Stuck for ideas on how to reward and motivate your team for your end of year function? Why not create a lasting legacy for your business? Or sparkle and shine under the bright lights of the city? Or do something a little out of the ordinary.

Whatever you’re looking to organize for your team, Auckland Convention Bureau are here to inspire you with a range of activities and ideas for you to let your staff celebrate the end of the year, and reward them for the hard work they have put in during 2021! 

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Ecozip Adventures

Book any summer group package with Ecozip Adventures, for 10 or more delegates, and for every participant we’ll plant three eco-sourced native-trees in one of five wetland restoration sites around Waiheke Island. While you’re enjoying Waiheke’s legendary hospitality, and a 100% Pure NZ experience, we’ll ensure you’re simultaneously leaving an environmental legacy that last a lifetime. 

Dates available: Valid for packages booked before 1st April 2022
Price range: from $117 per person
Capacity: Min. 10 guests 
Location: Waiheke Island
Special Offer: Quote 'ACB' when booking

Hilton Auckland

Celebrate Christmas at Hilton Auckland on the Hilton Bow Suite Balcony, a truly unique venue for intimate events. Offering a large private balcony with 270-degree harbour views, enjoy a delicious grazing table, your choice of six canapés, a 4-hour Hilton beverage package, bar leaners and lounge furniture. T&C's apply.

Dates available: Enquire for availability 
Price range: From $215 per person
Capacity: Min. 30 guests
Location: Central

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White Glove Experiences

The knowledgeable guides at White Glove Experiences can take your team on a unique, fun and inspiring day out designed to help attendees learn, discover, enjoy and socialise all at the same time! Book an art tour of Auckland’s most interesting suburbs, or take a trip to the Matakana region to experience a day of award winning wineries, sculpture trails and local artisans and craft makers.

Dates available: Contact for availability
Price range: from $25 per person
Capacity: 10 - 20 guests
Location: Central Auckland & Matakana

Centrepiece

Centrepiece can create high end, bespoke theming for your end of year function. Whether it be an intimate occasion or large celebration, they would love to style your event or office and make it a memorable one. They have a huge selection of designs and can cater for all budgets, so get in quick to secure your Christmas trees!

Dates available: Christmas theming from November
Price range: POA
Location: Across Auckland

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Cocoon House

2021, it’s time to sign off and give your team the royal treatment they deserve in the privacy of international luxury and the warmest Kiwi hospitality. Cocoon House is brimming with beautiful art and spectacular treasures and is dedicated to creating a bespoke event to delight guests. With three floors of versatile and stunningly decorated spaces Cocoon offers both flexibility and exclusivity for your event, so get in touch to see how we can support you creating your own unique vision.

Dates available: Enquire for availability 
Price range: POA
Capacity: 20 - 60 guests
Location: Central Auckland

Kauri Bay Boomrock

Set on a stunning private 500-acre Clevedon property with expansive coastal views over the Hauraki Gulf. This purpose-built venue is unrivalled in its versatility with a strong focus on outstanding New Zealand cuisine, wine and service. Kauri Bay Boomrock can host from 10 – 250 guests at multiple venues in a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

Dates available: Enquire for availability 
Price range: POA
Capacity: 10 - 250 guests
Location: Clevedon

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Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Celebrating has never been so meaningful. In 2021, host your social event in one of our stunning venues, by the viaduct waters, and pair with a glamourous Sofitel social package.

Dates available: Until 23rd December 2021
Price range:  $115 - $165 per person
Capacity: Min. 40 guests
Location: Central Auckland 
Special Offer: Quote ‘ACB’ to a receive a complimentary Sofitel Spa Gift Voucher for a 60-minute massage for the event organiser when you book a Sofitel social package

Explore Group

Explore Group offer a diverse range of unique and memorable water based experiences with an impressive fleet of yachts and cruise vessels to choose from. Whether it’s a relaxed harbour cruise on board our premium cruise and dining vessel ‘Peretu’ or getting involved as crew on our America’s Cup yachts, there are options to suit a variety of group sizes, abilities, and requirements. 

Dates available: Christmas packages valid 15 Nov - 23 Dec
Price range: from $108 +GST per person
Capacity: Up to 180 guests
Location: Waitematā Harbour

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The Events Group

Shake off the lockdown blues and get 15% off face-to face events (teambuilding) delivered on a Monday – Wednesday. What happens if your event date is impacted by another lockdown or alert level change? We will give you the option to roll your event to a new date or swap your face-to face event to a virtual event. These events are a fun way to bring the team together and end 2021 on a high. Minimum numbers apply and dates are subject to availability, so get in quick!

