Townsville and Magnetic Island

Townsville is a major regional hub in North Queensland, situated roughly half way between the well known tourist destinations of Cairns and Airlie Beach, this is an area where some large and rapidly growing mining and energy businesses can be found. Townsville is just under 2 hours flight time from Brisbane and the Townsville Airport receives around 10 flights every day making this a regional destination that is easy to access.

Townsville also offers conference orgainsers a vast array of team building and tourist and social activities, Magnetic Island is just 8km off the coast, just under 30 minutes by ferry, and gives a great introduction to the natural beauty and of the Whitsundays. Conference delegates can embark on a Sea Kayak adventure, snorkeling and diving tours, Fishing tours. Within Townsville and close to your hotel conference delegates will find some great restaurants on Palmer Street and shopping and cafes on the revamped Flinders Street mall. There are also Golf Courses nearby, in fact the Magnetic Island Country Club is said to be where Greg Norman first played golf.

M-Power Accommodation works with conference hotels in Townsville and on Magnetic Island, large venues like Rydges that can seat several hundred delegates or smaller venues like Holiday Inn that are ideal for training programs and business meetings. Peppers on Magnetic Island offers a great resort style venue suitable for away-from-it-all conferences, incentive programs and executive retreats.

Townsville and Magnetic Island Venues

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Located on the water’s edge and just 20 minutes via a ferry from Townsville, Peppers Blue on Blue Resort on Magnetic Island is one of Queensland's finest conference destinations, perfect for small to medium size conferences and events. Peppers Blue on Blue Resort features high quality conference and meeting facilities for up to 140 delegates and offers conference delegates a selection of resort style hotel suites as well as two and three-bedroom apartments.
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Delegate Packages from: $65
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Rydges Southbank Townsville offers conference organisers a venue that is Rydges Southbank Townsville offers conference organisers a venue that is located in the heart of the city and close to all the attractions that Townsville has to offer. The standalone Convention Centre has recently been renovated and refurbished, can seat up to 500 delegates and features state of the art AV. The Grand Ballroom can be utilised as one large room or divided into 3 smaller rooms, and opens onto a large indoor foyer area. The Convention Centre also features a small boardroom. Rydges Southbank Townsville will provide your delegates with high quality catering and leisure facilities, while offering you a full range of conference and technical services. Rydges Southbank Townsville offers spacious and comfortable accommodation rooms, all featuring Rydges Dream Beds – for the best nights’ sleep, onsite restaurant options, outdoor pool & spa and free onsite parking.
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Delegate Packages from: $55
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Holiday Inn Townsville is a 4.5 star hotel and conference venue located in the centre of Townsville, close to the Magnetic Island ferry terminal and a great selection of restaurants and entertainment venues. This is a conference hotel that is well suited to smaller meetings, training programs and workshops, the meeting rooms all offer natural light along with all the standard audio visual support. Holiday Inn Townsville offers spacious and comfortable accommodation along with onsite restaurant and gym.
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Delegate Packages from: $58
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The Chifley Plaza Townsville occupies a great location for events and conferences. It is just 10 minutes from the airport, 2 minutes from the beach and is in the heart of the business and entertainment district. The Hotel boasts light and airy event spaces for up to 180, leisure facilities such as sauna and pool and first class customer service so your delegates cannot fail to be impressed. There is a range of rooms to suit different budgets from standard doubles to 4 star executive suites, all in the Far North’s tropical laid back surrounds
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Delegate Packages from: $45