With its wall-to-wall wineries, quiet bayside villages and stunning walks along the coastline, it’s easy to see why the Mornington Peninsula is the perfect place for your next corporate retreat. Just an hours drive from Melbourne, this destination offers a diverse array of activities for your clients ranging from the Peninsula Hot Springs to the Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens. Delegates are able to treat themselves to the best wineries, eateries and golf courses that Victoria has to offer.
Boasting more than 10% of Victoria’s shore lines, Mornington Peninsula offers everything from peaceful sandy bay beaches to wild, rugged ocean coastlines. The three most popular towns around the Mornington Peninsula are known as Sorrento, Portsea and Flinders. These places are buzzing with their own signature feel, unique history and varied venues suitable for small to large events.
The Mornington Peninsula offers an array of venue spaces, fully appointed conference retreats, homestead function centres, resorts and euro-style hotels. In April 2018, RACV will launch their new state of the art conference and events venue in Cape Schanck. The new and improved venue space will include spectacular rooms and breakout areas, all providing exceptional views and an abundance of natural light. Perfect for any type of event, the venue will host 10-400 people.
Post conference, your group is spoiled for possibilities. Saddle up for a three-hour horseback winery tour, clip-clopping through bush and farming country, and stopping for tastings and wineries along the way. Take a team challenge to unpuzzle a hedge maze, learn to scuba dive or reel in the catch of the day on a fishing charter. Board a gondola at brand new Arthurs Seat Eagle and head 314 meters skywards for breathtaking, bird’s eye views across the bay. For all in one team-building service you could engage one of our favourite providers - Purple Soup. This company is all about creating challenging, stimulating and fun events for corporates. Purple Soup has over 39 different activities to offer in excellent conference venues across the Mornington Peninsula.
For business travellers, the Mornington Peninsula is only 60 minutes from Melbourne CBD and 90 minutes from Melbourne Airport. If you’re coming from western Victoria, jump aboard the Queenscliff-Sorrento vehicle and passenger ferry for a scenic 40 minute trip across the bay. Set in a easy location, travel will be no hassle for your guests. For luxury accommodation, look no further than the Jackalope Hotel. Set on one of the Peninsula’s most pristine vineyards, Jackalope boasts 46 luxury rooms, a daring 30-metre inﬁnity pool lapping over the surrounding vines, private event and conference facilities, and immersive wine and culinary experiences. Jackalope's private dining hosts up to 60 people sit-down or 100 people cocktail.
Mornington Peninsula can match venues to just about any small-medium sized business event. Whether it's a board retreat hidden away or a large conference or trade show for 1,000 people, the region has you covered. With over 32 event facilities on offer including 10 with 40+ rooms, there is a venue for you. The quality of Mornington Peninsula venues can match that of the city offering outstanding accommodation, fully equipped modern technology and best of all, you will feel a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the city.