Meet, eat, fish, shoot and party – all in the one location!

Chris Jolly Outdoors firmly believe in mixing business with pleasure.  We have been entertaining companies on corporate events, on and around Lake Taupo for 35 years.  Our experience, professionalism and love for the outdoors will ensure your team has the adventure of a lifetime.  Getting out onto Lake Taupo after a busy day conferencing is a great way for your team to relax and unwind.  Why settle for the same old boardroom when you can have your meeting afloat?   Team building has never been so much fun.  Try a trout fishing or skeet shooting competition for some inter-departmental rivalry. We offer plenty of activities to keep the team together, partners occupied and also work with other local operators to add a bit more adrenalin to your activity.

We have a huge number of packages available for conference and incentive groups as well as corporate or club parties and events. Our range of activities on offer combined with our expertise means we can tailor a package to suit your requirements and your budget.  All  of our activites can be combined together to create an experience you’ll never forget.  We also work in closely with local operators Inflite Charters and Hukafalls Jet with incentive packages available for half and full day activities.  For more information, please feel free to contact our friendly team to discuss your next off-site event.

With our fleet of 4 fully equipped launches, we can entertain groups of up to 140 delegates.


We offer a great selection of activities and work together with local providers to offer our corporate market the best services for their event. Our most popular option in our portfolio is our incredibly fun Luncheon and Dinner Cruises. We work together with your business and local conference centres to make the most of your ‘off site’ entertainment. We can tailor the evening to suit every need including flexible menu choices, music, karaoke, decorations and beverage choices or open bar. Trout fishing and skeet shooting can also be included in your package. A fun evening for all to enjoy!

Our launches can cater for all size groups, from 2 to 140 guests. For larger groups we can take 2 or more launches out and raft them together once out on the lake. Your guests will dine in superb comfort while enjoying the magnificent backdrop of the mountain peaks and the secluded surrounding bays of stunning lake Taupo.

We also have some great decorating packages available through Eventrent – locally owned and operating event hire specialists. Click here for more info on some of the fantastic decorating packages available.

See below for some ideas about our off-site dining packages available.

Brunch Cruise

Brunch Cruise – This fun morning includes a sumptuous brunch menu of delicious fresh fruit platters, a full cooked breakfast, coffee/tea and croissants. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains as you make your way to the Maori rock carvings.  Trout fishing can be included, time permitting. This is the perfect way to spend a leisurely morning for a meeting or presentation in Taupo.

Catch your Kai luncheon cruise

Catch your Kai luncheon cruise – This is a great way to get your delegates together and enjoy the amazing sites of Great Lake Taupo. You can choose a full day or ½ day lake fishing/cruising charter. Our experienced crew will ensure you have a enjoyable and relaxing corporate meeting experience. This fabulous scenic cruise is complimented with a sumptuous buffet lunch, your fresh Trout catch & refreshments.

Our popular Sunset Dinner Cruise

Our popular Sunset Dinner Cruise – Enjoy a spectacular evening out on Lake Taupo while the sun sets behind the magnificent Mt Ruapehu.This 4 hour private charter departs from the Taupo boat harbour and cruises around the splendid bays while the guests are served with pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres and a delicious buffet dinner.

Kiwi Barbeque & Trout Fishing dinner/luncheon Cruise

Kiwi Barbeque & Trout Fishing dinner/luncheon Cruise – An ideal option for satisfying your entire group in a casual, relaxing environment while cruising on Lake Taupo in the early evening. This offers the perfect opportunity to fish for fresh trout which can be BBQ’d to compliment your tasty, kiwi inspired BBQ. Our helpful, knowledgeable staff will prepare and cook all catches, a very unique Taupo experience!

Themed dinner parties & functions

Themed dinner parties & functions – Whether your company is having a product launch, motivational sales conference, or you are celebrating your Christmas party, our private charters create a really fun and memorable occasion.


Get some FRESH air into your company!  Chris Jolly Outdoors are the team building and outdoor experience specialists.  We have a range of options available on the lake or around it, which suit all budgets and interests.

See below for some of our suggestions.

Trout fishing competition

A fantastic, fun-for-all ‘Trout Fishing Competition’. Split your group into 2 -4 teams and let them show their fishing talent. After the winning tream is announced, lunch is served and the winners get to enjoy their delicious trout served with their meal. If there are other catches there should be enough for the others to enjoy! Our boats are also equipped for Clay Target shooting.

