Our Venue

Our Venue

Glasshouse is a world-class venue in an unforgettable location.

The purpose-built, state-of-the-art cultural and events centre in the heart of Port Macquarie features a stunning theatre where we will hold our plenery sessions and a purpose built trade show mezzanine that will be our dedicated Sponsor Zone.


Our Location

The thriving CBD of Port Macquarie is surrounded by water, with the Hastings River on one side and stunning beaches on the other, making it one of NSW’s most walkable towns.

Home to some of Australia’s favourite attractions and activities including the Koala Hospital, Billabong Zoo, Camel Safaris, Cassegrain Wines, Port Jet Cruise Whale Watching, Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, and the hugely popular Coastal Walk, Port Macquarie is not just a pretty face but a very interesting place.

Getting there…

Driving From Sydney: Port Macquarie is 389km North following Pacific Highway/ A1 and will take approximately 4 hours driving

Port Macquarie Airport: The nearest airport to Port Macquarie is Port Macquarie (PQQ) Airport which is 3.7 km away from the centre of town.

Direct flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie are operated by Qantas and Virgin Australia. These run daily. REX flys regularly from Wagga Wagga, Armidale and Dubbo to Port Macquarie.


We are privileged to be able to offer CTO delegates three accommodation options. 


Rydges Port Macquarie Hay Street and Clarence Street.

Conference Delegate Discount code: CTO2023

Our contemporary accommodation in Port Macquarie provides convenience and comfort for business and leisure travellers alike. The 103 spacious rooms overlook either the water or the CBD and feature complimentary Wi-Fi as well as mini-bars, safes, irons and ironing boards, coffeemakers and hairdryers.

Another 16 self-contained two and three-bedroom apartments on site sport private balconies and some amazing views of the Hastings River. Your favourite streaming service can be signed into on our 55 inch smart TV’s with chromecast. Guests will get a sound night’s sleep on Rydges Dream Beds with plenty of fluffy pillows.

To escape from life for a few hours or a full day, the Port Macquarie Day Spa is the place to go at our resort. With a number of available treatments in immaculate, private rooms, guests will find the perfect retreat. Our pool and spa can be enjoyed year-round along with a fully equipped gymnasium with cardio and weight-training equipment to make your stay at our Port Macquarie accommodation productive even while on vacation.


Hotel Mercure Centro Port Macquarie

To book email reservations@centrohotel.com.au or call direct on 02 6583 0830.

Conference Delegate discount code: #295

Mercure Centro Port Macquarie offers the perfect getaway for business and leisure guests alike. Conveniently located in the Port Macquarie town centre, this 4.5 star hotel is positioned close to the main beach, with whale and dolphin watching tours, water sports, shops and nightlife nearby. The Mercure Centro Port Macquarie features a restaurant, bar, pool and beauty salon, with all 72 rooms equipped with modern technology.

Considered to have one of Australia’s top climates, Port Macquarie is one of our nation’s best loved holiday destinations with activities to suit everyone. Conveniently located, the Mercure Centro Hotel provides easy access to beaches, nature walks & shop


Waterfront Port Macquarie Resort | Sails Port Macquarie By Rydges

Conference Delegate Discount code: CTOCARES

Sails Port Macquarie is a stunning 4.5-star waterfront hotel in Port Macquarie, which emerged from an extensive refurbishment in 2018 to reveal 92 stunning guest rooms and suites.

Providing sophisticated Port Macquarie accommodation, with its own restaurant and bar, spacious entrance and foyer with multiple event venues, Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges is the place to stop and stay on the Mid North Coast.

The stylish and contemporary design of the hotel, inspired by its breathtaking bayside location, offers guests the chance to retreat, relax and rejuvenate with all the coastal life essentials.

Relax in a private cabana by our heated pool and soak in the sunshine with a cocktail in hand or throw a line from our private jetty or one of our complimentary kayaks. Reconnect with nature in our lush, landscaped gardens with on-site chapel and explore the beauty our Port Macquarie oasis has to offer.

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