A company retreat provides the perfect opportunity for an escapade and a team building event for your organisation. You will spend quality time together – away from office distractions and day-to-day responsibilities.

Corporate retreats provide the perfect opportunity to create a bespoke itinerary that will best suit your organisation’s values and goals.

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland boasts inspirational venues that are within easy reach of the city centre whilst invoking the feeling of being a world away. Give your team time to connect in person, spark inspiration, communicate effectively and feel refreshed before going back to the office.

Our team of experts at Auckland Convention Bureau have curated a list of inspirational options below and a list of Corporate Team Building Activities here, however if you want to understand more contact us today. 

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Delamore Lodge

Moulded into the hillside, the luxurious Delamore Lodge offers commanding views with superior facilities, first-class service, and delicious dining. Offering four Luxury Suites, two 2-bedroom apartments, gourmet dining, spa facilities, and extensive gardens; Delamore is all about discrete luxury and a bespoke experience. The purpose-built Wharenui Pavilion is the ideal venue for meetings and presentations.

Rooms: 6
Banquet: 80
Theatre: 30

Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant

Located on stunning Waiheke Island, looking across the sea to Auckland City, Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant is a must-visit on any journey to Waiheke Island. One of the most picturesque venues on the island, Mudbrick is found nestled in amongst manicured, aromatic Potager Gardens and of course, acres of vines.

Rooms: 6
Banquet: 150
Theatre: 100

Waiheke Island Resort

Located on stunning Waiheke Island, looking across the sea to Auckland City, Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant is a must-visit on any journey to Waiheke Island. One of the most picturesque venues on the island, Mudbrick is found nestled in amongst manicured, aromatic Potager Gardens and of course, acres of vines.

Rooms: 52
Theatre: 120

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Plume Villas

Plume Villas offer boutique luxury serviced accommodation in a peaceful country setting. The 12 villas are set in a beautifully landscaped environment, at one with nature in the heart of the country. Guests have access to the cellar door, cuisine and conviviality on hand at Plume Restaurant, a relaxed stroll from the private and comfortable luxury villas.

Rooms: 12
Banquet: 80
Theatre: 80

Riverside Matakana

Luxury Bach-style accommodation and conference venue in the heart of Matakana wine country. 17 self contained quintessential kiwi Baches are set among 30 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with a vineyard and olive groves. Close to the centre of Matakana and all that the region offers, just 45 minutes north of Auckland.

Rooms: 17
Theatre: 34

The Spencer Hotel

The Spencer Hotel effortlessly combines spacious accommodation, award winning dining, first class conference space and leisure facilities with unsurpassed panoramic views of Rangitoto Island, Auckland Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf.

Rooms: 249
Theatre: 500

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Woodhouse Mountain Lodge

Woodhouse Mountain Lodge sits on over 100 acres of outstanding natural landscape, at the heart of the Matakana Coast. 18 contemporary villas are located close to on-site facilities, the perfect mix of seclusion and convenience. The main lodge has two conference areas that open out onto a large sunny courtyard.

Rooms: 18
Banquet: 36
Theatre: 30

Parohe Island Retreat

How does a wellness retreat on Kawau Island sound? Take your team to a lush island in the Hauraki Gulf for an activity-based retreat on Parohe’s secluded grounds. Take advantage of the sea views from its multiple conference rooms and breakout spaces. Its tailorable retreats include yoga classes, access to picturesque hiking trails and team-building facilities on land or water. 

Rooms: 17
Theatre: 60

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Flaxmere House

Flaxmere House, offers venue and luxury accommodation all under one roof. A 35 minute drive from the city centre, 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.

Rooms: 8
Banquet: 30
Theatre: 50

Vineyard Cottages and Conference Centre

Tucked away in the Kumeu wine country The Vineyard Cottages are private, beautifully designed and relaxing. The spacious conference space with natural light and adjoining dining room, complete with fireplace, is perfect escape to meet, plan and come together. Creative team building activities are also on offer – try the Cottage escape challenge, Gumboot throwing or mystery box cooking challenge.  

Rooms: 7
Theatre: 35

Waitakere Resort & Spa

Offering guests comfortable Auckland accommodation just half an hour from the city centre. Waitakere Resort & Spa is set in Auckland's Waitakere Ranges rainforest with spectacular views of Auckland City and the Hauraki Gulf beyond, providing a breathtaking panoramic backdrop for a business escape.

Rooms: 21
Banquet: 50
Theatre: 60

East & South East
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Rydges Formosa Golf Resort

Overlooking the Hauraki Gulf with expansive panoramic vistas of Waiheke Island, Rangitoto Island and Coromandel Peninsula, this picturesque clifftop resort in Beachlands boasts a world-class, international, 18-hole championship golf course and fifty one-bedroom villas less than an hours drive, or a short ferry ride, from the city centre.

Rooms: 50
Banquet: 200
Theatre: 280

The McCallum Residence

Built in the early 1900’s the McCallum Residence is a luxurious Manor with beautiful gardens and extensive grounds which border a private beach. The Boat House overlooking the water is used for functions and events and the front lawn provides ample room for activities. The Manor comes with Butler and private Chef to attend to every need. A fully equipped kitchen and elegant dining room provide for formal dining or guests can enjoy a relaxed Kiwi BBQ on the private beach.

Rooms: 9
Banquet: 50

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Situated on the wild coastal cliff tops of Karioitahi Beach on the west coast of Auckland, Castaways Resort is a perfect distraction-free conference venue. Offering multiple venues, onsite accommodation, a la carte restaurant, day spa, activities and team building options all within an hour of Auckland's city centre.

Rooms: 59
Banquet: 120
Theatre: 100

Doubletree by Hilton Karaka

With 122 guest rooms, restaurant, bar, outdoor pool and gym facilities, the recently opened Doubletree by Hilton Karaka is a hidden gem for those looking for a getaway from the city amongst the picturesque rural setting of Karaka. Adjacent Karaka Pavillion offers additional meeting spaces.

Rooms: 122
Banquet: 120
Theatre: 150

Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre

Waipuna is set amongst 6.26 acres of parkland overlooking a picturesque saltwater lagoon. Conveniently located only 15 minutes from the city centre and airport with 148 spacious rooms and 18 versatile conference spaces including a 408 seated theatre with ample free parking.

Rooms: 148
Banquet: 250
Theatre: 180

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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