New Zealand corporate retreats and conferences

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With Australian and New Zealand’s travel bubble now open, make your next conference or business event a unique, fresh and unforgettable experience in New Zealand.

 

New Zealand’s hotels and lodges are regular hosts to both domestic and international conferences because of their excellent accommodation offerings and outdoor activities. Consider an entire luxury lodge for a team retreat, a conference in the bustling city, or a private small group adventure activities.

We can take care of the whole process for you: accommodation, meals, adventure activities, goal setting workshops, and tailor the location and content to suit your business’ budget.

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Overseas holidays and business trips are once again on the agenda between Australia and New Zealand: but it’s not as simple as just booking a flight. Here’s a handy checklist to follow in the week leading up to your Trans-Tasman voyage.

 

  1. Register your details with NZ Goverment. This confirms that your journey will be quarantine-free, and once you’ve completed the form
  2. Download the NZ COVID Tracer app for iPhone or Android ahead of your trip. You can use this to check-in at venues across New Zealand for contact tracing purposes.
  3. Complete an Australian Government ‘travel declaration’. Registering your journey with the Australian Government for contact tracing purposes confirms you won’t need to quarantine on arrival in Australia.
  4. Check your passport expiry. New Zealand’s latest advice is that temporary visitors must enter using a passport valid for one month beyond the date they intend to depart.

Recommended Venues for Events

Find unique conference venues close to both lively urban centres and stunning scenery.

Many conference venues in New Zealand offer both superior conference facilities and accommodation on-site for your event, meeting or conference. There are a range of venue suitable for both executive and budget accommodation options.

Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest

Location: North Island
Capacity: Up to 80 pax
Suitablity: Special Events
Accommodation: Limited

A multi award winning 75 acre estate offering five private luxury villas. Eagles next offers incredible views of the Bay of Islands and provides the perfect base for your conference, meeting, incentive or function whether it be for eight or eighty people.

Skyline Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua

Location: North Island
Capacity: Up to 500 pax
Suitability: Special Events
Accommodation: N/A

Skyline Rotorua offers three main venue facilities; Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, Skyline Hidden Forest Venue, and Volcanic Hills Wine Tasting Room, all with their own distinctive setting that is unique from any other venue in Rotorua.

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Location: South Island
Capacity: Up to 320 pax
Suitability: Special Events
Accommodation: N/A

Nestled amongst vineyards and an operating airfield, the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is the region’s most visited tourism attraction. The Museum entrance foyer and Knights of the Sky exhibition is available for cocktail functions for up to 200 guests. Dangerous Skies, the newest exhibition space, can accommodate up to 320 guests for seated dining.

Peppers Beacon Queenstown

Peppers Beacon Queenstown

Location: South Island
Capacity: from 10 to 200pax
Suitability: Special Events
Accommodation: Available

Combine the perfect location with great facilities and the world’s best team-building activities and you have all the adventure and excitement you’ll need for a successful conference experience. The resort can cater for up to 40 delegates, theatre style, with personalised service and cutting edge facilities.

Team Building Experiences

We can work with you to help plan and deliver team / group experiences to improve teamwork, strengthen relationships and boost staff morale. From white water rafting, paragliding, river surfing, winery tours, 4WD excursions and guided mountain biking, New Zealand offers a wide range of group adventures activities.

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A couple of basics:

Phone and Internet

Mobile coverage is not available in some rural and wilderness areas. It is recommend you speak to your phone service provider prior to leaving Australia. Free WiFi hotspots are found in main cities only and can be sporadic throughout the rest of the country.

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Health and Safety

New Zealand is a safe country for travelling. We do however recommend purchasing Travel Insurance to protect your company and employees travelling intrastate, interstate and abroad for business..

Visas and Currency

Australian’s must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to arriving in New Zealand. The unit of currency is the dollar (NZ$). All major credit cards can be used, with Visa and MasterCard accepted most widely.

How COVID-19 cases will be manged with the Trans-Tasman travel bubble.

 

Like New Zealand’s four-tiered lockdown alert system, the traffic light system will allow different responses and restrictions depending on how many cases of COVID-19 each end of the travel door is experiencing.

Green Light

The green light, or Quarantine-Free Travel (QFT), will see flights to and from Australia likely to continue. It includes cases detected at the border and has a low risk of further transmission.

Orange Light

The orange light, or QFT Pause, will see flights between the affected state or states paused for up to 72 hours. This will occur when there is a case of unknown source, but is most likely linked to the border.

Red Light

The red light, or QFT Suspend, will see a state enter a longer-term lockdown. This will occur when there are multiple cases of an unknown source. Flights to and from the affected state or states may be suspended for an extended period.

Speak to a dedicated FBI Travel Manager today

For more information, please Call (03) 8573 0900, email corporate@fbitravel.com.au or contact your preferred FBI Corporate Travel Manager.

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