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Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Spa, Taupō
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Taupo has it all when it comes to breakout space for your business event; enabling your group to take a well-earned break doing something they love, a new activity or one that pushes the boundaries.

The ultimate detox

From soaking in natural thermal waters to boutique shopping, a round of golf or fly fishing, your group will have plenty of choice to recharge while they enjoy the magic of the Taupo region. Whether they’re in the wilderness, the CBD or on the lake, there is something fun for everyone in your group.

Under 2 hours

Soak up the natural benefits of Taupo’s geothermal wonderland. Unwind in thermal waters at Taupo De Brett’s hot springs followed by cocktails and canapés at Hilton Lake Taupo and Bistro Lago. Or take a break from your adrenaline adventures and relax at Wairakei Terraces. If retail therapy is more in order, discover local goodness at the Saturday Taupo Market and the Sunday Market Central, or explore boutique shopping at the pedestrian-friendly Taupo central, also packed with devine cafés.

From 2 to 4 hours

Stay on par with your group at Wairakei Resort's 9-hole golf course – one of the best 9-holes in New Zealand and a great way to get your 10,000 steps in. Or head out onto the lake: choose from a private fishing charter and clay target shooting with Chris Jolly Outdoors, sailing on a beautiful 47’ yacht with Taupo Sailing Adventures, or going your own way and learning a new skill in the Two Mile Bay Sailing Club’s custom-built sailing boats, stand up paddle boards or kayaks.

From 4 to 6 hours

Many find sanctuary on a golf course, but it’s rare to find a golf course that is also a sanctuary. Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary is thought to have scored a world first! Blending with the natural rolling countryside and developed to meet rigorous standards for world-class championship competition. Play a round then explore the wildlife sanctuary, which acts as a crèche for kiwi chicks and a breeding space for takahe as well as a home to pheasants, guinea fowl, pekin ducks and fallow deer.

From half to full day

Indulge in excellence at Poronui Lodge for a high-end experience – one of the world’s finest sporting lodges with bespoke adventures tailored to guest’s individual interests. Guided activities include hiking, horse-riding and archery within the 16,000 acre wilderness playground, with plenty of extras such as heli-rafting, hunting and fishing. Poronui’s Wild Team Challenge is another luxury and wilderness experience that’s ideal for groups of 20 - a great corporate team building option.

After dark

At the end of a fun day your group will be assured a great night’s sleep at one of our business-focused hotels - Wairakei Resort, Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre, Millennium Hotel, Hilton Lake Taupo or Acapulco Motor Inn. For added touch of luxury choose from Huka Lodge, Poronui Lodge or Kinloch Manor & Villas. An evening soak in one of Taupo’s natural hot pools gazing at the stars, followed by delicious cuisine, will ensure your group has a restful sleep and is recharged for the next day’s activities.

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