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Can you believe it’ll be the end of the year before we know it? But no need to stress, we’ve done the legwork for you and compiled a list of the regions that will be perfect for your next company conference, meeting or offsite. Whether you’re looking for fun activities, development opportunities, or simply a change of scenery, these venues have got you covered.

1. Sydney
Be Challenged has long-partnered with Taronga Zoo to deliver Sydney Safari, a high tech treasure hunt combined with wildlife and sustainability education. It’s an excellent standalone program or can be customised to complement the messaging of your event. Sydney offers iconic venues, like Luna Park, where teams can enjoy unique outdoor experiences against the backdrop of the Opera House. We partner with premium hotels like Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach, Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, The William Inglis – MGallery, Hyatt Regency Sydney, InterContinental Sydney and Manly Pacific Sydney MGallery Collection that provide state-of-the-art facilities, ideal venues for workshops. Learn more about our most popular Sydney programs here.

2. Regional NSW
Squash grapes together in the Hunter Valley, discover your team’s strengths on the beach down in Bryon, or escape to the Blue Mountains for the ultimate rest and reset trip. There’s something for everyone in this picturesque region. We work closely with event venues across the NSW coast, including the amazing beachfront resort Elements of Byron, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa Kingscliff, Mantra on Salt Kingscliff and Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, or head inland to Rydges Resort Hunter Valley, Voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley or Chateau Elan at the Vintage Hunter Valley. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to Regional NSW.

3. Melbourne
There’s no shortage of excitement in Melbourne, the cultural capital of the country, whether you’re hopping on trams, cruising on water taxis, or pedaling through the streets. We partner with everyone from luxury hotels like the Crown Hotels & Resorts to unique venues like The Timber Yard, Rydges Melbourne, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Marvel Stadium. We’ve got standalone programs or tailored experiences that will allow you to explore Melbourne and discover beautiful attractions while simultaneously making a positive change within your team. To read more, click here.

4. Regional VIC
Venture into regional Victoria for world-class wine regions, stunning beaches, and back-to-nature opportunities. Take advantage of luxurious conference venues like RACV Cape Schanck Resort or RACV Healesville Country Club & Resort, for that perfect blend of business and leisure. Or imagine you’re at the Mantra Lorne, right off the Great Ocean Road, overlooking Louttit Bay while creating The Big Picture; a perfect reminder of a team bonding experience that actually worked. Click to learn more about the range of venues on offer in Regional Victoria.

5. North QLD
Tropical gardens and stunning beaches set the scene for unforgettable team building experiences in North Queensland. Choose from a wide range of premium hotels, including Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas, Crystalbrook Riley, Crystalbrook Flynn and Pullman Cairns International. Or. pick an island, any island! Take it up a notch and choose something like Daydream Island, Hayman Island and Hamilton Island for a truly unforgettable venue. Read more about what’s on offer in Northern Queensland.

6. Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast
Immerse your team in the vibrant energy of Brisbane city, with the added allure of nearby pristine beaches for a truly unforgettable experience. Opt for luxurious accommodations like W Brisbane or Spicers Retreats, strategically located close to the bustling heart of the CBD. Explore specialist multi-purpose venues such as Howard Smith Wharves and Victoria Park or venture a bit further to Sandstone Point Hotel near serene Bribie Island.

Keep heading north, and within the hour, you’ll find yourself on the stunning Sunshine Coast where you can find luxury resorts such as Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort or Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas. With warm weather all year round, pristine beaches, convenient airport access, and an array of outdoor activities, including thrilling raft racing, the Sunny Coast promises an unforgettable experience for your team. Explore your venue and program options in and around Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast here.

7. Gold Coast
With its 5-star beachfront resorts, hinterland getaways and easy access from airports, the Gold Coast is a top choice. InterContinental Sanctuary Cove, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, The Star Gold Coast, Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach, JW Marriot Gold Coast Resort & Spa and The Langham Gold Coast offer luxury with a splash of coastal charm that we’re sure you’ll love. You could also indulge at the QT Gold Coast where your “office hours” are covered by ultra-cool conference spaces and meeting rooms, and a lavish ballroom – this unique venue is a stand-out among Gold Coast corporate venues or if you would prefer a laidback atmosphere surrounded by nature, you can escape to The Homestead at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. For something different, why not try Sea World Resort for team building, that could include the whole family. The Gold Coast is a treasure trove of great venues for your next team building event.

8. Canberra
Nestled amidst national parks and wineries, Canberra offers diverse opportunities for team building. For active teams, there’s the Australian Institute of Sport, which has produced many of the world’s greatest athletes. Prefer a touch of luxury? There are world-renowned five-star hotels like QT Canberra right on the doorstep of Parliament House. You could even immerse yourself in the refreshing mountain breeze and journey to Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa for the ultimate team bonding experience. Learn more about Canberra’s best kept secrets.

9. Perth
Whether it’s beach-side views or unique venues like Optus Stadium, Hyatt Regency Perth, Crown Perth and Rydges Perth Kings Square, that have meeting rooms with sweeping views across the stadium or the city skyline, Perth offers a range of options for team building. WA has some of the most dramatic and beautiful sunsets in all of Australia, so you’re in for a treat. But before that, head down to the beach at Scarborough and challenge your team to a series of tasks testing endurance, problem solving, teamwork and dexterity, in the ultimate game of Survivor. The tribe has spoken… and Perth has plenty to offer.

10. Adelaide
Only minutes away from Adelaide’s CBD, you could be swimming with sea lions and sharks on the Eyre Peninsula and experiencing other close encounters with Australian wildlife. We have an array of venues from Adelaide Oval Hotel, InterContinental Adelaide and Adelaide Zoo, which offers a prime location in the CBD and surrounds. A culinary playground awaits with a delicious mix of award-winning restaurants and bars, and bustling food markets. Don’t forget, South Australia is home to 18 wine regions and has officially been named a Great Wine Capital of the World. What more can you ask for? Read more about what Adelaide has to offer.

Thanks for reading,

Oliver Sheer
Managing Director, Be Challenged

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