Winter packages for teams in the Auckland region

Away days in winter can set you up for an outstanding spring and summer. Time to re-group, re-charge and focus on the bigger picture. And the time to do it before you hit your busiest time of year.

But what's the best place to go and what can you do with your team over the winter months? What will give you that cosy winter feeling and inspire your team to be more productive back in the workplace? Here are our top picks of places to book and actvities to do. The list is based on over a decade of running team building and events in New Zealand so we're confident that everything we recommend will be of the best quality - something that's really important to us.

LaValla Meeting Venue

LaValla escape

This very special venue on the outskirts of Auckland is so restful and inspiring, you probably won't want to leave! Set on acres of private land with a service level and feel unmatched elsewhere. It's all about the personal care of the staff and the attention to detail to make any meeting, conference or event just perfect.

At LaValla you can book a day conference for up to 120 people; do an overnight stay for a team of 8 with accommodation at the Brother's Lodge; run a morning meeting and afternoon activity with one of our great team building activities. And what's more if it rains, it really doesn't matter, as LaValla boast a full size gym so everything can be relocated indoors.

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Vineyard cottages lodge

The Lodge at Vineyard Cottages

Warm, cozy, homely and rustic. There are so many ways to describe the lodge and accommodation at Vineyard Cottages. Imagine a roaring open fire crackling nearby while you work, play, wine and dine and you've got the feeling. This fabulous little, family run venue is right next door to The Hunting Lodge vineyard near Kumeu. If you've never been that way before, it's approximately 30 minutes' drive from Albany or under an hour from Auckland CBD.

You can book for a day conference and a team building activity and there's accommodation on site in 6 of the cutest settler cottages. It's so relaxed and the lovelingly prepared food is delicious!

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Tui Room at Waitakere Resort and Spa

Waitakere Resort and Spa

Set on a hillside amongst the Waitakere Ranges with outstanding views back to Auckland city, you know you're away from the noise and distractions but close enough to be in touch. This venue, under new management, is all you need to get your team engaged and productive and focussed on the plans for the year ahead.

Come for a day meeting, book in for lunch and a team building activity, stay overnight or for a couple of days. There's plenty of room with 22 hotel rooms and 4 apartments, all beautifully furnished. View the video here

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Hus Farm private venue for meetings North Shore

Hus Venue Coatesville

A fabulous private property on the North Shore, just forty minutes' drive from Albany. You'll feel like you've walked in to a ready made creative retreat with a five star interior on the inside and acres of room to play outside, complete with lake and country walk. It's easy to get to and takes under 20 minutes from Albany and around 50 minutes from Auckland CBD.

Come for a day meeting and self cater or let us deliver healthy, wholesome, freshly made meals for you. Add on a team building activity to connect and re-energise. Stay overnight in this beautiful home with 6 bedrooms which can sleep up to 11 people. Or book the blank canvas event space downstairs for a special event for larger groups.

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Cable Bay Views Meeting Space Waiheke Island

Church Bay Retreat Waiheke Island

This is one of the most popular venues for small groups to hide away for the day and focus on planning and business development, away from the distractions of the office. It's a stone's throw from the ferry terminal on Waiheke island and a stunning venue and location which will leave you spellbound.

You can self cater or let us deliver the very best freshly made meals from Waiheke's artisan food producers. Those special places that only the locals know about.

Come for the day or stay overnight. The property can sleep up to 10 people in own bedrooms including the 5 bedroom house, 2 bedroom lodge and 3 studios. If you have a bigger group, no problem. There are some wonderful private properties nearby, within walking distance for more people.

Add on a wine tasting tour or an ebike adventure. You'll be refreshed and re-energised by the time you head home.

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Cable Bay Vineyard meeting room

Cable Bay Vineyard Treat

One of Waiheke's most visited vineyards with outstanding views and just a short distance from the ferry terminal at Matiatia. The Motukaha meeting room is bright, spacious and private with direct outdoor access via the sliding glass doors. It can seat up to 25 people comfortably. You can work through a quick lunch or stop and enjoy a two course shared menu in the Verandah restaurant.

Add on a wine tasting or a wine tasting tour, an ebike adventure or a dinner.

Let us make your day!

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