Arriving at Hobart Airport we were met by
two stretched limousines and headed
straight to Wrest Point Hotel for a hands on
demonstration to make crepes suzette.
Once Australia's first casino,Wrest Point has
280 rooms on 17 floors, of which six floors
have been refurbished to international
standards. Great views of harbour. Adjacent
is their convention & exhibition centre
which can cater up to 1200 delegates.
Seafront Pier One restaurant is about to
open on ground floor.
Next was an inspection at Oakford On
the Pier, a renovated dockside warehouse,
central Hobart's version of Sydney's W
hotel (rooms probably better than the W). The dual
location/one reception of the hotel can be a bit troublesome,
but the rooms are amongst the best designed in Hobart,
definitely for the upper execs.
The Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart inspection began
with a cocktail demonstration followed by a tour of one of the
largest in-house convention/conference facilities in Tasmania, up
to 1100 theatre style. It boasts a waterfront position in central
Hobart, has 230 rooms at 4.5 star standard, but also offers an
additional 24 five star rooms at boutique Savoy The Chancellor.
Lunch was at Moorilla Estate, a winery with a couple of
A seasoned group of professional conference organisers and incentive practitioners took off to Tassie recently to see what
the island destination had to offer. mice.net's Ian Crawshaw went along for the ride.
Tasmanian Convention Bureau
Freycinet Lodge Launceston Country Club Resort
Incentives, F&B Wrest Point, Grand Chancellor, Moorilla Estate, Meadowbank
Winery Resort, Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston International, Rosevears Estate,
Strathlynn Winery, Woolmers Estate
Chauffeured Cars & Coaches John Casimaty 1300 308 000
PCOs and incentive practitioners from Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide
"Tasmania has come a long way from the days of being just
the tourist `apple isle'. We've taken the unique island lifestyle and
developed the necessary business infrastructure around it that
facilitates world class events and conferences in harmony with the
captivating natural heritage," says Tasmania Convention
Bureau sales manager for NSW and Queensland, Veronica Antico.
"Australian conference organisers now have a dynamic
conference option literally right in their own backyard that's
easily accessible by sea and air."
Famil participants at Wineglass Bay Lookout
Performance on Giant Leather Tasmanian Horn at
Queen Victoria Museum Launceston