Dates available: November – February (blackout 25th Dec - 16th Jan)
Price range: POA
Capacity: 40 pax min
Location: All off Auckland
Special offer: Quote 'ACB' when booking to receive a 15% discount 

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Destination Waiheke Island

Escape the ordinary, Escape the boardroom, Escape the city with Destination Waiheke Island's Great Escape Island Challenge! Armed with digital cameras teams set off in vans to complete fun challenges experiencing Waiheke’s best scenery, sights and unique culture.   Your adventure ends with an entertaining slideshow and prizegiving.

Dates available: Sunday - Thursday
Price range: POA
Capacity: 10 - 200 guests
Location: Waiheke Island
Special Offer: Quote 'ACB' when booking to receive 15% off retail price

The Hotel Britomart

Christmas is the season to eat, drink and be merry. Book your Festive celebration at The Hotel Britomart and choose one of the following complimentary offerings to mark the end of the year*:
- Two bottles of The Landing Wine and a $100 kingi voucher
- An additional one-hour beverage package for all guests 
- Accommodation Voucher for a Waitemata View Room (valued at $350)

Dates available: Until 18 December
Price range: POA
Capacity: 8 - 70 guests
Location: Central 
Special Offer: Quote ‘ACB’ for complimentary offering. *T&C’s apply.
 

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Giapo

If you agree that normal ice cream is boring, the Giapo behind-the-scenes experience is for you and your team! Experience first-hand what happens in the kitchen. Come and discover the thought processes behind the Giapo team’s and how ingenuity and imagination have changed ice cream forever. Get an insight into the unique creative process and learn the story of how innovation and ice cream come together.

Dates available: Enquire for availability   
Price range: $48 per person, minimum booking fee $600
Capacity: Max. 20 guests
Location: Central Auckland
Special Offer: Quote ‘ACB’ to receive a discounted price of $45 pp

The Trusts Arena

The Trusts Arena offers flexible spaces this Christmas for dinners/cocktail parties of varying sizes from 50 -1,500 pax. Located only 12 mins from the CBD and with plenty of free onsite parking, The Trusts Arena is the alternative venue you’ve been looking for with modern facilities, dedicated events staff and topped off by exquisite catering and beverage packages to suit any budget!

Dates available: On request
Price range: From $83 +GST per person
Capacity: 50 – 1,500 guests
Location: West Auckland 
Special Offer: Quote ‘ACB’ when booking for a complimentary bottle of ‘bubbles’ to the organiser!

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

Experience an exclusive private viewing of latest international exhibition at Auckland Museum. Enjoy special discounted rates to Secrets of Stonehenge and choose from unique venue spaces for exhibition hospitality options. Find out more about this iconic and mysterious monument. Explore more than 400 ancient artifacts and discover the Secrets of Stonehenge.

Dates available: Friday 3 December 2021 until Monday 18 April 2022
Price range: From $4,520 for 50 guests
Capacity: 50 – 200 guests
Location: Central Auckland 

Vector Wero Whitewater Park

Celebrate summer with your team for a well-earned break this year while white water rafting at Vodafone Events Centre! We have outdoor activities and packages that are perfect for groups of 10 to 100. Hold your end-of-year event with us and help sponsor youth from low decile schools to attend and enjoy our water safety programmes.

Dates available: All year
Price range: From $95 per person
Capacity: Min. 10 guests
Location: South Auckland

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SkyCity Auckland and venue partners All Blacks Experience and Wētā Workshop Unleashed

Welcome to Auckland’s Event and Entertainment precinct! SkyCity has everything you need to celebrate in style.  Explore our range of unique venues including the world-first All Blacks Experience, fantastical Wētā Workshop Unleashed and the iconic Sky Tower. Our experienced team look forward to partnering with you for your next event.

The team at SkyCity and G.H Mumm are partnering together to help burst bubbles in style this summer. Book your next event at one of our exclusive venues and receive the following:
•    A complimentary glass of Mumm Grand Cordon for each guest when booking the standard beverage package
•    A complimentary upgrade of Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne as your sparkling wine when booking the premium beverage package
•    Available for new bookings between 31 October 2021 and 31 March 2022. 
•    Terms and conditions apply.

Dates available: Available for bookings between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022
Price range: Speak to the team for a tailored proposal for your next event
Capacity: Sky Tower – Up to 250 people | All Blacks Experience – Up to 500 people | Wētā Workshop Unleashed – Up to 700 people
Location: Central Auckland

 

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Orakei Bay

Nestled amongst Pohutakawa trees and surrounded by beautiful gardens on the waters edge, Orakei Bay's multilevel bespoke venue has the flexibility to cater to all styles of events up to 200 guests for seated meals. Let our caring, creative and experienced team to assist you to create your perfect event.

