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All weather activity options for a fun event.
burlesque workshop
Burlesque Workshop
Have fun with Miss La Vida and learn how to bring out your inner goddess. Learn a range of burlesque moves from a professional Burlesque and Cabaret Performer ending with a fun, choreographed routine.
10 — 50 guests
1 Hour
From $35 per person
Not weather dependent
Low physical factor
Facilitated by a professional performer, specializing in Burlesque and Cabaret with over 8 years of experience. The activity is also portable and can be hosted at your private accommodation only.
cocktail making challenge
Cocktail Making Challenge
A lighthearted way to get your day/evening off to the perfect start. Hands on fun experience with a professional Mixologist where you learn all the tips and tricks to making a layered cocktail then work in teams to replicate it.
10 — 50 guests
1 Hour
From $35 per person
Not weather dependent
Low physical factor
Teams are scored on different skills and winners announced while enjoying your own creations. The activity is also portable and can be hosted at your private accommodation only.
distillery mini experiences
Botanical Distillery Mini Experiences
Add a mini experience to your event with the Botanical Distillery team. Choose one or more experiences from the following featuring their copper alembic still in the background – make a fizzing bath bomb, create a natural lip balm, make a whipped body butter or ‘guess the scent’.
10 — 100 guests
2 Hours
From $20 — $35 per person
Not weather dependent
Low physical factor
Leading New Zealand experts in the art of distillation and medical herbalists facilitate this activity. The activity is also portable and can be hosted at most venues. Recommended for smaller team events within a larger group or add a mini to your main event to add a challenge or variety.
energisers & yoga sessions
Energisers & Yoga Sessions
Move beyond the conference room! Pilates or yoga inside, at the beach or in a tranquil bush setting. Bootcamps with an emphasis on fun team work; or group hikes, bush walks or even runs on Waiheke’s amazing network of trails and tracks.
10 — 50 guests
1 — 2 Hours
From $25 per person
Weather dependent
Low — High physical factor
For larger groups, we can arrange different activities in the one event and can be held at one venue or rotate between different venues. Please refer to The Great Escape Best of Waiheke for more details.
entertainment activities
Entertainment Activities
Waiheke Island is the perfect place when it comes to putting on an unforgettable event! For your themed event, let us organise the perfect activities or games to match e.g. casino royale and carnival games.
10 — 350 guests
From 1 Hour
Price on application
Not Weather dependent
Low physical factor
Activities are portable and can be held at most Waiheke venues.
extraordinary performance workshop
Extraordinary Performance Workshop
With life's many distractions and the impact this has on our brains - learn how to manage distractions effectively to be more productive. Understand the difference between ‘deep work’ and ‘shallow work’ and the importance of managing attention. Identify your own patterns and changes you can make to be more productive by interactive exercises.
10 — 50 guests
2 Hours
$115 per person
Not weather dependent
Low — High physical factor
An experienced facilitator, team development expert and teacher of wellbeing programs runs this activity. This activity is also portable and can be held at most Waiheke venues.
fragrance experience
Botanical Distillery Fragrance Experience
Perfumery is the art of blending fragrant botanical essences to create a perfume – all with a unique and natural twist. Mix it in with a fun and interactive activity – learn how to distill essential oils using a traditional alembic copper still. Gain an inside look at how raw materials for fragrances are made and which key elements of scents work together. Teams compete to create a signature scent and fizzing bath bomb or win the mystery prize for the ‘sharpest nose’ challenge.
10 — 100 guests
2 Hours
From $45 — $75 per person
Not weather dependent
Low physical factor
Leading New Zealand experts in the art of distillation and medical herbalists facilitate this activity. The activity is also portable and can be hosted at most venues.
gin & tonic challenge
Botanical Distillery Gin & Tonic Challenge
Enjoy fun filled competition creating heavenly scented botanical gins with hand crafted tonic waters. You will taste, chew, crunch and smell your way through very hands on experience. Teams design a blend then the best mix will go into the still for a vapor infusion to create a signature gin.
10 — 100 guests
2 Hours
From $45 — $75 per person
Not weather dependent
Low physical factor
Leading New Zealand experts in the art of distillation and medical herbalists facilitate this activity. The activity is also portable and can be hosted at most venues.
haka activity (Māori ceremonial war dance)
Haka Activity (Māori Ceremonial War Dance)
This activity can be added in at the end of the formal Pōwhiri (Māori welcome ceremony) for a fun cultural based experience. Teams are guided by one of the performers who teaches everyone the basic moves and chants of the Haka. The teams then come back together and perform the haka to the other teams (under the guidance of the Māori performer).
