Our Cityscapes series presents you with exciting alternative locations for your company gatherings and business meetings. Bring your team together in a refreshing way and inspire collaboration.
While working remotely has many benefits, there are some downsides too. Remote teams lack the opportunity to meet and collaborate face-to-face, which can result in a feeling of isolation for team members. It can also make it difficult for remote workers to form meaningful relationships with colleagues who work in the same office.
Another disadvantage is that remote workers can lose sight of the bigger picture and may become stuck in their own world or on tasks that are not part of the core business activities.
How many of you have spent a good amount of time working with people you know and trust? With remote teams and especially remote teams with a global spread, it is easy to lose the essence of being a team. Team collaboration events and company trips help teams to bond and learn to work together as a team.
Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria and is Australia’s second-largest city. Located on the southern shore of Port Phillip Bay and surrounded by many small bays and rivers, Melbourne is known for its picturesque cityscape and its good weather. With the city’s art and culture, sport, fashion, food, and shopping scene, it is one of the most liveable cities in the world.
Culture in Melbourne is in full swing with plenty of great events to attend and places to explore. The best way to explore Melbourne is with a team of people who are interested in the same things as you. Whether you’re into music, theatre, comedy or food, there’s something for everyone in Melbourne.
Along with its perfect weather, amazing skyline, and the best coffee in the world, Melbourne is a perfect place to gather your team for business travel or corporate events. It is an ideal location for conferences, incentives, meetings, and other forms of team collaboration.
For the business traveller, Melbourne offers several accommodation options. If you are staying for a short trip, you can choose from serviced apartments or smaller hotels. And if you’re planning an extended stay, be sure to check our available rental properties in Melbourne first.
In this article, we will take a look at some of the best locations and accommodations for groups to gather in Melbourne.
Far from the larger crowds of this city, this idyllic property makes for a great group getaway. It is conveniently located near Daylesford town. With its impressive ranch-style property on 5 acres of parkland and quarters spread across two very elegant houses, you will have a lot of space to move around and enjoy yourself.
The main building, the bigger of the two, has four bedrooms, with three of them on the upper floor. On the bottom floor, there is a large entertainer’s kitchen which allows you to prepare food for your entire group.
On the wall of the room is a rustic brick wall. There are 2 microwaves, 2 large ovens, a dishwasher, a stove, bar seating, and other basic amenities. Just a few steps away, in the living room, there is a dining table that seats 10, a wood-burning fireplace, and the lounge.
The smaller studio, which is located less than 50 meters from the main house, offers a slightly darker, more modern indoor aesthetic. In this smaller building, bedrooms, bathrooms, and a kitchen are also provided. Those same cabinets and cupboards in the kitchen also have a sleek, darker, contemporary look. The split-system cooling and heating will allow you to adjust the temperature inside the buildings to fit any season.
Just outside the studio is a beautiful, arcing, verandah for outdoor living and entertainment. There is a large table, a fire pit, a barbecue grill, and a basketball hoop. This will definitely be a perfect place to have a barbecue with your team.
Price: Starts at $99.29 per night
Distance from Melbourne international airport: 1 hour 15 minutes (by car)
Distance from Melbourne city centre: 1 hour 30 minutes (by car)
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On 68 acres of rolling hills, Lawson Lodge is surrounded by a national park and magnificent bushland. From the Lodge, you can enjoy amazing views of Mount Macedon.
The resort offers an exclusive private golf course, a 32-seat movie theatre, a fire pit, an outdoor entertainment area, fishing lakes, a private sports bar & lounge, a tennis court, and beautiful gardens. You have the exclusive use of the entire property, with the exception of other guests and strangers.
This stunning, luxury lodge on the California Mountain Lodge is furnished with two spacious living rooms, and an equipped kitchen that is available for self-catering groups. They offer 9 bedrooms that are beautifully appointed.
You can choose between beds, twin beds, and a loft that can be set up for four people. For larger groups, additional on-site accommodation can also be arranged.
Price: Starts at $150 per night
Distance from Melbourne international airport: 35 minutes (by car)
Distance from Melbourne city centre: 50 minutes (by car)
In the middle of Phillip Island, and protected by the native plants and plants above Smiths Beach, Clifftop Phillip Island is the perfect place for a stylish, comfortable island experience.
It is a charming guesthouse that is full of lovely views and elegant light-filled suites. A cosy shared space with a fireplace, a fully stocked bar & standard-sized pool table, and regular visits from a variety of island wildlife.
A little away from the clifftop you can enjoy Smiths Beach, Pyramid Rock, Bass Strait, and beautiful rolling farmland on the other side of the island. Also, the world-famous Grand Prix track, the recently rebuilt penguin parade, and the seaside town of Cowes.
It has cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a deck that faces the sunset. It is a very pleasant place for you to relax. You can sit on the deck in the summer and enjoy the sunshine, or curl up in front of a fire in the winter – no matter what season it is.
Price: Starts at $175 per night
Distance from Melbourne international airport: 2 hours (by car)
Distance from Melbourne city centre: 1 hour 45 minutes (by car)
When you’re moving your hybrid work to another place for the first time, it’s always important to get the right environment for the job.
