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Have a few adrenaline junkies in the office? Or perhaps a colleague who wants to be pushed out of their comfort zone? Why not strap them up and throw them off a cliff over the Waikato River! Your peers can take the plunge over a cliff face and freefall towards the turquoise waters of the Waikato River at AJ Hackett Taupō Bungy & Swing. Both the bungy and seated-swing can be done alone or in tandem, and is one of the ultimate thrill-seeking activities in the region. Don’t forget to collect the video of your jump to send to the office group chat!
Reward your team with a unique sailing experience on Lake Taupō. They’ll never forget the surreal feeling of gliding across the midnight-blue water to the Ngātoroirangi Māori Rock Carvings, with a crisp or hot beverage in hand.
Grab a glass of bubbly and melt into a beanbag on the deck of Taupō Sailing Adventures yacht, Kindred Spirit. Cruising in comfort and style, your group can take in the views across Lake Taupō and be in awe of its sheer size (the same size as Singapore!) and splendour. Our pick is the sunset cruise, a perfectly relaxing post-conference activity.
Offering excursions on Aotearoa’s only eco-yacht, sail into the sunset with a glass of champagne and celebrate your group coming together to share the experience. With Sail Barbary, passengers can immerse themselves into the workings of the yacht, giving your group a chance to work together to navigate the Taupō moana. Or sit back and relax with one another while your Captain cruises you along the gentle waves.
“Forward paddle” “over right” and “hold on!” are all terms your group will get familiar with as they tackle the rapids along the Tongariro River. Possibly one of the best team-building activities on offer in the region, Tongariro River Rafting will put your team through their paces as they work together to raft over Grade 3 rapids of the river. Not only will they experience the heart-thumping adrenaline, but the experienced guide will also retell the history of the river, and you may even see Aotearoa’s endangered native duck, the Whio. River rafting with peers is a truly unforgettable adventure.
With five boats available for hire, there's plenty of room for the entire office with Chris Jolly Outdoors. Treat your group to an exclusive charter for the afternoon on beautiful Lake Taupō, and enjoy cruising to see the stunning Ngātoroirangi Māori Rock Carvings. Then, get everyone involved to try to catch some kaimoana for the whole crew! Catch a fat Rainbow or Brown trout and have it served onboard, or take it with you and have it prepared at one of the many participating restaurants in town.
Able to cruise with up to 140 passengers and cater to a variety of budgets, Chris Jolly Outdoors can entertain every kind of group.
There’s nothing quite like fearing for your life to truly bring peers closer together, and Taupō Tandem Skydiving does exactly that! Strapped to your experience tandem jump-masters, pick to free-fall between 9,000ft-18,5000ft over Taupō. You will not be disappointed by the spectacular view of the lake and mountains, and your group will come away proud as ever that they pushed themselves to their limits. The TTS team will even pick your group up in their locally iconic, bright yellow hummer! Consistently rated #1 Skydive in Aotearoa on TripAdvisor, Taupō Tandem Skydiving has jumped over 200,000 times over 25 years, so you and your peers are in safe hands (and parachutes!).
After a day of business and planning there’s nothing better than a vino with a view. We list four of the best bars to enjoy Taupō’s scenery with a beverage in hand.