Queenstown, nestled in the picturesque Southern Alps of New Zealand's South Island, is not just a destination for adventure-seekers and nature-lovers. It is also a thriving hub for businesses, big and small. Queenstown has become a popular destination for corporate events, team building activities, and conferences due to its stunning location, unique culture, and world-class infrastructure. In this article, we will explore what Queenstown has to offer when planning your next event and the types of corporate experience you can choose for a perfect blend of work and play.
The Spectacular Location for Any Corporate Events
Queenstown has emerged as a favoured destination for corporate events due to its diverse range of activities, accommodation options, and dining experiences. With its stunning views over Lake Wakatipu and mountain ranges you and your guests can rest assured it will be an unforgettable experience.
Due to its popularity there is a rich network of hospitality professionals that can help ensure your corporate experience goes off without a hitch and they can cater for all types of business gathering. Whether you are planning a team building event or hosting a board meeting, Queenstown is the ultimate destination for your next corporate event.
Motivate & Connect: Team Building Events Queenstown
Being the adventure playground of New Zealand, Queenstown is the perfect choice for corporate team building experiences and workshop venue.
Queenstown airport is a busy hub with competitive airfares due to its popularity. It's easy to get to with international flights from Australia most days as well as Christchurch, Wellington & Auckland.
The town has a variety of accommodation options suitable for team building events, from luxury lodges to budget-friendly hotels. Additionally, there are conference facilities and meeting rooms available, which are essential for team building activities. The activities in Queenstown can help teams build trust, communication, and problem-solving skills in a fun and challenging environment. The team building activities range from adventure activities to cultural experiences and team-building workshops, making it suitable for every team member.
Decision-Making & Networking: Board & Business Meetings
Queenstown offers a range of world-class venues, from luxury hotels to conference venues with modern facilities, advanced technology, and excellent catering services, making them ideal for board meetings & business meetings of all sizes. With the top class golf courses, vineyards as well as skiing and adventure activities it offers a unique opportunity for decision making and networking events in a more informal setting.
The city also boasts a strong service industry, with experienced professionals in event management, transport, and catering who can provide excellent support and guidance to ensure that any meeting or event runs smoothly and successfully.
Transport and connections from Queenstown airport are reliable and most event locations are close to the town centre allowing your guests freedom to travel where they like.
Celebrate in Style: Awards & Gala Dinners
Queenstown offers exceptional options for hosting awards and gala events from dinners to cocktail parties, with its breathtaking natural scenery The combination of mountain views, clear lakes, and greenery in the city provides an ideal setting for an elegant and unforgettable occasion.
Due to its thriving hospitality industry there are many catering options to choose from allowing you to host anything from a casual evening event with local food and wine or a large scale event for hundreds of people.
Most venues will offer event management allowing you to relax and enjoy your time in Queenstown whilst they manage the show!
The Rees Hotel in Queenstown is a popular location for gala events due its panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains. The luxury hotel offers various function spaces suitable for events of any size, ranging from small gatherings to large celebrations.
The Gibbston Valley Winery is a recommended choice for those seeking a rustic and authentic experience. Nestled in the heart of Central Otago lies a charming vineyard boasting both indoor and outdoor spaces, perfect for any occasion you desire. The winery offers wine tastings and tours for visitors, providing a unique and memorable experience.
Queenstown has many other unique event spaces including Lake Hayes Pavilion, Queenstown Memorial Centre, and Millbrook Resort.
Get in Touch with Our Corporate Events & Experience Services
If you are planning an event in Queenstown, drop us a line or give us a call.
Mountain Club events team are hospitality specialists dedicated to provide exceptional support for corporate events and experiences. Combining local knowledge and networks we help you build bespoke events to delight and inspire your guests.
Our concierge service ensures your event runs smoothly and your guests enjoy the very best of what Queenstown has to offer.
Let's create an event to remember, get in touch today.
Top 10 Experiences in Queenstown
Planning corporate functions can go off with a bang by including one of the experiences into your stay.
1.Take a Boat Ride on TSS Earnslaw & Visit Walters Peak
A boat cruises across Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw and a Walter Peak High Country Farm visit can be a great way to leave a lasting memory for your guests. With beautiful lake views and gourmet buffet food on arrival your corporate experience is guaranteed to have the wow factor.
Your guests can take their time to explore the farm or enjoy relaxing on the restaurant terrace enjoying the view.
2. Bungy Jumping
The AJ Hackett Bungy is a world famous adrenaline junkie's dream.
Whether you choose the original Kawarau bridge bungy or the Nevis, your team building experiences will never be forgotten once your guests are facing the sheer drop over the side.
3. Milford Sound Cruise
The Milford Sound is four hours drive by road or a short trip by air. It offers breathtaking views of mountain peaks and the fiords. Your guests relax on a cruise around the sound and enjoy the local wildlife including dolphins, penguins and seals. There are many options for entertainment once you get there from lunch on a cruise or more adventurous activities.
4. Skippers Canyon & Shotover Jet Boat
Enjoy yet another stunning location and adrenaline rush by combining a three hour guided tour to Skippers Canyon and the thrill of the Shotover Jet boat. This experience is perfect for team building as your boat speeds through cannons along the Shotover river.
5. Vineyards & Wine Tours
Vineyards make the ideal location for business meetings or celebrations. Events offer the opportunity to enjoy local cuisine and wine in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoying a glass of wine together can serve as a great conversation starter and can be enjoyed in the idyllic surroundings of one of our Central Otago vineyards.
6. Shotover Canyon Swing
The Shotover Canyon Swing in Queenstown provides a thrilling and unique experience that can serve as an excellent team-building opportunity for corporate groups, fostering trust, communication, and a sense of adventure among colleagues.
Taking your corporate event to new heights with the exhilarating and unforgettable experience of skydiving in Queenstown. By experiencing the ultimate rush of jumping out of a plane at 15,000 feet - not only will it push boundaries, but it'll also help build confidence and strengthen bonds between colleagues. An adrenaline fuelled adventure also fosters teamwork and communication. As part of a team-building activity it allows participants to support each other throughout the experience, making it the perfect corporate outing for those seeking thrills and excitement.
8. Onsen Hot Pools
The Onsen Hot Pools in Queenstown offer a luxurious and relaxing experience that can be a perfect retreat for corporate groups seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. With exceptional views over the Shotover river groups can relax soaking in the peace and serenity.
9. Go Skiing and Snowboarding
Skiing and snowboarding in Queenstown provide another excellent opportunity for corporate groups to bond and challenge themselves physically. There are four major ski fields to enjoy near Queenstown: Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona Alpine Resort, and Treble Cone.
10. Scenic Flights
Scenic flights in Queenstown offer a breathtaking aerial view of the region's natural beauty and can provide a unique and unforgettable way of enjoying your time in Central Otago.
Queenstown, an Inspirational Business Event Destination
Queenstown is an exceptional destination for corporate events, offering a variety of thrilling activities and breathtaking scenery that can inspire creativity, build camaraderie, and leave a lasting impression on attendees.
From skiing and snowboarding to gourmet food and scenic flights, Queenstown's unique experiences provide a refreshing change of pace from traditional corporate events. Experience the ultimate fusion of work and play in the breathtaking Queenstown. With exceptional hospitality and venues, and world-class services, it's the perfect destination for your next business event.
For expert advice and event management services our team can help take your team-building retreat or corporate conference to the next level. Our team can help tailor-make your next event and exceed your expectations creating a truly unforgettable event.