• How to host the perfect Team Retreat in Queenstown

How to host the perfect Team Retreat in Queenstown


Queenstown is a conference location that ticks all the boxes for its scenic venues and for its endless number of after-work activities to complement your itinerary. You don’t need a bus or fleet of cars to host an awesome business event in Queenstown, in fact you can go from meeting to strategy session to networking drinks to team activity, all on foot. With that in mind, we’ve put together some of Queenstown’s best spots to make your team retreat something for everyone to remember.  


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Stay at The Novotel Lakeside 

For a home base, the Novotel Queenstown offers lakeside accommodation with views to boot, and a variety of conference rooms for your team’s strategy sessions. Take some time to come together as a group to celebrate your recent wins, brainstorm what’s ahead, dive into some blue-sky thinking or set some targets for the year ahead. 

Novotel Lakeside Queenstown Ifly

Lunch at The Exchange Café  

Head to The Exchange Cafe to fuel up the team, right near the waterfront in town. Share some plates and kickstart your day with a flat white and some fresh creative thinking.  

Unwind at iFLY Queenstown 

Once it’s time to kick back and celebrate your company’s high flyers, just a 10-minute walk through town on Brecon Street you’ll find iFLY Queenstown. It’s the perfect team building experience that’s easy to fit into a day’s retreat or conference programme, and one that encourages teamwork, determination and going outside-the-box.

One by one, each person will step into our giant wind tunnel for a thrill like no other – indoor skydiving. The unique indoor experience in Queenstown means the whole team can take part, either flying or cheering each other on.

Carve out time either side of your flights for strategic business planning – we offer private conference rooms for meetings and working sessions. No time to plan any aspect of the function? No problem. We’ll make it easy to put together a fun, memorable event that will bring your group closer together. Plus, there’ll be plenty to chatter about over drinks or a nibble afterwards.

Feast at The Cow Queenstown 

After the day is done, head to dinner and drinks at The Cow in the centre of Queenstown. A 5-minute walk from your accommodation, the rustic ambience and delicious fresh food has been a favourite of locals and out-of-towners alike for over 40 years. With a menu filled with pizzas and pasta, it’s a great way to end the day and let off some steam.