Chris Jolly Outdoors can facilitate the ultimate team building package your you and your company. Our framework of buildable itinerary and tried and true team building exercises take 100% of the pressure off of you. All you need to do is choose your activities, we’ll sort logistics and take care of the rest. Job done.

Build Your Team Itinerary

Fishing | Claybird Shooting | Paddleboarding | Biking | Hiking | Swim & Lake Cruising

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Team Building Options

  • Floating Functions
  • Fishing
  • Hike and Cruise Packages
  • Claybird Shooting off the back of our charter boats
  • Paddleboarding
  • Group biking activities
  • Swim & Cruise, onboard fishing and catering available
  • Cruise Cat & Supercat both have Free Wifi
  • All boats have sound systems and the ability to create a meeting space

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Kinloch to Kawakawa
Bay Hike

The Chris Jolly Outdoors guided hike and cruise combo is a package deal that takes you on an adventure from Kinloch to Kawakawa. A 4WD will collect you and your party and whisk you to the start of a scenic two-three hour hike to Kawakawa Bay. Once you have journeyed to your collection point at the edge of Lake Taupō, take a deep breath and enjoy the western lake views before heading off. A stunning launch will take you across Lake Taupō’s azure waters, while you lunch on sumptuous food on deck. Wine and beverages will be provided to you and your party and afterwards, you will have the option to either fish, skeet shoot, visit the Maori rock carvings or all three. A gentle cruise into the Taupō Marina and you will be escorted home.


The Heli Fly Fishing Experience

Central North Island harbours world-class fly fishing waters. We are Orvis endorsed for excellence, let our Orvis endorsed fly fishing guides take you on a Chris Jolly premiere fly fishing heli adventure in an unforgettable journey through the best trout fishing NZ has to offer in Lake Taupō and surrounds. The biggest lake in the southern hemisphere has world-class brown and rainbow trout for the taking. Benefit from years of experience with your own expert guide, as you traverse pristine rivers to take home your prize. You need this experience. From full-day tours through to multi-day adventures we can accommodate various angler experience levels, though bear in mind this is not a novice level trip.

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.

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

About Your Backdrop, 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 you through it.

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"Blown away by the location"
A Fly Fishing Guide With Many Years Of Experience

Take Your Team Fly Fishing

Open all year round, Taupō’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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"Share and celebrate the adventure and wonder in nature" - Orvis

“New Zealand is a little bit unique, in order to try trout,

you need to catch it. . .totally illegal to sell”

Let loose together, take a chance on a journey full of togetherness and adventure

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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.

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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