Great Barrier Reef Fish
Great Barrier Reef Squid
Group Diving Great Barrier Reef
Cairns Sea Front
The Great Barrier Reef
Diving Great Barrier Reef
Helicopter trip in Cairns
Koala
Snorkelling in Great Barrier Reef
Cairns Zoo
Kangaroos
Cairns Koalas

Based in Australia, but also covering New Zealand; Arinex Events are an award-winning destination management company who are experts in developing and executing extraordinary inspiring programmes, focusing on meticulous pre-event planning, and programe delivery, complemented by extensive destination knowledge. We customise every proposal to our clients’ requirements and budget, and ensure they receive that all important ‘wow’ factor. Our offices are located in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane and we are highly experienced in handling Conferences, Incentives, Conventions, Event Management, Corporate Events, Healthcare Meetings and Pharmaceutical Events.

 Contacts
Level 10, 51 Druitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Tel:+ 612 9265 0700
Email:australia@dudmc.com
www.arinexevents.com.au
Contacts:

Ms Kylie DeClifford - Business Unit Manager, Destination Management

DMC Location


 

Company   -   arinex Events

arinex the definition of being architects of inspiring experiences.  To embody the art and science of creating experiences to exceed expectations.

Our diverse team of specialists would be delighted to work with you to create an outstanding programme for your guests.  Today’s meetings, incentives and events are becoming more competitive and sophisticated demanding an approach to event management that is both highly creative and professional. Everything from the big picture themematic to the minute detail of execution has to be done with a touch of brilliance.

arinex Events has been born out of combining the experience, resources and know-how of two highly successful organisations in Australia’s meetings and events industry - Tour Hosts and The Meeting Planners.  It is the combination of two businesses; rich in a heritage of success, professionalism and enduring relationships that has created arinex. Arinex Events collectively represents more than 50 years of experiences and; we’re proud to say, many years of delivering amazing client outcomes.

We provide a quality, total solution meetings and events management service to associations, governments and corporate organisations.  We are single minded in our desire to assist you to host a hassle-free, inspiring event that positively positions your organisation in the minds of all who participate.

The arinex promise

Arinex Events is a specialist business unit within arinex an award winning destination management team that understands that each client will be looking for something different. We specialise in managing incentives, sporting events, conference tours, special interest programmes and congress groups.

With a portfolio encompassing Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, arinex destination management offers a fresh approach to ground support solutions, providing incentive, meeting and event organizers with innovative itineraries and unparalleled client service.

Our truly dedicated and passionate team delights in ensuring each and every client receives that all important "wow" factor.  As experts in developing and executing extraordinary programmes, our focus is meticulous pre-event planning complemented by extensive destination knowledge; exceeding all expectations.  We know the processes and requirements involved to achieve a successful programme, ranging from 1 day to several months.

Strong supplier relationships achieved through volume of business and industry recognition ensures that our clients are provided with the best services at the best conditions. To that end, every proposal we prepare is customised to our clients’ requirements and budget.

Arinex Events has the mantra that nothing is impossible; it is a matter of finding solutions.  We take the greatest care to treat everyone as a distinguished guest and to ensure they achieve the maximum benefit from the experience.

Our proven track record shows our ability to be innovative and creative, so if you are looking for a full service events company, we invite you to experience the difference.

In addition to touring, our team has the experience to manage your Special Events and can tailor an exciting and successful social programme to delight your participants.  Skilled in logistical planning, technical production, catering, staffing, entertainment and multi-media, our 35 years of experience and expertise ensure events which complement your programme and provide outstanding highlights.  Welcome and gala dinners, awards presentations and a range of special options are available.

Incentives and Special Interest Groups 
Whether it's a well-earned incentive programme or special interest group, our objective is to ensure a sense of reward and fulfillment, achieved by well-designed itineraries and organisation.

Conference Tours 
We design and operate programmes for conference organisers, travel agents, associations and corporations worldwide to give delegates a special memory of their experiences. Programmes are designed for all nationalities, with specific attention to cultural and dietary needs.

