Incentive inspiration - Top 13 incentive experiences

A New Zealand incentive can open your team’s eyes to amazing new experiences. With inspiration around every corner, we’ve chosen the top thirteen experiences to ‘wow’ your best performers and strengthen your team’s bonds.

New Zealand is a bucket-list destination for many - how many ‘must-dos’ can you tick off in your incentive itinerary? From Hobbit holes to golf holes, wine tasting to whale watching, helicopter rides to hot pools, there is something to suit every team and taste.


1. Former America's Cup yacht racing in Auckland

Take to the water, match racing former America’s Cup yachts with a crew of professional New Zealand sailors.

2. Scenic helicopter tour

Drop in by helicopter to secluded fishing spots, mountain tops of fresh powder, awesome cycle trails or an active glacier. 

3. Bungy jumping in Queenstown 

Take the plunge with an exhilarating bungy jump from Kawarau Bridge, the world’s original bungy site.

4. Discover the vibrant Māori culture in Rotorua 

Explore Māori culture and get hands-on learning the haka or preparing a traditional hangi meal

5. Whale watching in Kaikoura 

Get close to majestic marine life, whale watching or swimming with dolphins in Kaikoura, or while cruising in the Bay of Islands.

6. Hiking and hot pools in Canterbury 

Helicopter onto an active glacier for a jaw-dropping hike or ice climb before relaxing in a natural hot pool.

7. Incredible golf trips throughout New Zealand 

Tee off on one of 400-plus golf courses, set amongst snow-capped mountains, clifftops, or wildlife sanctuaries.

8. Cruise New Zealand's largest freshwater lake 

Cast your line with fly fishing in trout mecca Lake Taupo, or chase the big game fish in the Bay of Islands.

9. Wine and culinary experiences 

Sample why New Zealand’s wine is amongst the world’s best in Martinborough, Marlborough, Hawke’s Bay, Waiheke Island or Central Otago.

10. A Middle‑Earth™ journey 

Experience the magic of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, with an exclusive evening feast and themed entertainment. 

11. Scenic cruises in the Fiordland National Park 

Cruise the breath-taking beauty of Milford and Doubtful Sounds and their towering peaks, waterfalls and wildlife.

12. An immersive film making experience in Wellington

Go behind the scenes to see prop and effects artists at work and witness movies in the making on the famed Weta Workshop tour.

13. Jet boating up the Dart River

Make a splash with a jet boat safari up the Dart River, past mountains and glaciers into world heritage site Mount Aspiring National Park.