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Win a trip to Wellington

HerCanberra Team

Here’s how you could be heading off on a luxury escape this summer to a destination named by Lonely Planet as the ‘Coolest Little Capital In The World’.

Here’s some trivia for you. Which city was named as one of the BBC’s Hottest Cities, one of Rough Guides’ Top 10 Cities for 2015 and named a ‘locavore’s dream’ by Vogue?

As you may have already guessed by the headline, the answer is ‘Wellington’, and Crowne Plaza Canberra is giving you the chance to win a luxurious getaway to New Zealand’s capital city this summer.

Perched on the edge of a clear bay and surrounded by rolling hills, Wellington has been named the ‘Coolest Little Capital in the World’ by Lonely Planet and with direct flights coming to us this September, you’ll be travelling straight into the lush summer New Zealand from Canberra Airport.

The winner will fly from Canberra to Wellington with Singapore Airlines’ new ‘Capital Express’ service and will enjoy a four-night stay at the five-star InterContinental Wellington, conveniently located adjacent to the iconic harbour waterfront and within walking distance from museums, galleries, Wellington’s unique café culture and the city’s vibrant nightlife. The prize also includes buffet breakfast each morning, a gourmet dinner and transfers between Wellington International Airport and InterContinental Wellington.


To go into the draw to win this luxury escape to Wellington, you’ll need to book an event at Crowne Plaza Canberra before 30 September. Short on inspiration as to what sort of event you could hold to put you in the draw? We’ve done the hard work for you.


Your work Christmas party

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Venues fill up fast (and early) for end-of-year celebrations, so unless you want to hold your Christmas party in October, now is a good time to start making those bookings.

This year for the first time, Crowne Plaza Canberra is offering a more casual end of year party option with a barbeque lunch in the hotel bar, Binara One. Spilling from the indoor area out onto the leafy outdoor terrace, this space can fit up to 100 people, which secures exclusive access to this space and is exactly where you want to be in summer.

It’s a hop, step and a jump to the city to continue the party, or step across to the newly renovated Casino.

Larger Christmas functions of up to 130 people can take the Glebe Room – Crowne Plaza Canberra’s largest function space – which looks out onto Glebe Park, with an outdoor terrace. The hotel will organise catering packages tailored to you.


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Binara One is also the perfect space for your next networking or corporate function. Its wooden panelling and floor to ceiling windows make for a spacious, relaxed vibe.

Hosting interstate guests? You’ll have no problem finding accommodation for them in one of Crowne Plaza Canberra’s 296 rooms.

Crowne Plaza Canberra also ticks the boxes on sustainability and community too, recently picking up awards for both at the 2016 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) ACT Hospitality Awards. As part of one of the biggest international hotel networks, hosting events and booking accommodation also earns you points in the IHG Rewards Club. These can then be put towards your next trip (maybe a quick mini-break to Wellington…?).

Your big day


For intimate weddings, you can’t go past the Glebe Room. Backing onto Glebe Park, it’s sure to make for perfect wedding photos.

Make your day run exactly how you want it with catering packages tailored to your exact needs by the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Redsalt. The menu uses the sources the freshest local produce from around the region such as local olives from Homeleigh Grove in nearby Wallaroo.

Crowne Plaza Canberra is the perfect location for your out-of town guests to experience Canberra, with easy access to the city and the Parliamentary Triangle.

Make your next business meeting a breeze

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With six meeting rooms in sizes to suit small to medium sized meetings, Crowne Plaza Canberra is well-equipped to host your business event.

The rooms, which can accommodate up to 130 people, are flexible and can be configured any way you like, including boardroom, theatre or classroom style. The function rooms are equipped with the tech equipment you’ll need, including data projector and wifi. Other AV equipment can be arranged as required.

Catering packages can be tailored to your needs, with buffet lunch served either in the function room or in the restaurant. Continue the conversation after work with a glass of wine at Binara One.

So time to get booking – whether it’s for your big day or a busy work day, your booking at Crowne Plaza Canberra could lead to your perfect summer holiday.


For more information about how you could win a luxury getaway to Wellington and find out more about Crowne Plaza’s events facilities here:, email [email protected] or call 02 6247 8999.

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Competition authorised under Permit No ACT TP 16/01179 and NSW permit number LTPS/16/04671.


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