3 reasons to conference in the yarra valley / dandenong ranges region

First consideration when choosing a residential venue for a business event is the location. Maybe the mountains, maybe the seaside. But importantly it should be a region that will have an attraction for the delegates who feel they are going to somewhere special. Not just a local suburban motel with meeting space or a soulless Melbourne conference venue.

The Yarra Ranges has long been a popular area to hold a conference. Yarra Valley is a premium wine and food area and the Dandenong Ranges offers fresh mountain air, beautiful gardens and hilltop villages.


As a conference destination there are those that are different, but none better.

Organisations today are not keen on travel time so it’s important to minimise travel time. The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges are less than an hour from Melbourne CBD.

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An impressive choice of both indoor and outdoor experiences can be added to the list with hot air-ballooning, Segway tours through the vines, high ropes courses, archery, touring the acclaimed TarraWarra Gallery or the internationally recognised Healesville Sanctuary, plus a dinner aboard the iconic Puffing Billy, to name but a few.


Some venues have made business events and meetings the main focus of their business. There are many world-class conference venues in this region. And the proof is the high level of repeat business experienced by quality venues.

Finding suitable meeting rooms in the region requires a knowhow and understanding of what makes a professional meeting venue. To help in this task Panorama Retreat & Resort has put together our Conference Venue Inspection Checklist to help you ask the important questions of each of your short-listed venues. It’s FREE. And it’s available now.

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