Hike to water

Your group will be dropped off in Kinloch Bay (20 min drive from Taupo) and will hike the scenic Kinloch to Kawakawa Bay walkway. The group will be met by a private launch right on the beautifulsandy beach. As the group cruise back to Taupo they will enjoy a buffet lunch and a scenic trip taking in the Maori rock carvings.

Wheels to water

Taupo is becoming well known for stunning Mountain Biking trails. Try somethingreally different and uniquely Taupo, cycle the adventurous W2K (Whakaipo Bay to Kinloch Bay) track, where you will be met by one of our private launches, then enjoy a scenic cruise back to Taupo.

Paddle to Power

For those looking for a unique outdoors challenge, the paddle to power trip is ideal. Half of your group will kayak with professional guides while the other half cruise by private charter to the Maori rock carvings. Once at the carvings the two groups meet and swap over, see who can stay dry!!


Incentive gifts are always appreciated, however research proves that the most memorable incentive is travel and activities. Our private charters can be enhanced to personalize the experience and we can complement the cruise with a take-away gift. Here are some ideas;

Taste of Taupo

Lake Taupo’s history is resonant with fishing & hunting legends, landscape diversity, Maori culture and European settlement. We can create an historical journey that will take you back in time and bring you forward to today. This could incorporate a welcoming ceremony, or Powhiri, a visit to the Maori rock carvings, trout fishing and of course some regional cuisine and your catch of the day!

Wine & Tackle

We bring on board our local wine experts to walk you through the world of wine while cruising the glorious lake. Following a delightful tasting, lunch will be served complemented by some world famous trout fishing.

Trout Fishing Tour

Your incentive group will enjoy a private cruise while fishing for Rainbow and Brown trout under professional instruction from our trained and experienced crew.Your lunch and trout catches are then served buffet style with a selection of wines to match.


Hosting your meeting on the water is an amazing way to inspire new ideas and meet with no interruptions. All meetings are treated individually and can be tailor made to suit your taste and budget. Our meeting packages are flexible and they include the charter, refreshments, morning/afternoon tea and a tackle box with all the desk top essentials. Lunch or dinner is additional and full day meetings can be arranged. We can also provide any other meeting equipment that you may require and can quote accordingly.


While your delegates are busy with their conference, we make sure that the partners are taken care of by providing fabulous activities to suit all.

Guided Walking or Hiking

This is a great way to take in some amazing scenery in the Taupo region. The exciting history of the volcanic region combined with the stunning scenery, flora & fauna, crystal clear rivers, make it one of the most interesting areas for guided hiking or walking.

Guided Fly Fishing

Our professionally guided Fly Fishing is a fantastic wilderness experience where you will enjoy a half or full day of fishing one of our many beautiful rivers. Another popular option is group Fly Fishing lesson for two hours.

Guided Bike Tour

A new activity on offer with trails for the novice or experienced cyclist. Mountain bike out to Aratiatia dams to watch the spectacular flood gates open, or bike round the stunning bays of Lake Taupo, through native bushland. You can even meet one of our launches in a secluded bay, to fish your way back to the Taupo marina. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch on board and stop and see the Maori Rock carvings – only accessible by water. We supply all biking equipment and transport to and from accommodation.

Private luncheon Cruise

Your guests will enjoy the best of what Taupo has to offer by enjoying this relaxing scenic cruise.Our charter will take you to the Maori rock carvings, where along the way you will try your hand at some trout fishing, clay target, swimming or just sit back and enjoy.


Chris Jolly Outdoors, HukaFalls Jet and Inflite Charters – 3 of Taupo’s most experienced operators have joined forces to create the ultimate adventure package.  A private trout fishing charter with Chris Jolly Outdoors, a thrilling jet boat ride right to the bottom of the Huka Falls with Hukafalls Jet and an awe-inspiring scenic flight with Inflite can all be experienced  in one adventure filled day. All transport is included and activities can be experienced back to back or spread over a few days. This is a truly fantastic package for staff incentive, corporate entertainment or a bug thank you to your valued clients.

Click here to download the Totally Taupo brochure. Call 0800 252 628 or email for more information. Please note the launch pictured in the flyer has since been sold.  Chris Jolly Outdoors now has 4 fully equipped launches – any of which can be used for the Totally Taupo package, depending on numbers.