Queensland Ã¢ÂÂ FLAMES OF THE FOREST
Flames of the Forest is a favourite off-site venue for corporate events. It is situated just a 10 minutes drive from Port Douglas, 30 minutes from Palm Cove and 50 minutes from Cairns and caters for all sorts of groups, with10 to 850 guests for a sit down dinner in a spectacular rainforest setting lit with candles and flames.
There is a permanent marquee, lined with visually amazing black silk and black velvet drapes, lit with chandeliers made from hand made crystal. This combination of artificial and natural light, augmented by carefully tended flames, makes the most of the awesome tropical rainforest beauty of the venue, which can be transformed into a huge rainforest ballroom.
Flames of the forest is versatile, featuring luxury accommodation despite its location, and can offer a huge variety of entertainments.
Queensland Ã¢ÂÂ RAMADA MARCOOLA BEACH
A wonderful conference venue by the sea on the Gold Coast, this hotel offers anything the corporate event needs; delegates can work, be inspired and play. For a product launch, corporate retreat or meeting, this property features great business and event facilities to suit most requirements.
There are six well-appointed function rooms in sizes from boardroom to ballroom, catering for a maximum of 270 guests, and there is a specialist events team on hand to help lend a balance of creativity and detailed planning to achieve a company's stated objectives. Facilities on site or nearby include surfing, swimming, fishing and a number of top golf courses.
Tasmania Ã¢ÂÂ BAY of FIRES LODGE
For a physical challenge suitable for most fitness levels and ages, and as a superb way to introduce novices to the whole business of environmental sustainability, try the Bay of Fires Lodge in TasmaniaÃ¢ÂÂs Mount William National Park. This extraordinary venue has begun to attract corporate groups that would like to undertake a modest amount of physical work without sacrificing all their creature comforts. A typical programme would include two days of walking the coastÃ¢ÂÂs deserted beaches to the remote lodge perched high above the ocean, followed by a rest day, then activities that fit the brainstorming concept. But you can also go swimming, or kayaking, or sit and sketch. Everyone can enjoy a glass of local wine by the fire.
WA Ã¢ÂÂ MOONDANCE LODGE
This unusual corporate retreat somehow manages to mix an authentic cultural experience (local Indigenous people come to tell tales of their history and perform dance and other festive events) with state of the art video-conferencing facilities. Located in the rolling countryside of south Western Australia's Margaret River region, Moondance is a haven of peace and quiet just a three-hour drive from Perth where a business group can focus and then relax. Attractions in the area include some of Margaret RiverÃ¢ÂÂs wonderful wineries. A couple of them even organise wine-tasting and wine-blending competitions for corporate groups to enjoy a sociable and team-building rivalry.
NSW Ã¢ÂÂ CYPRESS LAKES RESORT
This is one of the premier event venues of New South WalesÃ¢ÂÂ wonderful Hunter Valley region, and for corporate groups it comes with a bonus in the form of a superb championship 18-hole golf course. There are five conference rooms that can be broken into various configurations for groups up to 150 people, or up to 620 in theatre-style. Accommodation is in spacious villas and to accompany your team-building, why not try out the spa and health centre, the huge outdoor pool or the gymnasium. Great for teaching teams how to beat off stress and work healthily.