Conferences

Hobart

Located along the shores of the Derwent River, Hobart is dominated by the majestic backdrop of kunanyi / Mount Wellington. Attracting delegates is never a challenge, as Hobart’s strong drawing power for securing attendance, and encouraging partners and families to join has increased in recent years.

Business event products can incorporate the many internationally acclaimed attractions of Hobart and surrounds into any conference program.

Business event products can incorporate the many internationally acclaimed attractions of Hobart and surrounds into any conference program. The region is an impressive destination for large events, with an increasing number large conferences discovering that Tasmania delivers high impact events when it comes to experience, quality and value.

Hobart boasts world-class conference venues with professional staff dedicated to ensuring your conference is a success. Accommodation options are broad, ranging from stylish luxury hotels and beautifully restored historic venues to more budget-friendly options. Waterfront restaurants and function spaces, award-winning vineyards, museums, breweries and historic buildings provide ideal options for offsite events – all within close proximity to accommodation and conference venues.

Hobart has the depth of venues to host events up to 1,100 delegates plus 150 trade exhibition booths. The convention precinct can meet all your accommodation needs, with over 2,500 accommodation rooms ranging from five-star waterfront luxury, corporate rooms to apartment accommodation. Hobart’s accommodation capacity is expanding, with a number of new hotels opening, or soon to open across Tasmania, with several large, international brand hotels soon to open in Hobart.

 

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Paul Redding Photography

Launceston

Tasmania’s second largest city, Launceston, is a vibrant hub for arts, culture and fine cuisine – the perfect recipe for any conference planner. The historic city is easy to navigate, with accommodation, conference venues and offsite spaces all within close proximity. The conference menu will be enhanced with fresh northern Tasmanian produce and internationally acclaimed cool-climate wines, local craft beers and spirits. This is a destination where delegates can really engage and be immersed in unique Tasmanian experiences.

This is a destination where delegates can really engage and be immersed in unique Tasmanian experiences.

Conference facilities for up to 500 delegates are available in Launceston with accommodation in historic boutique hotels and modern city hotels are all within close proximity to the conference venue. Historic estates, superb wineries, museums and sporting venues are ideal for off-site dinners and events. Step inside the historic James Boags Brewery for a fully guided tour, experience the picturesque, award-winning Josef Chromy Wines, participate in group activities at Cataract Gorge, Launceston’s extraordinary natural oasis or enjoy a round of golf at one of the world’s best links courses – Barnbougle.

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

East Coast

Groups wanting to engage in the great outdoors will be equally at home on Tasmania’s spectacular East Coast. Conference venues dotted along the picture-perfect coastline provide an inspiring location for business events. The many vineyards in the area produce brilliant wines to accompany the fresh seafood selection sourced from the pristine east coast waters – perfect for the conference or offsite dinner.

The natural beauty of the East Coast — white sandy beaches, turquoise water and distinctive red lichen-covered boulders are breathtaking. If privacy, serenity and the space to innovate are important to your conference or meeting, the East Coast region is ideally suited.

If privacy, serenity and the space to innovate are important to your conference or meeting, the East Coast region is ideally suited.

Groups wanting to engage in the great outdoors will be equally at home here with a range of adrenalin-charged team building activities and hands-on experiences for incentives on offer. Conference venues dotted along the stunning coast provide the perfect location for business events.

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Wrest Point Hotel and Conference Centre

North and North West

Event planners looking for the opportunity to immerse their delegates in Tasmania’s pristine wilderness and food culture need go no further than the North West. Home to Cape Grim’s air monitoring station that regularly records the world’s cleanest air, the North West is bursting with award-winning produce. Featuring some of Tasmania’s most prosperous farming lands, the rich red soil produces some of the country’s best fruit, vegetables, dairy, prime beef cattle and wilderness honey – all on offer for delegates as part of the conference menu.

Tasmania’s famous Wilderness World Heritage Area is easily accessible in this region. Cradle Mountain National Park is just over an hour’s drive from the coast and the area offers excellent group accommodation and experiences. The Tarkine Wilderness Area, the greatest expanse of cool temperate rainforest in Australia, and the second largest in the world, is under two hours’ drive along the coast. Strahan, a quaint, historic seaside fishing village surrounded by World Heritage wilderness on the rugged West Coast, is another wonderfully special option for conference groups.

Delegates will enjoy well-appointed conference hotels, peaceful mountain lodges and resorts as well as seaside villages. Team building activities to motivate and inspire are waiting at Cradle Mountain.

Cruise the inky waters of the Gordon River on board a luxury catamaran and let delegates learn the area’s fascinating history Discover the nightlife of local fauna on an evening spotlight tour. Enjoy an offsite conference dinner under the stars while looking for the famous Tasmanian devil, quolls or wombats. Tours the various producers’ tasting facilities – cheese, chocolate, raspberries, wine, salmon, cider, beer and whisky.

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Hobart Waterfront, Paul Redding