Dates available: across October 21 – March 22 
Price range:  $75 - $99 per person or POA
Capacity: Up to 350
Location: Central Auckland 

Auckland Seaplanes

Take to the sky with Auckland Seaplanes, and give your team a day out they won't forget! This stunning experience starts with a scenic flight to Waiheke Island either from North Shore or Ardmore airport. Followed by zip-lining, nature walk, wine tasting and lunch at one of the top restaurants on Waiheke. The package includes a ferry ticket back to Auckland.

Dates available: 7 days a week
Price range: $399 per person
Capacity: Up to 20 guests per group
Location: Waiheke Island

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Q Theatre

Citizen Q is the perfect space for groups as small as 10 to as big as 200+. The fully furnished bar makes it perfect for private parties, afternoon drinks or an informal presentation. All profits from events and functions at Q Theatre go towards supporting Auckland's performing arts community.

Dates available: Please enquire for available dates
Price range: Free venue hire with minimum bar spend of $1,500
Capacity: up to 300 guests
Location: Central Auckland 

Sculptureum

Escape to a world of wonder! Sculptureum offers 3 sculpture filled gardens, 6 art galleries, a vineyard, an event space, Rothko restaurant and bar, Freddies eatery, something for everyone. A unique venue to celebrate your company Christmas function or next Corporate Event.

Dates available: 01 November 2021 – 01 April 2022
Price range: From $29 pp Gardens & Galleries only or $69 pp Gardens & Galleries plus lunch
Capacity: 40 – 100 guests
Location: Matakana

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The Parnell Hotel & Conference Centre

Summer BBQ on the deck at The Parnell Hotel & Conference Centre get together and celebrate a special occasion, celebration or catch up with work colleagues and friends to enjoy the daylight summer hours. We have the perfect outdoor setting for you to sit back and enjoy a great BBQ with an extensive range of food and beverages. 

Dates available: Every Wednesday and Thursday evening, starting from Wednesday 17 November to Thursday 31 March
Price range: Food & beverage packages from $84.50 per person 
Capacity: Min 15 persons / Max 40 persons
Location: Central Auckland

Delamore Lodge

Delamore Lodge offers corporate clients something a bit different to the usual meeting space. When exclusivity and a complete “break from the office” type of environment is required, look no further than Delamore Lodge. Perfect for executive meetings, breakaway days, presentations, and team building activities.

Dates available: Enquire for availability
Price range: POA 
Capacity: 4 - 16 guests
Location: Waiheke Island
Special Offer: Quote ‘ACB’ to receive free venue hire exclusive use booking of the Lodge
Conditions: Offer only applies for bookings Monday – Thursday inclusive. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer not available 23 Dec – 9 Jan or on public holidays. Offer valid for bookings until 31 March 2022
 

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Hotel Grand Windsor

Get into the Christmas spirit at Hotel Grand Windsor with a five-course Festive Season Menu or treat your team to a Christmas Afternoon Tea! With a focus on fresh and organic local produce and the option to add champagne, matched wines, or cocktails, you won’t be disappointed.

Dates available: Festive menu from 1st of November – 24th of December
Price range: From $25 - $124 per person
Capacity: 2 – 50 guests 
Location: Central Auckland
Special Offer: Quote ‘ACB’ to receive a free bottle of wine for bookings over 30 pax

AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand

Scaling the Auckland Harbour Bridge with Auckland Bridge Climb and Bungy is rewarding, educational and exciting. It’s a fully-guided tour taking you to the very top – giving you a 360 degree view of Auckland. By booking your team on our activities, you can enjoy our water front venue totally free. Get in touch for more info.

Dates available: October – December 2021
Price range: $130 - $165 pp
Capacity: 12 to 70 people
Location: Central Auckland
Special Offer: Quote ‘ACB’ to receive 20% discount

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Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

Make your summer function the event that saved 2021’s reputation with a waterside view, carefully curated food and beverage offerings, free carparking and décor and entertainment to impress! The team at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are here to assist in creating beautiful events for your guests.

Dates available: Taking bookings for late 2021 and 2022 onwards
Price range: Function room hire starting from $550+GST
Capacity: Groups from 6 to 400 with 7 function spaces to choose from
Location: Central Auckland

Peek Exhibition

Peek Exhibition have a wide range of hire furniture available for events, expo’s, work and social functions. Delivery and collection at reasonable rates all over Auckland.
We also supply signage and portable fabric skin media walls of various sizes for branding your occasion. Special offer on portable media walls, from $1975 + GST for 2950mm W x 2260mm H. Ask for prices on larger sizes.