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Destination

AUSTRALIA'S WAITING 
The world's largest island - and its smallest continent - Australia is truly a land of contrasts, where cosmopolitan cities lie side by side with graceful harbours, spectacular mountain ranges and stunning natural landscapes. Here is a country for all seasons, whose beauty and majestic scenery may be enjoyed all year round - perfect summer weather is always to be found somewhere in Australia!

The vastness of the Outback will take your breath away, where red deserts run for thousands of kilometres and Aboriginal guides tell stories of the Dreamtime. You may prefer to hike through the ancient rain forests while taking in the sounds of its tropical wildlife, or simply relax on one of our splendid beaches and witness breaching whales offshore.

In contrast, Australia's magnificent coastal cities are packed with scenic and cultural attractions, from historic colonial architecture, to modern skyscrapers, art galleries and superb restaurants, where the world's best food and wine can be enjoyed. The Australian culture has been enriched by many nationalities reflected in the warmth of our people, always ready to lend a hand and make any visitor to Australia feel at home.

 

DMC Programme Ideas

SYDNEY

Day One 
Upon arrival in Sydney, you will be met by a tour representative and transferred by luxury coach to your city hotel.

Outside the Hotel, Harley Davidson motorbikes with drivers will be waiting to take you on an exhilarating transfer to lunch. Explore the city centre and narrow streets of the Rocks with your driver/guide en-route to the unique beachside suburb of Manly. You will travel over the Harbour Bridge, through the chic suburb of Mosman, beautiful Balmoral Beach before arriving at your lunch destination - Manly.

This evening, relax and enjoy welcome cocktails in the hotel before  a sumptuous dinner at one the Harbour Foreshore restaurants whilst enjoying the stunning views of the bustling Harbour and beautiful Opera House.

Day Two 
Begin the day with a continental breakfast at Taronga Zoo, along with an exciting and informative introduction to unique and fascinating wildlife, including a private viewing of some of Australia's native animals, plus an opportunity to have your photo taken with them.

Take a short walk to the Sydney Opera House for a once in a lifetime performance with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Your group will be led backstage via the dressing rooms onto the Concert Hall platform. Using the element of surprise everyone is instructed to take a seat and pick up the instrument placed in front of them [including ratchets, whistles, trumpets, castanets]. The lights go up in the auditorium, the conductor arrives and reality hits - you are seated next to Sydney Symphony musicians and have been transformed into the orchestra!

With no prior musical knowledge required the conductor divides the Toy Orchestra into sections, gives them a rhythm and leads the group through the score. The music is carried by the string quartet of Sydney Symphony musicians and in the end they almost sound in tune!

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is tonight's dinner venue. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and a guided tour of the Yiribana Aboriginal Gallery.

Following your tour of Yiribana enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner and Aboriginal performance in the Garden Courtyard Foyer.

Day Three 
Transfer from your hotel to Rushcutters Bay, home to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and the base for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Sailing competition.

A sailing regatta is a unique and thrilling way to experience Sydney Harbour. Each team is led by a highly qualified and experienced skipper who guides and encourages everyone to take an active part in the steering and sailing of the yacht.

The race course is strategically planned for the prevailing winds and to take the yachts close to many of Sydney Harbour's most well known attractions, such as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, North and South Head, Taronga Zoo and Royal Botanic Gardens.

At the conclusion of race, disembark and enjoy a picnic luncheon on Clark Island, located just off the exclusive suburb of Darling Point. A stunning island setting for a couple of refreshing beverages, a sumptuous picnic lunch and celebrations of your morning's race!

Following lunch, a unique opportunity is available for participants to ride in a Thundercat - a 14ft inflatable surf racing boat, a 50 hp motor and capable of 90 kph.

This evening, take part in an Australian experience like no other … the infamous Aussie Pub Crawl. This type of local culture is not found in a museum or art gallery and can only be experienced in the presence of other Aussies.