10 — 50 guests
1 Hour
Price on application
Not weather dependent
Low physical factor
Following a formal Pōwhiri (Maori Welcome Ceremony), experienced Māori performers and facilitators will run this activity. This activity is also portable and can be held at most Waiheke venues.
sausage making challenge
Sausage Making Challenge
A fun, hands on experience under the guidance of a professional Butcher and Chef. Teams work together making, filling and linking their own to create an award-winning sausage.
10 — 50 guests
1.5 Hours
From $46 per person
Not weather dependent
Low physical factor
The sausages are cooked up and judged and winners announced. The event concludes with everyone enjoying their tasty creations. This activity is also portable and can be held at most Waiheke venues including outdoors (e.g. beach location). Optional – sausages can be cooked by the Chef and form part of a gourmet BBQ dining experience.
team dynamix
Team Dynamix
Perfect for groups wanting a fun competition. Teams participate in a variety of activities of fun and fast-paced team challenges suitable to any age or fitness level. Each challenge encourages the team to think outside the square to achieve a goal with limited time.
10 — 350 guests
1 — 4 hours
From $35 per person
Not weather dependent
Low physical factor
Points are accumulated, and the event ends with a prize giving and prizes awarded to the winning team. This activity is portable and can be held before your lunch or dinner function at The Batch, Stonyridge, Passage Rock, Mudbrick and be adapted to be hosted indoors too.
the great escape best of waiheke
The Great Escape – Best of Waiheke
A tailor-made event experiencing Waiheke’s best sights, scenery and activities ending with a lunch or dinner at a beautiful vineyard or beachfront venue. Include different activities in the one event and can be held at one venue or rotate around different venues. Choose between competitive or more relaxed free flow style events.
10 — 350 guests
1 — 4 hours
From $40 – $70 per person
Not weather dependent
Low physical factor
All activity options listed under adventure, team building, indoor and culture. For more information visit www.thegreatescape.co.nz.
the great escape island challenge
The Great Escape – Island Challenge
Known as Waiheke’s best team day out - armed with digital cameras, teams set off in vehicles to complete a number of fun challenges experiencing the best sights and scenery Waiheke has to offer.
10 — 200 guests
2 — 4 hours
From $60 – $85 per person
Not weather dependent
Low physical factor
The event ends with a slideshow of the adventure they have just experienced. This along with the prize giving makes for great entertainment during your lunch or dinner! The Great Escape Island Challenge can be held at most lunch or dinner venues. For more information visit www.thegreatescape.co.nz.
wellbeing & resilience workshop
Wellbeing and Resilience Workshop
Understand the science of stress and its impact on your own body and mind. Understand ‘feel good’ hormones and how you can activate them to maintain your own resilience and sense of wellbeing. Experience calming your body and mind and identify your own actions to increase your wellbeing. Enjoy interactive exercises, meditation and sensory walks.
10 — 50 guests
2 hours
$145 per person
Not weather dependent
Low physical factor
An experienced facilitator, team development expert and teacher of wellbeing programs runs this activity. This activity is also portable and can be held at most Waiheke venues.
wine & artisan tours
Wine & Artisan Tours
Let us design a tailored itinerary specific to your requirements and enjoy a tour of the sights and delights Waiheke has to offer; options can include e.g. wine, craft-beer, olive oil, honey and oyster tastings, art exhibitions and garden tours.
10 — 350 guests
1 – 6 Hours
From $30 per person
Not weather dependent
Low physical factor
We can arrange self-guided tours to executive tour options with own local guide. Please let us know your requirements for your escape to Waiheke Island and we’d be more than happy to recommend the best options to suit.
Wine & Artisan Activities
Wine & Artisan Activities
Add a wine and artisan experience to your event with a range of fun and interactive portable activities. All options can be tailored for a competitive or relaxed free flow style event.
10 — 350 guests
30 Minutes – 4 Hours
From $15 per person
Not weather dependent
Low physical factor
Options include: Wine trivia; Wine label designing; Blind wine tasting; Local wine tasting; Local oyster shucking, olive oil, vinegars (balsamic, apple and Rosé) and honey tastings; artisan sausage making; Architecturally designed jelly tasting (alcoholic or virgin); Botanical Distillery - gin & tonic or fragrance sensory experience.
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unique venues & activities
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So you can experience first-hand what the island has to offer
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