Dates available: Nov 2021 - Feb 2022, selected dates in March 2022 
Price range: POA
Location: All of Auckland
Special Offer: Quote ‘ACB’ for 35% off all furniture orders. T&C’s apply. Valid until 28 February 2022 and applicable for new orders only.

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Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant

Mudbrick offers the perfect destination to celebrate this summer, with a range of dining experiences, private rooms and spectacular views. Please get in touch to find out more about how we can curate your perfect Waiheke day.

Dates available: Weekdays (Mon-Thur) Lunch only. Nov 1st - Dec 23rd  
Price range: Group set menus from $78pp - $110pp 
Capacity: Min 12pax - Max 30pax
Location: Central Auckland
Special Offer: Quote ‘ACB’ to receive complimentary arrival beverages (Mudbrick bubbles, beer or OJ)

Hotel DeBrett

Eat, drink and be merry! Now is the time to plan and secure your preferred Christmas party date. There’s nothing like a night of roaming canapes, flowing drinks and relaxed conversations to turn colleagues into friends. Whether you’re looking for a festive drinks reception or a more intimate Christmas lunch or dinner, let Hotel DeBrett charm your guests with our elegantly appointed event spaces. Festive group menus from $85 per person (minimum 10 people). 

Dates available: From end of Nov 2021
Price range: $85 per person
Capacity: 10-38 pax private dining or 10-50 pax standing cocktails & canapes
Location: Central Auckland

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Flaxmere House

Enjoy a day out with colleagues to celebrate your Christmas function at Flaxmere House, with venue and luxury accommodation all under one roof. A 35 minute drive from the CBD, Flaxmere House offers different breakout rooms and tranquil garden settings with catered meals and BYO drinks, with extra options such as DJ, live music, entertainment, and transport that can be arranged for your next get together.

Dates available: Enquire for availability across November and December  
Price range: POA
Capacity: 10 - 80 guests
Location: Bethells Beach
Special Offer: Quote ‘ACB’ for a 10% discount. T&C’s apply.

Parkside Hotel & Apartments

Parkside Hotel & Apartments Auckland is an apartment style hotel with excellent in-room facilities and conference spaces, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome and a comfortable stay in Tāmaki Makaurau – Auckland city.

Dates available: Enquire for availability 
Price range: POA 
Capacity: Up to 10 - 60 guests
Location: Central Auckland
Special Offer: Quote ‘ACB’ to receive free venue hire with a min. 10 rooms booked
Conditions: Offer only applies for bookings Monday – Thursday inclusive. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer not available 23 Dec – 9 Jan or on public holidays. Offer valid for bookings until 31 March 2022

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All Blacks Experience

The All Blacks Experience is a state-of-the-art guided encounter that showcases the All Blacks, and our national teams in black, through exceptional innovation and technology. This full sensory and interactive experience allows New Zealanders and international visitors to celebrate New Zealand’s rugby heritage, achievements and culture

Dates available: Enquire for availability 
Price range: Guided tours discounted to $33.75 pp + event costs 
Capacity: Up to 250 guests
Location: Central 
Special Offer: Quote ‘ACB’ to receive 25% discount on guided tours when booking an event with F&B. Valid until June 2022. T&C's apply

Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart

The Matā Cocktail Lounge is a flexible and adaptable space, catering up to 80 people for cocktail or Walk and Fork events. The Matā Cocktail Lounge has natural light from large glass windows and it is situated in the lobby level where you have access from both main and Waka room entrance. 

Dates available: 1 December 2021 onwards
Price range: From $35 per person
Capacity: Up to 80 guests
Location: Central Auckland 

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Woodhouse Mountain Lodge

Woodhouse Mountain Lodge offers corporate clients something a little different to the usual meeting space and when exclusivity and a complete “break from the office” type of environment is required; look no further than Woodhouse Mountain Lodge. Perfect for executive meetings, presentations, team building and re-connecting activities.

Dates available: Enquire for availability 
Price range: POA 
Capacity: Up to 10 - 60 guests
Location: Central Auckland
Special Offer: Quote ‘ACB’ to receive free venue hire with a min. 10 rooms booked
Conditions: Offer only applies for bookings Monday – Thursday inclusive. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer not available 23 Dec – 9 Jan or on public holidays. Offer valid for bookings until 31 March 2022

About Auckland Convention Bureau
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Planning an event can be daunting, but with free, impartial advice from ACB, finding the right people, places and services is easy. From celebrity speakers and audio-visual services to delegate activities, we know Auckland inside out and can find those hidden gems you've been looking for that will take your event to the next level. 

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