The coast with the most

With blockbuster views, versatile meeting spaces, and a prime location, RACV Torquay Resort is a conference destination like no other.

Why Torquay should top your conference destination list

Anyone who has ever planned a corporate event or conference knows a lot hinges on choosing the right venue. Obviously, the venue must provide all the basics (accommodation, catering packages, event space options of all shapes and sizes) but to run a conference that truly knocks it out of the park, a venue needs to go above and beyond the basics.

This is where RACV Torquay Resort comes into its own. The purpose-built property not only excels at nailing all the conference essentials; it goes one step further by providing the extra touches that take conferences to the next level. Here’s why Torquay should be your next conference destination:

surfer couple holding hands during torquay beach walk

The Location

The coveted address of 1 Great Ocean Road speaks for itself. After a 75-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD, delegates will be delighted to arrive at the iconic location that acts as a gateway to one of Australia’s most popular coastal drives. If you want to get conference delegates genuinely excited about attending, this is the location for you. 

The Spaces

Instead of building a venue where events were considered an afterthought, RACV Torquay Resort was designed with a clear purpose: to host large-scale conferences. Whether you’re hosting a large conference, product launch, corporate retreat or team building getaway, there’s 10 versatile spaces to take choose from. There’s a spectacular ballroom for up to 340 guests, perfect for Christmas parties and awards nights. Then there’s private meeting rooms, ideal for board meetings and executive retreats. In-built state-of-the-art audio/visual technology and complimentary Wi-Fi ensure presentations go off without a hitch and guests can stay connected.

great ocean road ballroom at racv torquay resort
ocean view room at racv torquay resort

The Accommodation

There’s no point running an interesting conference program if your delegates are returning to shabby accommodation at night. As a 5-star property, conference attendees will appreciate retiring to luxurious, spacious rooms that are appointed with king-size beds and 42 inch flat-screen televisions.

The Views

Instead of being locked inside all day in a dark, stuffy room, delegates will be energised by the standout views maximised by the property’s clever design. All suites either have ocean views or golf course views, so your delegates can wake up to beautiful landscapes no matter which room they’re in. When it comes to the conference and event spaces, they’ve been custom designed to make the most of the surrounding terrain. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in an abundance of natural light and put a spotlight on sweeping ocean views, while adjoining outdoor terraces enable attendees to take five and breathe in some fresh, Torquay air. 

couple drinking sparkling wine on balcony at racv torquay resort
guest playing golf at racv torquay resort

The Activities

With an 18-hole, par-71 golf course on your doorstep and the ocean only minutes away, a residential conference held at RACV Torquay Resort is all about embracing the outdoors. Whether they’re taking part in a putting challenge on the golf course, going on a sunrise beach walk as a group, serving up some aces on the tennis courts or playing bocce on the lawn, guests will love taking advantage of all the outdoor activities on offer.

The Cuisine

Bland conference food is so last century. At RACV Torquay Resort, the conference fare is fresh, light and packed with the season’s best produce (much of it coming from the region’s growers and producers). There’s also a choice of premium dining and bar options including a fine dining restaurant, a casual sports bar, and a cosy lounge area where sandwiches, sweets, high tea and award-winning macarons are on the menu.

signature dessert at racv torquay resort