Escape the city: event venues near Brisbane

Take your conference on a micro road trip and breathe in the fresh country and sea air at these lush venues just a stone’s throw from Brisbane CBD.

Tangalooma Island Resort

Tangalooma Island Resort Incentives

Sun, surf, sand and seminars – the ultimate work-life balance can be found on Moreton Island. Conference your heart out by day, and switch to island time by night with the sand between your toes, aperitivo beverage in hand, and the sun setting in the distance. Whether it’s a team building or incentives trip, or a conference for 300 people, Tangalooma has four big conference spaces and more fun activities than you can poke a paddle at.

Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge

Take your meeting to the mountaintop just a 35-minute drive north of Brisbane. With views overlooking the waters of Lake Samsonvale, the granite towering Glasshouse Mountains and sparkling Moreton Bay, this is the spot for reports and relaxation. In the absence of distractions, it’s easy for delegates to switch on and then switch off, waking feeling fresh each conference day. There are six air-conditioned conference and function venues that can suit groups of up to 240.

O’Reilly’s

O'Reilly's

A dose of pure nature can do a world of good to busy corporate minds. Host your next conference in the centre of ancient heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforest at O’Reilly’s Treetop Lodge. Set in the middle of Lamington National Park, the unforgettable location and clear mountain air will inspire new ideas and deeper thinking.

Sirromet

Sirromet

Q: What is one thing every conference needs? A: Wine, obviously. Located just 30-minutes south of Brisbane CBD, Sirromet Winery is located on a sprawling 560-acre bushland property with state-of-the-art conference facilities, plus glamping tents, wine tastings and tours and three restaurants.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Just a 20-minute drive from the centre of Brisbane, Lone Pine is a unique spot to host an event that will definitely charm international guests. Follow your keynote with koala cuddles at the world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary, and meet up to 100 other native species at the park. Lone Pine can host cocktail functions up to 500 people.

Australia Zoo

Swap the concrete jungle for a real jungle at Australia Zoo. Add adventure to any corporate event with wildlife at Australia Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter. The zoo has three function room to suit groups from 10 to 100 people, and you can take guests on interactive experiences like giraffe feeding. It also has venue spaces to fit up to 5000 people.

Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre

If the event your planning has an agricultural link, why no host it in the middle of Australia’s salad bowl? The Lockyer Valley is known for having some of the most fertile soil and during winter it supplies most of the vegetables to Australia. The Cultural Centre has views over Lake Apex and Queensland farmland, with five function rooms that can accommodate up to 300 guests.

Spicers Hidden Vale

Spicers Hidden Vale

If the TV show Escape to the Country pulls any heart strings, then Spicers Hidden Vale might be the venue for you. The luxury country retreat can host 90 conference attendees and has accommodation and award-winning paddock-to-plate dining on-site. As for team building? There is more than 100km of mountain bike trails to explore. Head out early to meet wild kangaroos on the tracks.

Spicers Peak

Spicers Peak

Take your strategy sessions to the highest non-alpine lodge in Australia. Surrounded by pure nature, this hilltop venue brings wow factor in spades that is sure to inspire innovation and ideas. With space for just 16 delegates, it might be the perfect escape for your next board meeting or leadership strategy day. It’s a two-hour drive from Brisbane, but we recommend arriving by helicopter, of course.

Village Roadshow

Add a thrill element to your next conference by hosting it at a theme park. Just a 45-minute drive south of Brisbane you can access conference rooms at Warner Brothers Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild or Topgolf. At Movie World attendees can let off steam during the breaks by riding the biggest HyperCoaster in the Southern Hemisphere. Sounds epic? It is.

Planning an event in Brisbane? Check out the Brisbane Event Planner for more information on Brisbane venues, accommodation and services, all in one place.

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