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Five unforgettable conference spaces in Taupō

Taupō, at the centre of Aotearoa’s (New Zealand) North Island, is an extraordinary destination for your next business event. Our specialty is providing the perfect balance between work and pleasure, where no two days will be the same. Whether you want to inspire your group to think creatively on the edge of sparkling Lake Taupō, reward and incentivise individuals with an exclusive luxury lodge experience, or simply wish to host your business event in Aotearoa’s “most beautiful large town,” the region and its unique conference spaces are ready cater your next event.

We’ve highlighted five of the Taupō regions most unforgettable event spaces that are sure to leave your team feeling inspired and refreshed.

Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupō

Hold your meetings on the edge of Lake Taupō at Millennium. Tastefully furnished meeting rooms are paired with superb cuisine options and attentive hospitality. The same elegance and sophistication that features throughout the hotel continues into the three available conference rooms. Offering the ideal setting for meetings, training seminars, formal dinners, cocktail parties, wedding receptions or product launches. Catering for up to 190 delegates, all rooms feature natural light, air conditioning and a full range of technical equipment (either in-house or hired in).

The dedicated conferencing team will cater for your every need and ensure that your plans are transformed into an absolute success.

Facility details:

  • Max occupancy: 30pax boardroom setting, 150pax theatre setting, 190pax cocktail setting
  • Free Parking
  • Range of audio and visual display options
  • In-house conference catering team
  • Restaurant on site
  • Uninterrupted lakefront view
  • Two minutes from Taupō town centre

Rapids Jet – conference room 

Avoid stuffy conference rooms and fluorescent lights for your next corporate event and get the team out on the rapids! There’s no stronger way to bring the team together than with a true whitewater thrill, and Rapids Jet will facilitate that no matter how big or small your group is. 

You can now continue your corporate event off the water at the brand new meeting space! 

Facility details:

  • Max occupancy: 10pax boardroom setting, 20pax function setting
  • Free Parking
  • BBQ available in the summer
  • Balcony for indoor/outdoor flow and scenic views of the Rotokawa/Aratiatia area
  • Large Smart TV for presentations (HDMI and wireless connectivity)
  • Access to modern kitchenette (self-catered)
  • 15 minutes from Taupō town centre

Poronui Lodge

Poronui is an exclusive 6,500-hectare, high-country retreat perfect for a reward and incentives event. Whether you require a private and secluded conference venue for small groups, or an outdoor playground for executive rewards, Poronui is a fabulously exclusive destination.

The property offers outstanding conference, meeting and breakout rooms perfect for planning and discussion sessions, as well as exciting outdoor activities such as mountain biking, back country fishing, horse trekking and Olympic standard sporting clays range, archery and target shooting.

Poronui Lodge can provide accommodation for up to 22 guests (double/twin) in spectacular high country, riverside surroundings including seven private cabins and the luxurious owner’s villa ‘Blake House’.

Facility details:

  • Two conference rooms: Blake House and Cellar
  • Max occupancy: 20pax boardroom setting, 80pax cocktail setting, 50pax banquet setting
  • Private carpark and helicopter pad
  • Private chefs on-site
  • Audio and presentation equipment available
  • Accommodation available for up to 22 guests
  • 40 minutes from Taupō town centre

Chris Jolly Outdoors 

Chris Jolly Outdoors can cater to all your corporate group needs with packages to suit your objectives and budget. With their fleet of four fully equipped boats, Chris Jolly Outdoors can entertain groups as small as two to up to 120 delegates. 

The most beneficial aspect of hosting your team on Lake Taupō is the privacy and exclusivity. Your group will have to stay for the duration and mingle! 

Facility details: 

  • Max occupancy: 70pax conference setting, 120pax cocktail setting
  • Free parking at Taupō marina
  • Catering available, fully licensed bar 
  • Audio and presentation equipment available
  • Onboard activities can include fishing and clay target shooting
  • Located in Taupō town centre (marina)

Oreti Village

Enjoy an exclusive lakeside village in Oreti, on the southern shores of Lake Taupō. Amazing panoramic lake and mountain views, and on-site accommodation and dining make Oreti Village an ideal location for any event. Oreti’s on-site conference facilities capture majestic views of Lake Taupō from its site nestled above the resort. Oreti caters for smaller groups and events up to 150 people, and tailor all conferences to suit individual requirements.

The village has 20 self-contained superior two bedroom apartments, all featuring breath-taking panoramic views. Perfect for accommodating 40 delegates with their own bedrooms.

Facility details:

  • Three conference rooms
  • Max occupancy: 150pax conference setting
  • Accommodation available for up to 40 guests
  • Private, free parking
  • On-site restaurant
  • Audio and presentation equipment available
  • 60 minutes from Taupō town centre

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