Go for Gold

For a slow-paced residential conference, head to the Goldfields region

Get back to nature and disconnect from the daily grind

Looking for a cruisy conference destination that will take delegates far from the crowds, stress and noise of the city? Fringed by bushland, frequented by native wildlife and within stone's throw of some of regional Victoria's most beloved villages and towns, RACV Goldfields Resort is like a breath of fresh air.

Get out of town

90 minutes' drive from Melbourne, RACV Goldfields Resort is easy to get to and even easier to enjoy once you're there.

Bordered by the Creswick State Forest, the resort's bushland setting fosters a relaxed, down-to-earth vibe that can't be replicated in the city. Giving delegates the chance to swap their fast-paced corporate life for a few days of conferencing in nature, surrounded by the sounds and smells of the Australian bush is a winning conference strategy. Schedule in a few sessions in the day spa, a round of golf at the resort's championship golf course and some slow walks in nature along the Kangaroo Walking Trail, and conference goers will slip into cruise control mode in no time. 

goldfields conference room

Made with conferences in mind

Many accommodation providers offer conference packages to corporate guests, but not many are purpose-built with conferences in mind.

Located in picturesque Creswick, the RACV Goldfields Resort is custom made for conferencing. As one of the largest residential properties in regional Victoria, the resort features 10 purpose-built, spacious function rooms capable of hosting anything from an intimate corporate retreat for ten people to sophisticated functions for up to 600 delegates.

Keeping stress to a minimum is key to conference success and that's why the resort employs a team of professional, experienced conference experts to ensure that all corporate events go off without a hitch. Additionally, in-house AV services enable conference organisers to seamlessly run audio-visual presentations without the hassle that often comes with transporting and setting up systems.

When it comes to conferences, RACV Goldfields Resort has it well and truly covered.

Fun and games

Team building activities are an essential part of most conferences, but getting the balance right is crucial. Predictable, one-size-fits-all team building activities just don't cut it anymore. Recognising that every delegate is different is key to ensuring you put together a strong program of activities and events that will bring the best out of everyone and give each delegate an opportunity to shine.

Offering a wide variety of team building activities, the RACV Goldfields Resort has something for every type of personality. Giant yard games like Jenga are perfect for the young at heart, and offer a fun way for teams to refine their communication and teamwork skills. Movie nights at the resort offer delegates a chance to unwind and decompress after a long day (hint: choose an inspirational movie to end the night on a high note). A golf cart scavenger hunt is a fun team building activity that both analytical and creative minds will love getting stuck into. Delegates with a passion for the finer things in life will be sure to enjoy a cocktail making class with the resort's bartender.

Offer conference delegates a wide variety of activity options to choose from and you're guaranteed that everyone will feel welcome and valued, and in turn, contribute to the conference in their own special way.

view of surroundings from goldfields conference room
birds eye view of goldfields property

Meet the neighbours

Brimming with cultural, historical and culinary treasures, the neighbouring regions of Ballarat, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges are both within easy striking distance of the Goldfields. Adding off-site activities to the conference agenda is a great way to break up the day and give delegates a chance to see a little of the local area beyond the conference venue.

From bathing in mineral-rich waters in Hepburn Springs, to attending a cooking class with a top chef in Daylesford, art gallery hopping in the Macedon Ranges or sampling craft brews in a Ballarat taphouse, there's plenty to see and do in the friendly regions that surround the RACV Goldfields Resort.