Why Central Coast NSW is the Perfect Destination for Your Next Corporate Event
Are you looking for a unique and unforgettable location to host your next corporate event? Look no further than Central Coast NSW. Located just a 90 minute drive from Sydney, this stunning region offers an abundance of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and top-notch service at Mercure Kooindah Waters Resort to make your event one to remember. From beautiful beaches to vineyard estates, Central Coast NSW has everything you need to impress your guests and create an unforgettable experience. Not only does the region offer a picturesque backdrop, but it also boasts a thriving food and wine scene, making it the perfect destination for team-building activities and networking events. Whether you're looking to plan a conference, seminar, or retreat, Central Coast NSW has it all. In this blog, we'll explore why the Central Coast NSW is the perfect destination for your next corporate event and highlight some of our favourite venue features at our resort, with our top picks of activities to help you plan your trip. So, let's dive in and discover what this stunning region has to offer!
Accessibility and Location of Central Coast NSW
One of the biggest advantages of hosting your event in Central Coast NSW is its accessibility. Located just 90 minutes from Sydney's CBD and 70 minutes from Newcastle, the region is easy to reach by car or public transport. This means that your guests won't have to spend hours traveling to get there, making it a more convenient and time-efficient option for your event.
But just because it's close to Sydney doesn't mean that Central Coast NSW is lacking in natural beauty. In fact, the region is home to some of the most stunning coastal scenery in Australia, with miles of pristine beaches, lush national parks, and sparkling waterways. This makes it the perfect location for outdoor activities and team-building exercises, as well as providing a beautiful backdrop for your event.
Accommodation and Venue Options
At Mercure Kooindah Waters Resort, we offer a wide range of accommodation options for your delegates from Studio King Rooms to Three Bedroom Apartments. Our accommodation rooms are just a short stroll from our 5 spacious conference and event rooms with plenty of natural light. Our conference and event rooms can host a variety of conference set-ups for a large number of delegates, including our spacious ballroom to smaller boardrooms.
Our resort is located amongst beautiful wetlands and set on an 18 hole golf course which makes it the perfect choice for large conference groups that enjoy space and beautiful scenery. There is also ample facilities available at Mercure Kooindah Waters that guests are welcome to use throughout their stay such as a large outdoor pool, heated indoor lap pool, sauna, gym, tennis courts, BBQ area, 18 hole golf course and day spa. The resort's award-winning restaurant also provides exceptional catering for your event, using locally sourced ingredients to create delicious and innovative dishes.
Unique Corporate Team-Building Activities
Central Coast NSW is not only known for its natural beauty and stunning venues but also for its unique corporate team-building activities. From surfing lessons to winery tours, the region offers a range of activities to help your team bond and build relationships.
One of the most popular team-building activities in Central Coast NSW is the Amazing Race Challenge. This fun and interactive experience takes your team on a scavenger hunt around the region or around our resort, with challenges and puzzles designed to test their communication, problem-solving, and teamwork skills. It's a great way to get your team out of the office and into the great outdoors, while also promoting collaboration and creativity.
Another popular activity is a Hunter Valley Wine Tour, which takes your team on a journey through one of Australia's most famous wine regions. You'll visit some of the best wineries in the area and enjoy tastings of award-winning wines, while also learning about the history and culture of the region. It is a great way to reward your team for their hard work and dedication, while also providing a unique and memorable experience.
We work with an experienced team building company, Pinnacle that can tailor activities based on your needs that can be onsite or offsite. We will provide you will all the necessary contacts to make sure your team building activities are successful.
Local Cuisine and Catering Options
At Mercure Kooindah Waters Resort, our popular Karinya’s Restaurant and Wine Bar serves a range of local cuisine and catering options to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether you're looking for fine dining, quick bites, or a local beer or wine, you'll find it all at our onsite restaurant.
