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Team Building
Unique & fun team activities and venues for your event.
barefoot bowls challenge
Barefoot Bowls Challenge
Go ‘bowlistic’ with this fun lawn bowl event - no experience necessary. Teams score points on a range of fun challenges including blindfold bowling and left-handed bowling.
10 — 100 guests
Minimum 1 Hour
$25 per person
Weather dependent
Low physical factor
The bowling clubs Green Bar can be open, so teams can enjoy drinks while they play.
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.
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.
segway challenge
SegWay Challenge
Using the latest X2 PT Segway's, which are built for off-road fun and suitable for any age group and fitness level. For a team event with a difference, this round robin style event includes a range of games (see below) that are a brilliant way to develop teamwork skills, have some fun and bond a team closer together.
6 — 50 guests
1 — 2 hours
From $40 — $120 per person
Weather dependent
Low physical factor
Segway challenge games include: ‘SegWai Slalom’, ‘Shoot and Run’, ‘Hungry, Hungry Segways' and ‘Paparazzi Run’.
stand up paddle board pursuit
Stand Up Paddle Board Pursuit
Perfect for groups wanting a fun competition on the water (can include kayaks for variety). Teams participate in challenging games known as the ‘Pursuit Games’ detailed in the notes below.
10 — 50 guests
1 – 2 Hours
From $35 per person
Weather dependent
Low – Medium physical factor
For a team event with a difference, the ‘Stand Up Paddle Board Pursuit’ includes a range of relay styled games that are a brilliant way to develop teamwork skills, have some fun and bond a team closer together while still maintaining that competitive atmosphere e.g. ‘ Maiden Rescue’ – takes skill riding to the next level, asking riders to rescue the Barbie doll back to shore as they race. Sound easy? We don’t like easy so of course we make it a true test of skill and riding technique.
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 beach challenge
The Great Escape – Beach Challenge
Known as Waiheke’s best team day out - armed with digital cameras, teams set off on foot to complete a number of fun challenges experiencing the best sights and scenery Waiheke has to offer.
10 — 200 guests
1 — 2 hours
From $40 – $70 per person
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; which can be held at most lunch or dinner venues. For more information visit www.thegreatescape.co.nz.
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.
waiheke round robin
Waiheke Round Robin
Perfect for groups wanting a fun competition. Teams participate in a variety of activities (e.g. pop up archery, Segway games and team ‘Dynamix Challenges’) scoring points at each before moving onto the next activity.
10 — 350 guests
1 — 4 hours
From $45 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.
walking by nature guided experience
Walking by Nature Guided Experience
Gentle interpretative nature walks through the bush by trained nature and forest Therapy Guide – helping to harness the benefits of nature for mental health & wellbeing. Learn about the history of Waiheke and the Hauraki Gulf on the way, the environment and its people, as well as the flora and fauna of the environment you are in. Fabulous views.
10 — 50 guests
1–2 Hours
From $50 per person
Weather dependent
Low – Medium physical factor
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.
wild walk experience
Wild Walk Experience
Don’t catch a cab - take a walk with the Botanical Distillery team instead! They will take you on an exploration of your local surroundings and introduce you to native plants, trees, flowers and even edible weeds. Enjoy the guided foraging, then distil an aromatic drink or make a botanical juice.
10 — 50 guests
2 Hours
From $35 – $50 per person
Weather dependent
Low – Medium physical factor
wild woozey round robin
Wild Woozey Round Robin
Great for the competitive types! A Round Robin event where teams enjoy archery & laser claybird shooting, PLUS a range of Team Tactics in a fun & competitive event. Fast paced, funfilled challenges test your group’s ability, resources and time management.
20 — 180 guests
1.5 – 2 Hours
From $60 – $75 per person
Weather dependent
Low physical factor
Celebrate top shooters & winning team with a fun prizegiving which sets the mood for a fun event! Team Tactic Options – e.g. keypad catapult, missing link, waiters race, barrel roll, planks n ladders, barrel golf and blind beer & wine.
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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