Begin the evening at The Lord Nelson, the oldest licensed hotel in Sydney and then visit the Hero of Waterloo and finally, The Orient, located in the centre of the historic Rocks.

This evening's dinner will be at "Reds" - a beautifully restored contemporary restaurant, converted from a nineteenth century wool store. Red's menu is renowned for the distinctive flavours of native Australian Bush cuisine, complimented by a selection of fine Australian wines and beers - the atmosphere is informal and relaxed.

THE RED CENTRE

Day One 
On arrival in Alice Springs, transfer directly out to Ooraminna Bush Camp. Situated between the MacDonnell Ranges and the Simpson Desert, the Ooraminna Ranges boast magnificent red sand hills, weathered rocky outcrops and a profusion of plant and wildlife.

Transfer directly to at the Bushman's camp. Join the stockman for a typical lunch and the opportunity to experience the lifestyle of an Australian stockman. Help them to muster the cattle with horses, motorbikes, bull-catchers and a helicopter, a true Australian outback experience.

On arrival back at the homestead, you will be shown to your outback accommodation: A unique and exciting way to experience the real outback is to spend a night under the stars in a swag: a bedroll with mattress, linen and blankets all contained in a canvas bag/envelope making a warm and cosy experience! (Wet or cold weather facilities are available.)

While relaxing before dinner, the eerie sounds of the Aboriginal didgeridoo can be heard. After his performance, the player descends from the rocks to give you a demonstration and allows you to have the opportunity to play this unique instrument. A camp oven-dinner, cooked in traditional cask iron cookers will be served tonight.

Day Two 
After breakfast, transfer to Alice Springs for a morning at leisure before your onward flight to Ayers Rock.

On arrival at Ayers Rock, transfer to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort and enjoy time to explore the resort.

This afternoon embarks on a journey to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Visit Kata Tjuta, the Olgas, for a guided walk into the Valley of the Winds. Enjoy an energetic walk and marvel at this magnificent natural formation. Afterwards, transfer to the sunset viewing site and enjoy a glass of champagne, while watching the stunning colour display as the sun sets. Enjoy some time to practice throwing a boomerang before a superb dinner in the desert is served.

Day Three 
Arrive in darkness at Ayers Rock and be amongst the first to venture up the steep ascent as first light arrives. Recommendation for climbing Ayers Rock (Uluru) is only for the fit and healthy, as it is a challenging climb.

For the less active, we thoroughly recommend watching the sunrise from the viewing area. The stark contrast of the deep red of Ayers Rock (Uluru) against the blue sky of day will leave a lasting impression. Once the sun has risen, join your guide for a leisurely stroll around part of the base of Ayers Rock (Uluru). This 5 kilometre walk takes you past many sacred Aboriginal sites, waterholes, waterfalls and unusual caves with Aboriginal art.

Re-join your fellow travellers and swap tales of the adventures over a backpack breakfast followed by a visit to the Aboriginal Culture Centre at the base of Ayers Rock (Uluru). This informative centre offers a unique hands-on opportunity to learn about the history and traditions of the Anagu people living around Uluru and the area.

TROPICAL FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

Day One 
On arrival in Cairns, transfer to the peninsular town of Port Douglas via the Cook Highway, known as one of Australia's most scenic coastal routes.

Whatever your passion, Port Douglas and its surrounds have it all. Spend the day relaxing on the beach, by the pool or participate in one of the specially organised optional tours.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Day Two 
Transfer by coach to the pier to board your high speed Wavepiercing Catamaran from Port Douglas bound for a floating pontoon in the Great Barrier Reef. We moor alongside a floating platform which has undercover tables and seating, an underwater observatory, and submerged swimming platform for easy entry into the water. On hand, there is a snorkelling safety officer to assist passengers. Afterwards, view the marine life from an underwater observatory or take a seat on the semi-submersible vessel which glides slowly for thirty minutes through the beautiful coral gardens providing a diver's view and a commentary explaining the various coral formations and magnificent reef fish, without getting wet.

A delicious buffet lunch will be served.

