Feel the sand between your toes, the crisp coastal air on your skin, and the sound of gentle waves reaching the shore, all while sipping a glass of champagne at Novotel Ningaloo Resort Exmouth.
The four-and-a-half star hotel is conveniently located at the gateway to World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range National Park, which makes it a desirable venue for an event with a difference.
Guests can journey up to the resort with a good old-fashioned road trip, or simply take the short flight from Perth up to Exmouth.
While the enviable location makes the venue an obvious choice for weddings, food and beverage manager Jennifer Robinson and her team also find themselves spending equal amounts of time planning conferences, employee workshops, and special events.
These can be hosted in the indoor function facilities, or under the stars by the resort-style swimming pool overlooking Sunrise Beach.
For more intimate occasions, couples can book the hotel’s Romantic Escape Special for just $1350. This includes three nights’ accommodation in a one-bedroom beachfront bungalow, daily breakfast for two served in Mantaray’s restaurant, gourmet antipasto and cheese platter in your room on arrival, and a bottle of sparkling wine. Guests can also add a 90-minute Teanne Healing Massage treatment for two on to the package for $120.
In peak season at Ningaloo (late March to July), there’s a chance to swim with the ‘gentle giants of the sea’, the whale sharks. In summer, check out the nesting turtles. Whales and dolphins, can also often be spotted from the comfort of your private balcony.
Where | A one-and-three-quarter hour flight from Perth, the resort is ideally located
in the Marina Village with direct access to Sunrise Beach.
Numbers | The venue has the capacity to cater for 100 conference delegates and their partners, or 200 banquet guests.
Food | Several themed packages are available for functions, including canapes, buffets or set menus. The resort also boasts the Gold Plate award-winning Mantaray’s restaurant.
Drink | Drinks packages are available, and the cocktail selection is especially impressive.