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Coffs Coast

Conference and Meeting Guide

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Coffs Coast Conferences Coffs Harbour City Council Locked Bag 155 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6648 4834 F: 02 6648 4026 E: conference@coffscoast.com.au W: www.coffscoastconferences.com.au

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First-time conference visitors to Coffs Coast are often heard making comments of surprise. Surprise at the relaxing/tranquil seaside location of our quality resorts and nearby conference venues, the high frequency of air services to Coffs Harbour via Qantas, Brindabella and Virgin Blue airlines, the stunning Bonville Golf Resort, the fun and diverse team-building activities available on land, in and on the water and the refreshing subtropical climate. In Coffs Harbour and surrounding towns and villages, stylish cafés and restaurants offer a surprising range of dining temptations – from freshly caught seafood to global cuisines such as Japanese, Indian, Thai, Mexican, Italian and Vietnamese. People are also surprised at the beauty of Coffs Coast. The city has a striking backdrop of verdant subtropical rainforests along rolling hills and ridge tops. Further west, there’s the escarpment of World Heritage-listed Dorrigo National Park and beyond – the towering heights of the Great Dividing Range. Along the coast are headlands and uncrowded golden beaches on which to relax – swim, surf and unwind. Offshore are the blue Pacific and the Solitary Islands Marine Park with islands and rocky outcrops that dot the horizon as if guarding the coast – an idyllic playground for sailing, fishing and exploring the underwater world, before or after your conference. The combination of all these along with the professional advice and support of the team at Coffs Coast Conferences make Coffs Coast a surprisingly attractive coastal conference destination. We look forward to surprising you in the near future. From the team at Coffs Coast Conferences

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About Coffs Coast Fast Facts & Business Benefits Vital Visitor Information Things To Do Festivals & Events

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Conference Services Meeting & Event Management Services Coffs Coast Marketing Coffs Coast Conferences Central Booking Office Coffs Coast Conferences Planning Tools

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Support Services

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Venues & Accommodation Venues Accommodation

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Team Building & Touring

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Wining & Dining

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Transport & Maps Distances Table & Travelling Times Transport Table

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Index of Advertisers Acknowledgements

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Arrawarra/Mullaway - Map A Karangi - Map B Bonville - Map C Korora/Sapphire - Map D Greater Coffs Coast Regional - Map E Coffs Harbour City - Map F

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Disclaimer The material contained in this guide has been researched, assembled and included with all due care. Coffs Coast Marketing shall not be held responsible or liable, however, for any costs, losses, damages, charges and/or expenses incurred or sustained by any part relying on the material contained, incorporated or included in this guide. Advertisements in this guide are the responsibility of the advertiser and neither the publishers nor producers can accept responsibility for the contents or offers made. Information was correct as at August 2008. All editorial copy, maps and photographs appearing in this guide are strictly protected by copyright. Any unauthorised use of same will result in prosecution. All enquiries should be directed to Coffs Coast Marketing.

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Where’s Coffs Coast?

Why Coffs Coast?

Coffs Coast is a subtropical region centred around Coffs Harbour in northern NSW – about halfway between Sydney and Brisbane.

Coffs Coast has high frequency air access, a pleasant climate, great attractions and competitive, flexible conference packages.

With the vibrant city of Coffs Harbour as its major regional centre and the hub for tourism, commerce and industry, Coffs Coast also incorporates the main towns of Bellingen and Nambucca Heads.

Serviced by three airlines, it is easy to get to Coffs Coast from all Australian capitals. All venues, facilities and accommodations are just a short drive from the airport.

The region further includes the coastal towns and villages of Red Rock, Corindi, Woolgoolga, Emerald Beach, Sawtell, Urunga and Scotts Head, the rural towns of the Orara Valley, Bowraville and Macksville and the hinterland mountain town of Dorrigo further west. The unique character of each township is what attracts travellers looking to experience the diverse heritage and culture of Coffs Coast.

With its subtropical climate, Coffs Coast enjoys mild and pleasant weather, so you can plan outdoor events throughout most of the year.

Coffs Coast’s towns are surrounded by no fewer than 11 National Parks, 14 Nature Reserves, 37 State Forests, two Aboriginal areas, 84,000ha of World Heritage area and the spectacular 71,000ha Solitary Islands Marine Park. The scenic Waterwall Way winds its way up to a height of 1584m on the Great Dividing Range, with the rainforests in Dorrigo National Park at 700m above sea level only an hour’s drive from the coast.

Coffs Coast has a wide variety of venue and accommodation options to choose from – from golden beachfront to tranquil hinterland and convenient city locations – all at competitive rates. No longer just a beaches and bananas destination, Coffs Coast offers an incredibly wide selection of experiences for you and your delegates to enjoy, or to put an exciting itinerary together for delegates’ partners. From lush World Heritage-listed subtropical rainforests to the temperate subtropical waters of the Solitary Islands Marine Park, there are plenty of outdoor activities you could put on the agenda, such as bushwalking, four-wheel driving, sky-diving, scuba diving, whale watching, surfing, swimming, surf rafting or white water rafting. For some pre or post conference R&R, delegates can play a round of golf at one of a dozen golf courses, browse Coffs Coast’s local arts and crafts galleries and hinterland markets, do a spot of shopping, enjoy a coffee or meal at a cosmopolitan café, stroll along a foreshore or coastal boardwalk, or hire a bicycle or car and explore our charming towns and villages.

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Venues With Variety Coffs Coast doesn’t rely on just one or two conference venues to secure your event. One of its main strengths is its diverse range of available venues – all within close proximity to the airport, city centre and coastline.

In many cases, you’ll even have some money left in your budget to add some great pre or post conference activities to really leave a lasting impression on your delegates!

You’ll find some venues in the Coffs Harbour CBD; others tucked away in a rural or bush setting; some very private and prestigious locations; and several that are right on the beach with on-site accommodation.

Coffs Coast is well placed to provide you and your delegates with a suitable place to retreat to at night. From luxury apartments to comfortable hotel rooms or cosy cabins and campgrounds, Coffs Coast can provide a full spectrum of accommodation options to meet your budget and requirements.

The venues are able to cater for almost any group size, from as few as six to as many as 6,000 delegates – the size of the very successful and award-winning 2007 Ulysses AGM held on Coffs Coast. With a variety of possible room configurations and combinations at some of these venues, as well as outdoor areas and marquees, Coffs Coast is able to host all kinds of events.

Affordable & Cost Competitive

Accommodation With Respite

In fact, you are spoilt for choice with Coffs Coast’s great range of accommodation providers. Because Coffs Coast is a major tourism destination, we have every possible type of accommodation on offer, including plenty of more upmarket ones such as tranquil hinterland retreats, classy beachfront resorts and urban self-contained apartments. Hotel and resort facilities include bars and restaurants, business centres, tennis courts, swimming pools, golf courses and much more.

Feedback we often hear from event organisers is that bringing conferences to Coffs turns out to be very cost effective and therefore a very good business decision – in addition to being much more ‘special’ than a run-of-the-mill capital city affair.

If you choose to have your group stay overnight at your conference venue, not only is that convenient for your delegates, but you may also be able to benefit from attractive package deals at the conference / accommodation venue.

Holding your conference or event on Coffs Coast means you’re getting true value for money.

But even if the conference and accommodation venues are separate, you’ll find that most of the hotels and resorts are within 10 minutes’ drive from most major conference venues, the airport and the city centre. Nothing is far on Coffs Coast – and there are no traffic jams! Cars or buses are available for hire to transport your delegates between venues.

For the same price tag you’ll often be presented with when holding a business event in a capital city, you’ll be able to fly your delegates to Coffs Coast, accommodate them nicely and present them with a professionally organised conference in a memorable location.

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Airport Coffs Harbour Regional Airport is one of the largest and busiest regional airports in NSW with links to all of Australia’s metropolitan cities. The modern terminal handles approximately 350,000 passengers each year and new facilities are constantly being added to cater for expanding passenger flow. Three main carriers – Qantas, Virgin Blue and Brindabella Airlines – service Coffs Coast. They offer a range of daily flights to Sydney, Brisbane and Port Macquarie and a weekly direct service to Melbourne. The airport has the capacity to handle aircraft up to the size of a 240-seat Boeing 767. Travellers’ convenience is well catered for with 24-hour secure undercover parking, on-site car rental services, an ATM machine and a café in the passenger terminal, where food and beverages, snacks, souvenirs, newspapers and magazines are available. Commercial and general aviation facilities and aeroplane and helicopter charter companies are also available. Just minutes from the Coffs Harbour CBD, the Coffs Harbour Regional Airport provides quality service and convenience benefiting both travellers and the increasingly popular destination of Coffs Coast.

Climate With its subtropical climate, Coffs Coast enjoys great weather all year round. No matter what time of year you’re here – it’s nearly always perfect for being out and about exploring our beautiful beaches, headlands, parks and reserves before or after conference sessions. Coffs Coast is where the Great Dividing Range comes right down to meet the Pacific Ocean, leaving a small pocket of paradise lodged between the mountains and the sea, protected from extreme weather conditions. It’s generally mild and pleasant on Coffs Coast, no matter what the season. The average daytime temperature ranges from around 26 degrees in summer to around 18 degrees in winter. So outdoor delegate dinners, open-air events or water activities are a definite possibility for the conference or event you are planning.

Mean Monthly Rain (mm)

Median Monthly Rain (mm)

Services for people with disabilities Many of Coffs Coast’s venues, resorts, apartments, attractions and restaurants provide services and facilities for people with disabilities. An accessible accommodation guide is available to help select an appropriate accommodation provider to suit your particular needs. Wheelchairs, scooters and other equipment can be hired from a number of specialist dealers in Coffs Harbour. Beach wheelchairs, available free of charge, can be booked through Coffs Harbour City Council and the Coffs Harbour Yacht Club. Wheelchair accessible taxis are available and can be booked through 131 008. Some pharmacies on Coffs Coast offer a medicine delivery service for your convenience.

Mean Monthly Rain Days

Mean Monthly Max Temp (oC)

Mean Monthly (oC) Min

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Population Coffs Coast has a total population of approximately 100,000, with about 68,000 residents in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area, 19,000 in Nambucca Shire and 13,000 in Bellingen Shire. Coffs Harbour’s urban area is home to 23,000 people, with the remaining residents living in surrounding towns and localities. Coffs Harbour is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic areas within regional NSW. It has experienced a steady population growth of 1.5% per annum over the last five years and an impressive 22% increase in university enrolments between 2001 and 2006. The city’s population is projected to increase from 68,000 to about 100,000 by 2030.

There are three Visitor Information Centres – in Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca. The one in Coffs Harbour is the main Coffs Coast Visitor Information Centre. In each one, you’ll find friendly, well-informed staff with local knowledge on places to stay, activities on offer and touring suggestions. They can also make bookings on your behalf. Credit card facilities are available at our Visitor Information Centre in Coffs Harbour. Contact the Visitor Information Centres: • In Coffs Harbour - 1300 369 070 • In Bellingen - 02 6655 5711

Skilled workers and ‘sea changers’ from around the country are attracted to the Coffs Coast by its excellent lifestyle, natural beauty, ideal climate and the combination of big city infrastructure and a friendly, small town atmosphere. Coffs Coast is also a popular residence for a growing number of Australia’s media, entertainment and sporting personalities. Among those who have homes here are Russell Crowe, Jack Thompson, Wendy Matthews, George Negus, Jon English and David Helfgott. In terms of employment, many Coffs Coast residents are active in the retail and accommodation industries, health care and community services, cafés and restaurants, construction, education and training, cultural and recreational services and personal and other industries.

Visitor Information Centres Our network of friendly Visitor Information Centres is the best source of knowledge and advice to make sure you and your delegates make the most of your time on Coffs Coast.

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Medical Services Coffs Harbour is the regional centre for health services. A wide range of health and wellbeing services and facilities are in one convenient location at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus, just off the Pacific Highway in Coffs Harbour South. Its main facility is the 226-bed Coffs Harbour Base Hospital, which provides emergency services as well as a wide range of other physical and mental health care and clinical support services. This public health care facility is complemented by Baringa Private Hospital, an 80-bed private medical, surgical, obstetric and rehabilitation facility in Coffs Harbour. There is also an after hours medical centre in Coffs Harbour. All these first-class facilities form the basis for the strongly developing health industry on Coffs Coast, which is serviced by an increasing number of specialists and general practitioners who are moving to our region.

Car Hire Nothing is far from each other on Coffs Coast, but if you like the convenience of having your own car to get around during your stay, you’ll find a variety of car rental companies with offices on Coffs Coast who are happy to assist you with your requirements. Six car rental companies operate from the Coffs Harbour Regional Airport: Avis, Budget, Coffs Harbour Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty.

Coach Hire Coach charter convenience is the key when you need to get a big group of delegates from A to B to C and back to A on time and in comfort. The good news is: Coffs Coast delivers with a choice of professional and reliable coach companies. From mini bus to maxi coach, Coffs Coast has got your transportation needs covered.

Taxis An extensive fleet of regular taxis and maxi taxis ply the streets of Coffs Coast as part of the Coffs District Taxi Cab Network. Taxi ranks can be found at the Coffs Harbour Regional Airport and various locations around the city and surrounding towns. A free taxi phone is available at the airport. Maxi taxis are able to seat up to 11 people and are a good, cost-effective way of transporting your delegates between venues. Within the Coffs Coast area, call 131 008 to book a taxi. If you are looking for transport in style, limousine services are also available in Coffs Harbour.

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With its verdant hinterland, golden beaches and the blue Pacific, you’ll find there’s lots to do to refresh the body and spirit, while entertaining the mind. You won’t have to look too hard to find wonderful activities that your group will enjoy, either for pre or post conference touring, team-building events, ways to spend a day or an afternoon off or for partner programs. You’ll also find that here on Coffs Coast, many operators really think out of the square and will go out of their way to accommodate your group and cater to any particular needs or wishes.

The Great Outdoors For fun group activities or team building events, try one of the following outstanding outdoor experiences. Navigate hinterland valleys on a guided 4WD tour, go bushwalking in a National Park or try an army survival and communication skills exercise. If water sports are more appealing, paddle in unison in rubber rafts on the Pacific surf, down the exciting white water rapids of the Nymboida River, or in canoes along the quiet waterways of extensive river systems. Thrill-seekers will want to race in a mini grand prix on an international go-kart circuit, become close buddies on a scuba dive, or get a birds’ eye view of Coffs Coast either from a helicopter or during an exhilarating sky-dive. Consult the Incentives & Activities section further on in this publication for a full range of possibilities.

Golf There are eleven golf courses you can choose from on Coffs Coast. From 9-hole resort courses in Coffs Harbour to an 18-hole island course in Nambucca, there is sure to be a golf course close by that meets your needs. For a world-class experience, there’s the Bonville

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Golf Resort, featuring a par 72 championship 18-hole golf course and other award-winning facilities. Nestled in a serene rainforest setting, Bonville has been voted Australia’s Most Beautiful Golf Course four years in a row.

Galleries With a large number of artists calling Coffs Coast home, we are lucky to see an increasing number of art galleries opening in our region. Consider a gallery when you’re looking for a unique venue for a special function or a personal visit during some free time, or plan a gallery tour as part of a partner program. Among the galleries you could put on the itinerary are: Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, John Gordon Gallery and the Bunker Cartoon Gallery in Coffs Harbour, Cooinda Aboriginal Gallery in Sawtell, Nexus Community Gallery in Bellingen and Greenstone Gallery in Emerald Beach. All these galleries exhibit superb works and creations by local, regional and interstate artisans.


Escape to the Country - or the Sea On the escarpment of the Great Dividing Range, an hour’s drive away from the city, delegates can walk in the World Heritage rainforest of Dorrigo National Park, some 700 metres above sea level, and encounter fascinating birds and other wildlife. Travel a little further to Point Lookout in the New England National Park, and at an altitude of 1,563 metres, you’re up with the eagles in sub-alpine terrain, looking down across mountains and valleys. Spectacular views and a different perspective for sure! Offshore from Coffs Harbour is the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling, a sail or cruise around the islands – and between June and October spotting the mighty Humpback whales as, in ever increasing numbers, they travel by our coast on their journey to and from the Antarctic. Of course, our many beaches, warm water and subtropical climate are perfect for surfing – or learning to surf from professionals. Another great idea for a delegate outing is game fishing along the edge of the continental shelf.

