Reconnect in the Bay – the ideal conference or corporate retreat

New Zealanders know the Bay of Islands is a great place to holiday – but it’s also a fantastic destination in which to meet, conference, bond with colleagues and get away from the rat race for a corporate retreat. Organising an event in the Bay of Islands is easy – we’re here to help and our business events operators will work as one to make sure your conference, incentive, meeting or retreat is a success. Venues are not a problem and the region can easily host a group of a few hundred, while working particularly well for smaller business events in the 20 to 200 range.

Getting to the Bay of Islands

An easy three-hour drive from Auckland or an hour from Whangarei and well connected by air, the Bay of Islands has venues a stone’s throw from the sea. Yet despite the ease of access, mid-week in the main conferencing months between March and November you will feel like your group has the ‘run of the Bay’ – no crowds and plenty of time and space to think, work and plan.

What better way to get your team’s creative juices flowing than with a working breakfast to the sounds of waves breaking the beach nearby?

So, what are you waiting for?

Getting things started is just an email away:

Get in touch to book your conference or meeting at the Bay of Islands.

Our favourite venues

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Waitangi Treaty Grounds welcomes you on a journey of discovery through Aotearoa New Zealand’s most important historic site, where in 1840 New Zealand’s founding document was signed: the Treaty of Waitangi.

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

A waterfront location nestled in 60 acres of subtropical gardens, within the Waitangi National Trust Reserve. Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands is a harmony of nature and spacious comfort among Bay of Island hotels near Paihia. 

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Expansive sub-tropical gardens and extensive guest facilities at our Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands enhance the welcoming atmosphere of this resort-style hotel. It’s the perfect base to explore the beautiful, historic Bay of Islands.

Fullers GreatSights / Explore

Fullers GreatSights / Explore Bay of Islands offers the most extensive range of Bay of Islands cruises. Including the iconic Motukokako Island – Hole in the rock

Baylys’ Farm Wedding & Corporate Event Venue

With 2000-acres of rolling farmland sitting alongside secluded bays and private golden sand beaches of the Bay of Islands, Baylys’ Farm provides a uniquely stunning backdrop for your next event.

Get in touch to book your conference or meeting at the Bay of Islands.