Port Macquarie Conference Venues Prospectus

Page 1

Camden Haven






Glasshouse, Port Macquarie

Beach House Hotel

World-class Venues (with atmosphere) Port Macquarie has venues to suit a boutique team getaway, up to conferences for 1,000+ delegates. Make your event one to remember (for all the right reasons)! From unique theatres, galleries, exhibition spaces and purpose built state-of-the-art conference facilities, to our picturesque parks, vineyards, beaches and waterways (including our iconic waterfront Town Green & wharf), we offer unique and atmospheric venues to suit every conference and occasion.

Clockwise from top left: Port Macquarie Panthers, Rydges Conference Rooms, Bonny Hills SLSC, Cassegrain Wines, Glasshouse Theatre

Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges

Ibis Styles Port Macquarie

Glasshouse Theatre

Glasshouse Conference/Breakout Room

Zebu Bar & Grill, Rydges


Key Indoor Venues Venue




The Glasshouse


Architecturally stunning, and technically outstanding! A truly world-class venue. Host to top national and international acts. Theatre with seating for 588, plus spectacular foyer with full bar facilities, commercial kitchen, and a mezzanine level which can accommodate up to 500 standing. The Ross Family Studio is a black box studio (capacity 100) and the high spec meeting/ conference rooms (capacity 140) all can offer in house technical support.

(02) 6581 8888 www.glasshouse.org.au

Port Macquarie Panthers


A recent multi-million dollar renovation and the largest auditorium in town, plus a number of flexible, versatile spaces including seven other function and training rooms. Overlooking the Hastings River with a range of quality dining options, and within walking distance to a range of accommodation options.

(02) 6580 2300 www.portmacquarie.panthers.com.au

Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium


Full six court facility with cafĂŠ and break out spaces. Recently underwent a multi-million dollar redevelopment and suitable for expos.

(02) 6583 2501 www.portstadium.com.au

Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges


Stunning 4.5 star resort in waterfront setting near marina. Ideal for conferences with a large number of flexible indoor and outdoor settings, recently renovated. Spectacular pool deck, bar and restaurant. Premium accommodation and event facilities.

(02) 6589 5166 www.sailsresort.com.au

Rydges Port Macquarie


Waterfront setting in the heart of the CBD, premium conference venue with high quality hotel-style accommodation and superb views.

(02) 6589 2811 www.rydges.com/portmacquarie

Westport Club


Large, modern, newly renovated club overlooking the Hastings River. Short walk to town. Room layouts and sizes can be changed from theatre to classroom-style.

(02) 6583 1499 www.thewestportclub.com.au/

The Iona Centre


Brand new high-spec black box theatre and studios available for commercial hire at St Columba Anglican School, a ten minute drive from the CBD.

(02) 6581 4188 www.scas.nsw.edu.au

Port Macquarie Racing Club


Modern club facility with large undercover outdoor area, plenty of parking, five minute drive from CBD.

(02) 6581 1964 www.portmacquarieraceclub.com.au

The Ark Sports Centre


A large indoor cricket centre which also caters for a range of other sports and functions. Has full amenities including a cafe.

(02) 6581 4799 www.arksports.com.au

Waters Edge Port Macquarie


Located on the banks of the Hastings River. Refurbished hotel with conference/event facilities, great views and a short walk to the CBD.

(02) 6583 2955 www.watersedgeportmacquarie.com.au

Sea Acres Rainforest Centre


The Rainforest Cafe and Outdoor Sculptural Classroom offers something different. Only five minute drive from CBD.

(02) 6582 4444 www.rainforestcafe.com.au

Port Macquarie Golf Club


Aspire Restaurant located on the greens, five minutes drive from Port CBD.

(02) 6582 0409 www.portmacquariegolf.com.au

Port City Bowling Club


A range of function spaces including board room and theatre.

(02) 6581 1133 www.portcity.com.au

Ibis Styles Port Macquarie


Small function room available with spectacular views overlooking town beach. Boutique motel accommodation on site.

(02) 6581 1200 www.ibisstylespm.com.au

Mercure Centro Port Macquarie

Up to 150

Modern hotel with great conferencing facilities in the heart of the CBD.

