Gippsland extends east from Melbourne’s fringes to the coast in the south and the east, and into the high country, offering unspoilt beaches, patchwork perfect hills and vibrant towns and villages. Encompassing expansive coastal landscapes, mountain beauty, alpine forests and the signature experience of the Gippsland Lakes, the region offers the perfect backdrop for your next business event. Venues within Gippsland vary from state-of-the-art conference and exhibition centres to modern hotels, boutique wineries and enclaves for corporate retreats.
Destination Gippsland is the Regional Tourism Board and the peak tourism organisation for the region in eastern Victoria. The organisation is a not-for-profit public company governed by a skills-based board supported by staff and industry networks.
Established in 2008 with the support of Visit Victoria, Parks Victoria and the six Local Government Councils of Gippsland, Destination Gippsland’s role is to grow and serve the Gippsland tourism sector and work in partnership with the industry and government to deliver rewarding and lasting economic, environmental and social outcomes.
When it comes to Business Events, Destination Gippsland can assist you with suggested venues and activities for your next business event, and connect you with businesses in the region who can make it happen.
Gippsland is a region the size of Switzerland, it starts just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne near Drouin on the Princes Highway, or Loch and Grantville on the South Gippsland and Bass Highways, with the far reaches of the region being the NSW border near Mallacoota or the ski fields of Dinner Plain.
Popular regions for business events within Gippsland include Inverloch which is approximately 2 hours south east of Melbourne via the Bass Hwy, passing through the popular winegrowing region of The Gurdies and the picturesque coastal town of Kilcunda. Lardner Park near Warragul is a popular destination for a wide range of events, this large indoor-outdoor venue is located approximately 1.5 hours southeast of Melbourne via the Princes Highway and turning off at Lardner’s Track for the final leg of your journey through rolling farmland.
The Latrobe Valley is the most heavily populated region of Gippsland, offering a wide range of business events venues and plenty of quality dining and accommodation options to cater for your delegates. The Latrobe Valley is approximately 2 hours southeast of Melbourne via the Princes Highway and encompasses the cities of Traralgon, Moe, Morwell and Churchill, which is home to the Federation University campus and accommodation.
For a business event with a difference, head for East Gippsland – this stunning region offers a range of business events venues and quality accommodation, with the added bonus of some very impressive break out activities. Make yours an event your delegates will remember with the choice of boat cruises, kayak, SUP, mountain biking, wildlife experiences along with incredible seafood restaurants and wineries. Lakes Entrance is approximately 4 hours’ drive southeast of Melbourne via the Princes Highway, via Bairnsdale.