Shopping Coffs Coast features an extensive range of shopping opportunities, from boutique specialty stores along some of our towns’ main streets to convenient shopping centres. After a revitalisation and refurbishment, Coffs Harbour’s City Centre offers a modern yet charming village-style shopping experience. There is a great variety and diversity of retail outlets, catering to lifestyle shoppers, business and service industries and the trendy young individual. The retail area includes Palms Shopping, a twostorey shopping centre with almost 50 specialty stores. The City Centre features boutique fashion stores, gift shops, jewellers, bookstores, music stores, bakeries and florists to cater for your every need and occasion. As Coffs Harbour’s Central Business District, the City Centre is also home to banks, real estate agents, solicitors and accountants. Taking advantage of our subtropical climate, outdoor cafés are plentiful in the City Centre, all offering great coffee and a variety of menus to choose from. For 10 days at the start of the October school holidays each year, the streets of the City Centre come alive with madness and mayhem as the area plays host to the Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival. With more than 120 specialty shops, department stores and supermarkets all under one roof, Park Beach Plaza dominates the regional retail landscape, with unlimited free parking. Across the highway is Homebase, a one-stop homewares, furniture and electronics complex. For a leisurely boutique shopping experience, try The Promenade in Coffs Harbour, First Avenue in Sawtell or Hyde Street in Bellingen. You’re sure to find that special gift or memento of your visit, while having a great time exploring some of Coffs Coast’s special shops.

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Whenever you visit Coffs Coast, there is always something to do! Tantalise your senses as you sample great food, enjoy crafts or music at our year-round markets, watch some of Australia’s finest athletes at major sporting events or have a culture boost at our art exhibitions, theatres and cinemas. Whatever part of the spectrum you are interested in, Coffs Coast is a happening and ever-changing place.

Spring Toast Urunga Coffs Harbour International Buskers & Comedy Festival Bellingen Global Carnival Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival Eutick Memorial Still Life Award & Exhibition Rotary Cartoon Awards & Exhibition Coffs Coast Food & Wine Festival

Summer Carols by Candlelight March’s Jetty Carnival Coffs Harbour Festival of Sail Coffs Open Air Cinema Botanical Jazz Coffs Coast Ocean Swims

Autumn Woolgoolga Curryfest

Winter Sawtell Chilli Festival Coffs Harbour Gold Cup Carnival Bellingen Jazz & Blues Festival

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conference services

conference services


Coffs Coast Conferences is here to help meeting and event managers and conference organisers select the right mix of services to make their event a great success. Not only do we assist in obtaining quotes and booking your venue, accommodation and activities, we also have a Planning Toolbox available to really help you effectively plan and organise your next conference, meeting or other event. We suggest you use these forms, worksheets, overviews and checklists to make sure you’ve got all your bases covered.

Coffs Coast Marketing Coffs Coast Marketing, as a specialist business unit of Coffs Harbour City Council, is focused on marketing Coffs Coast as a visitor destination.

Coffs Coast Conferences Coffs Coast Conferences is the business tourism arm of Coffs Coast Marketing. It is the region’s official source of information on organising conferences, meetings, incentives and seminars. Being part of Coffs Harbour City Council means we provide most of our services free of charge. One aspect of what we do is to provide a complete overview of Coffs Coast conferencing and event facilities and operators, saving event organisers time and effort sourcing this information from separate providers. When you contact Coffs Coast Conferences for assistance in planning your event, we will arrange personalised introductions to local event venues, support services and key personnel. We will introduce you to business tourism products and services available on Coffs Coast and can manage pre/post-touring activities on your behalf.

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Our services include: • Obtaining Quotes & Proposals. We can source quotes and proposals from venues and other operators on your behalf. You’ll find a proposal request form on page 19. A quick and easy way to get proposals for your event is at www. coffscoastconferences.com.au via the online ‘Request a Quote’ form. We will get back to you with proposals from operators within a few business days. • Site Inspection. Coffs Coast Conferences can assist with personalised site inspections, so you can experience Coffs Coast first hand and make a more-informed decision.


• General Advice. We offer an insight into Coffs Coast and its first class venues and facilities. We are only too happy to help, so please ask about anything to do with organising your next event,

• Registration Management. Our Central Booking Office can manage your individual delegate registrations and bookings if required.

Central Booking Office

• Conference Support Services. We will provide the range of conference support services available on Coffs Coast, including event production, audio visual and styling services. We will advise you which companies can best meet your particular needs and introduce you to key personnel at those businesses. • Pre & Post Touring & Partner Programs. Coffs Coast Conferences can assign an account manager in our Central Booking Office who will introduce you to business tourism products and services available on Coffs Coast. We can put together an itinerary of activities for your team building, touring, incentive or partner programs and manage pre/post-conference touring activities on your behalf.

Conference Room Configurations Request A Quote Budget Planner Site Selection Worksheet Planning Checklist Conference Toolbox Australian School Term Dates Five Year Calendar

Let our Central Booking Office take the hassle out of organising delegate accommodation. Whether you’re looking for apartments, motels, resorts, B&B or cabin-style accommodation, our Central Booking Office can manage bulk bookings or simply source and book accommodation for delegates on an individual basis. They can also make pre & post-conference touring activities easy for you, by offering advice on things to see and do and by organising and managing group activities and bookings. Contact our Central Booking Office on 02 6648 4834 or email: conference@coffscoast.com.au

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• Group Bookings. We are able to organise group bookings on your behalf. This includes accommodation, team building, pre & postconference touring activities and local transport.


BOARDROOM Best when less than 25 participants.

HOLLOW SQUARE This one works well for small “brainstorming” sessions when there is no designated presenter or leader. Recommended for 24 people or less.

cLASSROOM Use classroom if the sessions run for a lengthy period of time – it is the most comfortable and the tables provide somewhere to place refreshments – notebooks, water, mints and the like.

CHEVRON OR HERRINGBONE CLASSROOM Leave plenty of space between rows to move in and out easily or eliminate the middle row altogether if space allows.

THEATRE Leave plenty of leg room between rows. Remember to increase the size and power of your data projector in big rooms.

U-SHAPE Keep your U-shape under 30 delegates – any more and you may begin to lose the interactive benefits of the set up.

CLUSTER STYLE Where 4-5 participants at round tables all face the same way (usually the front of the room). This is also known as Cabaret Style – a great set up for workgroups.

CIRCLE OF CHAIRS To ensure all participants can hear one another, keep your circle to a maximum of 20 seats.

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or complete the online form at: www.coffscoastconferences.com.au T: 02 6648 4834 | F: 02 6648 4026 | E: conference@coffscoast.com.au First Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Surname: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Position: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Organisation: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Email: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Postal Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I prefer to be contacted by:

Telephone

Email

Fax

Post

Please contact me ASAP to discuss my next event I already have a Coffs Coast event confirmed and would like information on methods of promoting my event Please add me to your database and keep me updated with Coffs Coast news Please provide me with a quotation based on the information below Event name: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Event type: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Purpose of event: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Event dates preferred: ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Arrive: ____________________________________________________ Depart: _____________________________________________ Anticipated number of delegates: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Accompanying persons: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Accommodation requirements: _______________________________________________________________________________________ Meeting and conference room needs: __________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Food and beverage requirements: _____________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Social and leisure requirements: ______________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Teambuilding:

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Transfers:

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No

Event history: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Budget: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Other information: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please indicate if you do not wish for your information to be provided to suppliers who may be relevant to your event. Do not pass on my information to suppliers

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Please photocopy and return to Coffs Coast Conferences, Locked Bag 155, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450


Clearly establish your budget long before the event begins. The following are some necessary guidelines to assist in your budget planning. CONFERENCE DETAILS

PRINTING Quantity

Meeting

01. Logo and poster design

$

Date

02. Notice of intent

$

Days

03. Supplement to journal

$

Venue

04. Call for papers

$

05. Registration form

$

A. FIXED COSTS (total)

06. Registration acknowledgment

$

ROOM HIRE days @

01. Venue

07. Programme

$

$

08. Partners programme

$

02. Opening ceremony venue

$

09. Mini programme

$

03. Executive / council meeting

$

10. Letterhead / email banner

$

04. Trade exhibition space

$

11. Exhibition application

$

05. Other room hire (syndicate rooms etc)

$

12. Envelopes

$

Total room hire $

13. Registration booster

$

14. Early bird cards

$

OFFICE EXPENSES

15. Posters

$

01. Rent of office space weeks

@

16. Menu for official dinner

$

02. Wages

17. Wine labels

$

– Full time officer

$

18. Conference stickers

$

– Part time

$

– Temporary staff during conference

$

$

Total printing $

03. Telephone/email

TECHNICAL PAPERS

– Rent $

01. Pre prints x copies

– Calls $

02. Editing charge

$

04. Mailing (see printing for numbers)

$

03. Binding and cover

$

– Notice of intent

@

postage rate

$

04. Postage

$

– Call for papers

@

postage rate

$

05. CD roms and cost to transfer to web

$

– Registration

@

postage rate

$

– Programmes

@

postage rate

$

– Acknowledgment

@

postage rate

– General office mailing

@

cents per page

$

Total technical papers $

$

TRANSPORT

$

01. Transport to / from airports to venue x coaches

05. Office equipment (hire)

– PC’s

$

02. Transport to / from offsite venues (e.g. dinners) x coaches

@$

– Printer / scanner

$

– Photocopier / copy paper

$

03. Technical visits / days out x coaches

@$ @$

for uplifts for days

$ $

06. Travelling cost (executive)

– Airline

$

for days

$

Total transport

$

– Hotel

$

– Miscellaneous

$

GUESTS AND SPEAKERS

07. General stationery

$

01. Speakers fees

$

08. Incidentals

$

02. Fares

$

09. Freight

$

03. Accommodation and meals

$

10. Full conference insurance

$

04. Guests at welcome dinner / reception @$

$

11. Conference security

$

05. Guests at other dinner

@$

$

12. Licence fees

$

06. Guests at gala dinner

@$

$

13. Petty cash

$

07. Printed invitations

$

Total office expenses $

08. Press entertainment

$

09. Hospitality suite

20

Total guest and speakers

$ $


B. INCOME This income excludes registration fees but is used to determine what registration fee may be set. 01. Sponsorship – Cash sponsorship $ – Grants $ – Advertising $ – Programme $ – Satchels $ – Name tags $ – Conference website $ – Tickets $ 02. Trade exhibition profit (income less costs) $ 03. Sponsorship of meals and functions $ 04. Sponsorship of speakers $ 05. Sponsorship of technical tours $ 06. Sponsorship of delegate internet access station $ 07. Assistance from other bodies $ 08. Profit from concessions $ 09. Assistance for airline, rental cars etc $ Total income $ C. VARIABLE COSTS (per head) 01. Satchels and over print $ 02. Name tags - holder/printing/card/electronic reader $ 03. Breakfasts days @ $ 04. Breaks – Morning days @ $ – Afternoon days @ $ 05. Luncheons days @ $ 06. Welcome refreshments $ 07. Cocktail reception $ – Food $ – Beverages $ 08. Pre dinner drinks days @ $

09. Dinners (standard) days @ $ 10. Dinner beverages days @ $ 11. Gala dinner $ 12. Gala dinner beverages $ 13. Food and beverage on day out $ 14. After function bar tab x nights @ $ per night $ 15. Entertainment: Bands / Music / DJ’s / Opening $ 16. Band meal x band members @ $ per function $ 17. Decorations x functions @ $ $ 18. Delegate gifts $ 19. Speaker gifts $ 20. Awards, trophies and prizes $ 21. Technical tours $ 22. Team building $ 23. Gratuities $ 24. Room drops x nights x $ per night $ 25. Other variables: e.g, activities, tours, golf etc $ Total Variables $ SUMMARY A. FIXED COSTS ROOM HIRE $ OFFICE EXPENSES $ PRINTING $ TECHNICAL PAPERS $ TRANSPORT $ GUESTS AND SPEAKERS $ STAGING $ Total fixed costs $ B. INCOME - TOTAL Divided by minimum attendance ( ) $ Fixed cost per head $ C. VARIABLE COSTS (per head) Plus 10% contingencies Plus % inflation per year Registration Late fee Non-member fee Student fee Associate fee Daily registration

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

ACCOMMODATION Single rooms x @$ per night x nights $ Two share x @$ per night x nights $ Three share x @$ per night x nights $ VIP suites x @$ per night x nights $ Porterage $ Room taxes (if applicable) $ Total accommodation $

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STAGING (all events) 01. Hire of audio visual (AV) equipment Data projectors / DVD & monitors $ – Screens $ – Microphones $ – Lecterns $ – Sound recording $ – DVD production $ – Photography of event $ – Staging and draping $ – Lighting $ 02. AV technician wages x techs @ $ per hour $ 03. Banners and directional signs (airport, stage, registration desk & other key points) $ 04. Master of ceremonies $ 05. Ticket writing - speakers names $ 06. Public relations consultant $ 07. Press kits and press room $ 08. Audio visual presentations $ Total staging $


Selecting your ideal meeting venue is one of the most critical and important tasks in the planning process and attempting to recall the many aspects of each venue can be difficult. The following Worksheet is provided as a guide and may assist in determining the most appropriate venue for your event. Simply rate each aspect on a scale of 1-5 (see scale below), skipping over areas of no relevance to the success of your event, then add up the total at the end. The list is not exhaustive and does not take into account costs or detailed reference to leisure facilities.

SCORE RATING 1 = POOR 2 = ADEQUATE 3 = GOOD 4 = VERY GOOD 5 = EXCELLENT VENUE ONE TWO THREE Venue name Address Inspection date Inspection time Contact person Contact number Parking arrangements RATING 1–5 1–5 1–5 ACCESSIBILITY Ease of access Coach parking Adequate signage Car parking Disabled access if required Total accessibility CHECK- IN Lobby and reception Group check-in area Luggage storage for early arrivals Luggage storage for late departures Process for luggage handling Porterage Total check-in MEETING FACILITIES Registration area Adequate storage space Main room suitability Breakout rooms / syndicate rooms Proximity of breakouts to main meeting Proximity of secretariat to meeting area Natural light Adequate power points Flexibility of space Appropriate furniture / Acoustics Speaker preparation area Band dressing room Adequate toilet facilities Hospitality suite / Bar area Trade area - Ease of bump in /out Teambuilding area Other Total meeting facilities

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BANQUETING Morning and afternoon break areas Luncheon areas Pre-function area Dinner location choices Outdoor banqueting options Menu choice Beverage choice Wet weather alternatives NOTES Total banqueting ACCOMMODATION Skip any points which may not be relevant or important to the success of your event. STANDARD OF ROOMS Standard room used for group allotment Suite 1 Suite 2 Family Rooms / Apartments Distance to conference area Other Total accommodation GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS YES/NO YES/NO YES/NO Hairdryer CD/DVD player TV Mini bar Air conditioning Ironing board and iron Internet access and wireless technology Safe to fit laptop Upgrades & VIP recognition Non smoking rooms Disabled access if required Other OTHER Leisure facilities Restaurants and Bar/s Partners programs available Children’s programs available Babysitting service available 1–5 1–5 1–5 OVERALL IMPRESSION Venue environment and surrounds Venue fit to own company image Staff attitude Other Total Overall Impression Add Total Yes/No’s OVERALL TOTAL

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RATING 1–5 1–5 1–5 AuDIO VISUAL Is AV available / sufficient Ease of access to additional AV Total audio visual


PRELIMINARY (allow 18 - 24 months) Set objectives of meeting, convention or exhibition

Reserve meeting rooms, exhibition space and dining facilities Survey local dining, shopping, attractions and recreation for delegates

List topics to be covered Choose an appropriate theme Appoint a Conference Coordinator or investigate private help

ACCOMMODATION (allow 6 - 12 months)

Set dates and times - avoid holidays and clashes with other

Check availability of accommodation for delegates close to venue

events

Consider delegates budgets and selection of accommodation

Determine the number of delegates

Negotiate and book room blocks

Make initial bookings with venues and accommodation Liaise and negotiate with airlines

SOCIAL PROGRAMS AND TOURING (allow 6 - 9 months)

BUDGET

Develop touring program including itineraries and events

(allow 18 - 24 months)

Investigate professional assistance in handling touring program

Prepare budget estimate and cash flow, taking note of income

Coordinate touring transport, guides and accommodation

streams such as registration fees, deposit requirements on venues, accommodation etc

PROMOTION

Review and update budget regularly

(allow 3 - 6 months)

Prepare final costs and budget report

Listings in upcoming events schedules, promote via related conferences and the internet

SPONSORSHIPS

Arrange appropriate signage and advertising

(allow 12 - 18 months)

Produce and distribute publicity kits, promotional material and

Prepare list of sponsorship prospects

press releases

Prepare a sponsorship proposal and source financial support

Instigate a public relations program Liaise with media before, during and after the event

EVENT PROGRAM (allow 12 - 18 months) Develop and implement promotional strategy

EVENT SUPPLIES AND ACCESSORIES (allow 3 months)

Prepare a printed program schedule

Acquire and distribute all materials necessary for the conference,

Select suitable speakers and presenters

e.g. stationery, name tags, satchels etc

Coordinate audio visual, entertainment, functions, workshops etc

Coordinate display stands, and technological requirements for the

Organise programs for partners, associates and families

event

Organise options for pre/post touring

Engage and brief temporary staff for the event coordination

ADMINISTRATION (allow 12 - 18 months)

FINAL CONFIRMATIONS (allow 1 - 3 months)

Establish a computerised mailing list and registration database

Confirm registrations including travel, accommodation and social

Design and distribute a registration brochure

programs

Set up sub-committees and recruit volunteers to coordinate

Release unwanted hotel rooms

events specifics

Select menus and confirm catering numbers

Record all statistics, e.g. attendance, income etc

Confirm AV and meeting room setup/requirements

Ensure all on-site staff are qualified and competent

Commence event briefings for suppliers, contractors, venues and

Coordinate registration and management of facilities

service providers

Engage contractors, e.g. exhibition management, PR/marketing agencies

POST EVENT Prepare final costs and budget report

VENUE (allow 12 - 18 months)

Send acknowledgement and thanks to speakers, suppliers, venues

Inspect a suitable venue based upon the size of the conference,

and sponsors

budget, location and meeting requirements

Recover and plan for your next event on the Coffs Coast.