You need a space that is safe, secure, and a place where you can concentrate. Montfort Manor provides all of these things, with stunning gardens and plenty of walking paths to get your mind off work.
Montfort Manor is surrounded by countryside and protected by seven acres of gardens and trees. It seems so far away from civilization. And yet, Gambier Mountain, the stunning limestone beauty, is just 4km from Traralgon city centre.
Seven luxury, well-appointed suites will accommodate your team members, with the grounds also including swimming pools, tennis courts, and glorious landscaped gardens, with walking paths, pavilions, gazebos, and lakes. All these things are guaranteed to give you privacy, first-rate hospitality, and softly-spoken extravagance.
Price: Starts at $209.29 per night
Distance from Melbourne city centre: 1 hour 50 minutes (by car)
Spectacular 42-acre property with three homes. The home is nestled between manicured gardens and beautiful countryside. On the sealed driveway, the road leads to the main residence where you can relax, with a perfect blend of laid-back luxury and contemporary comfort.
It also offers a tennis court, infinity pool, enchanting media room, with the service of a private chef and yoga massage. The property can accommodate 28 people and a maximum of 18 adults. It is perfect for families and groups that are seeking a getaway to the country.
On the main house, there are gorgeous timber floors, flowing down into the light-filled living areas. There is also a kitchen with an island, stone benchtops, stainless steel appliances, and a butler’s pantry.
Then there was the home that is called ‘the family house’. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are gleaming timber floors in each of the bedrooms and plenty of room for entertaining guests outdoors. Fresh paint makes the rooms bright and welcoming, and the fireplace adds to the cosy ambience.
The complete list of accommodation includes a two-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage that has been expertly renovated. A fully-equipped kitchen is provided in order that the home is comfortable and self-contained.
Price: Starts at $260.19 per night
Distance from Melbourne international airport: 1 hour 25 minutes (by car)
It features a very impressive six-bedroom and two bathroom residence, complete with a large pool and large patio area that is fenced in. In addition to the main house, there is a separate dwelling that has 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms, sleeping a total of 30 people. It is the ideal house for groups meeting.
This property is close to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and the very popular Smiths Beach. You will certainly love this location.
Price: Starts at $94.63 per night
This stunning, family-friendly hotel is nestled in the foothills of Mount Macedon, just 50 minutes from Melbourne city centre. It is set on 27 acres of parklands, gardens, and native bushland. They have three private cottages and you will have a view of the surrounding nature. There will be roaring log fires, homegrown produce, and generous hospitality.
The staff at Braeside Mountain Mount Macedon look forward to spoiling you when you join them for your next country escape, private gathering, or intimate wedding.
Price: Starts at $125 per night
Distance from Melbourne international airport: 40 minutes (by car)
Distance from Melbourne city centre: 55 minutes (by car)
The Loft, which covers the whole top floor of the Mill building, now serves as the Presidential Suite. The total floor space inside the hotel is 74.2 meters square.
This chic and timeless suite is distinguished from the other spaces in the building by the beautiful wallpapers of Ralph Lauren, the richly-painted black dados, and the luxurious velvet fabrics throughout.
There are eighteen candles in the chandelier, and they are visible from the 42-inch mirror that sits above the inviting and elegant walnut mantle and gas log fireplace.
Price: Starts at $140 per night
Distance from Melbourne international airport: 1 hour (by car)
A very nice cottage set on an acre of natural bushland, just a short drive from the centre of Hepburn Springs. Being surrounded by a lovely bushland landscape, there is no doubt that you will forget all the hustle and bustle of your life in the area.
They provide all the things that you need, so all you need is to turn up and relax. There are 8 bedrooms in the house, split into 4 ‘suites’, with two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms in the middle of each.
The Hive makes it ideal for groups who are looking to spend time together, craft groups, yoga retreats, wedding guest accommodation, ladies’ weekends, small conferences and classes, and much more.
Price: Starts at $143.75 per night
All rooms in the hotel provide absolute comfort and individual style and personality. In most rooms, you’ll find window banquettes and mixed-material cabinetry. Cabinetry may be made of marble, timber, leather, rattan, mirror finishes and lots of natural light.
They also provide accommodation for both short and long term stays. The hotel rooms feature king and queen size orthopaedic mattresses, Australian-made Waverly merino wool blankets, Egyptian cotton linen and towels, and 36-inch flat-screen HDTVs with sports.
The artwork and the bottled drinks in the fridge have been carefully selected in order to ensure the support of Victorian craftsmen and artists.
Distance from Melbourne international airport: 25 minutes (by car)
Distance from Melbourne city centre: 10 minutes (by car)
Talisker offers 7 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms available to guests. There is enough space for 14 people (more is possible on request). There are also kitchen and laundry facilities in the area.
In the evenings, guests can have full access to all reception rooms, including the entry hall, which was converted to a sitting room, library, drawing room, and dining room. They can also arrange for you anything from picnics, catered lunches and dinners, tours of the Coonawarra, and fishing charters in Portland.
