You’ll leave a little richer after an event in the glistening goldfields region – Ballarat and Bendigo.
With a lively combo of regional centres Bendigo and Ballarat, plus a nestegg of charming villages all swathed in rich cultural heritage, this region raises the meeting bar.
Major freeways and rail links put the Goldfields region within an hour of Melbourne and once you arrive, it’s easy to get around.
Whether you’re planning a national conference or a cosy product launch, this region promises you’ll do it in style.
Bendigo effortlessly caters for groups up to 3,000 with a cache of leading edge venues and smaller, more intimate spaces. Ballarat boasts boutique hotels, heavenly vineyard resorts and a generous convention centre with capacity for 1,000 delegates.
Set your group free from the conference room into a world steeped in gold rush heritage, from Bendigo’s beautiful streetscapes and galleries to Ballarat’s award-winning Sovereign Hill.
Spend downtime descending 85m underground into a goldmine or floating hundreds of metres skywards in a hot air balloon. Set aside an evening to take in the sensational Blood on the Southern Cross light and sound show, or a live performance by an international artist.
Other leisure treasures include mountain biking, bush walking, retail therapy, gold panning, golf, fi shing or living up the region’s fl avours at swank restaurants and funky cafés.
Board a coach and explore the character-fi lled townships of Maryborough, Maldon and Castlemaine, home of the Theatre Royal, Australia’s oldest continually running theatre.
Go for gold – plan your next event in this brilliant region.