Ensure accessibility to venue via public transport, taxis, private vehicle charter etc

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You have organised everyone else so don’t forget yourself. Following are a few handy items to make your job on-site easier. If you are flying to Coffs Coast, ensure you check in your conference toolbox with your luggage as some items may not be permitted on-board the aircraft.

A4 paper

Large marker for packaging

Stapler

A4 Plastic sleeves

Note pads

Staples

Blank CD’s or Discs

Paper clips

Sticky tape

Box cutter / Stanley knife

Packing tape

Super glue

Bulldog clips

Pens

Thank you cards

Calculator

Pencils

Tissues

Double adaptor

Pencil case

Velcro dots

Elastic bands

Petty cash

Walkie talkies

Eraser

Post it notes

White board eraser

Extension lead

Pre-addressed labels for couriered parcels and freight back to office

White board markers

Extra name tags / place tags First aid kit including 30+ block out, paracetamol and/or ibruprofen Highlighters Hole punch

White out Push pins Wrapping paper & ribbon Ruler Scissors Sharpener

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2010

NEW SOUTH WALES

2009

2010

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Term 1

27 January - 9 April

27 January - 1 April

Term 1

27 January - 9 April

27 January – 1 April

Term 2

28 April - 10 July

19 April - 2 July

Term 2

27 April - 3 July

19 April – 2 July

Term 3

27 July - 2 October

19 July - 24 September

Term 3

20 July - 25 September

19 July – 24 September

Term 4

19 October - 18 December

11 October - 17 December

Term 4

12 October - 11 December

11 October – 10 December

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Term 1

30 January - 9 April

28 January - 9 April

Term 1

2 February - 9 April

1 February - 1 April

Term 2

28 April - 3 July

27 April - 2 July

Term 2

29 April - 3 July

19 April - 2 July

Term 3

20 July - 25 September

19 July - 24 September

Term 3

21 July - 25 September

19 July - 24 September

Term 4

12 October - 18 December

11 October - 17 December

Term 4

13 October - 17 December

11 October - 16 December

QUEENSLAND

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Term 1

27 January - 9 April

27 Janaury - 1 April

Term 1

27 January - 3 April

25 January - 1 April

Term 2

20 April - 26 June

12 April - 25 June

Term 2

14 April - 19 June

12 April - 18 June

Term 3

13 July - 18 September

12 July - 17 September

Term 3

20 July - 25 September

19 July - 24 September

Term 4

5 October - 11 December

4 October - 10 December

Term 4

5 October - 11 December

4 October - 10 December

VICTORIA

TASMANIA

Term 1

28 January - 3 April

27 January - 26 March

Term 1

12 February - 29 May

11 February - 28 May

Term 2

20 April - 26 June

12 April - 25 June

Term 2

15 June - 4 September

15 June - 3 September

Term 3

13 July - 18 September

12 July - 17 September

Term 3

21 September - 17 December

20 September - 16 December

Term 4

5 October - 18 December

4 October - 17 December

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July

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6 13 20 27

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August

September

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9 16 23 30

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June

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8 15 22 29

9 16 23 30

10 11 12 13 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 31

2010 January

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5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

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S S 2 9 16 23 30

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7 14 21 28

8 15 22 29

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June

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7 14 21 28

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9 16 23 30

10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26 31

2011 January

M T W T F 1 4 11 18 25

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7 14 21 28

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3 10 1 7 24 31

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F S S

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3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 31

M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

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October

6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

4 11 18 25

M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5

27 28 29 30

8 15 22 29

9 10 11 16 17 1 8 23 24 25 30

M T W T F S S 1 2 3 5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

8 15 22 29

9 16 23 30

10 17 24 31

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M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 14 21 28

8 15 22 29

9 10 11 12 13 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 30

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M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

8 15 22 29

9 16 23 30

10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26 31

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M T W T F S S 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 31

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

February

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S

7 14 21 28

6 13 20 27

1 8 15 22

July

August

4 11 18 25

1 8 15 22 29

M T W T F S S 1 2 3 5 12 19 26

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10 17 24 31

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3 10 17 24

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M T W T F S S 2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

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7 14 21 28

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M T W T 1 2 3

F S S

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6 13 20 27

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M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 11 18 25

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6 13 20 27

7 8 14 15 21 22 28 29

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October

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3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 31

M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

8 15 22 29

9 10 11 16 17 18 23 24 25 30

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June

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M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5

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6 13 20 27

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8 15 22 29

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December

7 14 21 28

5 12 19 26

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9 10 11 12 13 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 30

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M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

8 15 22 29

9 16 23 30

10 11 17 18 24 25 31

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M T W T F S S 7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

July

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

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6 13 20 27

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W T F S S

1 8 15 22 29

3 10 17 24 31

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4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

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7 14 21 28

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M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

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August

M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

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10 11 17 18 24 25 31

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April

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W T F S S

4 11 18 25

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3 10 17 24

M T W T F S S 1 2 3 5 12 19 26

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10 17 24 31

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September

M T W T F S S 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 30

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M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 14 21 28

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June

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M T W T F S S 1 2

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3 10 17 24

7 14 21 28

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6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

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November 4 11 18 25

4 11 18 25

7 14 21 28

8 15 22 29

9 10 16 17 23 24 30

M T W T F S S 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 31

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While Coffs Coast Conferences is able to give general advice and assist you in sourcing and booking venues, accommodation and group activities, you may have a need for more comprehensive event management services. Or perhaps you are looking for specific suppliers to help you put the finishing touch to your event. The following pages give you an idea of the technical support and other value-added services available when holding your conference or event on Coffs Coast.

• Determining conference space requirements • Team building • Audio visual, lighting and photography needs • Organising conference satchels and gifts

Some aspects of managing a business event include:

• On-site management at the event

• Managing registrations

• Set design and construction

• Developing the conference theme

• Sourcing and coordinating speakers/entertainers/award presentations

• Partner programs and other social programs • Budget development and full or partial budget management • Managing design and printing of conference logo and registration brochures

• Sponsorship management

• Overseeing contracts with suppliers including venues and others

• Call for compilation and distribution of conference papers

• Trade show management

• Food and beverage coordination including theming and more

• Site selection – recommendation or final decision

We are able to put you in touch with professionals to assist with, or organise your event completely.

• Regular reporting and project management • Transportation arrangements • Marketing, public relations and advertising for the event

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AV Corporate

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Business Event Productions

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North Coast Event Hire

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Beautiful Weddings & Event Styling

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Gift Baskets By Design

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Independent Productions

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Showme Technical Event Services

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Special Occasions

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ST Images

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Gael Drum – Professional Keynote Speaker

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Gary Haseldine – Professional Keynote Speaker

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A V Corporate

All the professional help and technical support you need to make your next conference or event an exceptional and memorable experience. Let A V Corporate’s professional skills take the stress out of organising your next event. You know what you want – we know how to make it happen. We offer experience, understanding and the most extensive range of hire equipment and props on the North Coast.

• State of the art audio visual hire equipment • Highly experienced operators and technical support • A full range of exhibition and trade booth equipment and furniture • Exciting conference openings and themed dinners • Entertainers and keynote speakers etc

Professional Conference Organisers will appreciate and value our wide-ranging technical skills and extensive local knowledge. We have operated at all types of venues and outdoor facilities on the North Coast of New South Wales for more than 8 years and our extensive knowledge of facilities allows us to suggest means of enhancing your event. Choose from a fully operated event service, where our trained staff set up, operate and pack down the complete event - OR - just hire what you need. Perhaps you will settle for something in between. Whatever your choice we work with you to get the very best value from your event budget. Are you looking to maximise your ‘conference dividends’? We specialise in enhancing the value of your conference experience. Using our professional expertise to source and organise all aspects of your audio visual, trade show, theme or entertainment needs, frees up your valuable time and lets you concentrate on the vital delivery, content and interpersonal aspects of your event. Are you planning a commercial sales presentation? Themes are becoming increasingly popular for commercial presentations. A well-executed, relevant theme, can have a major impact on a target audience. The message is an ‘experience’ and its impact is far greater than the ‘take home message’ from a normal video or screen presentation. Visit our website at www.avcorporate.com.au to start your adventure into a wonderful world of possibilities, with heaps of innovative ideas and lots of photographs. Then call us to discuss your needs.

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Contact Us A V Corporate Pty Ltd 169 Orlando Street PO Box 6104 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6658 0071 | F: 02 6658 0072 E: action@avcorporate.com W: www.avcorporate.com.au


Business Event Productions

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Widely acknowledged as the best service in the area, our unique combination of creativity combined with thorough technical knowledge gives us the ability to offer solutions throughout the whole production process.

• Development of Creative Event Solutions

Full on-site production management forms the basis of our service. In order to provide a personal, tailored service, we become part of the client’s own team and this enables us to deliver high quality, focused solutions to the project brief.

• audio visual equipment hire

BEP clients will benefit from the director’s extensive, professional experience in the communications industry combined with a company mission to ‘delight the customer’ with world-class service.

• lighting design

• design and build of custom sets • Exciting Theme Ideas

• technical crews • exhibition booth hire

• sourcing appropriate entertainment and full on-site production management

Client comments: ‘The audio-visual presentation on the day was fantastic’ - Wallaby’s Luncheon ‘Sincere thanks to yourself and Rowland for making my setup for Profile Builder so much easier, yet delivering a message of professionalism... far beyond that of which many had not experienced before’ - The Advocate ‘We really appreciate all the help you gave us, we had a fabulous night and it’s still being talked about now!’ - Alcon ‘Thanks for your very professional handling of our HR Conference last week. We really enjoyed working with you’ - LGA ‘On behalf of Coffs Harbour City Council I would like to sincerely thank you for assisting in making IT a great success. From our first contact, you have been enthusiastic, creative and dedicated to the smooth running of our conference... It is without a doubt that we would recommend you to anyone wishing to hold a conference or function, no matter how big or small’ - Coffs Harbour City Council Contact Us Business Event Productions Fairview Road, Sapphire Beach PO Box 6728 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6656 4695 E: info@b-e-p.com.au W: www.b-e-p.com.au

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North Coast Event Hire

North Coast Event Hire was established in 1997 to service the rapidly growing conference and expo markets in the Coffs Harbour region with exhibition equipment and furniture hire.

• Marquees

Having undergone rapid growth, we are now one of the largest suppliers of exhibition equipment in regional NSW.

• Foodwarmers & Roasters

Specialising in ‘shell schemes’ for the conference and expo markets, we also provide staging, marquees and a range of exhibition furniture.

• Tables & Chairs • Tableware

• Bar Accessories • Dancefloors, Stages & PA Systems • Jukebox, Party Lights, Mirror Balls & Special Effects

The lower running costs associated with being based in Coffs Harbour makes North Coast Event Hire very price competitive. Our prices are generally only 75-80% of Gold Coast & Sydney prices. We pride ourselves on our reliability, professionalism and the quality of our work. Our staff will be happy to take the stress out of preparations for that special day and turn any venue into an elaborate setting - or, if you prefer, a casual one. We stock all reception needs, including tables, cutlery, seating, tablecloths, lighting, napkins, crockery, glassware and more. Barbecues and roaster ovens are also available along with disposable cutlery, crockery, glasses and tablecloths if required. For a more formal event, choose from our range of marquees which come with the options of floors, carpet, silk-lined ceilings, soft lighting and backdrops. We are also your ‘one-stop party shop’ if you require a dance floor, atmosphere creating special effects lighting, smoke machines or a digital jukebox (so you can be your own DJ). Our staff can recommend decorators, florists and chefs who can easily adapt to the setting of either marquee or open air. So if you are after some helpful advice, North Coast Event Hire can steer you in the right direction.

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Contact Us North Coast Event Hire PO Box 220, Toormina NSW 2452 T: 02 6653 3093 | F: 02 6658 3946 E: grimmopromotions@bigpond.com W: www.northcoasteventhire.com.au


Beautiful Weddings & Event Styling • Event Décor • Chair Covers • 80 Colours of Satin and Organza Sashes

• Hire or Design Styling available

Chair covers have become a ‘must have’ item for weddings, parties and banqueting. Colour range includes cream, white, red, black, pink and purple. Chair covers are an easy and affordable way to make a grand statement at your next event.

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• Illuminated table centrepiece

Offering professional and personalised service, the team at Beautiful Weddings & Event Styling can tailor banquet and party styles to suit your requirements.

Sashes are available in 80 different colours and a range of satin and organza fabrics. At a generous 2.7m long, they can also be used as table runners. Full-length satin tablecloths and illuminated table centrepieces are also available. Any space can be transformed into a magnificent environment, turning an ordinary function into a beautiful event.

Beautiful Weddings & Event Styling

Contact Us Beautiful Weddings & Event Styling 12 Eckford Close Boambee East NSW 2452 T: 02 6658 3598 | M: 0437 690 037 E: sharmick1@bigpond.com W: www.coffsharboureventdecorator.com

Gift Baskets By Design • Corporate Gifts • Conferences • Product Launches • Laser Engraving & Corporate Logo Printing • Worldwide Delivery • All occasions

The corporate & all occasions gift specialists. Nothing says ‘thank you’ to a client, conference delegate or employee more than a personalised gift or memento. Choose one of our pre-packaged gift selections from our extensive printed or online catalogue or, as our name suggests, let us custom design a memorable gift to give you the competitive edge. Whichever option you choose, we guarantee you will be totally satisfied with both our products and customer service. We will source and package your selection of gift products with a stylish presentation. We can provide full print and logo design for labelling of that special gift and can organise worldwide delivery.

Contact Us Gift Baskets By Design PO Box 1366 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 1300 880 992 E: info@giftbasketsbydesign.net.au W: www.giftbasketsbydesign.net.au

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Independent Productions • TV Commercials, Corporate DVD’s and Special Events • Committed to providing clients with solutions that work • State of the Art Facilities • Cost effective production to suit your budget • Innovative Concepts

Preserve the memories, the highlights and the fun of the best conference you’ve ever attended. Independent Productions can provide you with a professionally produced record of your Coffs Harbour experience. Independent Productions boasts state of the art facilities ensuring the highest possible quality production. Independent Productions staff have a wealth of knowledge that set high standards for our clients. If you want a DVD record or wish to effectively advertise your product or services, then Independent Productions has the solution to meet your needs.

