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Working with Waimarino Adventure Park and Kayak Tours we have a wide variety of options for Corporate programs, including our 3D team building program and a variety of different kayaking experiences to suit any group.

3D - Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

The 3D team building program is the ultimate test of a group’s strategic decision making abilities, group awareness, communication abilities and time management skills. The program's objective is to select and complete the particular challenges most suited to your team’s combined strengths, to accrue the maximum points possible for your team in the time provided.

With a mix of physical & mental challenges, every team member can contribute their individual talents towards their team’s final score in this head to head team competition. All team building activities and challenges are optional and we will not coerce any guests to participate in challenges they are not comfortable with, however, they might find themselves going out of their comfort-zones voluntarily for the good of their team and gaining much personal satisfaction from doing so.

Benefits of Team Building Activities to the workplace:

  • Improving communication
  • Making the workplace more enjoyable
  • Motivating a team
  • Getting to know each other
  • Getting everyone “onto the same page” including goal setting
  • Teaching the team self-regulation strategies
  • Helping participants to learn more about themselves (strengths and opportunities for growth)
  • Identifying and utilizing the strengths of team members
  • Improving team productivity 
  • Practicing effective collaboration with team members

Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour

The perfect way to end a day in a conference, this is a truly unique experience. While you can see glow-worms elsewhere in New Zealand, and you can paddle a sea kayak in many places around the world, this is the only place when the two combine for a magical evening. This glow worm tour is great fun with great refreshments, beautiful scenery, fantastic birdlife and awesome glow-worms. Enjoy wine from the award winning Mills Reef winery, delicate New Zealand cheeses and refreshments on the edge of Lake McLaren. Our kayak tour guides will prepare and brief you on how to kayak effectively before launching you onto picturesque Lake McLaren at twilight to paddle to the mysterious glow worm canyon.

Wairoa River Kayak Tour

Explore the upper reaches of the Wairoa River from Omanawa. No prior experience required for this picturesque flat water paddle to Waimarino. The Tauranga Wairoa river tour allows you to enjoy the peaceful wildlife as you float past in one of our sea kayaks. (2 hour paddle back to Waimarino ).

Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour

Enjoy the wonderful calm Lake McLaren where serenity takes a new name. Gently paddle past a multitude of birdlife, literally within paddles’ reach. Sheer cliffs break the stark lush native bush as gentle streams enter the lake’s edge. The Lake McLaren scenic kayak tour will see you paddle into the stunning Mangapapa canyon with water as deep as the cliffs on the sides, where the native bush appears to touch and form a cave. (3-3 1/2 hour tour).


Contact us to discuss any of these programs. Let us know what you would like to do and we will tailor make a program to suit.