Sometimes, your hardworking team might need a break from the office. Everyone gets a little stale from being in the same environment, day in, day out with the same daily routines. When you reward your team with a little time-out, and a break from ‘normal life’ in the form of a retreat – you might just discover new ideas, enhanced creativity and renewed enthusiasm and motivation from your staff.

Which can only be a good thing!

Whether your goal is to do a little strategic planning, provide some training, participate in team-building exercises, or simply to reward and indulge your dedicated, one of the following retreats might just provide the perfect answer.

Phillip Island Adventure Resort

Not too far from Melbourne, is Phillip Island – an iconic place where you can watch penguins or motorbikes – but also where you can take time out to relax and play.

The Phillip Island Adventure Resort offers great corporate retreats, that can be customised entirely to your goals and requirements. Their dedicated conference centre offers an 800-seat auditorium, function rooms and break-out rooms – all with complementary WIFI access and the latest equipment.

Their accommodation offers 72 ensuited guest rooms, along with various other options to provide an affordable yet comfortable stay. And as it’s an adventure resort – they have your team-building exercises sorted. With indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two 6-acre lakes, rope courses, canoeing, archery, tennis, indoor rock climbing and three sports ovals, you’ll be spoilt for choice. If you’re looking for an action-packed team building retreat – or a combination of learning and fun, you’ll certainly achieve that here.

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The Anchorage Hotel & Spa

If you’re after something a little bit more luxurious for your team, with plenty of rest and relaxation, The Anchorage in Port Stephens might be for you.

Situated 2.5 hours from Sydney, with complimentary transfers, your team can be treated to plenty of inhouse activities, including yoga classes, guided meditations, wellness workshops, spa treatments or scenic nature walks. There are plenty of conference and meeting rooms too, with plenty of natural light and incredible views.

With their dedicated conference team, they can cater to up to 160 people at once, and everything is organised for you – leaving you to relax and unwind too.

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Halcyon House

Now this place is truly something quite special. Located just 30 minutes north of Bryon Bay (or 1.5 hours from Brisbane), it’s situated right on Cabarita Beach in Northern NSW, making it a rather spectacular destination for both work and pleasure.

Their hatted restaurant Paper Daisy will keep your team well fed, with a variety of function spaces to work, network and mingle – along with a stunning pool and spa facilities to help you all unwind.

The facilities are equipped with all the latest audio-visual equipment and can cater to up to 100 guests. Accommodation wise, you’ll enjoy 19 rooms with a variety of options, and two luxury 2-bedroom suites.

It’s uniquely perfect for just about any conference, training or team building event.

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Pullman Bunker Bay Resort

Heading over to Western Australia, you’ll find the Pullman Bunker Bay Resort nestled within the Margaret River region. Their facilities are second-to-none with a range of incredible meeting and function rooms, plus an amazing restaurant too.

Take advantage of the Windmills conference space for seminar-style trainings or meetings. Or utilise the inspirational Sugarloaf Rock room for more intimate workshops, with its incredible ocean views.

In the evenings, relax on The Terrace, retire to the restaurant or take advantage of The Snug, which offers private dining for smaller groups, in a sophisticated setting.

No matter how you’d like your corporate retreat to run – Pullman Bunker Bay Resort will provide you with the perfect experience.

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Kingsford Homestead

Kingsford Homestead is the place to go when you’re after a little country charm and a whole lot of luxury, in the heart of the Barossa Valley region, in South Australia.

They can accommodate up to 14 people in their beautiful homestead – with the option of having the entire property for your exclusive use. It can also cater to events of up to 300. The impressive 225-acre property is an authentic sheep station, and you can immerse yourself within the history of the 1856 homestead, reconnect with nature with a stroll across the dusty paddocks – then return for a little civilised wine tasting and a spa treatment.

Whether you’re after an exclusive team retreat, or a uniquely styled larger conference, Kingsford Homestead is certainly one to check out.

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Style Your Corporate Retreat Your Way…

Organising a Corporate Retreat is a great way of enhancing productivity and enthusiasm, improving your company culture or simply rewarding your staff for a job well done.

There are so many options for different sized groups, different types of events and different styles. So much so, you could literally spend hours researching, and trying to choose the right type of retreat to suit your needs and your employees.

Our advice? Save time by simply choosing the venue above that you like the most – and contact their team.

Often, they have event coordinators who can literally handle everything that you and your team might need – so you don’t have to worry about a single detail. That way, you can relax and make the most of this time out too.


The Retreat Lady
Author: The Retreat Lady

Sarah Willmott, founder of Retreat Me Happy is passionate about making Retreats accessible to everyone. She specialises in helping Retreats reach a wider audience by creating this online platform. By day Sarah sends care packages to help people feel better (she owns Feel Better Box) and by night she builds this website to help you find your perfect retreat.