Contact Us Independent Productions John Davis or Ross Jamieson Southern Cross Ten Media Centre 2 Peterson Road Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6662 2777 | M: 0412 586 778 E: jdavis@scbnetwork.com.au W: www.independentproductions.com.au

Showme Technical Event Services • Audio Visual • DJ Services

Once you have decided on the venue for your conference, your next step is to contact an audio visual company. We take great pride in providing our clients with expertise, solutions and technical support, to assist in the professional presentation of your next function.

• Lighting • Sound • Staging • Technical Support

With over twenty-five years of international experience in all facets of the industry, including television, professional theatre, large sporting events & corporate conferencing, Showme offers professional and efficient technical event hire services while taking into account your budget requirements. Events: Conferences | Dinners | Expos | Launches | Weddings We don’t just promise... we deliver!

Showme Contact Us Showme Technical Event Services PO Box 1830 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6650 9646 M: 0402 694 161 E: Showme_tec@yahoo.com.au W: www.showmetec.com.au

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Special Occasions • Event decorating and themeing • Corporate and social functions

Create a touch of elegance with professional styling and themeing for your next conference. Margaret from Special Occasions has over 25 years experience in the industry and good knowledge of the local market, can short list entertainment and other appropriate suppliers for your total coordinated event. This can include your corporate image with logos, signage and colour coordination.

• Indoor and outdoor

• Professional service • Quality decor

We specialise in individual design and offer an extensive range of products, colours and styles including chair covers, sashes, centre pieces, coloured tablecloths, overlays, table runners, napkins, ceiling canopies, backdrops, wall features, fairy lights, lanterns, market umbrellas, bamboo Bali flags, indoor plant hire, red or white carpet runners – the list is endless. Our commitment to our clients is one of professional service and quality with immaculate attention to detail for a memorable event.

Contact Us Special Occasions Wedding & Event Decorators 8 Narani Close Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6652 8263 | F: 02 6652 3444 M: 0419 481 570 E: mbonfield@ozemail.com.au W: www.weddingdecorators.com.au

ST Images • Functions • Portraits • Advertising • Stylish photo books • Commercial

ST Images are professional, Coffs Harbour-based photographers who constantly deal with commercial businesses. Centro, North Sapphire Beach properties, McCann Erickson and Photocall are just a few of our regular clients. We have also been coming up with creative results for many high-end advertising agencies throughout Australia. Experienced in function photography, we can present a stylish finished product for your special event. Contact us to find out more about some of the exciting photography options available.

Contact Us ST Images T: 02 6656 4027 M: 0401 317 828 E: info@stimages.com.au W: www.stimages.com.au

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support services

• Design consultation


Gael Drum Professional Keynote Speaker • Motivational Speaker to help you achieve success • Education and awareness can: – Minimise the effects of stress-related behaviour and illness – Reduce absenteeism, compensation claims and staff turnover – Create happier, healthier employees – Increase productivity and profit

Contact Us Gael Drum T: 0408 439 814 E: gael@tpg.com.au W: www.gaeldrum.com.au OR Coyote Management International Professional Speakers Bureau Debbie Carr T: 0414 729 646

Organising a conference or event and need a compelling, energetic speaker? Well, take the opportunity to ask for Gael Drum. Based in Coffs Harbour, Gael is an author, speaker and trainer who specialises in improving emotional resilience, managing stress, and achieving a healthy work/life balance. Her presentations offer real life anecdotes and strategies that provide the audience with the skills to ensure high energy levels, motivation, confidence and the focus to achieve personal and professional success. “Excellent. Inspirational. Very positive. Fantastic. Very helpful presentation. These words came from participants in the seminar praising your efforts and I entirely agree.” K. Weston, Business Facilitator ETC Ltd. “As the coordinator of this conference you were a delight to work with, such a professional with a warm heart.” T. Schaefer, CCBWN Gael’s clients include: TAFE NSW, CRS Australia, Boral, YWCA-Encore, MNC Div. General Practice, Single Market Events.

Gary Haseldine Professional Keynote Speaker • Exciting Keynote Speaker • Accomplished Workshop Presenter • Master of Ceremonies • A Coffs Coast resident, already at your destination

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Here’s a bright idea! Add excitement to your conference with an inspirational and charismatic international speaker. Gary Haseldine has energised audiences globally for three decades. With a client list straight out of Who’s Who, he takes to the stage with a proven track record of success. Your delegates will love the motivation as Gary carries them on a journey of self discovery. And you will love the fact that Gary’s presentation is educational, fun and filled with brilliant ideas. “Gary captivated them with a non-stop, energy-filled presentation. He is a wonderfully entertaining, talented and interesting speaker.” Adam Young, NecessITy Conference

Contact Us Haseldine Winners International Pty Ltd PO Box 1339 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6656 4858 | F: 02 6653 6325 M: 0417 378 022 W: www.garyhaseldine.com

“Gary’s presentation was not only exciting and fun, but full of practical ideas to improve ourselves on both a personal and a professional level.” Paul Atkinson, AMP Box Hill Conference


acco mmodation

venues & accommodation


Venues

Accommodation

Coffs Coast offers a wide variety of conference venues, all within close proximity to the airport, city centre and coastline. Several are even right on the beach and offer on-site accommodation.

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation on Coffs Coast. We can offer you just about anything you can think of: self-contained apartments, convenient hotels and motels, luxury beachfront resorts, boutique beach houses, and secluded hinterland retreats.

The venues are able to cater for almost any group size, from 10 to several hundreds or thousands of delegates. The award-winning, weeklong Ulysses AGM in May 2007 successfully catered for over 6,000 delegates. Fully equipped board rooms, purpose-built conference centres, venues with breakout rooms, lush garden areas perfect for outdoor events, leisure and team building facilities – Coffs Coast has the ideal conference venue to suit your requirements. And it all comes with Coffs Coast’s often remarked on, friendly and professional service with a smile!

Venue Star Rating

Total Meeting Rooms

Accommodation options on Coffs Coast are so extensive that we cannot list them all here. Our Central Booking Office can advise you and help you select the most suitable accommodation for your specific needs. Most of the hotels, resorts and apartments are within 10 minutes’ drive from the airport.

Total Theatre Classroom Cocktail Banquet Accomm Rooms

Page Number

Map Ref

Bonville Golf Resort

4

4

30

200

100

300

200

46

C: D3

Breakfree Aanuka Beach Resort

4.5

3

135

240

140

200

200

48

F: M2

Darlington Beach Resort Holiday Park

4.5

3

38

200

100

250

80

50

A: B3

Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort

4.5

9

170

450

200

450

320

52

F: L1

Opal Cove Resort

4

7

165

550

200

750

350

54

D: C7

Best Western Zebra Motel

-

1

46

-

-

-

-

58

F: H9

Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn

-

2

38

80

60

80

60

59

F: E11

44


Venue

Total Theatre Classroom Cocktail Meeting Rooms

Banquet Number

Page

Map Ref

Coffs Ex-Services Club

5

1000

300

500

450

56

F: H7

Coffs Harbour Catholic Club

6

600

255

640

720

57

F: G7

Coffs Harbour Community Village

3

200

50

80

90

58

F: I8

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Bonville Golf Resort Map: c

ref: D3

Star Rating: HHHH

Overview • Australia’s Best Event Caterer

Meeting Rooms: 4

Accomm Rooms: 30

Bonville Golf Resort has extensive experience in playing host to events large and small. From boutique conferences to gala dinners on the golf course for up to 1,000 people, let Australia’s Event Caterer of the Year (as voted by the Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Association Awards for Excellence 2007) ensure your event is a great success!

• Australia’s Most Beautiful Golf Course*

• Australia’s Favourite Golfing Resort+

• Catering for up to 1,000 guests

• 30 accommodation rooms • 8 mins from Airport • 10 mins from Coffs CBD

Only 10 minutes south of Coffs Harbour and an even shorter distance from a major regional airport, Bonville Golf Resort has the convenience of being located near a major regional city while at the same time offering a serene environment to keep delegates concentrating on the matters at hand. Description of Property • 4 indoor function rooms • Unlimited on-course function locations • Coffs Coast’s leading function venue Type of Accommodation

rooms including Japanese-style spas

• 30 rooms (13 Executive & 17 Resort

• Guest laundry • Multi award-winning restaurant -

rooms)

• Austar TV • All rooms situated overlooking the picturesque 1st fairway

*As voted by The Golf Course Guide 4 years in a row + As voted by Golf Australia, Readers Choice Awards

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Guest Services and Facilities

• Par 72 Championship Golf Course • 3 floodlit tennis courts • Billabong-style swimming pool • Fully equipped male & female locker

The Flooded Gums

• High speed wireless broadband for all indoor function rooms


Conference Services & Facilities • Wireless broadband for all function rooms • Data projector & screen • Flip charts • On-site conference & event managers • Whiteboard • TV, Video & DVD • Teleconferencing available • Built-in audio • Portable audio equipment

Room

Boardrm

Hollow sq

U-shape

Classrm

Cabaret

Theatre

Banquet

Cocktail

Classic

50

52

40

100

140

200

200

300

Gallery 16

18

20

20

32

30

40

60

Terrace

Request

Request

Request

Request

200

Request

300

400

Country Club

Request

Request

Request

Request

Request

Request

Request

Request

Please note capacities are quoted based on basic audio visual set-ups.

Conference Catering

• Full catering from light snacks to a la carte menus • Corporate breakfasts, lunches and dinners • Australia’s Best Event Caterer for 2007 • Best Regional Wine List

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Contact Us Bonville Golf Resort North Bonville Road, Bonville (10 mins south of Coffs CBD) PO Box 9, Bonville NSW 2441 Toll free: 1300 722 444 | F: 02 6653 4005 E: sales@bonvillegolf.com.au | W: www.bonvillegolf.com.au Distance To/From Airport: 10 km | Ample free car parking / Bus parking: on-site

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BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort Map: F

ref: M2

Star Rating: HHHHH

Overview • Set on beautiful Diggers Beach • low rise Polynesian style resort • Flexible accommodation rooms Catering for up to 220 delegates • 3 conference venues • Great partner and children’s facilities • 8km from airport

Meeting Rooms: 3

On the beachfront, BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort is surrounded by acres of wide-open parklands and offers a tasteful blend of health, recreation and relaxation options with superb accommodation. The Resort features endless recreation facilities, a health and beauty retreat and an array of dining choices, with a signature restaurant, al fresco café and three private function rooms on-site. All this, combined with its stylish accommodation - from hotel rooms and beach bures to villas and apartments - means the Resort truly has something for everyone. Description of Property • Perfect setting for product launches with ocean backdrop • Vast beachfront lawns perfect for team building exercises • Unique outdoor / indoor dining areas • Full resort recreational facilities • Most rooms self-contained, great for pre and post conference stays Type of Accommodation • 129 accommodation rooms with flexible bedding arrangements • Studio Hotel Rooms • 1 Bed Spa Suites • 2 Bed Spa Villas complete with 2 bathrooms

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Accomm Rooms: 129

• 3 Bed Spa Villas complete with 3 bathrooms

• All rooms with DVD player, cable TV, in-room safe Guest Services and Facilities • Signature restaurant • Beachfront cocktail bar and café • 5 pools with heated cave spas and waterslide • Day spa • Tennis and volleyball courts • Mini putt putt golf • Kids Club • 24 hour reception • On-site free parking


Forget feeling suffocated by crowds of holiday makers during your next conference. The carefully planned layout of BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort offers the perfect combination of private function rooms nestled together with accommodation and recreational facilities snaking amongst lush tropical surrounds, all within a short stroll to your venue. Here you will not find any high-rise buildings, just a naturally beautiful location for your next seminar, conference or incentive break.

Room

Area m2

Theatre

Class Rm

U Shape

Cocktail

Dinner

Lagoon

240

220

140

60

250

160

Breakers

161

100

75

40

130

85

Norman James

150

90

50

35

110

70

Conference Services • On-site dedicated conference coordination team • On-site audio visual and entertainment company • Wireless internet access in all venues • Variety of dining areas for coffee breaks, lunches and evening meals • Themed dinner events in unique areas

Conference Catering Services • Award-winning on-site catering • Dinners set under the stars • Beachside cocktail functions • Poolside BBQ buffets • Intimate corporate chapel dinners • Fullly licensed

The Lagoon Room

Norman James Room

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With its three meeting rooms and space for up to 220 delegates, the resort provides the perfect setting for your conference or event. All venues provide natural lighting complemented by garden settings and ocean view lawn areas for coffee breaks. Your delegates will feel relaxed and energised, allowing them to focus on your agenda and achieve conference goals.

Conference Facilities • Star rating 4 ½ • Total number of meeting rooms: 3 • Meeting rooms all nestled together, perfect for small trade areas and breakouts • All venues offer natural lighting • Covered patio areas utilised for coffee breaks allowing delegates to stretch their legs and breath in the fresh ocean air

Breakers Room

Contact Us BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort Firman Drive, Coffs Harbour PO Box 6069, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6652 7555 | : 02 6650 2543 | Toll Free: 1800 AANUKA E: res.aanuka@breakfree.com.au | W: www.aanuka.com.au Distance To/From Airport: 8km | Ample free car parking / Bus parking: on-site

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Darlington Beach Holiday Park Map: A

ref: B3

Overview • Pristine beachfront location • Catering for up to 200 delegates • Relaxed resort atmosphere • 3 conference areas • 33km north of Coffs Harbour • multi-purpose function centre amid tranquil bushland

Star Rating: HHHHH

Meeting Rooms: 3

With its pristine beachfront setting and bordered by lush coastal forest, the multi awardwinning Darlington Beach Holiday Park is the ideal destination to host your next conference or retreat. Just 25 minutes north of Coffs Harbour, the environmentally and ecologically sustainable park spans over 110 acres and offers 3 conference areas, modern AV equipment, stylish villa accommodation, fine food and wine plus a range of nature-based team building activities. Description of Property • Unique beachfront location • Superb range of 4.5 star accommodation • Environmentally sensitive facility on 110 acres of Australian bushland • Nature-based sporting and team building activities • Ideal for mid-size conferences, executive retreats and larger social groups Type of Accommodation • Well appointed 2 and 3 bedroom villas • All villas are air conditioned and fully self contained • Spacious living areas and modern bathrooms

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Accomm Rooms: 38

• Set overlooking the lagoon or amongst lush gardens

• 2 special access villas Guest Services and Facilities • 9 hole golf course, tennis court and bowling green • Licensed restaurant • Resort pools, heated spa and giant jumping pillow • BBQ facilities, campfires and archery range • Internet kiosk and convenience shop


Lush coastal forests and shimmering lagoons surrounding Darlington Beach Holiday Park provide the perfect backdrop for a unique and relaxed conference experience. With the flexibility of 3 conference rooms, Darlington Beach Holiday Park can also cater for a range of groups, meetings and special events. The most recent facility, the Bangalow Room offers natural lighting, air conditioning, stylish décor, kitchenette and modern AV equipment. Its location, near the resort pool complex, creates a relaxed and peaceful ambience with the ability for groups to mingle by the pool and stretch their legs! The natural surrounds also provide the ideal platform for nature based activities where the In-house Activity Director can tailor team building to suit any group. For a truly memorable conference experience contact Darlington Beach Holiday Park today.

