Let Chris Jolly Outdoors create a tailored corporate function experience for you and your team. Escape with one of our nature-based activities such as mountain biking or guided fly fishing, or charter one of our 5 boats and take the boardroom out on the water. The choice is yours, we’ll handle the logistics. Expect privacy, exclusivity and above all a positive memorable experience. Why Chriss Jolly Outdoors? Easy, we know how to get your team cranking.

Book your private, exclusive and memorable Corporate Function Experience with Chris Jolly Outdoors, you turn up and we'll handle the rest.
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Corporate Functions

Employees from Fisher & Paykel, BNZ, Bayleys Real Estate, Tenon, Miraka, Hollywood movies, trust boards and thousands of companies have all bonded under the Chris Jolly Outdoors umbrella. Why? We know how to get your team cranking. On the water, we have four private boats and on land, we have access to exclusive bush retreats. Perfect options for any corporate event. Need a secret rendezvous to discuss strategy? Get out of town with us here at Chris Jolly Outdoors.

We partner with all major Taupo hotels to provide off-site activities, team building exercises and functions to ensure your event in the Central Plateau region is a success.

Most importantly, we understand that as a business you have specific budgets and outcomes. Let us work with you to create a superior corporate event for your staff.

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Take Your Team Mountain Biking:

Our guided biking tours can cater to the adventure thrill chasers and the more leisurely pleasure-seeking holidaymakers. From alpine Aotearoa expert level trails to the gentle great lake walkway, Chris Jolly Outdoors is happy to accommodate the needs of your team on your nature escape. Who said your boardroom needed to be immovable? Discuss team meetings on the ride, let nature be your boardroom.

Kinloch to Kawakawa Walk

Starting in Kinloch, it is a relatively easy 10-kilometre walk through a native fern track overlooking Lake Taupō. Arriving at Kawakawa Bay itself is a near semi-circle of water on Lake Taupō with a narrow shore of grass and a stony beach. The whole walk takes about three hours.

Simon Jolly from Chris Jolly Outdoors will be waiting to take you out onto the water past the carvings at Mine Bay ad back to the main centre of Taupo.

Take your corporate function to the next level, add adrenaline, scenic vistas, helicopters and hunting. Start the experience here with Chris Jolly Outdoors
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Our Corporate Function Activity Options

Chris Jolly Outdoors can cater to all your corporate group needs – we have packages to suit your objectives and budget. With our fleet of five fully equipped boats, we can entertain groups as small as 2 and as large as 140. We can tailor events to your budget, from catered to overnight considerations. All boats have professional sound systems and the ability to create a meeting space. Our Charter boats The Cruise Cat & Supercat both have Free Wifi aboard

  • Themed party charter boats are available, need some ideas?under the sea? 70’s disco?
  • Wilderness hike to our bush boardroom with accommodation and catering
  • Group biking activities, alpine and lakes edge
  • Swim & Cruise, onboard fishing and catering available

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"Blown away by the location"
Lake Taupo Ngātoroirangi Māori Rock Carvings

Lake Cruise

The Chris Jolly Cruise Cat is a luxurious 52 ft Catamaran boat available to charter for use on Lake Taupo in New Zealand. Perfect for both corporate conferencing and events, with a spacious capacity of 90 people. The best charter boat available in Lake Taupo (in our opinion) is able to host varied events, with a fully licenced and stocked bar, dance floor and professional sound system. If you haven’t been out on this boat, you haven’t experienced the best  Lake Taupō has to offer. We’ve served some of the biggest offsite conference entertainment evenings in the region, so we understand exactly what it takes to pull off a stunning event on the water.

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Orvis endorsed Fly fishing guide, is fly fishing in a river off Lake Taupo New Zealand

Take Your Team Fly Fishing:

Open all year round, Taupo’s fisheries include:

  • Local rivers and streams (river headwaters may be closed between May and late October)
  • The main lake Taupo (616 kilometres squared)
  • Backcountry rivers open from December 1st till the end of April

The rivers and streams consist of small pebbly and sandy bottoms through to larger, heavy flowing river waters. These can be found anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes out of Taupo central business district. The trout species are rainbow and brown trout with an average weight of 1-2 kilos, with larger trophy trout up for grabs to the lucky few each season. Escape with your team today.

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The Cruise To Plant Project

Chris Jolly Outdoors is committed to planting trees in an effort to protect and enhance Aotearoa’s natural environment. All passengers on Chris Jolly Outdoors scenic cruises will have a dollar from their ticket price go towards the planting project with The Opepe Farm Trust. This is one of the first planting initiatives for Chris Jolly with the future goals being to offset the boat charter service and to become carbon neutral. The partnership with The Opepe Farm Trust will help to ensure that the right trees are planted for sustainability. The Trust is passionate about protecting the environment for future generations and has the knowledge and expertise to guide the project. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against climate change and help to preserve our natural environment.

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Your Taupō Activity Partner

As the trusted activity partner for things to do in Taupō for forty years, Chris Jolly Outdoors will take care of you during your stay here.  From absolute relaxation and fishing crystal pools to exciting hikes in the wilderness; we are the go-to guides to tick off that bucket list.

In Taupō, the possibilities are truly endless. But one thing is sure; we will create a memorable experience for you that you’ll treasure forever.  Put yourself in the picture with us, and book with us today.

More about us

What We Offer

  • Five private charter boats for small or large functions up to 140 pax with full catering/bar/fishing equipment and an exclusive personal crew
  • Access to private land, water and know-how of local’s secret spaces
  • Corporate events & team building.

Reliable and Experienced

  • We’re a family headed by Chris’s son Simon Jolly with a number of the Jolly clan still working within the team
  • We’re a bunch of fishing, hiking, boating, biking, and bush experts with experienced staff who can teach you a lot about the Taupō region.
  • We’ve spent forty years in the industry taking care of people’s holidays.

Our Qualifications

  • Gold Qualmark rated (5 star rating NZ)
  • Our Fly fishing guides are Orvis endorsed, a globally recognised mark of excellence
  • Partners with Ngāti Tūwharetoa (TMGH) with a focus on growing Māori Tourism for Taupō


Do you cater to all dietary requirements?

Absolutely, with a little notice we can make sure that all members of your group are adequately catered for.

Do you have team building?

We can absolutely cater to your team-building needs, whether it be a big friend group or a company looking to get their staff united. Our packages can be tailored to suit your business's team-building objectives and of course, your budget requirements. Our boats are capable of entertaining groups of anywhere between 2 and 140 people. Activities available onboard are fishing, clay bird shooting, paddling boarding and of course practising the ultimate Manu. Being aboard our boats in the middle of the lake ensures both privacy and exclusivity! What goes on tour, stays on tour.

How long has Chris Jolly Outdoors been around?

Forty long and wonderful action packed years.

Do you do any kind of corporate team building?

We can absolutely cater to team building needs. Our packages can be tailored to suit your business's team building objectives and of course, your budget requirements. Our boats are capable of entertaining groups of anywhere between 2 and 140 people. Activities available onboard are fishing, clay bird shooting, paddling boarding and of course practising the ultimate Manu. Being aboard our boats in the middle of the lake ensures both privacy and exclusivity! What goes on tour, stays on tour.    

Is jumping into the lake allowed off the boat?

It is encouraged! Show us your best bomb, the more water spray, the better.

Contact Us

in New Zealand

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from overseas

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