InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort offers a playground of possibilities for your event or conference, from grand receptions to offsite retreats and insider breaks. With a promise to introduce your delegates to an all-new realm of highly curated, highly personalised and utterly unforgettable experiences through our Immerse, Indulge and Inspire.
With this in mind, we're diving into our 'Immerse' philosophy to share how you can integrate this element of our Meeting & Events philosophy into your next conference on the Gold Coast.
First off, what is 'Immerse'?
Renowned as a playground of shimmering coastal lines, endless outdoor fun and an icon of natural beauty, Queensland’s Gold Coast is the golden child of sun, sand and surf. Immerse your delegates in the essence of the Gold Coast, connecting them with your conference destination and inspiring fresh perspectives.
A day-trip to Surfers Paradise
Man-made meets nature at Surfers Paradise, where soaring architect-designed towers of glass and steel overlook a spectacular three kilometre stretch of golden beach. Stroll along the sand to find your preferred spot, then let the sun and the soundtrack of the waves soothe you deep into holiday mode. If it’s action you prefer, there’s plenty available all year round, from shopping to vibrant bars and clubs to major sport, music and cultural events.
Insider Tip: For a spectacular view of the entire coast, take the lift to Q1’s Skypoint Observation Deck at 250 metres high. It's a great location for team-building exercises, or for your team to visit pre-dinner to really connect them with their location and create that 'wow' conference moment.
An Offsite Event in Dreamworld
Located just 10 minutes from the Resort, Dreamworld is bursting with possibilities for creative, exhilarating and utterly unforgettable delegate experiences that truly exemplify our 'Immerse' philosophy. For an offsite event sure to excite, cosy up with an intimate dinner on Tiger Island, or transform the Cave of Waves into a refreshing evening of camaraderie with DJs and magical sunsets. Whether you’re hosting thrill seekers, water devotees and animal lovers, Dreamworld perfects the art of offsite adventures for any delegate taste.
Team surfing in Burleigh Heads
Burleigh’s reputation as a premier surfing destination has ensured it’s retained the relaxed coastal culture that made it so famous. A wide patrolled beach protected to the south by the iconic Burleigh Head is lined with shady Norfolk pines and offers beachgoers views to the skyline of Surfers Paradise. There’s a spectacular walk through the Burleigh National Park to Tallebudgera Creek.
Cocktail Events on The Lagoon Beach
Stick close to the Resort, ending your day's meetings with the beauty, tranquillity and versatility of The Lagoon Beach. As one of the most iconic beach lagoons in Queensland and a canvas for imagination, this unique location offers use of its pristine white sands for gala dinners, cocktail receptions or corporate activities. The one-acre lagoon is also the perfect set for pop-up themed stages, thrilling jet-packing shows or a vista for fireworks to delight delegates and 'Immerse' them in their location.
A Tour of Mt Tamborine
Nature and man-made delights combine to make Mt Tamborine the perfect daytrip, no matter your interests. There are both easy and more challenging walks through the lush rainforest with streams and picturesque viewing points, art galleries to browse, and lots of local produce from roadside honesty stalls selling avocados and rhubarb as well as cheese, craft beer, artisan liquors and wineries to discover.
Insider Tip: There are a few companies offering tours to Mt Tamborine. Ask your concierge for recommendations.
To find out more about how you can integrate our 'Immerse' philosophy into your next event, discover more here.