Area m2

Theatre

U-shape

Cocktail

Banquet

Bangalow

85

80

40

60

50

Kentia

90

80

40

60

50

Atrium

250

200

80

150

120

Team Building Activities In-house Activity Director to facilitate a multitude of team building activities including: • Star Gazing Astrology Session • Barefoot Lawn Bowls Challenge • Round of golf on the 9-hole course • Early morning beach walk or yoga • Learn to Surf Lessons • Aboriginal Cultural Experience programs • Guided nature walks and canoe tours Conference Catering Services • Full catering by Spinifex Licensed Restaurant • Enjoy relaxed poolside BBQs, themed nights or a formal affair • Tailored packages to include special dietary requirements • All tastes and budgets catered for

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Conference Services & Facilities • 20-80 delegate specialist • Modern adaptable conference rooms • Latest AV equipment • Ideal meeting point for regional conferences • Complimentary Coffs Harbour airport transfers • Bus parking available • Ample parking

Room

Contact Us Darlington Beach Holiday Resort 104-134 Eggins Drive, Arrawarra NSW 2456 T: 02 6640 7444 | F: 02 6649 2480 E: darlington@freespiritresorts.com.au W: www.darlingtonbeach.com.au Distance To/From Airport: 36 km | Ample free car parking / Bus parking: on-site

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Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort Map: F

ref: L1

Star Rating: HHHHH

Overview • Set on 40 hectares of subtropical gardens, beachfront on charlesworth Bay • 3km from Coffs CBD • 170 accommodation rooms all with private balconies • 9 function rooms catering for up to 450 people • Bay marquee ideal for gala events catering for up to 1000 people • Charlie’s Restaurant and Cocktail Bar • Fitness centre: gym, spa, sauna and flotation tank, tennis courts and volleyball court • Tranquility day Spa and Pacific Hair studio • 9-hole par 3 golf courSe • 3 heated swimming pools including lap pool

• Zip Circus Flying Trapeze School • Fairchild Multimedia onsite AV Company

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Meeting Rooms: 9

Accomm Rooms: 170

The Perfect Venue – Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort is on 40 hectares of subtropical gardens fronting Charlesworth Bay beach and only 3km from Coffs CBD. The Resort is ideally situated for all conferences, incentives and functions hosting meetings from as little as two people to special events for 450 people. Description of Property • Fitness centre: gym, spa, sauna and floatation tank • Tranquility Day Spa and Pacific Hair Studio • 4 tennis courts (lit) • 3 swimming pools (heated) including lap pool • Charlie’s Restaurant and Cocktail bar • Guest laundry / laundry and dry cleaning service • Daily activities program Type of Accommodation • Resort-style rooms • 1 Bedroom self contained spa suites with kitchen and laundry facilities • 2 bedroom self contained spa suites with kitchen and laundry facilities

• Three bedroom apartment style accommodation

• Luxury penthouses with roof-top spas • All rooms have private balconies, air conditioning and internet access Guest Services and Facilities • Guest laundry / laundry and dry cleaning service • Tour booking and information desk • Kids club (2-15 years) and kids activity programs • Games room • Convenience store • Resort style room service and pool side snack bar (seasonal) • Walking and jogging trails


One of the largest and most versatile residential conference venues in regional Australia, Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort boasts nine naturally lit meeting rooms plus an outdoor permanent marquee ideal for gala events. Our award-winning modern Australian cuisine, flexible meeting rooms structures, delegates business centre, unique trade areas and on-site team building staff and programs provide organisers and delegates with an experience to remember. Our professional team can also arrange great spouse and family programs, which are tailored to suit each individual group. From flying the high trapeze and sightseeing, to indulgence and relaxation, we can cater for everyone.

Room

Height

Area m2

Theatre

Classrm

Banquet

Cocktail

Marina

4.6

135

125

60

100

120

Harbour

4.6

135

125

60

100

120

Jetty

4.6

135

125

60

100

120

Reef

4.6

405

450

200

300

450

Emerald

3.0

50

40

20

40

50

Sapphire

3.0

50

40

20

40

50

Crystal

3.0

50

40

20

40

50

Beaches

3.0

150

120

50

120

200

Boardrm2

3.0

50

50

-

-

-

160

-

-

-

-

450

1000*

-

-

1000*

Is. Court Marquee

Conference Services • Dedicated conference centre • Specialist conference team dedicated to ensure the smooth running of your event • Alternate exhibition areas such as the Bay marquee also perfect for ‘gala’ dinners • On site AV consultant - Fairchild’s Multimedia • High speed wireless and broadband internet in all meeting rooms • Pillarless ballroom • Zip Circus Flying Trapeze specialising in outdoor, interactive team building activities

5.1

* With extensions located on resort grounds

• Elite sports training camp • Innovative ideas to create memorable events • Touch pad control lighting and audio in all function rooms

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Conference Facilities • Star Rating: 4 ½ stars • Meeting Rooms: 9 dedicated function rooms all with state of the art AV facilities • Accommodation Rooms: 170 rooms and suites all featuring private balconies and pleasant outlooks to ocean, lagoon and gardens or golf course

Conference Catering • Charlie’s Restaurant and Bar • Large outdoor breakout areas • Variety of indoor / outdoor dining options • Specially catered dinning options including: Zip Circus cocktail party, On The Green golf BBQ or Pool Party • Theming companies available to provide the perfect event theme for ‘gala’ dinners • On site AV consultant - Fairchild’s Multimedia • High speed wireless and broadband internet in all meeting rooms • Pillarless ballroom

Contact Us Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort Corner of Pacific Highway & Bay Drive, Coffs Harbour PO Box 6305, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6659 7000 | F: 02 6659 7025 | Toll free: 1300 363 360 E: meet@pacificbayresort.com.au | W:www.pacificbayresort.com.au Distance To/From Airport: 6km | Ample free car parking - undercover and outdoor

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Opal Cove Resort Map: D

ref: C7

Star Rating: HHHH

Overview • Beach Frontage • 11km From the airport / 9km From coFFs harBour cBD

Meeting Rooms: 7

Accomm Rooms: 164

Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour is on the beachfront and offers 136 spacious rooms and suites with views across the Pacific Ocean or the landscaped gardens looking west towards the Great Dividing Range. The Resort features a restaurant, cocktail lounge, pool bar, massage and beauty retreat, in-house videos, kids club, swimming pool, sauna, spa, gymnasium, organised daily activities, aerobics, water aerobics, archery, 9-hole golf course, 4 night/day tennis courts and very large convention facility.

• 24 Hour Reception • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service • Wireless Broadband • Austar • Licensed Bar and Restaurant • Large Pool, Sauna, Spa and Gym

Description of Property • Absolute beachfront • On the northern beaches of Coffs Harbour • 164 Accommodation rooms comprising of hotel, suite and self contained villa-style accommodation • Spa Paradiso Massage and Beauty Retreat, open 7 days with extended hours upon request

• 4 Night/Day Tennis Courts • 9-hole golf course

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Type of Accommodation • 4 Star Resort • Spacious studio-style rooms • Modern décor

• Sleep up to 2 adults & 2 children • Private balconies or patios • Complimentary Austar • Wireless internet facilities Guest Services and Facilities • Tour desk / concierge and porter service • Room service available for hotel guests • Laundry on each floor • Babysitting available • In-house movie channel • Secretarial services including fax and photocopying • Disabled independent access


Opal Cove Resort boasts one of the finest state of the art conference facilities in NSW. Our seven fully equipped function rooms allow us to cater for all of your function needs: from modest board meetings to large conventions seating up to 550 theatre style. Direct off-the-street access to the Conference Centre provides every advantage for exhibitions, car launches, product launches or just about anything! Conference Services & Facilities • 7 functions rooms, 4 with natural light • Wireless broadband • Audio visual technicians • Wheelchair access • Reserve and beach access for team building

Room

Theatre

U-shape

Cocktail

Classrm

Banquet

Cabaret

Area m2

Kingfisher

25

12

25

15

24

15

32.24

Sandpiper

25

12

25

15

24

15

37.18

Kestrel

25

12

25

15

24

15

37.18

Sandpiper/Kestrel

50

20

50

30

48

30

-

Shearwater

150

30

200

60

80

50

121.55

Currawong

150

30

200

60

80

50

121.55

Osprey

200

50

300

80

100

65

178.75

Ballroom

550

700

200

300

180

346.65

Opals

150

30

176

50

120

65

-

Ocean View Foyer

-

-

600

-

-

120

-

Pre function Foyer

100

25

100

40

60

30

-

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Conference Catering Services • Full catering from light snacks to a la carte menu • Private dining facilities available • Extensive function menu • Ability to cater for all dietary requirements and special requests

Contact Us Opal Cove Resort Pacific Highway, Korora PO Box 6299, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6651 0510 | F: 02 6651 1999 E: res@opalcove.com | W: www.opalcove.com Distance To/From Airport: 11 km | Ample free car parking / Bus parking: on-site

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Coffs Ex-Services Club Map: F

ref: H 7

meeting rooms: 5

Coffs Ex-Services Club offers function and conference facilities right in the heart of the Coffs Harbour CBD. Seating up to 1000 guests, we are the largest events venue on the Coffs Coast, ideal for hosting trade shows, wedding functions, business meetings and conferences.

We are the largest events venue on the Coffs Coast and cater for:

The Club offers modern facilities in a convenient location to cater for local, state, national and international businesses, organisations, community and private groups. Whether arranging functions for 15 or 1000 delegates, from seated conferences to trade exhibitions, from business breakfasts and luncheons to corporate dinners, we have the facilities to cater for you.

• Dinner Shows

• Trade Shows • Business Breakfasts and Luncheons

• Corporate Dinners • Small meetings and seminars • Conferences (Seating up to 1000 delegates)

As Coffs Harbour’s premier Club, we are focused on providing excellent service and ultra-modern facilities. We are here to ensure that your conference goes ahead exactly as you planned. From the first phone call to the last goodbye, the Club staff are on hand to ensure that your event meets all your expectations and requirements. We will also be pleased to arrange any part of your event from entertainment to flowers. Our dedicated functions staff welcome all enquiries and are pleased to assist you in planning your next event. Conveniently Located Coffs Ex-Services Club is conveniently located in the centre of Coffs Harbour’s Central Business District. Situated right on the Pacific Highway, only 3km from the local airport and 1.5km from the train station, means organisers and delegates will have no trouble finding our venue. Food & Beverage At Coffs Ex-Services Club, the preparation of food is based on the idea that the freshest available ingredients, together with imaginative and skilled preparation, will always ensure quality results. A wide selection of Australia’s finest wines are available to compliment every meal. The Coffs Ex-Services Club prides itself on quality service and attention to every detail by our attentive and professional staff.

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Contact Us Coffs Ex-Services Club Cnr Vernon Street & Pacific Hwy Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6652 3888 | F: 02 6652 6972 E: karen.curnow@cex.com.au W: www.cex.com.au


Coffs Harbour Catholic Club Map: F

ref: G7

Meeting rooms: 6

Coffs Harbour Catholic Club strives to provide members, their guests and visitors with the highest quality of service and facilities whilst maintaining value for money. What makes the Club stand out is its location close to the CBD area and its large parking area, which is the largest of any hospitality/function venue in the Coffs Harbour area, with parking for some 260 cars and 6 bus bays within easy walking distance from the Club. In addition, the Club has easy wheelchair access to all its entrances. Recreational Facilities Coffs Harbour Catholic Club has 3 bowling greens and 4 tennis courts. We are able to organise team building days with coaches to help your delegates. For those who like to enjoy an outdoor BBQ, the Club has great BBQ facilities.

• 6 meeting rooms all fully air conditioned • meeting rooms available from 10-600 pax • professional technical services and audio supplied • Internet connection • Wheelchair access to all areas • catering with a wide range of menus to suit any budget • Bowls & tennis available for team building • Courtesy bus availabe on request • i km from cbd and 3km from airport • professional event manager to assist you in coordinating your event

Venue Highlights Coffs Harbour Catholic Club is the perfect venue to hire for your next event. Whether it is a wedding or conference, we will cater for all your needs, with our decorator on hand to help you create your theming for any occasion. Catering • Full catering from light snacks to a la carte menus • Coffee shop • Waiting staff for your function

• Bistro with daily specials Contact Us Coffs Harbour Catholic Club 61A High Street Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6652 1477 | F: 02 6651 3735 E: ccc_functions@omcs.com.au W: www.coffsharbourcatholicclub.com.au

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Coffs Harbour Catholic Club has been recognised as a leader within the hospitality industry since 1969, something that has been achieved through the pursuit of excellence.


Map: F ref: H9 • Close to CBD and other major facilities

• Family oriented business • Catering done for conferences • Parking available free of charge • Accommodation discount when booking conference • Group discounts available

Best Western Zebra Motel Our Zulu’s Restaurant is available as a conference and meeting/training facility from 9.00am to 5.00pm for groups up to 50. A fully functional kitchen is also available for cooking lessons, making it an ideal restaurant/ catering training venue. We are just a short walk from Coffs Harbour’s main shopping mall, nightspots and clubs. The beach is only a few minutes away by car or bus. Close to the National Park rainforest and waterfalls and a short five minute drive to Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve and the Solitary Islands Marine Park.

Contact Us Best Western Zebra Motel 27 Grafton Street Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6652 1588 | F: 02 6652 6792 Toll Free: 1800 70 60 67 E: zebramotel@bestwestern.com.au W: www.zebra.bestwestern.com.au

Map: F ref: I8 • Beautiful garden surrounds

• ideal for meetings, seminars, conferences, weddings, reunions • Very competitive prices • equipment for hire e.g. tV Video/dVd, o/head projector & screen, whiteboards • Close to the City Centre • Accessible to people with disabilities

Contact Us Coffs Harbour Community Village 22 Earl Street Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6648 3690 | F: 02 6648 3691 M: 0413 068 651 E: ellen.davis@chcc.nsw.gov.au W: www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov. au/communityvillage

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Coffs Harbour Community Village The Community Village and Cavanbah Centre are ideal venues to hold your weddings, meetings, conventions, seminars and other events. There are eight modern, tastefully decorated function rooms of different sizes, and can accommodate 200 people in the largest room. Each room is equipped with tea and coffee making facilities. TV/Video/DVD, overhead projector, whiteboards and a large variety of tableware and other items can be hired for a small fee. Just one block east of Coffs Harbour City Centre, the Community Village function rooms are easily accessible, surrounded by beautiful gardens, and very competitively priced.


Map: F ref: E11 • finalist 2006 HMAA Awards for Excellence

Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn The Sanctuary offers exceptional value for conferences with 2 fully equipped conference rooms, flexible accommodation options and tempting menus.

• tropical bushland location • 38 spacious rooms • close to Coffs Harbour CBD (2.5km) beach & marina (4km) • 8km to airport • cost-effective conference venue • excellent facilities • friendly personalised service

The conference room holds up to 80 persons theatre-style and can be divided into 2 soundproof rooms. Accommodation is available with 38 rooms in a variety of types. Rooms are spacious, have a bushland outlook, broadband internet and Austar. We offer a range of conference packages to suit your group. Guest facilities include: Licensed restaurant & bar, swimming pool, sauna, indoor heated spa, tennis & squash courts and mini putt putt golf.

