Leadership Retreats with a View

Finding the right location for Leadership teams to come together for what is often an intense one – three day session is key to achieving productivity and engagement.   When seeking out locations we work with our clients to create agendas that integrate the right tools for strategizing, teamwork, learning and collaboration.

Leadership offsites are about strategy, setting goals and bringing together your team to shape out the direction you need  to take back to the office and action.  Often attendees come to an offsite with different priorities – their job functions may differ, they report to different managers, their key performance indexes may be judged by different measures.  In all teams, at the very least attendees will have different backgrounds, personality types and communication styles.

Selecting the right venue can be a key asset in helping to harnesses that individuality, by creating an environment that removes them from the day to day work pressures and allowing them to breath and be inspired.

Working with our clients to establish the key essentials that will empower their team is crucial to finding them the right location for their needs – be that adventure, health and wellness, travelling time, access from major or regional airports, local activities and attractions or locally sourced foods to create a program that will keep the conversation going after the retreat.

WILDERNESS

Spicers Retreat – Peak Lodge
 
Scenic Rim Qld
Perched atop a mountain on 10,000 acres in Queensland high country, enveloped by the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park and the Great Dividing Range, Spicers Peak Lodge offers an exclusive, intimate Australian wilderness lodge experience.

Fresh air, natural light, modern furnishings and some of the best views in Queensland.

Accommodation Rooms: 13
Meetings Spaces: 2
Distance:  90 minutes’ drive from Brisbane
50 minutes from Toowoomba and Wellcamp Airport
2 hours from the Gold Coast

Activities and experiences:

  • Nature & Wildlife Experiences
  • Food and Wine Experience
  • Local Seasonal Activities in the region

  
One&Only Wolgan Valley
Wolgan Valley NSW
Located on Australia’s Great Dividing Range between the Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park, within the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains, One&Only Wolgan Valley occupies just one percent of its 7,000 acre conservancy.

An inspirational setting for a memorable retreat. New perspectives at a picturesque conservation retreat.

Accommodation Rooms: 40 free standing Suites
Meetings Spaces: 4
Distance:  2.5 hours drive from Sydney
Activities and experiences:

  • Conservation activities – helping to preserve the 7,000 acre reserve
  • Guided Nature Walks
  • Horse riding
  • Archery
  • Heritage Tours – get glimpse into the trying conditions of early settlers
  • Excursions
    • Trail Rides and horse riding
    • Regional Food and Wine
    • Guided Glow Worm Walks
    • Stargazing and campfire experience


SEA SIDE
Berkley River Lodge
Berkeley River, Kimberley & North West WA
Nestled atop a spectacular sand dune in one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth, lies the luxurious Berkeley River Lodge. Accessible only by air or by boat, this completely secluded retreat offers an indulgent outback experience with a breath-taking view of the Timor Sea on the Kimberley Coast.

Accommodation Rooms: 20
Meetings Spaces: 1
Distance:  1hr 40min Flight from Darwin
There is no road access to Berkeley River Lodge

Activities and experiences:

  • Boat cruise along the coast or Berkeley River
  • Cruise through the wetlands and gorges, spotting estuarine crocodiles, waterfalls and bird life
  • Bush and Beach 4WD Tours
  • Vast pristine uninhabited beaches available for beach activities
  • Helicopter tours
  • Remote wilderness picnic
  • Heli-fishing

 
Capella Lodge
Lord Howe Island
With its dramatic location, resting above the jewel-toned lagoon, Capella Lodge is the only Island accommodation that commands spectacular views of the ocean and awe-inspiring twin peaks, Mounts Gower and Lidgbird and holds a reputation as Lord Howe Island’s prime dining destination surrounded by World Heritage-listed wilderness.

Accommodation Rooms: 9
Meetings Spaces: 1
Distance:  2-hour flight from Sydney and Brisbane

Activities and experiences:

  • Water Sports – Snorkelling, scuba diving, reef-walking, board and body surfing, wind surfing, kayaking, boating and fishing.
  • beachcombing and hand feeding fish
  • tennis, golf and bowling
  • Hiking, cycling and bird watching

CITY LIGHTS


St Jerome’s The Hotel
Melbourne CBD, VIC
St. Jerome’s – The Hotel is taking luxury camping to the next level in the heart of the Melbourne CBD on the sprawling rooftop of Melbourne Central. Fall asleep cosy under the stars against Melbourne’s skyline and wake up to 360-degree views of the city.

Guests can enjoy a spacious bell tent featuring a double or queen size bed dressed in premium linen, throws and robes, split system heating and cooling, a tablet loaded with movies, and even a complimentary stocked esky.

Accommodation Rooms: 21
Meetings Spaces: No dedicated meeting spaces but various communal areas
Distance:  Flights to Melbourne from all Major cities available

Activities and experiences:

  • Strike bowling – located next door
  • No dedicated activities are offered by hotel, but being a CBD located venue available activities on and off site are vast

  
The Johnson
Spring Hill, QLD
Set in Spring Hill on the doorstep of Brisbane’s vibrant CBD, The Johnson Hotel takes its design cues from celebrated Australian abstract artist, Michael Johnson.

Accommodation Rooms: 96
Meetings Spaces: 5
Distance:  Flights to Brisbane from all Major cities available

Activities and experiences:

  • No dedicated activities are offered by hotel, but being a CBD located venue available activities on and off site are vast and vary

OUT OF THE ORDINARY

 
True North
Broome, Kimberley WA
The Kimberley coastline is truly one of the world’s last great wilderness areas and this incredible experience on True North allows discerning adventurers to enjoy this secluded area in surroundings more akin to an exclusive hotel.

Guests are able to take advantage of a number of lavish vantage points including a sundeck, a forward observation lounge, a ship’s lounge and an alfresco bar.

Accommodation Rooms: 18
Meetings Spaces: No dedicated meeting spaces but various communal areas
Distance: Flights to Broome from all Major cities available

Activities and experiences:

  • Expedition boats
  • Fish billabongs
  • Swim in secret secluded waterholes
  • On-board helicopter
  • On-board dining
  • Scenic walks,
  • Snorkelling, diving
  • Picnics and exploring


Jamala Wildlief Lodge
Canberra, ACT
Jamala Wildlife Lodge offers you the opportunity of experiencing the thrill of close encounters with some of the world’s most dangerous and endangered animals, as well as relaxing in the unique atmosphere of its three individually designed five star Accommodation hubs.

Accommodation Rooms: 18 rooms across 3 accommodation hubs
Meetings Spaces: No dedicated meeting spaces but various communal areas
Distance:  Direct Flights to Canberra available for most major Cities
3hr 30min drive from Sydney

Activities and experiences:

  • Tours including Early Morning Expeditions viewing ‘backstage’ areas
  • Animal Encounter

 

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