Auckland’s combination of city style and a natural playground makes it easy to create an inspiring itinerary.

Whether you want to impress your delegates with a five-star dinner, find teambuilding ideas, or offer adventure activities for incentive travellers, the choices are endless.

Back to nature

 

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Discover a natural playground of beaches, islands, native rainforest and volcanoes. Explore the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, many of them just a short ferry ride away. Sample award-winning wines at some of the 30 boutique wineries on Waiheke Island, the ‘island of wine’, or take a walk to a hidden waterfall in the Waitakere Ranges.

Soak up the best 360-degree views in Auckland from the summit of Rangitoto Island’s volcanic cone or head out into the gulf for whale and dolphin spotting. Take a surfing lesson at one of the west coast’s wild black-sand surf beaches or go horse riding along the white sands of Pakiri Beach.

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Arts and culture

 

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Explore Auckland’s galleries and museums to discover our melting pot of cultures – as well as some spectacular event venues.

Take a personalised tour of the award-winning Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki with a curator, then dine in one of their private function spaces. Wander through the unique outdoor sculpture trail in Matakana wine country and finish with a wine tasting afterwards.

Discover New Zealand’s history and see more than 1000 Māori taonga (treasures) at Auckland Museum – catch one of the daily cultural performances for a glimpse into early Māori life. Head out on the harbour in a sailing waka (traditional Māori canoe) or take your delegates on a walking tour led by a Māori guide to learn about the Māori peoples’ heritage and connection to Auckland’s land and sea.

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Food and wine

Auckland’s food and wine scene is buzzing, with vibrant dining precincts, three distinct wine regions, and special foodie experiences and events throughout the year.

Take a personalised food tour for a behind-the-scenes look at some of our top foodie hot spots – make your own gelato, roll fresh croissants and learn a few cooking secrets from award-winning chefs. Pick up gourmet food products at the famous Matakana Farmers’ Market, or hop on a wine tour for wine tastings and lunch overlooking the vines.

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Adventure

Leap off the Sky Tower, the tallest freestanding building in the Southern Hemisphere, or ‘SkyWalk’ around the outside, 192 metres above the ground. Climb over – or bungy jump off – the Auckland Harbour Bridge, help sail an America’s Cup racing yacht, or hit the slopes at our indoor snow resort.

Build team spirit and energise your delegates with scavenger hunts, adventure races, paintball, go-karting, clay pigeon shooting or archery.

There’s plenty more to choose from – quad biking through the forest, kayaking, surfing, fishing, jet boating, skydiving, supercar hot laps, canyoning down waterfalls and even rumbling around Auckland on the back of a Harley Davidson.

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Luxury and VIP

 

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Impress your VIP arrivals with a helicopter transfer from the airport, or take them on a sightseeing tour by air to one of our nearby islands for a private dinner.

Pamper delegates with a health or beauty treatment at one of our best spas or arrange an on-site shoulder and neck massage. Indulge in the highest high tea in Auckland at the Sky Tower, taking in the revolving 360-degree view as you dine. Some of our most elegant five-star hotels also offer high tea in stylish surroundings.

Designer shopping also awaits, with luxury labels such as Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. as well as the boutiques of our most successful New Zealand designers, including Karen Walker and Trelise Cooper.

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Events

Auckland is buzzing year round with exciting festivals and large-scale international events – smash hit Broadway shows, global sporting events, opera, ballet, theatre, and concerts by some of the world’s biggest music acts.

Impress your delegates with a night at the theatre, take the team to a corporate box and see international sports stars, or join the locals at our vibrant cultural festivals like Pasifika, Diwali and Auckland Lantern Festival.

See our annual events and what’s coming up.