An Unforgettable Corporate Event

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 Chris Jolly Outdoors? Easy, we know how to get your team cranking.

Book your exclusive corporate function experience – You turn up and we’ll handle the rest.

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Business or Pleasure – You choose!

On the water, we have five 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, or blow off steam with a night to remember? Get out of the office with Chris Jolly Outdoors.

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.

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Need a Complete Package?

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 – we can tailor events to your budget, from catered to overnight considerations. Let us work with you to create a superior corporate event for your staff.

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Our Corporate Function Activity Options

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. All boats have professional sound systems and the ability to create a meeting space. Our charter boats, the Cruise Cat & Supercat, have Free Wifi aboard.

  • We love a good themed party boat. Need some ideas? What about under the sea, or ’70s disco?!
  • Hike through wilderness into our bush boardroom with accommodation and catering.
  • Take advantage of the trails and pick group mountain biking, choose from alpine adventure, along the lake’s edge, and anything in between.
  • Perfect for summer – Swim & Cruise. Includes onboard fishing, and catering available.

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Take your corporate function to the next level: Add adrenaline, scenic vistas, helicopters and hunting.

Mountain Biking Adventures

Perfect for a corporate event with a difference! 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.

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K2K Hiking Excursions

Get business done with native birdsong and a healthy dose of vitamin D! Starting in Kinloch, it is a relatively easy 10km walk through a native bush track overlooking Lake Taupō. Arriving at Kawakawa Bay, the bay is a near semi-circle of water on Lake Taupō with a narrow shore of grass and a stony beach. The trail takes about three hours.

Chris Jolly Outdoors will be waiting to whisk you onto the water, past the Māori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay and back to the Lake Taupō Marina.

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Surprised the team with an end of year function on the lake and it was so damn good! The whole process was simple to plan and we just had an absolute blast out there together.

Lake Taupo Ngātoroirangi Māori Rock Carvings

Take to the Lake for a Cruise

The Chris Jolly Cruise Cat is a luxurious 52 ft Catamaran boat available to charter. 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 (headwaters may be closed May – October)
  • The main Lake Taupō (616 km2)
  • 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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Let the team cut loose – Take  journey full of wonder and adventure.


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What We Offer

  • Private charter boats with catering/bar/fishing equipment and crew
  • Access to private land, water and know-how of local’s secret spaces
  • Functions, corporate events & team building

Reliable & Experienced

  • Over forty years in the central North Island tourism industry
  • We’re a family business, with local Taupō knowledge
  • Our staff are experienced adventure experts

Adventure Qualified

  • 5 Star Rated Gold Qualmark
  • Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides
  • Trip Advisor’s Travellers Choice 2023
  • Partnered with Ngāti Tūwharetoa

Your Taupō Activity Partner

From beautiful lake views, to fishing crystal pools, to scenic hikes in the central North Island wilderness; Chris Jolly Outdoors are the go-to guides to tick off that bucket list.

In Taupō, the adventure possibilities are truly endless. We guarantee one thing – we’ll create a memorable experience for you that you’ll treasure forever.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Can you cater to all dietary requirements?

Yes! With a little notice we can make sure that all members of your group are adequately catered for.

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