Reconnect in the Bay – the ideal conference or corporate retreat
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?
Things to do
But there is so much more to the region than that. This is the opportunity for you delegates to connect with the culture and history of New Zealand – visiting or even meeting at The Waitangi Treaty Grounds with its new conference centre and the adjacent Te Rau Aroha Museum that tells the story of the Māori commitment to the armed forces (in addition to the longer established Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi).
For an ice-breaker, a mid meeting adrenalin rush or an exciting way to finish the day, there are plenty of options. Taking a Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise, stretching the legs on one of the areas many hiking trails, jet skiing or mountain biking can all be adapted and tailored for groups.
Or head out to Otehei Bay at Urupukapuka Island for a day with a difference, enjoy the hospitality of the Duke of Marlborough in historic Russell (Kororareka), explore the wineries or get your group out on to a Bay of Islands Golf Course for a social (or competitive) round.
So, what are you waiting for?
Getting things started is just an email away: firstname.lastname@example.org