(02) 6583 0830 www.centrohotelportmacquarie.com.au

Town Green Inn

Up to 150

Central CBD setting, near Town Green and the waterfront.

(02) 6580 7899 www.towngreeninn.com.au

Within Port Macquarie CBD


Key Indoor Venues Venue




Cassegrain Winery


Lovely restaurant/barrel room, spacious Cellar Door, formal gardens, picnic grounds and amphitheatre.

(02) 6582 8320 www.cassegrainwines.com.au

Roses Vineyard

Up to 120

Lovely vineyard 15 minutes drive from the CBD. Indoor/outdoor venue offering a gazebo, deck and marquee overlooking the vines and gardens. Views to Lake Innes.

(02) 6585 2381 www.rosesvineyard.com

Little Fish Cafe & Vineyard

Up to 100

Cafe overlooks lush vineyards, just 10 minutes from the centre of Port. Seasonal menus from the French Chef, vine covered gazebo, beautiful setting. Highly rated on TripAdvisor.

(02) 6581 1332 www.littlefishcafe.com.au

Billabong Zoo


A unique small-function location, surrounded by Koalas and other wildlife in this popular attraction.

(02) 6585 1060 www.billabongzoo.com.au



Wauchope’s unique heritage village set amongst 87 acres of forest can accommodate up to 150 in the restaurant, 1,000 plus in the outdoor arena.

(02) 6586 1940 www.timbertown.com.au

Laurieton United Services Club

Up to 500 (max 100 per room)

Discover the stunning Camden Haven, only 25 minutes drive from Port Macquarie’s CBD. This large, modern, well appointed club is beautifully situated near the water.

(02) 6559 9110 www.laurietonclub.com.au

Wauchope RSL

Up to 400

Experience Wauchope’s country charm and hospitality at the RSL with 4 function rooms. Only 20 minutes from the CBD.

(02) 6585 2244 www.wauchopersl.com.au

Wauchope Country Club


Offers a range of function rooms with great facilities. Picturesque location on Golf Course.

(02) 6585 3020 www.wauchopecountryclub.com.au

Kew Country Club


Caters for weddings and smaller functions

(02) 6559 4203 www.kewcountryclub.com.au

The Francis Retreat


A self-contained retreat near Rainbow Beach, offering fullyequipped conference facilities, cabin and dormitory-style accommodation for 100+.

(02) 6585 4948 www.thefrancisretreat.com.au

Outside Port Macquarie CBD

Function spaces also available at Hibbards Sports Club, and a range of other restaurants, motels, surf and golf clubs. Many Community Halls and facilities are also available for hire.

Top: Cassegrain Wines Barrel Room; Above Left: Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges; Above Right: Sea Acres Rainforest Centre


Key Outdoor Venues Venue




Town Green


Central CBD, near the wharf, bars and restaurants. A very popular and spectacular waterside location.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council (PMHC) (02) 6581 8111 www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Westport Park


Lovely, central, waterside park which links the CBD to Settlement Point. Popular venue for carnivals, concerts, sporting events and shows. A designated and very popular area for events. Large upgraded playground, parking and amenities.

Contact Council – see above.

Town Beach Reserve


Town Beach Reserve wraps around the beautiful Town Beach, and includes a playground, large skate park, ‘Breakwall’, walking paths, amenities, and a cafe. A great events space.

Contact Council – see above.

Hay Street forecourt


Right in the heart of town is a section of Hay Street that has been paved and closed to traffic. Surrounded by cafes, shopping, and the Glasshouse.

Contact Council – see above.

Regional Stadium

1,200 seated + 6,000 unseated

Modern well-appointed stadium with seating for up to 1,200 (majority under cover), overlooking a full size playing field with considerable additional spectator capacity.

Contact Council – see above.

Sails Port Macquarie -waterfront


Sails Resort is ideal for conferences, offering a large number of flexible indoor and outdoor spaces, most with spectacular water views.

(02) 6581 5166 www.sailsresort.com.au

Cassegrain Winery


Large and beautiful outdoor venue amongst the vineyards, this venue has hosted many large concerts, festivals and markets.

