RACV Goldfields Resort

1500 Midland Hwy, CRESWICK, Victoria 3363

RACV Goldfields Resort

1500 Midland Hwy, CRESWICK, Victoria 3363

Venue Reviewssee client reviews of their RACV Goldfields Resort experience

RACV Goldfields Resort (previously Novotel Forest Resort Creswick) is a 4.5 star luxury, eco-friendly hotel, situated on 150 acres of bushland and surrounded by a professional designed 18 hole golf course. Located in the heart of spa country Victoria, it is only 10 minutes from the historic city of Ballarat and 20 minutes from Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. Just 80 minutes from Melbourne CBD, 1 hour from Melbourne and Avalon airports, RACV Goldfields Resort offers easy access by plane or car both domestically and internationally.

The hotel boasts 130 hotel rooms and suites, each with private balcony and stunning views overlooking the pool, fairway and surrounding tree canopy of the Creswick State Forest.

Luxury resort features include a la carte restaurant Harvest Restaurant, the Springs Bar, conference/function facilities and a boutique day spa. Recreational options include: golf, tennis and table tennis, bushwalking and bird watching/feeding, mountain biking on the great dividing trails or on the 4.9km built in tracks of the resort, kids activity room, swimming in the outdoor heated pool, jacuzzi, gym and spa.

Featuring 10 purpose-built, state-of-the-art conference rooms all with natural light and beautiful views. Plus three pre-function areas, three business centres, wireless and broadband internet, dedicated Executive Boardroom, private dining room, library-themed room and Grand Ballroom for 400 dinner guests or 600 theatre style.


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Venue Reviews

REVIEW: Novotel Forest Resort a great choice to get away & refocus the team

November 2013: Abbie - Legal sector (100 delegates residential conference & team-building)

Abbie RATES this venue experience OVERALL at: 4.25/5 Very Good!
Quality of Catering (5/5)
Customer Service (4/5)
Facilities & Equipment (4/5)
Value for Money (4/5)

REVIEW: Our staff commented,

"This year's annual conference at Novotel Forest Resort Creswick was great!! Our Senior Management in particular were very happy with the venue all round - with how it was set up, facilities offered and how the staff assisted us throughout.  

Whilst there were a couple of small hiccups with some of the finer details for our set up, once brought to their attention all was quickly fixed for us without fuss and the few days ran seamlessly. Most feedback/comments from the staff afterwards included how great the food was too...

Thanks for all your help in the process and for introducing this venue to us."  

August 2013: Sharlee - Retail/Merchandising sector (90 delegates, 3 night residential conference)

Venue Facilities

Name m2 U Shape Theatre Board Class Cabaret Banq Cocktail
Grand Ballroom 537.9 - 600 - 360 320 400 600
Hepburn 179.3 60 170 - 120 64 100 180
Creswick 179.3 60 170 - 120 64 100 180
Lindsay 179.3 60 170 - 120 64 100 180
Hepburn Foyer 132 - - - - - - 180
Lindsay Foyer 67.1 - - - - - - 100
Macedon Boardroom 36 - - 12 - - - -
Pepperberry 71.7 24 64 20 45 40 50 70
Candlebark Library 58.4 18 40 18 24 24 30 35
Silver Gum 88.2 21 60 18 24 24 - -
Ironbark 103.5 35 84 - 60 48 60 100
Banksia 184 40 140 42 84 64 130 150
Private Dining Room 39.4 - - 20 - - 20 -
Sports Bar 64 - - - - - - 30

Venue Accommodation

Total Rooms:
Total Beds:
Name Rooms Single Double Queen King Sofa En Suite Shared Bath
Guest Rooms & Suites 143 0 0 6 190 75 1 0

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RACV Goldfields Resort

1500 Midland Hwy, CRESWICK, Victoria 3363

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