The Chris Jolly Outdoors Incentive Escape

Enjoy experiencing the great outdoors with your team. Let Chris Jolly Outdoors handle all the admin so you can focus on rewarding your employees for doing the mahi. Take them on a day trip, evening cruise, or both on the scenic Lake Taupō.

What’s Provided

All excursions can be catered. Our boat charters include access to a fully stocked and licensed bar, the use of  Smart TVs and free Wi-Fi and professional sound systems.
All fishing equipment is provided on all of the fly fishing tours and boat options. On the boats, we can fish 4 lines at a time.
For guided biking we can provide bikes, and for hunting we provide firearms and the kit you’ll need. If the weather isn’t playing ball, we have wet weather gear on hand.

Transport and Timing

Trip time is negotiable with our team and depends on the length of your event. All of our charter boats are moored at the Lake Taupō Marina, Berth 4, Taupō Boat Harbour, on Redoubt Street, otherwise we can arrange transport from your accommodation should you choose a land-based activity.

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What can my incentive package include?

  • A completely flexible itinerary of all the Chris Jolly Outdoors experiences for your team’s escape, including hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, boating rafting and even on boat clay bird shooting
  • A choice of five boats to charter privately
  • Catering options
  • Accommodation options
  • Half, single or multi-day trips
  • Premium heli transfers

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Employees are any company’s greatest asset- they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best, provide them with encouragement, stimulus and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.

– Anne Mulcahy

On The Kawakawa Track

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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Guided Bike Adventure On The Tongariro River Trail In Taupo With Chirs Jolly Ourdoors

Take Your Team Mountain Biking

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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Experience Owhaoko

Take your team and escape from city life and stay in our mountain cabin. Te Whare Ruruhau means a place of shelter, refuge, and protection in Māori. Our Te Whare Ruruhau cabin is located in Owhaoko, a series of rugged ranges in New Zealand’s Central Plateau and can sleep 4.

Te Whare Ruruhau is so exclusive, private and secluded that it is only accessible by helicopter. Enjoy complete immersion in nature and complete solitude – there are no roads, no people, no cell coverage, no stress. Just wild perfection.  Your escape awaits.

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Heli Fly Fishing Trips

The Central North Island region boasts world-class fly fishing waters. Make the most of this with a premiere fly fishing adventure with helicopter transfers for an unforgettable journey through the best trout fishing NZ has to offer in Lake Taupō and surrounds.

Benefit from years of experience with your own expert Orvis Endorsed guide, as you traverse pristine rivers to take home your prize – The region has world-class brown and rainbow trout for the taking. From full-day tours through to multi-day adventures we can accommodate various angler experience levels. Note: we do not recommend this trip for novices.

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Cruising Lake Taupō

Enjoy the experience of hosting your team on a cruise boat. Perfect for parties, with a spacious capacity of 90 people. We have the best charter boats available on Lake Taupō (in our opinion) and able to host varied events, with a fully licenced and stocked bar, dance floor and professional sound system. Enjoy a day trip or evening cruise, or both!

Explore the hidden bays of Lake Taupō, marvel at the beautiful Otūtere, the white cliffs, and get up close and personal with the Ngātoroirangi Māori Rock Carvings, while trying your luck to catch a trout.

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Learn to Fish with Chris Jolly

Learn a new skill with your team on your incentive escape! Taupo is world-renowned for its fly fishing, and there’s no better way to experience it than with Chris Jolly Outdoors. Our guides are Orvis Endorsed and know the best spots to catch trophy trout. You’ll have the chance to fish in pristine waters that will make your experience unforgettable.

With everything you need included in the trip, all you have to do is show up and enjoy the thrill of fly fishing. We provide top of the line gear and experienced guides who will help you every step of the way. So come experience fly fishing at its finest with us today. You won’t regret it!

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Why Escape to Lake Taupō?

The Great Lake Taupō is nestled in the centre of a plentiful volcanic and geothermal oasis. Enjoy panoramic mountain and lake views, explore the nearby ranges, or journey 20 minutes south to a colour ridden desert.

The Central Plateau is an area known for its nature-based tourism and extraordinary hot pools. Chris Jolly Outdoors is proud to showcase Taupō’s range of hidden gems. Whether you want to meander through open plains or chase adrenaline, Taupō has it all, and we’re here to guide your team through it.

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Treat your team to the beauty of the Taupō region – the ultimate outdoor playground.


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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

How do I book a trip with Chris Jolly Outdoors?

You can book a trip with Chris Jolly Outdoors by either calling us on +64 7 378 0623, emailing us at or filling out the form to make an enquiry. If you want to book a cruise to the Māori Rock carvings, head over to the experience page to book direct.

What activities can my group do together?

All of the Chris Jolly activities are perfect for groups of any size! Bundle any of the Chris Jolly experiences on offer together for the ideal day in the great outdoors.

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