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Work Retreats

The Tortoise Head Guest House is the ideal work retreat for Melbourne businesses.

In this novel and pristine environment, far from the everyday stress of the city, staff can rediscover their creative and team spirit.

Although only 80 km from the CBD, the short ferry ride provides a psychological break from the mainland and mainstream thinking.

Your group can enjoy exclusive use of our building and sprawling property (please discuss whether you would like exclusive use and complete privacy when enquiring).

When you want a break from work, we can organise activities to suit your group, but apart from these planned breaks, there are no distractions; you can concentrate on reinventing the widget, the corporation, or establishing the next Google.

We will work with you to provide the catering best suited to your event timetable, ranging from fresh cooked biscuits and cakes through to buffets or full service meals.


Large and small corporate events can be arranged.

Our work retreat facilities include:

  • a large room which can be configured with seating only, or tables and chairs, or informal seating
  • a dining room, which can also be used as a break-out room or presentation room
  • a separate breakout room
  • large verandahs, which can be used as break-out spaces, or just to chill out between work sessions
  • We can provide accommodation for work retreats spanning more than one day (please discuss your requirements).