Price: Starts at $154.05 per night
Distance from Melbourne international airport: 4 hours (by car)
Distance from Melbourne city centre: 4 hours (by car)
Oscar’s on the Yarra is set on 12 green rolling acres right on the banks of the Yarra. It originally started life as a small farmhouse in 1890, and later became a guesthouse in the 1920s. The rooms in the village feature dreamlike beds and pillowcases, crisp white linen beds and bathroom amenities.
Most of the rooms have french doors that open up onto a balcony. From that balcony, you can walk on the lawn, down to the edge of the river.
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Price: Starts at $155 per night
Distance from Melbourne city centre: 1 hour 15 minutes (by car)
The Oxford Hotel can accommodate 24 people in 12 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. The building itself is nestled in a private garden that has been cultivated and designed to reflect the natural beauty of regional Victoria.
There is a place outside for hosting barbecues and dining alfresco. The Oxford also offers a yoga studio, which can be reconfigured to accommodate conferences and other gatherings.
All twelve bedrooms on the property are equipped with comfy king-size beds. Every wall is adorned with cultural icons and beautiful paintings. The use of rustic fixtures helps you create spaces that have a unique warmth.
Price: Starts at $166.67 per night
Lewellyn House can accommodate up to 18 guests, in 9 large bedrooms. It was founded in 1861 by Daylesford’s first parliamentarian, Henry Wheeler, and that’s why it is now rich in history.
Lewellyn House’s interior design still evokes a feeling that is historical, even in this 21st-century revival. White panels on the walls, rustic furnishings, potted plants, and a collection of very nice artworks are all typical in every room. It is the perfect space for getting together with friends.
Price: Starts at $179.39 per night
Lakehouse Estate is on a 3-acre lot and there is a private clear lake in the centre of the house. Four of the 6 modern bedrooms have suites and overlook the lake. The sunrises are spectacular because the rooms face east.
The kitchen opens out to the lake, and there is a large deck with BBQ. You will have access to a mini beach, a gym, a large AV room and a separate kids room so all your guests can be entertained.
You can enjoy the place as much as you want to. It could be walking around the lake, curling up on the big reading chair, hitting the gym, or shooting hoops. We are certain that you will find your own enjoyable space.
Price: Starts at $201.50 per night
Distance from Melbourne international airport: 1 hour 50 minutes (by car)
Distance from Melbourne city centre: 1 hour 35 minutes (by car)
The gracious Victorian mansion sits beautifully on 250 acres of estate. With a heritage garden and beautiful views, it is a place where you can totally relax.
The Chateau Yering Hotel was a very generous 5-star property. You will be comfortable staying at this beautiful and historic homestead. You will also have access to award-winning dining at Eleonore’s Restaurant. It is the perfect place for your next conference, wedding, special event or romantic getaway.
The accommodation that you will receive at Chateau Yering hotel consists of 32 suites, all of which are decorated using different colour schemes and with fine furnishings. The luxurious suites are spacious and inviting, most have a private balcony or veranda, and many have fantastic views over the gardens and the Great Dividing Range.
The Chateau Yering Hotel is a quiet and discreet retreat for meetings, small and large business meetings, and is also an elegant venue for any celebrations.
Price: Starts at $296.00 per night
Distance from Melbourne international airport: 55 minutes (by car)
Luxury Travel Magazine has named Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill to be Australia’s best value and most romantic region hotel. Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill represents the very best of Red Hill and Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
Their accommodation in Red Hill offers 40 beautifully designed, spacious guest rooms, whose style is as inviting as the surrounding area. Quality furnishings and fittings are provided to complement a friendly, relaxed, informal style. As you would expect from a classic country house hotel, you will experience many wonderful views and sensory adventures in the area.
Lancemore Lindenderry has courtyard and vineyard wings, garden wing and balcony suites, so you will have plenty to choose from. After you have explored the farm gate trails, visited cellar doors, hiked coastal tracks, played golf, or splashed in the ocean, your room at Lancemore Lindenshire Red Hill is the perfect place to unwind. You can relax and contemplate the finer things in life.
Price: Starts at $386 per night
Distance from Melbourne international airport: 1 hour 20 minutes (by car)
Distance from Melbourne city centre: 1 hour 5 minutes (by car)
Glen Erin, located at the foothills of the Macedon Ranges, is 4km away from the charming township of Lancefield. It has 24 luxury suites in the main area of the resort. Some of them have a spa, and they make you feel right at home from the moment you arrive.
You can enjoy the quiet solitude in the Glen Eric Circa 1860s Homestead. The homestead has been completely renovated to provide six individually styled bedrooms with full ensuites. Glen Erin also provides a fitness centre, outdoor pool, a games room with billiards and table tennis table, petanque, croquet, volleyball, orienteering, and an area for Esprit de corps.
The lodge at Glen Erin, on Lancefield Road, offers some relaxation time in the guest lounge, which features a bar, tea and coffee making facilities, a gas log fireplace, large comfy couches, television and a stereo system.
Distance from Melbourne city centre: 1 hour (by car)
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