Conference Venue

Mercure Kooindah Waters Golf and Spa Resort is situated in a tranquil bushland setting 90 minutes north of Sydney’s CBD and 60 minutes south of Newcastle. This 4½ star resort offers an 18 hole championship standard golf course, a purpose built endota day spa with 6 treatment rooms overlooking zen-style water gardens, purpose built conference and meeting facilities, spacious self-contained apartments and hotel accommodation as well as an exceptional dining experience.

Within five minutes of the resort is Tuggerah Lake and Wyong River, offering serene picnic spots and a plethora of water sports. Kayaks and bicycles are available to hire. Local National Parks boast a multitude of walking tracks and the Yarramalong and Dooralong Valleys offer horse riding, art galleries and charming villages to explore. The pristine beaches of the Central Coast are only half an hour away.

Property Facilities:

  • Purpose built conference facilities

  • 18 hole championship golf course

  • Karinyas Restaurant and Wine Bar

  • Endota day spa

  • Gymnasium

  • Two tennis courts

  • Heated 25m indoor lap pool and outdoor leisure pool

  • Spa and sauna

  • Barbeque facilities

Accommodation at Mecure Kooindah Waters:

Accommodation options include: standard King Rooms and one, two and three bedroom apartments. All rooms have WiFi internet access and complimentary Foxtel channels.

Contact for bookings:

Phone: 02 4355 5777


NB: To ensure that you receive the conference accommodation rate you must quote this booking number: #159552

(Conference participants must book themselves, however, let us know if we can help with making your booking)

Getting There:

By car: Kooindah Waters is a 1.5 hour drive from The University of Sydney, NSW 2006.

By Train: The closest station to Kooindah Waters is Wyong station. The train from Central Station to Wyong station takes approximately 2 hours. There is a taxi rank at Wyong station and it is a 5 minute drive to Kooindah Waters.

Other Nearby Hotels

Alternative accommodation options within a 5 minute drive from Kooindah Waters:

Social Acitivities
a) 9 holes golf $30:

Get a taste of the championship gold course at Kooindah Waters by playing 9 holes.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Optional extras:

- Cart hire

- Club hire


b) Kayaking $65:

Popran Creek runs through Glenworth Valley and kayaking is a great way to discover nature and the great outdoors.

Tours are fully escorted by experienced guides and the kayaks are ultra-stable. They seat two people and are easy to use.

Enjoy kayaking at any pace. Relax and unwind on the water, or have fun racing each other to determine a winner.

Duration: 2.5 hours


c) Horse riding at Glenworth Valley $85:

Offering spectacular scenery, the Glenworth Valley trail ride takes visitors through native wilderness, open fields and ancient rainforest landscapes.

They cater for every level of rider and are fully escorted by an experienced guide.

Duration: 2 hours

Weight Limit: 100 kilos

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