Karinya’s Restaurant offers a formal dining experience, with beautiful views of our golf course and lake with a range of exceptional dishes, using locally sourced ingredients to create a menu that is both innovative and delicious. It's the perfect location for a gala dinner or awards ceremony, providing a memorable experience for your guests.
For some excellent off-site team activities featuring the local food, we recommend Sydney Oyster Farm Tours which is great for corporate events in Central Coast NSW providing local oysters. The Central Coast region is also home to some of the freshest and most delicious seafood in Australia, with a range of oysters, prawns, and fish available. You can also sample local cheeses, chocolates, and other artisanal products at Wyong Milk Factory, which make great gifts for your guests.
Natural Scenery and Outdoor Activities
Central Coast NSW is renowned for its natural beauty, with miles of pristine beaches, lush national parks, and sparkling waterways. This makes it the perfect location for outdoor activities and team-building exercises, as well as providing a beautiful backdrop for your event.
One of the most popular outdoor activities in Central Coast NSW is surfing. The region is home to some of the best surf beaches in Australia, with waves suitable for all levels of experience. You can hire a surfboard and wetsuit and take a lesson with a local instructor, or simply enjoy a day at the beach with your colleagues.
Another popular activity is hiking in the national parks. The region is home to some of the most beautiful national parks in Australia, including Bouddi National Park and Brisbane Water National Park. You can take a guided hike with a local tour operator or explore the parks on your own, enjoying stunning views of the coastline and wildlife along the way.
Cultural Attractions and Entertainment Options
Central Coast NSW is not just about natural beauty and outdoor activities, it also boasts a range of cultural attractions and entertainment options to keep your guests entertained. From art galleries to live music venues, the region offers a range of activities to suit all tastes and interests.
One of the most popular cultural attractions in Central Coast NSW is the Gosford Regional Gallery. This stunning gallery is home to a range of contemporary Australian art, as well as hosting regular exhibitions and events. It's a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture and learn about the region's artistic heritage.
If you're looking for live music and entertainment, why not consider the Avoca Beach Picture Theatre? This beautiful heritage-listed venue offers a range of live music events, including jazz, blues, and classical music, as well as hosting regular film screenings. It's a unique and memorable venue that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.
If you would prefer to stay onsite, we can bring the music to you. Plan to have a dance floor and DJ in our conference rooms for a lasting experience. We have relationships with great suppliers that can assist with all of your event planning details.
Testimonials from Successful Corporate Events
Mercure Kooindah Waters Resort has hosted many successful corporate events, with a range of satisfied clients and guests. Here are just a few testimonials from some of our most successful events:
"We had a great couple of days for our leadership meeting, everything ran smoothly and the team thoroughly enjoyed the location. It was the perfect spot to switch off from the hustle and bustle of the city which is exactly what we wanted." - Joanna, Subaru
"I have received a lot of positive feedback about our event, in particular the food. Some of the team let me know it was the best conference meals they have had. There have also been a lot of feedback about how friendly the staff were. Your sales team were really great to work with in the lead up to the event and the floor managers were all so helpful and accommodating as we ran the event. Thank you for helping to make our Sales Meeting a success." – Sarah, Getinge
"I would like to formally thank you for the wonderful service we received at our recent conference. Everything was just perfect, and I really appreciate it. Thank you for everything and I am sure we will be arranging another conference in the near future with you." – Helen, Central Coast Local Health District
Conclusion - Why Central Coast NSW is the Ideal Destination for Corporate Events
Central Coast NSW offers a unique and unforgettable location for your next corporate event, with an abundance of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and our top-notch venue to make your event one to remember. From beautiful beaches to vineyard estates, Central Coast NSW has everything you need to impress your guests and create an unforgettable experience. Whether you're looking to plan a conference, seminar, or retreat, Central Coast NSW has it all. So why wait? Plan your next corporate event with Mercure Kooindah Waters Resort in Central Coast NSW and create memories that will last a lifetime.