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Great Lake Taupo Reward and Incentive Ideas
Now, for something really special to consider when booking your North Island New Zealand conference...
Helicopter Silver Service Dinner
Get a helicopter to drop you off in the remote Western Bays of Lake Taupō for a silver service dinner. Dine in a beautiful private setting on the edge of the lake. Continue the party on a charter boat home.
Find your hidden 'Race Car Driver'
Head out to the Taupo Motorsport Park and learn to drive a single seater Formula One race car replica - the closest you will ever get to Formula 1. Or if you're more a Ford or Holden fan, get behind the wheel of a V8 racecar, or let the experienced drivers thrill you around the track! If Sports Cars are more your thing, then take the wheel of one of the world's most popular sports cars, the MX5. Learn the challenges of an all out day of excitement 'at the track'. Finish the day off with a cold drink and BBQ dinner in 'Pit Lane'.
Jet Boat Thrills
Take a jet boat ride on the mighty Waikato River. Slide past sheer cliffs with just centimetres to spare and then race to the base of the thundering Huka Falls, over the famous Fuljames Rapids or through the majestic Tutukau Gorge. Experience the “jet turn” where your driver spins your boat through 360 degrees at high speed! Stop on the riverbank or mid river for a surprise refreshment break.
Catch a Trout!
Choose a guide and spend a day fly fishing on the world renowned rivers of the Great Lake Taupo region. Take a 4x4 vehicle or helicopter transfer to a secluded wilderness river or simply walk out your door and fish the famous Tongariro River! Trout fishing license required.
A package of three activities all organised for you. Start with a cruise on Lake Taupō on one of Chris Jolly's perfectly equiped launches. Then be collected by Inflite Charters and helicopter out over the Maori Rock Carvings and Huka Falls. Land at Hukafalls Jet's base for a 30 minute blast up the Waikato River. What a WOW afternoon!
Contact: Totally Taupo
Be Treated like Royalty
Lake Taupo is renowned for it's world class luxury lodges! Be treated like royalty or a movie star at Huka Lodge - a haven for those seeking peace, privacy and personalised hospitality. Or try New Zealand's newest luxury lodge - The Kinloch Club. Set on the world class Jack Nicklaus designed Kinloch Club Golf Course, this spectacular retreat, with views across the course and out to Lake Taupo is guaranteed to impress!
A wilderness retreat like no other!
Nestled in the secluded Taharua Valley, Poronui is a luxury wilderness lodge preferred by the world's most discerning fishermen, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Choose from one of three supremely comfortable accommodation options - the Poronui Fishing Lodge, luxury camping down by the Mohaka River at the Safari Camp or the stately Blake House - the choice of celebrities, captains of industry and royalty!
Ko Tahi Te Ra - Interactive Traditional Cooking
Take a Maori bush journey back through the ages and learn abuot the land, the history and the significance of Maori kai (food). The day culminates in a delicious hangi feast using authentic Maori gathering techniques and cooking methods in the great outdoor wilderness.
Contact: Kai Waho
Deer Farm Experience
Complete your day at a deer farm by dining in the Mighty Antler Room or Authentic Gun Room. You could have dinner under the stars in a forest or even on the airstrip at this fantastic venue! Be entertained with a musician of your choice or entertain your group with pistol shooting and knife throwing activities! Theme a party in this wonderful character barn...... even arrive in a stock truck!!
Contact: Kitenui Safari Park with Action NZ
White Water Rafting or Kayaking
Splash down the river on a thrilling and heart pumping white water rafting experience tailored to suit all ages and abilities. Or take a leisurely kayak trip to the Maori Rock Carvings and be collected by launch for a glass of wine and spot of fishing on the way back!
Enjoy the view from above
Take a helicopter flight into the Kaimanawa Ranges to search for the famous Kaimanawa wild horses, or explore the World Heritage listed Tongariro National Park from above in your own privately chartered luxury aircraft. The view from above has to be seen to be believed.
Tongariro Lodge Special Hosted Outdoor Experience
Treat your company's high performers to something truly special - a personally hosted experience at this world famous fishing lodge. An exclusive Taupo resort and fine dining combined with world class guided outdoor activities from heli skiing to heli fishing, snow skiing, white water rafting... the list is endless.
Contact: Tongariro Lodge
Be Pampered like a Princess
Take a break from the everyday and relax in therapeutic mineral pools before a rejuvenating massage or customised facial. Then enjoy the tranquil surroundings with a herbal tea, fresh fruits and a good magazine!
Arrive in style with your private luxury launch or by floatplane at one of Taupo's special lakeside retreats. Spend the evening with a glass of wine and sensational meal while taking in the exceptional lakefront view. Then wake in the morning to the sound of the water lapping on the shore.
And more..... so much more!!
Contact the Great Lake Taupo Business Events Team for further recommendations and suggestions for your North Island NZ Conference.
Ask The Local
Save yourself time - free local assistance For unbiased advise and recommendations on ALL the venues within the region, call the Great Lake Taupo Business Events team. Their team of experts will act as your ‘on the ground’ assistance, narrowing down the options and even arranging for quotes from multiple venues. This can save you hours of time, so you can carry on with other jobs, knowing proposals will be landing on your desk shortly!- Catherine Hooper, Auckland