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Explore our sample 4-day incentive trip to New Zealand, where breathtaking landscapes, natural wonders and true one-of-a-kind experiences await.
New Zealand is renowned for its pristine environments, diverse ecosystems, and deep-rooted Maori heritage. A New Zealand incentive group travel program brings awe-inspiring world heritage destinations, incredible adventures and rich engagement with local communities committed to preserving their land and traditions.
From the vibrant cityscape of Auckland to the enchanting fjords of Milford Sound, each day of our curated NZ incentive travel itinerary offers a unique blend of sustainable tours, ethical dining experiences, and opportunities to connect with the rich cultural tapestry of New Zealand.
By choosing eco-friendly accommodations, supporting local enterprises, and partnering with tour operators dedicated to conservation and community, this curated incentive tour will not only provide an unforgettable experience for your team but also contribute to the well-being and preservation of the places visited.
So join us on this remarkable New Zealand incentive trip and leave a lasting positive impact on both your team and the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand.
Morning: Arrive in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, and check into an eco-friendly hotel such as Hotel DeBrett nestled in the heart of Auckland’s bustling CBD, or M Social Auckland located in the vibrant Wynyard Quarter. Both hotels effortlessly combine modern guest luxury with sustainable travel initiatives for a truly eco-conscious stay.
Late Morning: Venture to the waterfront and shake off the flight with a group guided kayaking tour along the picturesque coastlines and pristine waters of the Hauraki Gulf. Explore some of the gulf’s hidden gems from secluded beaches to fascinating rock formations. And get to know the local marine life from dolphins to seals, and a variety of seabirds.
Early afternoon: Take a short ferry ride from Auckland to Waiheke Island, a haven of vineyards, stunning beaches, and captivating landscapes. Enjoy a group guided tour of the island’s renowned wineries and soak up the relaxed island vibes and breathtaking views. Learn about organic and biodynamic viticulture practices, and sample local wines paired with locally sourced artisanal foods.
Evening: Mark the first day of your New Zealand incentive program with a welcome dinner at one of Auckland’s top restaurants, where farm-to-table dining takes center stage. Two outstanding restaurants for events and group bookings are The Grove – multi-award winning and renowned for their commitment to sourcing seasonal and locally grown produce. And Soul Bar & Bistro, a fun and lively venue serving up spectacular sunset views over Auckland’s thriving viaduct harbour.
Morning: Head south for a full day of nature, beauty, movie sets and outdoor fun.
Mid Morning: Arrive at Hamilton Gardens and learn about the Story of Gardens at one of the region’s most visited attractions. Far from a conventional botanical garden, Hamilton Gardens invites you to step into another world and explore five garden collections from Fantasy to Tropical to Paradise, all spread over 58 spectacular hectares.
Early Afternoon: Satisfy your sweet cravings with a group high tea at New Zealand’s only tea plantation, Zealong Tea Estate. Crafted by passionate tea masters, Zealong tea is one of the purest teas in the world and is grown organically in the rich soil of the Waikato region. And with an impressive business events centre onsite catering up to 300 delegates you can create the perfect afternoon of tours, tastings and workshops.
Afternoon / Early Evening: Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, the iconic filming location of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and enjoy a once-in-a lifetime experience in Middle‑Earth™ . Have the unique chance to see the Hobbiton Movie Set at dusk with a private guided evening tour through the Shire. As part of the tour your group can learn about the sustainable practices implemented on-site, including composting, water conservation, and ecological restoration.
Then enjoy a banquet dinner at the world-famous Green Dragon Inn inside of Hobbiton Movie Set.
Return to your Auckland hotel, or stay overnight at Rotorua and experience an immersive Maori cultural performance at Te Puia, a geothermal valley and Maori cultural center in Rotorua. Learn about Maori traditions, witness traditional song and dance performances, and gain insights into sustainable Maori practices.
Day 3 takes us to Christchurch in New Zealand’s South island – a short 1.30 hr flight from Auckland.
Morning: Start your day with an adrenaline-pumping group activity either at Christchurch Adventure Park (CAP) – nestled in the picturesque Port Hills, or Adrenalin Forest – an aerial obstacle course nestled amidst the towering trees of Spencer Park. At CAP you can unleash your inner adventurers with a mountain biking experience on the park’s extensive network of trails, suitable for all skill levels. Or at Adrenalin Forest challenge your team with a series of thrilling rope bridges, flying foxes, and other high-wire adventures.
Afternoon: Balance out your adventure packed morning with a relaxing and rejuvenating afternoon at the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa – a scenic alpine village a short drive from Auckland. Unwind in the naturally heated mineral pools, and enjoy the serene setting together, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and lush forests. For the adrenaline junkies amongst you – take a leap of faith at the Hanmer Springs Bungy Jumping site. Experience the ultimate thrill of freefalling from a platform suspended above a stunning river canyon.
Evening: For a casual venue with the best views of Christchurch, host your evening at Mr Brightside. A penthouse-style rooftop bar with a retractable roof, serving up 360-views over the Port Hills, Avon River, snow capped Alps, Cathedral Square and across the City (and the cocktails are to die for!). Or for a homely vibe with top-level pub grub and a cosy hygge a takeover of the Pomery’s old brewery inn comes highly recommended. With its ol’ English style pub charm and character it’s a beloved Christchurch institution perfect for an authentic Christchurch pub dinner.
If you have time….Squeeze in a stargazing experience in the Dark Sky Reserve of Lake Tekapo (~3-hrs south of Auckland). Learn about the importance of preserving dark skies, astronomy, and the cultural significance of the stars in Maori mythology.
Morning: Set out early and journey to the West Coast to embark on a guided eco-tour of the Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier. Learn about glacier conservation and the impacts of climate change in the region. And for the adventure seekers amongst you, get up close with the glacier with a heli-hike, guided ice walk or aerial sightseeing.
Afternoon: Take a scenic flight from Franz Josef across New Zealand’s highest mountains and largest glaciers to the breathtaking Milford Sound – a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning fjords. Jump on a scenic cruise and take in spectacular sights of native forest and cascading waterfalls while learning about environmental stewardship and the unique geological features of the area.
Evening: Journey back to Christchurch and mark the end of your New Zealand trip with a warm farewell dinner at renowned Christchurch restaurant Ortolana, showcasing the best of New Zealand’s locally sourced, sustainable cuisine. Share a farm-to-table dining experience together with seasonal, organic dishes inspired by Mediterranean and European flavors, and a Kiwi twist.
As your 3-day incentive trip to New Zealand comes to a close, take the time to reflect on the unforgettable experiences, captivating landscapes and life changing adventures that will leave a lasting impression on your team. And take heart in knowing your journey made a positive impact on local communities, and shared knowledge and education on responsible travel and exploration.