(02) 6582 8320 www.cassegrainwines.com.au

Camden Haven foreshore


Picturesque outdoor waterfront park. Site of one of the region’s most popular food and wine festivals – ‘Slice of Haven’. Approx 30 mins drive from Port’s CBD.

Contact Council – see above.

Wauchope Showground


Authentic country town showground with plenty of pavilions, parking and seating around the main ring. A picturesque 20 minutes drive from the CBD.

Wauchope Show Society (02) 6585 3023



This heritage park recreates pioneer life in Australia and has a wonderful atmosphere, as well as a large oval with undercover grandstand.

(02) 6586 1940 www.timbertown.com.au

Bago Vineyards


Stunning grounds, and a great vineyard with a spectacular hedge maze. Popular for Jazz concerts and other events. Events, conferences, weddings can be organised by their Events Team.

(02) 6585 7099 www.bago.com.au



From the fabulous Hastings River to the waterways of the Camden Haven, our waterways have played host to a variety of events including powerboats, waterskiing, sailing, outriggers, rowing and fishing.

Contact Council and/or the RMS.

National Parks & State Forests


An adventure playground right on our doorstep! Suitable for all types of trail/adventure races, mountain biking, hiking, orienteering, rogaining, the list goes on ...

Contact National Parks or State Forests.


Key Sporting Facilities Venue


Regional Sports Stadium

Our premier sporting facility consists of a modern 1,200 seat covered grandstand, top spec lighting, canteens, offices, change rooms, and a high quality playing surface. Plenty of parking and a short bus ride, or five minutes drive from the CBD.

Tuffins Lane Sporting Fields

Next to the Stadium is a large area of up to 25 playing fields, suitable for most outdoor sports. Includes multiple amenities blocks and canteens.

Indoor Sports Stadium

Six full size indoor courts, multi-use centre. Recently underwent a $6 million redevelopment. Suitable for a variety of indoor sports including basketball, futsal, volleyball, hockey and cricket.

The ARK Indoor Sports Centre

A large two-court indoor cricket facility with cafe and full amenities, catering also to a range of other sports and activities. Available for function hire. (02) 6581 4799. www.arksports.com.au

Stoney Aqua Park

International competition-standard water skiing/water sports facility with accommodation just minutes from the CBD. Privately owned and operated – ph (02) 6585 0080. www.stoneypark.com.au

Wayne Richards Park

Multi-use sporting facility includes three soccer fields, cricket pitch and AFL field. Full amenities available as well as an urban mountain bike park/track.

Westport Park

A popular waterfront area in the heart of Port Macquarie. This is the designated area for many commercial events in town such as festivals, circuses and carnivals, markets and sporting activities. Amenities and parking available.

Skate Parks

Our largest of 5 skate parks is opposite Town Beach, and is among the best in the state. Caters for skateboarders, scooter and bike riders.

Port Macquarie Olympic Pool

Port Macquarie Olympic Pool is a heated outdoor facility including a 50m, 25m and toddlers pool and has also an indoor program pool. Other pools are located in Wauchope and Laurieton.

Hockey field

High standard all-weather synthetic field. Second field under development.

‘Wheeled precinct’/ Motocross

Facility suitable for Motorcross, BMX, and other wheeled pursuits. Just off the highway near Wauchope. Current home of the NSW Motocross Championships. Visit www.hvmcc.com.au


Indoor and outdoor facilities with full amenities available.


A number of indoor and outdoor facilities with full amenities available.


4 x Championship Golf Courses in picturesque locations. All with extensive clubhouse facilities.

Boating/Rowing/ Kayaking/Fish

Extensive waterways suitable for kayaking, rowing, SUP, boating and fishing. Numerous clubs, boat ramps, sheds, boat hire operators and a full-service Marina.

Cycling & MTB

Port Macquarie Cycling Club has a dedicated Criterion Track. Visit www.portmaccycleclub.com.au. The region also has a number of Mountain Bike tracks, including an urban track at Wayne Richards Park. Visit www.hvmbr.com for more trail info.

Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium

Port Macquarie Regional Stadium

Stoney Aqua Park