Corporate Events in Taupō

Chris Jolly Outdoors can cater to all your corporate group needs – we have packages to suit your objectives and budget. With our fleet of four fully equipped boats, we can entertain groups as small as two to up to 140 delegates.

The most beneficial aspect of hosting your team on Lake Taupo is the privacy and exclusivity. Your group will have to stay for the duration and mingle! Add in fishing, paddle boarding and clay bird shooting, and you have a recipe for fantastic memories for all those involved.

“Employees are a 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

  • Corporate Functions
  • Team Building
  • Natures Boardroom
  • Incentive Trips

Corporate Functions

Private | Exclusive | Memorable

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 – the perfect options for any type of corporate event.

We partner with major Taupo hotels to provide off site activities, team building exercises and corporate functions to ensure your event in the Central Plateau region is a success.  Or if you need a secret rendezvous to discuss strategy, get out of town with us.

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. 

Team Building

Fishing | Survival Skills | Claybird Shooting | Paddleboarding | Group biking activities | Group Hiking | Swim & Cruise

Team building – water

  • Themed events for parties or social off site dining
  • Fishing and skeet shooting competitions
  • Team building games on board with full catering and beverage packages
  • Meetings on the water
  • Express breakfast or canape cruises
  • Cruise Cat & Supercat both have Free Wifi 
  • All boats have sound systems and the ability to create a meeting space

Team building – land

  • Survival hikes in the New Zealand bush – learn the skills to save yourself and your teammates.
  • Trust exercises and fun team activities in the bush
  • Overnight bush escapes with full accommodation and board room facilities for planning sessions, private meetings and incentive escapes.
  • Team achievement programmes (bush activity based)
  • Cycling tours
  • Hiking and boating packages

Natures Boardroom

Privacy | Inspirational Setting | Intimate | Memorable

Nature’s ultimate boardroom

Sitting staring out at a vista of bush is not a bad location if you have some office work to do… Off the grid and only a 50 minute drive from Taupo CBD, there is an opportunity for you and your team to get serious about business without distraction. 10,000 acres of lush New Zealand bush, a wonderland of nature, and you.  A full board room, accomodation, kitchen amenities and the only sound akin to a phone ringing is a wood pigeon singing in the woodland. By invite only, as once the secret is out you’ll be wanting to return year in year out.

Incentive Trips

Privacy | Inspirational Setting | Intimate | Memorable

Saying thank you

How do you truly thank someone? The Christmas gift basket is gone in a week and the bonus is spent and done.

How about choosing to give your high performing staff a memory? An experience? A once in a lifetime opportunity to remember you by. Thanking your team with a bespoke personal adventure is the lasting gift that they’ll cherish forever. Some ideas are:

  • Send your keen anglers on a helicopter trip to experience  fly fishing in the hills

  • Create a two-day outdoor experience incorporating everything about the New Zealand outdoors we love

  • Pack their bags and send them into the bush so they have to switch off, stare at the stars and find themselves again

  • Charter their own personal entourage on the boat to enjoy a day of fishing, scenic touring and relaxations.

Whatever your budget, let us create something unique, exclusive and personal that speaks to the people that you appreciate from the heart.


“Your entire team are absolute gems, no doubt about that.  Every request was catered for, and how you worked those activities logistically was astonishing.  One group was biking, the other rafting, boating and hiking – the team are still talking about it – they were fizzing!.”

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“Our conference group hired the boats for a break out dinner.  There were 100 of us, and it was amazing.  Fishing, karaoke, games on board and the food was incredible – thanks guys for looking after our team”.

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“We had a really important strategy meeting and your suggestion to do it ‘off grid’ down in the bush was exceptional.  I didn’t expect a flash board room in the middle of nowhere to produce such results from my team.  Because of the lack of distraction, we got a tonne of work accomplished, and the breakout survival hike, target shooting and overnight stay was the icing on our cake.  Expect us back again”.

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“These guys know how to throw a party!”

corporate event ideas

“My top five employees thoroughly enjoyed your incentive weekend.  Most had never fished before, and by the end of it, all had some pretty tall tales in the office.  I’m sure the Browns down there aren’t that big – but they are in sales after all!”