The Tops Conference Centre
If Long Point Conference Centre isn’t available on the dates required by your group, then The Tops Conference Centre is one of several alternative venues which may be available.
The Tops Conference Centre is located an hour south of Sydney in the Stanwell Park region and caters for school camps, church events, corporate conferences and other events. Stanwell Park is a coastal village and northern suburb of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.
Getting there is quite straightforward. Just follow the Princes Hwy to Helensburgh. Take the exit towards Lawrence Hargrave Dr/Helensburgh/Stanwell Park. Continue on Lawrence Hargrave Drive, take a slight right onto Stonehaven Road, then turn right onto Bendena Gardens and follow the signs to The Tops Conference Centre.
The Stanwell Park accommodation is spread over 8 buildings and can sleep a total of 575 guests. The buildings vary in size, from The Lodge which can sleep up to 8 people to Waratah which can accommodate up to 159. Most of the rooms in the main buildings have ensuites and sleep up to 6 people. Stanwell Tops Camp uses a combination of single and double beds and bunks. Some of the rooms have wheelchair access. Guests are supplied with a doona and pillow, but need to bring their own bedding. A linen service is available for an additional cost.
Tops Conference Centre caters for small and large groups and has 15 meeting and conference rooms. All of these come with Wi-Fi, the biggest ones are fitted with a data projector and all except the 1000-seat auditorium are air-conditioned. The 700 square metre auditorium can be booked as a single day booking or as part of an accommodation package. There are 5 conference rooms that seat more than 100 people and 4 of these are fitted with a stage. There is a lighting system in the two largest rooms. A smaller meeting room, seating 15 people is also available for small groups to meet. Meals and refreshments can also be served in this room.
Stanwell Tops Conference Centre is set on 200 acres of bushland and facilitates a range of recreational activities. There are two swimming pools on site (closed between ANZAC Day and Labour Day), a tennis court, a basketball court and recreational ovals. There are several playgrounds and a 6 metre climbing web. There is also opportunity to go for walks in the bush. You are also able to book instructor led activities such as abseiling, archery, giant swing, leap of faith and a high ropes course.
There are also several attractions within a short drive that cater for a variety of interests. The Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh, is a family owned and operated zoo. Here you can see a lot of different Australian animals and a range of exotic animals including Sumatran tigers, red pandas and meerkats. Jamberoo Action Park is a water park that is located approximately 1 hour’s drive south of The Tops and has a huge range of waterslides and attractions. The Royal National Park is also an option where you can go bushwalking, cycling, surfing and picnicking. Stanwell Beach is only ten minutes’ drive and is ideal for families.
Note: The above is provided for information purposes only. Long Point Conference Centre doesn’t formally endorse The Tops Conference Centre, and we recommend you to make your own enquiries if you plan to book a stay at any venue not affiliated with us.