of up to 500 people, and are highly adaptable for presentations, private dinners or an impressive cocktail party.

Ayers Rock Resort is comprised of 4 hotels, and are all within walking distance of one another making it practical for large groups to use multiple hotels to host attendees.  Profits from the operator, Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, also go towards building the resort experience and support indigenous training and employment in Australia, making this a sustainable tourism choice that supports the local community. If you’re concerned about access to Uluru, don’t stress as there’s more flights than ever scheduled, making this iconic destination one of the most unforgettable conference destinations to add to your list.


Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park, Manly


Set on 36 acres of waterfront property in the Sydney Harbour National Park, Q Station Manly is the best hidden secret for your next conference or event. Transfer by ferry to a private wharf provides the perfect arrival experience, as your delegates settle into the exceptionally private and historic surrounds of the former Quarantine Station.

There’s a choice of 13 beautifully detailed meeting rooms, all featuring natural light and verandas, with some offering sweeping views of Sydney Harbour; whilst the show-stopping Governor Bourke Ballroom, built in the 1880’s will inspire and mesmerise. The addition of accommodation rooms, innovative team-building activities, on-site experiences, and a range of dining options make Q Station Manly a stand-out venue to impress your toughest critic.


Novotel Forest Resort Creswick


What if I told you that you could experience a Canadian-styled lodge in regional Victoria, complete with 18-hole championship golf course, boutique day spa, and a 600 person function centre? Well it exists, and will exceed your expectations. Situated on 150 acres of state forest, and only 70 minutes from Tullamarine Airport; Novotel Forest Resort Creswick is nestled in the heart of the Goldfields, Macedon Ranges and Spa Country – famous for their arts, culture and history.

What sets this resort apart from other major conference venues is their partnership with the Dja Dja Wurrung community, enabling engaging indigenous education programs which can be tailored to suits the needs of your event, ranging from Dreamtime storytelling to Aboriginal Art and traditional smoking ceremonies. This resort doesn’t stop there, with state-of-the-art conference facilities, including 10 meeting rooms, 3 business centres, executive boardroom, private dining room and even a library-themed room to inspire creativity and reflection.


Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge


Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s great wilderness destinations, is the perfect location to host your next team meeting or event; offering magnificent coastal views, uncrowded beaches, and fascinating wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas, sea-lions, penguins and an abundance of bird life. The tranquil location is ideal for strategic workshops, allowing attendees to unwind and clear the mind, whilst stimulating innovative thought and originality.

Naturally enough, being surrounded by fertile lands and rich waters, Kangaroo Island produces some of Australia’s finest gourmet foods, creating gastronomic adventures for all attendees. Be ready to be amazed by the likes of freshly caught King George Whiting, sheep’s cheese, marron, a unique variety of honey and an exciting range of varietal wines. Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge enhances this experience through a recently completed refurbishment in 2014, providing high quality accommodation, in addition to conference facilities for up to 80 delegates with alfresco break-out areas offering stunning water views.

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