Business Events Victoria topped off the year and organised its final instalment of the popular familiarisation program to the Mornington Peninsula for a group of six business event buyers in November.
With the first stop at Melbourne Cable Park, the group got off to an energetic morning with a ropes course at this brand new urban high-rope adventure park. The park is also home to Victoria’s only wakeboarding lakes and cater programs for corporate events.
Next is a visit to Jackalope Hotel amid the world renowned Mornington Peninsula wine region. Featuring 46 rooms and meeting capacity for 100 people and perfectly positioned on a pristine vineyard, Jackalope Hotel offers unforgettable event facilities and food and wine experiences amidst a luxurious setting. Stopping at the cellar door at Rare Hare, the group were treated to a delicious wine-tasting.
The journey continues in the heart of the peninsula to Lindenderry at Red Hill. Purpose-built by architects and trainers, its meeting facilities with respective private break out space for exclusivity is primed for ideal learning and achieve successful outcomes for groups. The group enjoyed a delectable degustation lunch menu designed by executive chef David Green and paired with Lindenderry award-winning wines. Conference groups will be spoiled in its new interiors fuse European country style with a distinct Australian twist.
Greeted by the awe-inspiring Grand Arch entrance and a 70-year-old King Bottle tree, Pt Leo Estate welcomed the group with a visual feast as the group toured the Sculpture Park that has been purpose-built to house an ever-evolving array of over 50 spectacular Australian and international pieces. The group had a wine tasting at its cellar door against the stunning backdrop of vine and views out to the Western Port Bay.
Moving on next to Flinders Hotel located in the historical Flinders Village, the beautifully restored property has 40 guest rooms and meeting facilities for 80 delegates or up to 200 guests for a cocktail style function. Flinders Hotel offers all-inclusive conference packages as well as bespoke on-site team building activities such as cooking classes at Georgie Bass. The group relaxed over an afternoon tea spread at The Deck, an expansive outdoor dining area and also an informal meeting break-out space.
Checking into RACV’s new Cape Schanck Resort, the group had a quick refresh before heading to a site inspection of the conference and resort facilities. With a one-of-a-kind striking, three-pronged design to take in breathtaking treetop and ocean views, the resort destination with 204 accommodation rooms will create a memorable conference experience for group sizes from ten to 450 attendees throughout its ten meeting rooms plus additional versatile informal and pre-function spaces.
The group then settled down to a sumptuous dinner designed and prepared by executive chef Josh Pelham and his team, which showcased food and wine shaped by the seas and soils of the Mornington Peninsula region.
After a hearty buffet breakfast and check-out, the group bade goodbye to RACV Cape Schanck Resort and day 2 kicked off with a team-building golf activity on the lush fairways at Peppers Moonah Links Resort. The property offers events for groups of up to 120 delegates with seven meeting spaces and three boardrooms that includes the very popular self-contained executive lodges with its own terrace and outdoor fireplaces. The resort offers 75 accommodation rooms and a golf course onsite.
The next stop to the Peninsula Hot Springs was an experience like no other with its award-winning geothermal hot springs and natural mineral waters. Besides the ever-popular bathing experiences, the current expansion plans and vision now incorporates facilities for groups, including its wellness centre that host meetings and functions for up to 80 people, wellbeing and team activities including an indigenous cultural walk, and larger events in its newly opened Amphitheatre spaces.
Off next to Portsea Golf Club and Mercure Portsea, the group site inspected three stylish event spaces and 24 boutique accommodation rooms for events up to 150 people. The boutique nature of the venue ensures that groups will feel as though they are meeting in their own exclusive venue. Sitting down to a hearty yet healthy lunch menu, this was the final stop before the group headed back to Melbourne after a two-day showcase of the best of the Mornington Peninsula region.