Why Waiheke is the best location for your Christmas party

Published 23rd August 2020

Escape Auckland for your Christmas party function this year and you'll not only wonder why you'd never thought of it before but your team will be thanking you for it.

Getting here and around Waiheke is so easy

Only a short 35-minute cruise from Auckland (or 45 minutes from Half moon Bay) and you will feel like you are a world away. Ferries run every 30 minutes from downtown Auckland during summer and departing Waiheke in the evenings approximately every hour right up until 12:30 am. There are plenty of ways of getting around once you are here with
group transport options including coaches seating up to 50 people, public buses that meet every ferry, private shuttles and taxi services, … you could even discover the island on foot - its only 20 minutes walk from the ferry to the main village and Oneroa's beautiful beach.

Christmas Party Venue Options

Give in to the allure of Waiheke’s world-class restaurants, boutique vineyards, and unique dining options - there are venues to suit every brief and budget suitable for groups of 10 - 250 guests. Enjoy breath-taking views across the Hauraki Gulf, picturesque vineyard settings nestled amongst the vines, or absolute beachfront dining on one of the world’s most idyllic islands. Savour a world of flavours and enjoy culinary delights from all around the globe in relaxed settings through to fine dining.

Team Building Activities and Things To Do

It is easy to see why Waiheke Island has been voted one of the “5 Top Destinations to Visit in the World” by Lonely Planet. There is something to suit everyone including native bird and wildlife, beaches, coastal walks, mountain bike trails, arts and culture, over 30 vineyards, breweries, artisan food, world-class golf course, vibrant shopping hub and so much more.
Why not start your Waiheke Christmas party function with a fun team building adventure? The Great Escape Island Challenge is the islands most popular Team Activity and can take pace no matter what the weather. Teams armed with digital cameras, set off in vans to experience the best sights and scenery while completing fun challenges. The event ends with a prize giving and slideshow of the fun you've had which makes for perfect entertainment during your Christmas function. Other popular team activities include barefoot bowls, ziplining, archery, laser clay-bird shooting, gin and tonic making and sausage making.

Ready for your ultimate Waiheke event?

We here at Destination Waiheke are the best on the island for planning your next event, whether it be a Corporate event, Christmas party, Stag/Hen-Do, Family gathering, or something completely different. With 30+ years of corporate event management experience and 20,000+ happy guests bought to the island, we know how to put everything together for you, just perfectly.