Build Your Team Itinerary

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.

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 includes onboard fishing, and catering available
  • Our boats, the Cruise Cat & Supercat, have free Wi-Fi
  • All boats have sound systems and the ability to create a meeting space

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K2K Hiking Excursions

Get team building done with a backdrop of native birdsong and a healthy dose of vitamin D! A 4WD will collect your party and whisk you off to Kinloch, where you hit the trail for a relatively easy 10km walk through a native bush track overlooking Lake Taupō. Arriving at Kawakawa Bay, take a breather! The trail takes about three hours.

Chris Jolly Outdoors will be waiting to whisk you onto the water to get some food and drink into your team. Then choose to either fish, skeet shoot, visit the Maori rock carvings or all three as you sail back to the Lake Taupō Marina, and are delivered home.

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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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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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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

Bike Adventure At Huka Falls With Chirs Joly Outdoors

About Your Backdrop

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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Tongariro river in Taupo with Trout

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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Get out on the Lake

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.

You haven’t seen the best of Lake Taupō if you haven’t experienced the crystal clear waters from a Chris Jolly Outdoors boat!

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Choose adventure and bring the team together in the great outdoors.


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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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