• delightful ‘Treehouse’ restaurant & bar

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Contact Us 250 Pacific Highway PO Box 665 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6650 5111 | F: 02 6652 4725 E: res@sanctuaryresort.net.au W: www.sanctuaryresort.net.au

For more information and bookings contact Coffs Coast Conferences on 02 6648 4834 Accommodation

Type

No of Rms Star Rating

Address

Town/Suburb

Allambie Apartments Aqua Villa Resort Aqualuna Beach Resort Aquarelle B&B Ascent on Edinburgh Bangalow Waters Bentleigh Motor Inn Best Western Torrington Apartments Best Western Zebra Motel Boambee Bay Resort Boambee Palms B&B Bonville Golf Resort Bosun’s Inn Breakfree Aanuka Beach Resort Caribbean Motel Casa Belle B&B Chelsea Motor Inn Coachmens Inn Coffs Beach Houses Coffs Harbour Holiday Apartments Coffs Harbour International Motel

Apartments Villas Resort Bed & Breakfast Apartments Cottages & Cabins Motels Apartments Motels Apartments Bed & Breakfast Resort Motels Resort Motels Bed & Breakfast Motels Motels Holiday House Apartments Motels

9 22 49 2 2 13 33 9 46 80 3 30 12 128 24 3 33 41 6 9 52

22 Camperdown Street 56 Park Beach Road 840 Pacific Highway 152 Osprey Drive 149 Edinburgh Street 95 James Small Drive 94-96 Grafton Street 15-17 Boultwood Street 27 Grafton Street 30 Sawtell Road 5 Kasch Road North Bonville Road 37 Ocean Parade 11 Firman Drive 353 Harbour Drive 90 Glennifer Road 106 Grafton Street 93 Park Beach Road 36 Sandy Beach Road 8 Prince Street Pacific Highway

Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Sapphire Urunga Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Boambee Boambee Bonville Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Bellingen Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour

3.5 3.5 - - 4.5 4 3.5 3.5 3.5 4 4.5 4 3.5 4 3.5 - 3.5 3.5 4.5 3.5 -

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Address

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Coffs Harbour YHA Comfort Inn Big Windmill Comfort Inn Park Beach Creekside Inn Darlington Beach Resort Dolphin Sands Holiday Villas Emerald Beach Holiday Park Formula One Motel Friday Creek Retreat Harbour Terrace Apartments Headlands Beach Guest House Koompattoo Retreat Korora Bay Village Korora Court Holiday Apartments Lily Pily Country House B&B Lilypond Apartments Lorikeet Tourist Park Midway Motor Inn Nautilus Beachfront Villas & Spa Novotel Pacific Bay Resort Observatory Apartments Opal Cove Resort Pacific Marina Pacific Towers Paradise Palms Resort Park Beach Holiday Park Park Beach Resort Motel Parkside Motor Inn Quality Inn City Centre Rivendell Guest House Royal Palms Motor Inn Safety Beach Ocean Bungalows Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn Sandcastles Apartments Santa Fe Luxury B&B Sapphire Apartments Sawtell Beach Holiday Park Sawtell Motor Inn Sawtell On The Beach Sheridans On Prince Smugglers On The Beach Split Solitary Caravan Park Surf Beach Motor Inn Tallawalla Retreat B&B The Dunes Apartments The Waterside Cabins Woolgoolga Toreador Motel Tradewinds Holiday Apartments Tropic Oasis Holiday Villas Woodlands Beach House B&B

Hostels Motels Motels Bed & Breakfast Holiday Parks Cottages & Cabins Holiday Parks Motels Cottages & Cabins Apartments Holiday House Cottages & Cabins Cottages & Cabins Apartments Bed & Breakfast Apartments Holiday Parks Motels Resort Resort Apartments Resort Apartments Apartments Cottages & Cabins Holiday Parks Motels Motels Motels Bed & Breakfast Motels Cottages & Cabins Motels Apartments Bed & Breakfast Apartments Holiday Parks Motels Holiday House Apartments Apartments Holiday Parks Motels Bed & Breakfast Apartments Cottages & Cabins Motels Apartments Villas Bed & Breakfast

25 39 28 4 38 7 30 70 9 4 3 4 23 6 3 7 20 37 63 168 21 130 17 35 40 56 20 21 48 3 30 3 38

4.5 3.5 3.5 4.5 4.5 3.5 4 3.5 - 3.5 4 - - 3.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 3.5 4 4.5 4 4 4 4 3.5 4.5 3.5 3.5 4 4 3.5 3.5 3.5

51 Collingwood Street 168 Pacific Highway 97 Park Beach Road 59 Boronia Street Sydney Avenue 16 Prince Street 73 Fishermans Drive 14 McLean Street 267 Friday Creek Road 38 Camperdown Street 17 Headland Road Cnr Rawson & Dudley Streets 64 James Small Drive 39 Sandy Beach Road 54 Sunny Corner Road 95 James Small Drive 210 Eggins Drive 209 Pacific Highway Pacific Highway North Cnr Bay Dr & Pacific Highway 30-36 Camperdown Street Pacific Highway North 22 Orlando Street 201/121 Ocean Parade Pacific Highway North Ocean Parade 111 Park Beach Road 14-16 Elizabeth Street 22 Elizabeth Street 10-12 Hyde Street 87 Park Beach Road 43 Safety Beach Road 250 Pacific Highway

34 3 20 38 13 2 6 16 17 20 4 12 15 25 8 19 2

3.5 4.5 - 3.5 4 4.5 3.5 4 4 3.5 4 3.5 4 3.5 3.5 3.5 4.5

63 Ocean Parade 235 The Mountain Way 784 Pacific Highway 5 Lyons Road 57 Boronia Street 1/31 4th Avenue 12-14 Prince Street 36 Sandy Beach Road Split Solitary Road 25 Ocean Parade 113 Old Coramba Road 28 Fitzgerald Street Hearnes Lake Road 31 Grafton Street 1/77 Ocean Parade 10 Tropic Lodge Place 4 Boronia Street

Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Sawtell Arrawarra Coffs Harbour Emerald Beach Coffs Harbour Upper Orara Coffs Harbour Sapphire Bellingen Korora Korora Bellingen Korora Arrawarra Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Bellingen Coffs Harbour Safety Beach Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Sapphire Sapphire Sawtell Sawtell Sawtell Coffs Harbour Korora Sapphire Coffs Harbour Dorrigo Coffs Harbour Woolgoolga Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Korora Sawtell

• Please note this list is not exhaustive of all accommodation available • For more accommodation options or online bookings go to www.coffscoastconferences.com.au

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beaches, whether by foot, bike, boat, four-wheel drive, light aircraft or even helicopter. If you prefer, there are also plenty of places to just sit back and relax! Literally, the sky is the limit.

The possibilities for team-building activities, incentives, partner programs and fun day trips are many on Coffs Coast. The operators that run these businesses are very keen to help you make your event a memorable one. If needed, they can tailor the activity to suit your special wishes or to match the theme of your conference or event. Whether you’re looking for outdoors, indoors, land-based or water-based, leisure or active adventure, Coffs Coast has a wealth of activities to choose from that are sure to add that extra ‘oomph’ to your conference or event!

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Professional tour operators offer full-day and half-day tour options. They will happily tailor a personalised group itinerary for your delegates. So if you’re after a fun, exciting, unforgettable activity for your incentive, pre/post-conference touring, team building event or partner program, we can help. The following pages should give you a great sample of what’s on offer.

From pristine rainforests to breathtaking views and clean uncrowded

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Camp Extreme

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Bonville Golf Resort

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Coffs City Skydivers

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Liquid Assets Adventure Tours

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F: I12

Precision Helicopters

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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House

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C: F2

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Kegel Barn Coffs Harbour

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Lee Winkler’s Surf School

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Raleigh International Raceway

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Spirit of Coffs Harbour Cruises

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Strath Air Helicopters

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The Ultimate Sword Experience

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Zip Circus School

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Pet Porpoise Pool Map: F ref: M8

Overview • Perfect outing for groups and families • Activities and experiences for all ages • Catering options available • Interactive experiences •

Winner of the 2007 NSW Tourism Award for Best

The Pet Porpoise Pool is a multi award-winning marine park that provides people with an educational, enjoyable and above all ‘hands on’ experience, enabling people to ‘connect’ with marine animals. Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to have their photo taken while getting kissed by a seal or dolphin before the start of our Marine Magic Presentations. The interactive Marine Magic Presentation will delight those who want to do more than just watch the marine mammals in action. Guests can be involved in the show, with volunteers given the chance to dance and receive fishy kisses from seals, feed and sing to the dolphins and even get a little wet!

Tourist Attraction

After the Marine Magic Presentation, guests are given the opportunity to feed the Little Blue Penguins, Green Sea Turtles and fish. Whether visitors actively participate or prefer to stand back and just watch, we know that all of our guests have ample opportunity to... be touched by magic!

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Group Visit to the Pet Porpoise Pool The perfect conference activity! Arrive 30 minutes prior to the Marine Magic Presentations at 10am and 1pm and receive free seal and dolphin kisses. Professional photographers capture these magical moments for special souvenirs. Enjoy the interactive presentation and pat and play ball with dolphins after the show, feed the penguins, turtles and fish. For very special experiences, dolphin and seal encounters can be arranged allowing guests to enter the water with these magnificent animals and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

• Fun for all ages • Group admission discounts • Free seal and dolphin kisses • Group and individual photos of kisses with photo deal discounts • Pat and play ball with dolphins • Group in the water encounters with dolphins and seals

Evening at the Pet Porpoise Pool Bring the WILD-life to your function and enjoy a night at the Pet Porpoise Pool. Private Marine Magic Mini Presentations can be arranged with interaction with the animals and catering services. Minimum numbers apply. • Marine Magic Mini Presentation - 20 minutes duration • Seal and dolphin interaction with photo options available • Variety of menu options • Special dietary requirments are catered for Facilities

• Wheelchair access • Disabled toilets • Creekside Café • EFTPOS facilities • Ample car and bus parking • Gift shop • 300 seat covered grandstand

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Contact Us Pet Porpoise Pool 65 Orlando Street PO Box 532, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6659 1900 | F: 02 6659 1988 E: info@petporpoisepool.com W: www.petporpoisepool.com

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Bonville Golf Resort Map: C

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The original brief given to Bonville’s course designer, Terry Watson, was to create a course which resembles Augusta National, the home of the US Masters. This was achieved with the creation of Bonville Golf Resort in 1992 - the striking resemblance between the two golfing destinations evident in the meandering waterways, grand movement in the tree-lined fairways, elevation from tee to green and of course beautiful gardens throughout.

• Par 72 Championship golf course

Voted ‘The most beautiful golf course in Australia’ four years in a row by The Golf Course Guide, the course is rated as one of the best resort courses in the country.

• Corporate golf specialists

• Driving range, putting green & practice fairway • Fully equipped male & female locker rooms featuring Japanese-style spas • On course food & beverage

The Par 72 championship course rises and dips through elegant strands of rainforest, each fairway isolated and private from the next. Its great appeal lies in the fact that it will stimulate and challenge golfers of every standard. The friendly, relaxed atmosphere of Bonville makes it particularly attractive for those guests who enjoy group activities and the company of friends. Guests are housed in thirty resort rooms overlooking the first fairway. Some have spa baths and others balconies from which guests can enjoy the bushland setting. Enquire about our group packages.

Contact Us Bonville Golf Resort (10 mins south of Coffs CBD) North Bonville Road PO Box 9, Bonville NSW 2441 Toll free: 1300 722 444 F: 02 6653 4005 E: info@bonvillegolf.com.au W: www.bonvillegolf.com.au

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Camp Extreme Map: B

ref: D2

Camp Extreme is a fun and challenging team building experience conducted in a military-style atmosphere. It houses an army-oriented obstacle course and campsite set in 100 acres of natural bushland.

• Survival Training

Our courses and training are designed to provide participants with challenging but achievable goal-oriented activities, which build confidence, team spirit, self reliance and provide motivation in a monitored and controlled environment.

• Extreme Skirmish

• Extreme Motivation • Extreme Team Building

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The whole emphasis is on teamwork and communication, while at the same time having some good old-fashioned fun. Extreme Skirmish This is a complete combat experience, an action-packed adrenaline-rushed adventure with realistic scenarios on our 6 combat fields. Re-live the siege at Khe Sahn on Bunker Hill or go on patrol through the jungle rainforest. See who is the ultimate gladiator in the Colloseum! Extreme Team Building The Extreme Team training centre offers a number of challenging and fun corporate team training courses. Available team-building courses include half-day team challenge or survivor challenge, one-day team-building course or a Camp Extreme weekend. Survival Training Extreme survival training is a fun and challenging learning experience conducted in a controlled environment. The training includes navigation, emergency fire lighting, knots and lashings, basic camp craft, dangers and much more. All activities are fully supervised by trained instructors at all times. Contact Us Camp Extreme Lot 75 & 76 Coramba Road Karangi NSW 2450 T: 02 6653 8862 | F: 02 6653 8862 E: enquiries@extremeteam.com.au W: www.extremeteam.com.au

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Coffs City Skydivers Map: F

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Are you looking for a brilliant outing for your team whilst in Coffs Harbour? Or are you looking for a brilliant team building workshop? Bring your team to the cutting edge, give them a gift that will reward your business!

• commitment • integrity • trust • connection • equates to power & success

The sky is the limit... Here are eight reasons why your company should book a group jump at Coffs City Skydivers:

• We operate a highly experienced, trained skydiving and personal development team!

• Increase your results by strengthening your team • Teach commitment to your team through ownership and responsibility • Increase your team’s strength through integrity and communication • Create an attack on your market place through intensely positive solutions • Encourage your team to face and overcome their personal barriers • Create unity and power in your team through euphoric adventure • We guarantee the highest safety standards, professionalism and dedication to you! Mention this advertisement and receive a FREE DVD for every team member who skydives! Offer available to a minimum team number of 8 persons. Positions limited, so book as soon as possible. Call Steve now on 02 6661 1167 or 0400 916 600 Contact Us Coffs City Skydivers PO Box J208 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6651 1167 | M: 0400 916 600 E: jump@coffsskydivers.com.au W: www.coffsskydivers.com.au

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Liquid Assets Adventure Tours Map: F

ref: N9

Our adventure activities utilise the outdoor environment to inspire your team through shared experience. Encourage the development of trust through the learning of new skills, which requires co-operation and team work.

• Qualified guides and instructors • photography and video available • Transport • Equipment supplied

White Water Rafting

Nymboida River 1 and 2 day

White Water Sports Rafting

Goolang 1/2 day

Sea Kayaking

Solitary Islands Marine Park

Kayaking

Bongil Bongil National Park

Surf Rafting

Wave catching

Surf Lessons

Learn to Surf

Combo Tours

Sea kayaking, Surf rafting and Surf lessons

Big Day Out

Sea kayaking, Surf rafting and Sports rafting

• Catering • 1/2 day, 1 and 2 day adventures • Operating 12 years

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Challenge the unpredictable nature of our natural environment. Develop and rejuvenate team spirit through shared adventure. Reconnect with nature... naturally!

• fully licensed

Environment Ocean: Solitary Islands Marine Park is renowned for its abundant marine life, perfect waves and extraordinary scenic beauty. Combine the excitement of wave catching with getting close to marine wildlife. River: The Nymboida River is one of the world’s classic white water rivers. flowing through the Nymboi Binderay National Park, it is renowned among white water rafters for the high quality of rapids (grade 4-5) and the stunning scenery. Goolang Hydro Release Sports Rafting. Grade 2-3 controlled flow rafting experience. Authentic, exciting and challenging outdoor activities

Contact Us Liquid Assets Adventure Tours 38 Marina Drive, The Jetty Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6658 0850 E: info@surfrafting.com W: www.surfrafting.com

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Precision Helicopters Map: F

ref: H12

For those who want to experience the awesome splendour and diversity of our fabulous Coffs Coast, there is no better way than with an aerial perspective from a helicopter.

• Scenic flights, local area and beyond

Departing from Coffs Harbour Airport we can take you just about anywhere but it’s always special to showcase the Harbour and International Marina and to provide our guests with a bird’s eye view of our sensational turquoise coastline and beautiful beaches; often to see dolphins playing in the crystal clear waters or whales, in season, during their annual migration. There are also the boutique style resorts, magnificent mountains and secretive waterfalls.

• Dorrigo Plateau, Skywalk and waterfalls

• Transfers • VIP arrivals or departures, group events

• Photography / filming - locations or event aerials

Enjoy an early morning flight and arrive at one of the fabulous resorts for breakfast. Maybe fly to your next event in the afternoon. Precision Helicopters specialise in providing group experiences that promote team building to create uniquely shared experiences, ideally suited for individualising events, conferences or promotions. South Solitary Island Overfly the Solitary Islands Marine Park and see South Solitary Island Lighthouse. The previously manned lighthouse keeper’s quarters, built in 1880 and the oldest in the area, are under restoration by National Parks and Wildlife Services. The lighthouse is the most remote in NSW, being 18km from Coffs Harbour. We have several aircraft ranging from the single passenger R22, the most popular 4 passenger JetRanger and our luxury passenger BK117 that seats up to 9 people.

Contact Us Precision Helicopters Hangar 77, Aviation Drive Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6652 9988 | M: 0428 827 146 E: precisionhelis@bigpond.com W: www.precisionhelicopters.com.au

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Map: C ref: F2 • Walk amongst Live Australian Butterflies • we cater for individuals or groups, young or old • Lunch, Morning or Afternoon Teas • Peaceful, rural setting • Educational, fun OR BOTH • All-weather facilities

Coffs Harbour Butterfly House

Visit the award-winning Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, Maze & Tearooms for the opportunity to experience the world of butterflies, as they flit, fly, mate and multiply in the fully enclosed subtropical garden. Between the butterflies and the outdoor puzzling maze within a maze, you will enjoy a kaleidoscope of colours and experiences. You may just want to relax and be refreshed with homemade delights in the tranquil surrounds of the tearooms or explore another realm of nature in the woodturning gallery, featuring pieces made by the resident woodturner and other local craftsmen. Come along and experience the butterfly just 9km south of Coffs Harbour, just off the Pacific Highway.

Contact Us Coffs Harbour Butterfly House Maze and Tearooms 5 Strouds Rd, Bonville NSW 2441 T: 02 6653 4766 | F: 02 6653 4716 E: info@butterflyhouse.com.au W: www.butterflyhouse.com.au

Map: F ref: C13 • Australia’s only 9-pin bowling centre

Kegel Barn Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour offers visitors many great attractions, however few can match the uniqueness and affordability of Kegel 9-Pin Bowling.

