Factor in “wow” with a meeting or conference on the brilliant Mornington Peninsula.
With its historic seaside villages, rugged coastal architecture and foodie sensibility, the Mornington Peninsula region is a natural playground within an hour’s drive of Melbourne.
Add purpose-built conference retreats, homestead function centres, inspirational resorts, and intimate European-style hotels, and you have every conference or event wish granted.
When the meeting’s done, tee-off on some of Australia’s most esteemed fairways including The RACV Cape Schanck Resort, The Dunes at Rye, Portsea Golf Club and Peppers Moonah Links Resort.
Make a beeline for national and state parks offering quiet bushland, underwater havens, history, woodlands and wildlife aplenty. Tour the military remnants of Point Nepean or reconvene your team at Cape Schanck for a lighthouse tour, museum viewing, rocky walks and amazing coastal vistas.
Time-honoured homesteads will hearten your history buffs, while wild surf breaks and underwater shipwrecks will enthral your adventurers. Active types will flip for fishing charters, sea kayaking, boating and swimming with the dolphins.
Giddy-up with a horseback ride along the shore or a bush trail, then get scared silly on a ghostly tour.
Find the region’s gourmet spirit expressed in lively local markets, jetty-side fi sh stands and organic farmgate stalls. Dine al fresco and seaside in Sorrento or Mornington, or take your pick from more than 170 vineyards and 50 cellar doors, many combining tasting counters with brilliant eateries.
Conference in Melbourne’s bayside playground, where work and pleasure are natural partners.