Tonight you are transported to a mystery destination, where you will be met by total darkness except for a flame lit pathway. Rainforest minstrels playing medieval style music lead the way along the lit path to the pre-dinner site. As you arrive, lights go up and champagne cocktails & canapés are served.

The minstrels then beckon you further along the flame lit path, to the dinner site. This rain forest clearing is lit with tall wrought iron candelabra. Beneath the rainforest canopy, highlighted by the masses of fairy lights, are tables and chairs, themed and elegantly dressed.

Enjoy a dinner extravaganza specially designed to showcase Australian culinary creativeness and local produce. Throughout the evening, you will be serenaded by a string trio playing beautiful classical music complimenting the serenity of an evening in the rainforest.

Day Three 
Enjoy the facilities of your first class resort before your coach transfers you back along the scenic Cook Highway to Cairns Airport to depart for your next destination.

 

Suggested Sightseeing

SYDNEY 
Sydney City sights tour of Sydney including the historic Rocks district, Mrs Macquarie's Chair in the Botanic Gardens, Kings Cross, China town, Darling Harbour and the renowned Bondi Beach.

Blue Mountains Scenic Coach tour including visit to Wildlife Park and lunch at a historic mountain resort. Enroute back to the city, pass the site of the Sydney 2000 Olympics Games.

Aboriginal Cultural Tour including guided tour and opportunity to sample some native bush food ("bush tucker") in the Royal Botanic Gardens on the foreshores of Sydney Harbour.  This ma be followed by a visit to The Art Gallery of New South Wales to view 'Yiribana', a permanent exhibition devoted to Aboriginal art.

Wine tasting Tour to the Hunter Valley, including visits to local wineries for tasting and a sumptuous lunch at a renowned and well-established winery restaurant.

Cruise on the magnificent Sydney Harbour. Delight in the hustle and bustle of this busy harbour with foreshores lined by natural parklands and stunning waterfront homes. Take in the sights of historic Fort Denison, the unique architecture of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Flora and Fauna Tour to the Australian Wildlife Park, including opportunity to see Kangaroos, Koalas, Emu, Wombats and Echidnas. Be treated to an Outback Woolshed Show highlighting the Bushman's way of life and taste some of Australia's famous Billy tea and damper.

CAIRNS
Great Barrier Reef Cruise including opportunity to swim and snorkel in the clear blue water, cruise through the coral gardens in an underwater semi-submersible, or glide over the reef shallows in a glass bottomed boat.

Rainforest Eco - Tour to the south of Cairns to World Heritage listed Bellenden Ker National Park, famous for its foaming cascades, rainforest walks and crystal clear mountain water.

4WD Wilderness Safari to Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the sea, with long stretches of sandy beaches and rocky headlands. Cruise on the Daintree River, explore the ancient rainforest and walk on the warm sandy beaches of this magnificently preserved region.

Kuranda / Tjapukai Tour including journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, time at leisure in the market village of Kuranda, followed by a ride over the rainforest canopy and entry into the intriguing Tjapukai Aboriginal Theme Park to experience this unique ancient culture.

AYERS ROCK (Uluru) 
Ayers Rock Tour to the base of Uluru where a guide will point out a number of interesting features of the monolith, including areas of Aboriginal significance and will tell of the legends of the area. There is an opportunity to walk into Kantju Gorge where a waterfall cascades over the side of Uluru or to visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Ayers Rock Climb is not an easy tour and visitors should be careful if taking part in this climb. The uneven surface and many steep dips offer a challenge as visitors walk across the top of Uluru to its highest point. The defined track is the easiest path to follow, with the average return time for climbers being approximately 2 hours.

The Olgas - Valley of the Winds is an afternoon/evening tour to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), immense rock domes that dominate the western skyline. Following this is an optional guided walk through the Valley of the Winds to a magnificent lookout over Kata Tjuta. This unique experience can be enhanced with an Australian barbecue dinner.

