Australia, the destination for your corporate events
Australia, a continent of almost 8,000,000 km2, bordered by two oceans (Indian and Pacific) and three seas (Timor, Coral and Tasman), never ceases to fascinate with its popularity. But why is the world's smallest continent so popular? Could it be its stunning nature, climate or culture?
Whatever it is, Australia continues to attract new tourists every day… And more and more business travellers from Asia and Europe are coming here for a few days to work together in a beautiful environment. Discover what Australia has to offer, if only for a few days.
The 10 best places in Australia to host your corporate events
City, country, water, desert or forest, Australia is full of places that will change your perspective and inspire your employees’ creativity… And maybe that is because this island is on the opposite side of the world from Europe.
In this article, we have listed the most interesting cities and places for your group events, whether you are with colleagues, partners, suppliers or customers. Follow the guide and travel to the heart of this Australian land!
4 must-see Australian cities
Sydney is the perfect location to begin our Australian adventure. The country’s largest metropolis and economic hub, it is also one of the most famous cities in the world. This could be explained by the impressive architecture of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. But it doesn’t stop there; this year, Sydney will host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup! The city is at the forefront of sporting and tourism culture.
If you’re taking your guests there for a few days for a corporate event, make sure you allow time for them to relax and enjoy the local culture and activities:
- Team building on a coastal walk
- Surfing lessons on Bondi Beach
- Seafood tasting in the harbour
- Cruise through the bowels of the city
- Visit Taronga Zoo or Watsons Bay
- Explore the city after dark to see illuminated landmarks such as the majestical Sydney Opera House
With so much to see and do in Sydney, you won’t disappoint your guests!
Australia’s second largest city; Melbourne. As the country’s cultural capital, Melbourne is sure to satisfy the history buffs in your group. Whether it’s in the city centre or away from the hustle and bustle. The city is built around the Yarra River and offers many free attractions as an integral part of the city:
- Federation Square and its quirky design
- The colourful laneways with street art, wine bars and outdoor cafes
- The Southbank area for an evening of entertainment and local cuisine with your team
- A guided tour of the city, including Queen Victoria Market, Eureka Tower and the City Tram Tour
- The Royal Botanic Gardens for a nature break to recharge your delegates’ batteries.
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A third city and a change of scenery. We leave the hustle and bustle of the big cities for a visit to the remote northern coast. Discover Darwin and its lagoons, waterfalls… But also, its reptile (and crocodile) park. Thrills and adrenaline guaranteed for your guests!
If you’re organising your group event nearby, these are three places you won’t want to miss:
- George Brown Darmin Botanic Gardens: With more than 42 hectares of tropical and native North Australian species.
- Lichtfield National Park: This 1,500km2 park has been shaped by water over the years and is home to numerous cascades and waterfalls. The waterfalls cascade into pools of warm, crystal-clear water, much to the delight of swimmers.
- Berry Springs Nature Park: This park isn’t just for hiking; you can swim, visit historic ruins, and take a guided tour with a park ranger.
Finally, our fourth city is Brisbane, a city with the Brisbane River running through it, creating beaches right in its centre. These beaches are very popular with the locals, and this could be an excellent activity to do with your students to cool off or just enjoy the evening after your workshops have finished. You can also explore the local culture by visiting the Museum of Brisbane, as well as some of the more unusual places that will delight everyone:
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you can meet one of the country’s most iconic animals!
- Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, to discover the region’s flora and fauna.
- South Bank Parklands, the most unique parks you’ll ever see! Situated in the south of the city, they are crossed by the river and feature beaches, palm trees, tropical rainforest, and lawns, giving them a spa-like feel and direct views of the city. From this side of the river, passers-by can admire the Great Arbour, the Brisbane Wheel, the Nepalese Peace Pagoda, Streets Beach, and the Courier Mail Piazza, making for an unforgettable view.
6 must-do activities for your guests in Australia
Australia is so vast that it’s impossible to limit ourselves to just a few activities. But we can highlight at least six that you can’t afford to miss, to impress your participants and build team spirit!
1. Great Barrier Reef
We’ll take you on a tour of the region, starting in the east of the country. The first expedition you need to have in mind is to discover the Great Barrier Reef. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981, it is home to tens of thousands of marine plants and animals. It covers more than 344,400 km2 and you can explore it on a diving course.
2. The Hunter Valley
Next, you should go down the east coast and closer to Sydney. The Hunter Valley is best known for its vineyards and Vin de Vie. If you’re in the area, take the opportunity to do a vineyard tour and taste some of the local wines.
3. Wilsons Promontory National Park & the Great Ocean Road
Continuing along the coast, we arrive in the Melbourne region. Here we have two tourist attractions in mind; Wilsons Promontory National Park and the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Wilsons Promontory National Park is famous for its rugged mountains and breathtaking views over Bass Strait. Your guests can hike these granite mountains, teeming with wildlife, to the white quartz beach of Squeaky. Here, it’s not uncommon to see kangaroos and wombats.
4. Kangaroo Island
Continue south to Kangaroo Island. This is a nature reserve that protects kangaroos, koalas, sea lions, penguins and many species of birds. You can also see the emblematic Admirals Arch, covered in stalactites and stalagmites, and the impressive Remarkable Rocks, made of granite and sculpted by erosion.
Once in the centre of the country, Uluru is your next stop. Another Australian icon and one of the country’s most recognisable natural sites, this majestic rock, over 550 million years old, stands in the middle of the Red Centre desert and is a sacred symbol of Aboriginal culture. Since 1987, Uluru has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a source of local pride.
Sports news from Australia: FIFA Women’s World Cup Final
This year, Australia is hosting the final of the 2023 Women’s World Cup! The country will share the matches with New Zealand from 20 July to 20 August 2023, bringing together thirty-two women’s teams.
To give the teams and their fans the warmest of welcomes, the matches in Australia will be spread across 6 stadiums and 5 cities, mainly in the southern part of the country:
- In Sydney, at Stadium Australia & Sydney Football Stadium
- In Brisbane, at Brisbane Stadium
- Melbourne, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
- Perth, Perth Rectangular Stadium
- Adelaide, Hindmarsh Stadium
New Zealand, meanwhile, will be hosting the teams at stadiums in Auckland (Eden Park), Wellington (Wellington Regional Stadium), Dunedin (Dunedin Stadium) and Hamilton (Waikato Stadium).
This World Cup is a step forward in the world of sport, as it will be the ninth edition for women, compared to the twenty-second edition for the men’s World Cup to be held in Qatar in 2022. At Pro Sky, we value inclusion and are proud to be following this exciting sporting news!
Pro Sky in Australia
Pro Sky has been operating in Australia since 2004 for companies from Europe and around the world. We’ve had the pleasure of flying groups from a wide range of industries, including direct sales and sporting. Whether flying to or from Australia, we provide all connections and take great care to ensure that all passengers arrive at their destination at the same time.
One of our most recent group flight projects is the flight to the Rugby World Cup in France from 8 September 2023; the Wallabies, Australia’s famous rugby team, is flying with Pro Sky to Paris and then to the various host cities! 2023 will definitely be a year of team sports! And that’s what makes Pro Sky stand out: supporting each other and team spirit.