New Zealand: Adventure, Culture, Relaxation
2 September 2020 • Destination Spotlight
Discover for yourself why New Zealand is a dream destination for business travel and pleasure. Thrilling adventures, cultural experiences, complete relaxation or luxurious rewards, whatever you would like your event, conference or incentive experience to encompass, New Zealand can deliver a result that will live on within your guests, long after returning home.
A facility for every occasion
New Zealand has an exceptional tourism infrastructure that includes a variety of world-class conference venues and accommodation options. New Zealand’s superb facilities are supported by experienced and approved Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs), and Destination Management Companies (DMCs), who will tailor conference or incentive specifications to your company’s needs. Conference organisers can rest assured that facilities in New Zealand are of the highest standard, whether it is for a multi-day convention or a private boardroom meeting.
Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, are the tangata whenua, which literally means “people of the land”, and are an integral part of the New Zealand experience. Maori history, including song, dance, arts, crafts and legends all form a key part of New Zealand culture as a whole.
Competitive and resilient by nature, New Zealanders are always in favour of a good, fair competition and enjoy a wide range of sports including some we’ve invented such as bungy jumping and zorbing.
New Zealand boasts a vibrant and successful arts industry with artists, designers, inventors, musicians, dancers, actors and directors all making a name for themselves at home and abroad. Kiwi made films like the Lord of The Rings Trilogy, show New Zealand’s culture of creativity and innovation at its best.
Cuisine that inspires
For a tantalising and memorable cuisine experience look no further than New Zealand. Picture mouth-watering seafood, seasonal fruits and vegetables, farm-raised prime New Zealand beef and lamb, highland venison, artisan breads and cheeses matched with a premium Pinot Noir sourced from the sun-drenched vineyards in Marlborough. New Zealand can offer your conference delegates a unique and memorable cuisine experience where every dish is prepared from locally sourced ingredients. For a truly special cultural experience try a traditional Maori Hangi which typically includes a range of meats, seafood’s and vegetables.
Let us entertain you
New Zealand is a playground of entertainment options and the outdoors feature largely with its extensive number of leisure activities on offer. In locations as diverse as the sparkling Hauraki Gulf and the stunning Marlborough Sounds, this country’s aquatic environment calls out for exploration. Water activities enjoyed here include yachting, kayaking, canoeing, black and white water rafting, fishing, snorkelling, and many other boating activities.
Ski fields such as Mount Ruapehu in the central North Island and Mount Hutt near Christchurch provide endless fun against a spectacular backdrop. New Zealand has become a sought after destination for extreme sports like kite-boarding, sky diving, bungy jumping and white water rafting, as well as more sedate pursuits such as fly fishing, golf or a hike through our native bush and national parks.
A pleasurable legacy of New Zealand’s location on the Pacific “Rim of Fire” is the spa industry. Rotorua has long been famed for its strong geothermal presence featuring natural mineral pools, mud treatments and healing techniques that are sure to relax you.
If that’s not enough, why not spend the day shopping in Auckland’s fashion district Newmarket, enjoy some sublime coffee in one of the city’s eclectic mix of cafes, watch a play at one of the boutique theatres, visit an art gallery or museum…the choices for entertainment are endless.
Interested in holding your next event in New Zealand?
Connect with the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand team at AIME 2021.