• cafÈ and licensed bar • Function area • 12 lanes • over 30 games to choose from • Automatic bumpers • suitable for all ages

The state of the art 9-Pin Bowling centre has been recognised by the FIQ world body of bowling as the most modern of its kind in the world. With over 30 different bowling games to choose from, plus an international chef preparing quality meals, Kegel Barn Coffs Harbour has been roundly praised by business groups and tourists alike as a true all-round entertainment venue. As the only centre of its kind in Australia, Kegel 9-Pin Bowling is a must do activity during any stay in Coffs Harbour.

Contact Us Kegel Barn Coffs Harbour 6/380 Pacific Highway Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6652 2068 E: coffs@kegelbarn.com.au W: www.kegelbarn.com.au

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Map: F ref: m1 • Catering small to large groups, beginners to advanced • all equipment supplied, including Change rooms & hot showers! • stunning views of the solitary islands marine park

• Former World Professional Surfer Lee Winkler

Lee Winkler’s Surf School

Discovering the beautiful Coffs coastline would not be complete without a true ocean escape. With the combination of former professional world tour surfer Lee Winkler and the crystal clear waters of the Solitary Islands Marine Park, you can be sure to have a truly unique, exhilarating, fun and educational surfing experience. Enjoy the thrills of learning to stand and riding your first wave, or scratch up on more high-performance techniques in an encouraging, relaxed and stunning atmosphere. If you are up for a team building program, which involves light rescues, ocean missions, surfing and communication skills, we will design a productive program that we can guarantee will be fun filled.

Contact Us Lee Winkler’s Surf School PO Box J255 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6650 0050 E: info@leewinklerssurfschool.com.au W: www.leewinklerssurfschool.com.au

Map: ref: N/A • 20 Years’ Experience

Raleigh International Raceway

Unleash your wild side and ‘make the team connection’ at Raleigh International Raceway.

Corporate Groups • Groups 10 to 200 catered for • Suits and Helmets supplied • Closed-in Shoes Compulsory • 1050 Metre Track • Meals Supplied on Request

Contact Us Raleigh International Raceway Valery Road Raleigh NSW 2454 T: 02 6655 4017 E: raleighraceway@bigpond.com W: www. raleighraceway.com.au

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Experience the exhilaration of speed on our 70kph go karts. Enjoy the thrill of the chase and indulge in some fun and excitement while breaking down the walls between team members and reinforcing the team spirit. Raleigh International Raceway is rated as one of the top five tracks in the world. International standard. Get a team together today, and experience pure adrenalin in every lap!


Map: F ref: N9 • POWERFUl... large and luxurious Powercat • FAST... gets to the whales sooner • STABLE... 8 metres wide, 19 metres long • 360 degree views.. large walkaround twin decks • FIVE... big clean rest rooms

Spirit of Coffs Harbour Cruises

Whale and dolphin watching daily. Imagine the thrill of a 50 foot, 40 ton whale as it launches itself out of the water in striking fashion right before your eyes, then waves its pectoral fins and slaps its tail. It’s awesome! The undercover indoor and outdoor areas on two levels of the big, safe and stable ‘Spirit of Coffs Harbour 11’ are ideal for whale and dolphin watching. Your experienced and professional crew will guide you all the way with an informative and humorous commentary. Just 5km from the airport. Plenty of car and bus parking spaces available. Private charters available, catering for up to 120 people.

Contact Us Spirit of Coffs Harbour Cruises International Marina Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6650 0155 | F: 02 6650 0155 E: spiritcruises@westnet.com.au

Map: F ref: I12 • GROUP BOOKINGS WELCOME • SENSATIONAL SCENERY & FLIGHT EXPERIENCE • PROFESSIONAL, EXPERIENCED & FUN PILOTS

• FLEXIBLE TIMES, LANDING SITES

Strath Air Helicopters

Time is valuable and the best way to see the Coffs Coast and the surrounding highlights in a short space of time is by helicopter. Experience the freedom of helicopter flight as you’re left speechless absorbing spectacular scenery. Go inland fishing, over-fly Dorrigo, Bellingen and the Bellinger River, see waterfalls or combine with go-karting or quad biking. Great for developing motivation, rewarding employees, developing business and giving people that ‘wow’ factor and a memory that lasts a lifetime.

AND FLIGHT PATHS • ALL INSURANCES INCLUDED • SUNRISE TO SUNSET, 7 DAYS

Strath Air Helicopters, a commercially certified helicopter operator, specialise in corporate and private charter and tourism services. Also available for transfers between the airport and hotels.

• COMBINATION EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE

Contact Us Strath Air Helicopters Coffs Harbour Airport 6 Dakota Drive Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6652 7508 | M: 0431 402 086 E: mail@coffsharbourhelicopters.com.au W: www.coffsharbourhelicopters.com.au

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Map: F ref: I7 • genuine historical replica weapons • Authentic training and instruction • All equipment supplied • Group latex sword skirmishes

The Ultimate Sword Experience

Have you ever dreamt of being a warrior? In this two-hour session you will experience swords from many periods of history as well as the armour of a 10th century knight. Guided by a qualified instructor you will be quickly using your new skills in modern fencing, medieval longsword, longbow archery and sabre. Develop team building skills as you take part in group skirmishes using our safe foam weapons. Become the warrior, save the kingdom, as your team works together to defend the castle from invading warriors.

• Longbow archery • Educational, safe and heaps of fun

Coffs Harbour Sword Club operates from Coffs Harbour Showground or any location by arrangement.

Contact Us Coffs Harbour Sword Club 3 Manning Avenue Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6651 4059 | M: 0417 275 011 E: cphil@bigpond.com.au W: www.coffsharbourswordclub.com

Map: F ref: L1 • Unique and innovative Indoor/ Outdoor circus activities • Excellent Team building packages for all events • No experience is necessary • Fun and entertaining environment

• Highest level of instruction and safety • Professional entertainment packages • Open to the public

Contact Us Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort Corner Pacific Highway & Bay Drive Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6656 0768 | F: 02 6656 0768 M: 0404 234 480 E: zipcircus@bigpond.com W: www.zipcircus.com.au

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Zip Circus School

Team Building Activities and Corporate Entertainment Zip Circus is a recreational Flying Trapeze and Circus Arts School situated at Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, offering the highest level of instruction and safety in a fun personal environment. We offer unique and innovative team building packages designed to help improve team spirit. We provide specialised indoor/outdoor circus activities that can be designed and tailored to match your organisation’s development programs. Zip Circus aims to make your event unique and unforgettable, that’s why we provide a full spectrum of entertainment options including: the flying trapeze show, fire shows, super heroes trampoline act, single trapeze, double trapeze, Spanish web, aerial tissue and juggling.


Activity Max Number Suitable for Team Building 10 N 3 N - N - N 50 N 150 N 60 N 50 Y - N - N - N 2 N - N 16 N 50 Y 100 Y 10 N - N 130 Y 12 N 30 N 80 Y 30 N 35 Y 50 Y 23 N 300 N 4 N - N - N 450 Y - N 140 N - Y 3 N - N 3 N 50 Y 40 N 49 N 100 Y

• Please note this list is not exhaustive of all activities available • Minimum / maximum numbers may vary • For more activity options or online bookings go to www.coffscoastconferences.com.au

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Minimum Time Required 2 Hours 2-3 Hours Half Day Full Day Adriatic III Fishing Charters * Beach to Bush Buggy Rides * Bellingen Canoe Adventures * * * Big Banana - Waterslip * * * Big Banana - World of Bananas * Big Banana Ice Skating Rink * Butterfly House * * Camp Extreme * * Carobana Confectionary Factory * Clog Barn * Coffs Bike Hire * * * * Coffs City Skydivers * Coffs Harbour Jet Ski Hire * * Cougar Cat 12 Fishing Charters * East Coast Surf School * * * * F1 Kart Hire * * * * Game Strikers Fishing Charters * * Hobby Centre * * * * Holiday Lanes Ten Pin Bowling * * * * Horsing Around Riding Centre * * * * Jetty Dive Centre * * Kegel 9-pin Bowling Barn * * * * Lee Winkler Surf School * * * Links Centre Indoor Rock Climbing * Liquid Assets Adventure Tours * * Pacific Explorer Whale Watching * Pet Porpoise Pool * * Precision Helicopters * Promenade Canoe Hire * * * * Quadmania Quad Bike Adventures * Raleigh International Raceway * * * * Skydive Coffs Harbour * Spirit of Coffs Harbour Cruises * Sportz Central * * * * Strath Air Helicopters * The Honey Place * Trike Rides * Ultimate Sword Experience * * Valery Trails Horse Riding * * * Water Rat River Cruises * Zip Circus School * * *


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wining & dining

wining & dining


All Coffs Coast resorts offer superb in-house dining, serving local and international cuisine in relaxed and comfortable surroundings – some overlooking the ocean, others with views of sculptured gardens or resort pools. Many resorts are happy to cater to special requirements, for instance by offering barbecues and other al frescostyle meals for your group.

The Promenade

However, for those who prefer less defined arrangements, there are many other great options to choose from. Dining out offers your delegates and their partners the chance to get out and sample the variety presented by the many excellent Coffs Coast restaurants and cafés.

The Jetty Strip & Marina

Coffs Harbour Within Coffs Harbour’s CBD, you’ll find stylish sidewalk cafés and brasseries in our modern City Centre. With its palm trees, gazebos and open air dining, it is the ideal place for coffee with a colleague, a leisurely lunch or a catch-up over the catch of the day.

Halfway along Harbour Drive between the CBD and the Pacific Ocean is The Promenade. Here you will find two al fresco restaurants overlooking Coffs Creek and the estuary waters of the Solitary Islands Marine Park. With open decks, both are perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

At the ocean end of Harbour Drive, known locally as the Jetty Strip, there is a wide range of cuisines on offer by about 15 different restaurants side by side. Choose from Thai, Japanese, Italian, Vietnamese, seafood and other Mod-Oz cuisine. Visit the ‘Strip’ for breakfast, lunch or dinner and watch the colourful Coffs Coast world pass by. Overlooking the Coffs Harbour International Marina with its fishing fleet and cruising yachts are more food options: a casual open air café, the local fishermen’s cooperative and a fine dining seafood restaurant.

Page No

Charlie’s Restaurant

84

Creekside Café

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Map Ref

F: L1

F: M8

Flooded Gums Restaurant, The

85

C: B3

Horizons Restaurant

85

D: C7

Kegel Barn Coffs Harbour

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F: C13

Brasserie, The

86

F: H7

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Sawtell, Woolgoolga, Bellingen and Dorrigo South from Coffs Harbour it’s a 10-minute drive to Sawtell – a seaside village with casual dining as its forte. There are over a dozen eateries to choose from: Indian, Thai, Chinese, Mediterranean, seafood, gourmet pizzas, pub bistro, RSL club and numerous al fresco informal dining cafés. North is Woolgoolga with its Sikh Indian temples and Tandoori restaurants, as well as several other cafés and restaurants offering carefree and relaxed dining in the open air. Two more restaurants are close to the sand dunes at the village of Emerald Beach.

Inland are the towns of Bellingen and Dorrigo. with relaxed cafés, – on shady footpaths and in restored cottages serving spectacular produce from seafood to prime beef. In Bellingen, you can try Middle Eastern cuisine or fine dining, while Dorrigo National Park features a unique rainforest canopy café. From the Bellinger Valley back to the ocean along the scenic Waterfall Way, you’ll find good riverside dining options along the Bellinger and Kalang Rivers, in Urunga and Mylestom. Enjoy a leisurely lunch while overlooking the water, watching boats go by and even the occasional dolphin!

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Map: F ref: l 1 • Open 7 days • Breakfast - 7.00-10.30am • Lunch – 11.00am onwards • dinner - 6.00-10.00pm • Seats 150

Charlie’s Restaurant Indulge your senses in Charlie’s a la carte restaurant. Dine in air-conditioned comfort or relax on the decks overlooking the resort lagoon, golf course and manicured gardens. Executive Chef Tony Gill has created a fresh and innovative theme to Charlie’s Restaurant’s dinner menu, offering a fusion of Australian bush tucker ingredients that are complementary of the subtropical environment and incorporating the best local ingredients from our region. Charlie’s Cocktail Bar, which offers refreshing beverages, is where you can enjoy all your favourite sporting action on the wide screen TV, play a game of pool or simply soak up the ambience on the lagoon terrace. Happy hour in Charlie’s bar each night from 5pm-6pm.

Contact Us Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort Cnr Pacific Highway & Bay Drive Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6659 7000 W: www.pacificbayresort.com.au

Map: F ref: l1 • Open 7 days a week to the public • 7:30am – 3:30pm • Breakfast, morning/ afternoon tea, lunch • BYO • Overlooking Coffs Creek • Plenty of parking available and no street frontage • Orlando Street at the Pet Porpoise Pool

Contact Us Pet Porpoise Pool 65 Orlando Street Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6659 1911 E: cafe@petporpoisepool.com W: www.petporpoisepool.com

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Creekside Café Creekside Café, overlooking Coffs Creek, is one of only a few dining experiences in Coffs Harbour boasting superb water views. Open everyday, Creekside Café specialises in excellent coffee, delicious café meals and an inviting casual atmosphere. Creekside Café has plenty of parking and a stunning northern outlook, which makes for an ideal meeting place and relaxing environment. Nestled on the path of the Coffs Creek walk, many guests drop in for breakfast or coffee before or after enjoying their scenic walk.


Map: C ref: D3 • Capacity for 120

• Australia’s Best Event Caterer* • Voted Best Restaurant in a Resort 4 years in a row • Voted Regional Wine List of

The Flooded Gums Restaurant Overlooking ‘the most beautiful golf course in Australia’, as voted by The Golf Course Guide four years in a row, is The Flooded Gums Restaurant, winner of Best Restaurant in a Resort for four consecutive years and two-time winner of Best Regional Wine List - as voted by the Northern Region Restaurant & Catering Association. Enjoy a modern Australian menu designed by consulting Chef George Francisco (Executive Chef of Jonah’s Restaurant overlooking Whale Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches).

the Year • Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner • Consulting chef George Francisco of Jonah’s restaurant at Whale Beach Sydney

The combination of the magnificent setting, the food and the peaceful atmosphere is unmatched in Coffs Harbour and is definitely a rewarding dining experience. The Flooded Gums Restaurant is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week at Bonville Golf Resort. *As voted by the Savor Australia Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence 2007

Contact Us Bonville Golf Resort North Bonville Road Bonville NSW 2441 (10 mins south of CBD) Toll free: 1300 722 444 E: info@bonvillegolf.com.au W: www.bonvillegolf.com.au

Map: D ref: C7 • Fully licensed A la carte Restaurant & Cocktail Bar • Open 7 days breakfast, lunch, dinner - all welcome • Coffee & Cake • Kids Menu • Happy Hour Daily 5pm-6pm

• Catering for small or large parties

Horizons Restaurant & Bar in the absolute beachfront Opal Cove Resort is the perfect location for a relaxed dining experience. Horizons Restaurant features modern Australian cuisine menus with a creative flair, changing seasonally to take full advantage of the region’s freshest produce and seafood. With views overlooking the swimming pool and beyond to the Pacific Ocean, you are able to dine al fresco on the terrace or in air-conditioned comfort. Horizons Bar has an extensive wine list and fabulous cocktails on offer, so why not come and join us for ‘Happy Hour’ daily from 5pm-6pm.

• Friendly professional service

Contact Us Opal Cove Resort Pacific Highway Po Box 6299 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6651 0510 | F: 02 6651 1999 Toll free: 1800 008 198 E: res@opalcove.com W: www.opalcove.com

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• Terrace Dining

Horizons Restaurant & Bar


Map: F ref: C13 • Australia’s only 9-pin bowling centre • licensed bar • International chef • featuring: german, austrian, swiss and australian cuisine • australian & german beers • function area

Kegel Barn Coffs Harbour With quality meals prepared by an international chef, licensed bar and twelve 9-pin bowling lanes, Kegel Barn Coffs Harbour offers you the total entertainment package. The Kegel Barn offers a range of catering options from individual meals right through to buffet style dining. Enjoy a meal whilst experiencing Australia’s first full scale 9-pin bowling centre. Our in-house chef Walter Kersten has extensive experience, preparing meals in countries such as Germany, France, Switzerland, Jamaica and Australia. He combines his knowledge of these experiences to present a varied menu including dishes such as Venison Goulash, Beef Roladen, Bavarian Platters, Swiss Veal with Rosti, home-made pastas and of course all of the good Aussie roasts!

