Few destinations offer the variety of experiences that Queenstown does. Here’s just a taste of what’s on offer to create the perfect business event.
Combine a cruise with a slice of high country at Mt Nicholas High Country Farm, located on the western shores of Lake Wakatipu, with 360 degree views to Mount Earnslaw, Glenorchy and the Remarkables mountain range. The Woolshed at Mt Nicholas can be transformed into a themed venue with capacity for up to 150 guests. Only 40 minutes transfer by private charter, the venue is also easily accessible by helicopter.
Voted the Best Golf Resort in Australasia and New Zealand at the World Travel Awards, the Millbrook Resort is overflowing with luxurious charm. The championship golf course offers five different tee positions catering for golfers of every level. Styles of accommodation range from the charming Village Inn studios, spacious suites and cottages to the exclusive Fairway Homes. There are six golf courses all located within 25 minutes’ drive from downtown, making Queenstown a prime golfing destination. The Jack’s Point course is one of the world’s most spectacular.
Known in particular for its Central Otago Pinot Noir, Queenstown and its surrounding regions are home to more than 200 vineyards producing a wide range of wine varieties. The Queenstown Wine Trail follows the Gibbston River Trail, the same river route as early Maori travellers. This walking tour includes wine and cheese tastings and a picnic along the way.
Real Journeys offers a range of unique itineraries for MICE planners. Cruise to Walter Peak on the TSS Earnslaw for team building and a BBQ lunch, then take a scenic flight to Milford for a cocktail cruise on the fiord. Other suggestions include venturing to the nature sanctuary of Stewart Island for a private guided walk and traditional kiwi fish and chips on the beach; or travel back in time with a ‘gold rush’ themed gala dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead.
Queenstown’s reputation as the adventure capital of New Zealand means it’s the ideal destination for group development and team building, with countless challenges on offer to strengthen your team’s bond. Take your pick from the list of adrenaline-pumping adventure activities on offer from iconic Queenstown bungy jumping to whitewater rafting, river surfing, jet boat thrills and helicopters.