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Wednesday, 5 August 2020

The top team building activities in Rotorua – a day of adventure!

Team building activities can sometimes be a drag and not all that enjoyable, but we have put together the best team building activities in Rotorua that will have your team talking about how great your day was for years to come!

Getting your team into small groups when they are out of the office (and sometimes out of their comfort zone) creates a great bonding experience for your team. They get to know each other outside of the office, support and encourage each other and it removes the barriers that hierarchy can have in the workplace. Sharing moments of fun and creating memories your team can talk about at smoko will keep morale high and build relationships in the office long after your day of team building activities is over.   

So, wrangle the team together, grab your sense of adventure and enjoy a fun filled day of team building activities in Rotorua with these awesome activities...

  • Rotorua Canopy Tours – forest zipline experience.

  • ZORB Rotorua – ball rolling fun!

  • River Rats – white water rafting.


  1. Rotorua Canopy Tours – forest zipline experience

Soar through the trees and experience ancient native forest like never before with Rotorua Canopy Tours. This is truly the best team building experience Rotorua has to offer.

Rotorua Canopy Tours offers two unforgettable experiences, the award-winning Original Canopy Tour or the higher and longer Ultimate Canopy Tour. These Canopy Tours are 3 – 3.5 hours, but if you are short on time custom tours can be created to suit your team.

Both tours are set in stunning untouched native forest where you will fly via ziplines, traverse valleys on swing bridges and enjoy the views from tree top platforms. Each tour has a maximum of 10 people, guided by two incredible kiwi guides. If your team is bigger than 10, Rotorua Canopy Tours will run multiple tours that will depart at short intervals. The small group experience helps create a strong bond amongst your team as they encourage each other to step outside of their comfort zone, they learn about conservation and the restoration of the forest together and create lifelong memories – all while having fun!

Rotorua Canopy Tours is located just a short 10-minute drive from Rotorua city centre and can accommodate any group size, from 2 – 200.



  1. ZORB Rotorua – ball rolling fun!

The next on our list of amazing team building activities is just up the road at ZORB Rotorua. Superman dive into a giant inflatable ball and roll down Mt Ngongotaha – this adventure will have your team feeling young again and smiling from ear to ear.

Invented right here in Rotorua, ZORB is the biggest ball rolling park in the world and fantastic for the whole team. ZORB offer 4 different ball rolling tracks – the world’s longest zig-zag Sidewinder Track, the smooth ‘n’ fast double Straight Track, MEGA Track - the longest, fastest and steepest track in all the land, and the newest track; Big Air, their latest thrill ride. There is something for everyone!

ZORB allows up to three people in the ball at once. Your team will laugh until their sides hurt as they roll down the hill. Climb out of the ball at the base area and jump straight into the hot tubs to keep toasty and warm while looking out over Lake Rotorua. At ZORB your team are guaranteed to have a ball!

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  1. River Rats – white water rafting

Another must-do Rotorua adventure is whitewater rafting with River Rats. You can’t go past this iconic water activity - plummet down the world’s largest commercially rafted waterfall with a boat full of colleagues only 20 minutes’ drive from the city centre.

Experience the thrill of white-water rafting on the mighty Grade 5 Kaituna River. Fast and furious, this exhilarating ride takes you through stunning gorge clad with native bush and over the awesome seven metre drop at Tutea Falls.

Fantastic team building as everyone one in the team will need to get involved, working together to navigate the rapids. Although this trip provides full on action, the river is ‘pool drop’ meaning that every rapid is followed by calm water - making it the perfect team activity and suitable for everyone.



Do it all in one day for the ‘Best Workday Ever’!

Rotorua Canopy Tours, ZORB and River Rats have teamed up and put together a package for the Best Workday Ever! There are not many places in the world where you can do all this in just one day, so get your team together and get ready for this to be the talk of the office for years to come.

The package includes a full day of team building, fun and adventure:

  • Rotorua Canopy Tours Original Tour
  • ZORB 3 ride combo
  • River Rats whitewater rafting or a guided kayak trip

It does not get much better than this for an epic work function!


Get in touch to find out more about this incredible package.

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