For the Adventurous

SYDNEY
Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb: This thrilling and totally safe 3-hour adventure takes you over the catwalk to the pylon and then to the summit of the Bridge's upper arch, 130 metres above sea level. You will be harnessed to a static line for the duration of the climb and an experienced team leader will be there to assist and encourage you to the pinnacle of the Bridge. Escorted in small groups of 10 persons, your climb leader will describe the spectacular 360-degree view across one of the greatest harbours in the world.

Blue Mountains Adrenalin Day : 2 hours west of Sydney a great team-building destination awaits! Start the day with Abseiling including safety briefings and full training. Unwind and enjoy an outdoor lunch in the bush before moving onto Canyoning. Wetsuits on, enthusiasm in full gear and venture along the rock pools to take the first electrifying plunge into Empress Canyon. Through narrow slots, between towering sandstone ramparts, the adventure unfolds. Swim, wade and rock hop along the canyon bed amidst overhanging ferns and the magic of the rainforest environment.

Sailing Regatta: Start your day with some Olympic spirit! Transfer from your hotel to Rushcutters Bay, home to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and the Year 2000 Sydney Olympic Sailing competition. On arrival at D'Albora Marina, marvel at the magnificent display of luxurious yachts and motor cruises. 
Sailing is a sport held dear to Sydneysiders. Hydrate your senses with the sea! A sailing regatta offers a unique and thrilling way to experience Sydney Harbour. Participants sail aboard high performance 10 meter Beneteau and Cavalier yachts; and each team is led by a highly qualified and experienced skipper, who guides and encourages everyone in taking an active part in the steering and sailing of the yacht.

CAIRNS
White Water Rafting: A great introduction to white water rafting that provides enough excitement to satisfy your thirst for adventure (Grade 4 Rapids). An early morning start as you travel south past Cairns, enjoying the scenery of rainforest-covered mountains, sugar cane fields and tropical fruit plantations. After detailed safety talks and instructions, you will tackle your first rapid for the day. During the next 5 hours, you will be rafting over more than 45 rapids and gaining a unique view of World Heritage Rainforest. A delicious BBQ is served on the riverbank followed by more exciting rapids.

Cape Tribulation Safari: Travel north to Mossman and the Daintree River. Enjoy a light morning tea, then join an informative Daintree river cruise with the opportunity to view crocodiles, snakes and other wild creatures living on the banks of the river. Continue to Cape Tribulation National Park - the oldest rainforest in the world. Covering almost 17,000 hectares of World Heritage rainforest, Cape Tribulation also boasts long stretches of sandy beaches. A tropical lunch will be served at Cow Bay, where you will have time for a swim or stroll around the headlands. Following lunch, see outstanding displays and images of the rainforest at the Daintree Environmental Centre. After crossing the Daintree River via the local river ferry, you will return to your accommodation in Cairns.

AYERS ROCK (Uluru) 
Hot Air Ballooning over the Australian Outback: Rise early to transfer to the ballooning site. Feel the wind in your hair and the exhilaration as your balloon rises higher and higher into the air and enjoy the glorious view of this magnificent red country, followed by a sumptuous champagne breakfast in the bush.

 

Convention Centres

Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre 
No of Meeting Rooms: 20 
Largest Room Capacity: 3500

Cairns Convention Centre 
No of Convention Halls: 4 
No of Meeting Halls: 9 
Largest Room Capacity: 2,330

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre 
No of Rooms: 17 
Largest Room Capacity: 4000

National Convention Centre - Canberra 
No of Rooms: 17 
No of Theatres: 5 
Largest Room Capacity: 2500

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 
No of Conference/ Meeting Rooms 33 
Largest Room Capacity: 2500

Burswood International Resort Casino - Perth 
No of Rooms: 1 x 2 level auditorium 
Largest Room Capacity: 1450

Adelaide Convention Centre / Exhibition Hall 
No of Meeting Rooms: 19 
No of Halls: 2 
Largest Room Capacity: 3500

 

A Few Extra Touches

 

Welcome Gifts

 

Specialist Groups

Handle special interest groups, tour series, groups travelling to congresses, as well as incentives and FITs.



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