Contact Us Kegel Barn Coffs Harbour 6/380 Pacific Highway Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6652 2068 E: coffs@kegelbarn.com.au W: www.kegelbarn.com.au

Map: F ref: H7 • The Brasserie open for lunch & dinner 7 days • Daily lunch specials • seafood buffet/carvery every Friday & Saturday night • Cutlers Coffee Shop open 9.00am till late every day • Free child minding

The Brasserie The Coffs Ex-Services Club and Brasserie in the heart of Coffs Harbour’s CBD is the largest events venue on Coffs Coast. Our dedicated functions staff can assist you in planning the catering needs for trade shows, business breakfasts and luncheons, dinner shows, corporate dinners, small meetings and seminars, and large conferences (seating up to 1,000 delegates). The Brasserie offers a menu of simplicity and style with a strong maritime influence. Starters include Sydney Rock Oysters, Smoked Salmon Pikelets complemented with Lump Fish caviar or avocado crumbed and stuffed with fetta cheese and chilli, served on a green bean and walnut salad. Main courses draw heavily on fresh local ingredients where available. Popular dishes include fresh fish catch of the day, prime eye fillet Surf and Turf and American Pork Spare Rib rack finished on the char grill. An extensive range of vegetarian and gluten-free meals is available.

Contact Us Coffs Ex-Services Club Cnr Vernon Street & Pacific Hwy Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6652 3888 | F: 02 6652 6972 E: cex@cex.com.au W: www.cex.com.au

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Description Modern Australian Thai Cuisine Seafood & Grill Authentic Thai Cuisine Global Cuisine Traditional Australian Modern Australian Modern Australian Modern Australian Modern Italian Café Modern Australian Contemporary Café Modern Australian Contemporary Thai Cuisine Seafood / Spanish Modern Australian Modern Australian Modern Australian Modern Australian Expresso Coffee Expresso Coffee Bistro Steakhouse Modern Australian Sushi & Noodle Bar Salad Bar Italian Bistro Modern Australian Indian Cuisine Modern Australian Modern Australian Contemporary Contemporary Modern Australian Seafood Brasserie/Bistro Sushi Bar Authentic Indian Cuisine Modern Australian Modern Italian Cuisine Brasserie/Bistro Contemporary Australian Seafood & Grill Modern Australian Modern Australian Modern Australian Modern Australian Steakhouse Modern Café Style Authentic Thai Cuisine Authentic Mexican Brasserie/Bistro Modern Café Style Seafood & Grill Modern Australian Expresso Coffee Seafood Restaurant International Cuisine

Max Group Size 100 50 120 80 100 80 250 100 40 40 120 60 300 180 - 50 80 120 100 - - 400 40 300 - - 60 100 90 100 40 40 40 40 200 - 60 150 50 - 60 75 100 50 100 - 60 96 - 52 200 60 60 - - 90 60

Address Aqualuna Beach Resort, 840 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour 58 Beach Street, Woolgoolga Bellingen Street, Urunga 18 Elizabeth Street, Coffs Harbour 23 First Avenue, Sawtell Paradise Palms Resort, Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour North Sapphire Road, North Sapphire Beach 1/53 Wharf Street, Woolgoolga 57 Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour 28 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, Cnr Pacific Hwy & Bay Dr, Coffs Harbour Shop 36 Palms Shopping Centre, Coffs Harbour Pet Porpoise Pool, Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour 382 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour Jetty 396a Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour Jetty BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort, Firman Drive, Coffs Harbour First Avenue, Sawtell Bonville Golf Resort, North Bonville Road, Bonville 394 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour Jetty Palms Centre, Coffs Harbour 380 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour South Cnr Pacific Hwy & Bray Street, Coffs Harbour Shop 59 Jetty Village Shopping Centre, Coffs Harbour Jetty Opal Cove Resort, Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour 4/92 City Centre Mall, Coffs Harbour Shop 70 City Centre Mall, Coffs Harbour Masonic Hall Hyde Street, Bellingen 99 Park Beach Road, Coffs Harbour 150 River Street, Woolgoolga The Promenade, 321 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour 22 Elizabeth Street, Coffs Harbour 33 Hickory Street, Dorrigo 2 Oak Street, Bellingen 58 Ridge Street Jordan Esplanade, Coffs Harbour Shop 4 Jetty Village 361 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour Jetty 1/24 First Avenue, Sawtell 77 Hyde Street, Bellingen 390 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour Jetty Coffs Harbour Yacht Club, Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour 104 Fidddaman Road, Emerald Beach 386 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour The Promenade, 321 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour 18 First Avenue, Sawtell 2 Moonee Street, Coffs Harbour 3/4 First Avenue, Sawtell Bray Street Complex, Cnr Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour Shop 72 City Square, Coffs Harbour 366 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour Jetty 224B Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour Coffs Ex-Services Club, 1 Vernon Street, Coffs Harbour Main Entrance, Park Beach Plaza, Coffs Harbour 394a Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour Shop 2/394a Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour Jetty 384a Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour 55 Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour 27 Grafton Street, Coffs Harbour

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Restaurant/Café Alfresco Restaurant & Bar Aloy Dee Thai Restaurant Anchors Wharf Bangkok Thai Hut Barrels Bistro Beaches Restaurant Beachstone Café Bluebottles Brasserie Café Aqua Café Bellisimo Charlie’s Restaurant Cocoa’s Homewares & Café Creekside Café Cyring Tiger Thai Restaurant Faro Latino Restaurante Finz On The Beach Fishtales Restaurant Flooded Gums Restaurant Foreshores Café Gloria Jeans Coffees Gloria Jeans Coffees Greenhouse Tavern Hogs Breath Café Horizons Bar & Restaurant Jian’s Sushi & Noodle Bar Kikkstart Health Café Lodge 241 Gallery Café Macauleys Restaurant Maharaja Tandoori Indian Rest Mangrove Jacks Café Marinara Restaurant Misty’s BYO Restaurant No 2 Oak Street Ocean Chill Restaurant Ocean Front Brasserie Oishii Sushi Rail Radhika’s Finest Indian Cuisine Relish Bar & Grill Ristoranto Piccolo Sails At the Yachtie Saltwater Restaurant Scoffs Seafood & Grill Shearwater Restaurant Shimmers Café Spinifex Restaurant Split Café & Expresso Bar SSS BBQ Barn Starfish Café Tahruah Thai Kitchen Tequila Mexican Cantina The Brasserie The Coffee Club The Fishermans Katch The Watermark Brasserie Urban Espresso Lounge Wild Harvest Restaurant Zulu’s Restaurant


transport & maps

transport & maps


Coffs Coast is closer than you may think, and easily accessible by all means of transport.

Air Qantas, Virgin Blue and Brindabella operate regular flights into Coffs from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, with convenient connections from all capital cities. From Sydney, there are over 40 direct flights to Coffs per week, and the flight time is just over one hour. The Brisbane service connects Coffs to Port Macquarie, Newcastle and Canberra. Coffs Harbour Regional Airport is one of the largest and busiest regional airports in NSW, and has the capacity to handle aircraft up to the size of a 240-seat Boeing 767. The airport offers 24-hour secure undercover parking, an ATM machine and a cafĂŠ/shop in the passenger terminal. Commercial and general aviation facilities and charter companies are also available. Located at Hogbin Drive between Coffs Harbour and Sawtell, the airport is just a few kilometres from the Coffs Harbour CBD

Road Coffs Coast is approximately 6 hours by car from Sydney and 5 hours from Brisbane via the Pacific Highway. Coffs is serviced by coaches and taxis, while numerous car hire companies have offices in our city. See page 93 for further information.

Rail Countrylink runs two train services daily from Sydney and Brisbane to Coffs Harbour. From Sydney, the trip takes approximately 8.5 hours.

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Taxis & Hire cars Taxis and hire cars are available at the Coffs Harbour Regional Airport as well as in various other locations around Coffs Coast.

Coach Coach operators, including Greyhound and Premier Coaches, run regular services between Sydney, Coffs Harbour and Brisbane and other destinations.

Maps Everything is close on Coffs Coast. From the airport, you’ll drive to the Coffs Harbour CBD in just five minutes, and another five minutes will take you to several of our resorts and conference venues on our northern beaches. For your convenience, a foldout City Street Directory Map F is on the inside back cover of this Compendium. To get an idea of the location of our city, towns and villages, please refer to the Greater Coffs Coast Regional Map E, on the inside back cover, which shows the entire Coffs Coast area. For free touring maps, contact the Coffs Coast Visitor Information Centre, on 1300 369 070 or tourism@coffscoast.com.au. Downloadable street maps are also available online at www.coffscoastconferences.com.au.


Coffs Harbour From:

Armidale

Ballina

Brisbane

Gosford

Grafton

Katoomba

Kempsey

Kiama

Kms

187

213

433

467

82

649

113

650

Drive Time

2.5hrs

2.5hrs

4.5hrs

5hrs

1hr

8hrs

1.5hrs

8hrs

Coffs Harbour From:

Lismore

Newcastle

Port Macquarie

Sydney

Tamworth

Taree

Tweed Heads

Wollongong

Kms

217

402

168

527

299

234

325

658

Drive Time

2.5hrs

4hrs

2hrs

6hrs

3.5hrs

3hrs

4hrs

8hrs

Air

QantasLink

131 313

www.qantas.com.au

Virgin Blue

136 789

www.virginblue.com.au

Brindabella Airlines

1300 668 824

www.brindabella-airlines.com.au

Airport Security Carpark

02 6658 1574

www.coffsairportparking.com.au

132 232

www.countrylink.info

Rail

Countrylink Car Hire

Avis

2/22 Park Avenue, Coffs Harbour

02 6651 3600

www.avis.com.au

Budget

3/192 Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour

02 6651 4994

www.budget.com.au

Coffs Harbour Rent-A-Car

Cnr Pacific Hwy & Marcia Streets, Coffs Harbour

02 6652 5022

Europcar

241 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour

02 6651 8558

www.europcar.com.au

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Hertz

Cnr Pacific Hwy & Halls Road, Coffs Harbour

02 6651 1899

www.hertz.com.au

Thrifty

Cnr Pacific Hwy & Marcia Streets, Coffs Harbour

02 6652 8622

www.thrifty.com.au

All rental car companies have a desk at Coffs Harbour Regional Airport for convenient pick up and drop off of vehicles. Taxi & Limousine Coffs Harbour Taxis & Limousines

131 008

www.coffs.taxies.tv

Drivewise

0408 408 401

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Red Carpet Limousines

02 6658 2898

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Coaches

Premier Motor Service

133 410

www.premierms.com.au

Greyhound Australia

131 499

www.greyhound.com.au

Kean’s Travel Express

02 6543 1322

www.keans.com.au

Busways

1300 555 611

www.busways.com.au

Sawtell Coaches

02 6653 3344

www.sawtellcoaches.com.au

Ryan’s Bus Service

02 6652 3201

www.ryansbusservice.com.au

Local Bus Services

transport & maps

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Great Cars Great Rates

Click thrifty.com.au

That’s Thrifty Thinking

Coffs Harbour – cnr Pacific Highway & Marcia St – 6652 8622

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Regular direct flights from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and connections from all other capital cities coffs harbour regional airport Serviced by major airlines

Qantas, Brindabella and Virgin Blue

Airport Facilities include: • Biggles Flight Lounge • Free Parking for over 350 cars • 24-hour security car park for 120 cars • Onsite rental car companies • Commercial and general aviation facilities • Charter lounge for hire • Passenger security screening • Qantas lounge • Internet hot spots • ATM machine

Airport Drive, Coffs Harbour 96

02 6648 4837


transport & maps

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Page No

Page No

AV Corporate

34

Coffs Harbour Pet Porpoise Pool

66

Beautiful Weddings & Event Styling

37

Coffs Harbour Regional Airport

96

Business Event Productions

35

Creekside Café

84

Best Western Zebra Motel

58

Darlington Beach Resort Holiday Park

50

Bonville Golf Resort

46

Flooded Gums Restaurant, The

85

Bonville Golf Resort

68

Gael Drum - Professional Keynote Speaker

40

Brasserie, The

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Gary Haseldine - Professional Keynote Speaker

40

Breakfree Aanuka Beach Resort

48

Gift Baskets By Design

37

Brindabella Airlines

94

Horizons Restaurant

85

Camp Extreme

69

Independent Productions

38

Charlie’s Restaurant

84

Kegel Barn Coffs Harbour

73

Coffs City Skydivers

70

Kegel Barn Coffs Harbour

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Coffs Ex-Services Club

56

Lee Winkler’s Surf School

74

Coffs Harbour Butterfly House

73

Liquid Assets Adventure Tours

71

Coffs Harbour Catholic Club

57

North Coast Event Hire

36

Coffs Harbour Community Village

58

Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort

52

98


Page No

Layout and Design: Artgeko E: artgeko @orara.com.au

Opal Cove Resort

54

Precision Helicopters

72

QantasLink

95

Raleigh International Raceway

74

Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn

59

Showme Technical Event Services

38

Special Occasions Wedding & Event Decorators

39

Spirit of Coffs Harbour Cruises

75

ST Images

39

Strath Air Helicopters

75

Thrifty

94

Ulitimate Sword Experience, The

76

E: sales @kingswoodpress.com.au

Virgin Blue

97

Compiled by: Coffs Coast Conferences

Zip Circus School

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E: conference @coffscoast.com.au

Tarn Radford Graphic Design E: tradford72 @optusnet.com.au Imagery: ST Images E: info @stimages.com.au Bob Weeks Photography E: photo @midcoast.com.au Copywriting: Content Writer E: micky @contentwriter.com.au Printing: Ziggi’s Print Centre E: sales@copyprint.com.au Kingswood Press

transport & maps

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Map A

arrawarra

mullaway

100


Map B

12

karangi

Map C

bonville

2

101


Map D

sapphire beach

Korora


Map E Coffs Coast Conference and Meeting Guide

Coffs Coast

Coffs Coast

Conference and Meeting Guide

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Coffs Coast Conferences Coffs Harbour City Council Locked Bag 155 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6648 4834 F: 02 6648 4026 E: conference@coffscoast.com.au W: www.coffscoastconferences.com.au

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Map F

List of Advertisers

Map Reference

Coffs harbour

Venues with Accommodation 1.

Best Western Zebra Motel

S: H9

2.

Bonville Golf Resort

C: D3

3.

Breakfree Aanuka Beach Resort

F: M2

4.

Darlington Beach Holiday Park

A: B3

5.

Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort

F: L1

6.

Opal Cove Resort

D: C7

7.

Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn

F: E11

Venues without Accommodation 8.

Coffs Ex-Services Club

F: H7

9.

Coffs Harbour Catholic Club

F: G7

10. Coffs Harbour Community Village

F: I8

Team Building & Touring 11. Bonville Golf Resort

C: D3

12. Camp Extreme

B: D2

13. Coffs City Skydivers

F: I12

14. Coffs Harbour Butterfly House

C: F2

15. Coffs Harbour Pet Porpoise Pool

F: M8

16. Kegel Barn Coffs Harbour

F: C13

17. Lee Winkler Surf School

F: M1

18. Liquid Assets Adventure Tours

F: N9

19. Precision Helicopters

F: H12

20. Raleigh International Raceway

N/A

21. Spirit of Coffs Harbour Cruises

F: N9

22. Strath Air Helicopters

F: I12

23. The Ultimate Sword Experience

F: I7

24. Zip Circus School

F: L1

Services 25. Baringa Private Hospital

F: F4

26. Coffs Harbour Airport

F: H13

27. Coffs Harbour Hospital

F: D12

28. Coffs Harbour Visitor Information Centre

F: H8

Shopping & Dining 29. City Centre Shopping

F: H8

30. Jetting Strip Shopping/Dinning

F: M9

31. Park Beach Plaza Shopping

F: H4

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Map E Coffs Coast Conference and Meeting Guide

Coffs Coast

Coffs Coast

Conference and Meeting Guide

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Coffs Coast Conferences Coffs Harbour City Council Locked Bag 155 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 T: 02 6648 4834 F: 02 6648 4026 E: conference@coffscoast.com.au W: www.coffscoastconferences.com.au

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