Perfect for strategy, planning or creative brainstorming!

Does your team need some natural inspiration and to get away from four walls and a roof to create some magic together? 

Spend half a day on the maunga together, on a mindful hike and with exclusive use of our bush boardroom and watch that creativity spark! 

Duration: 4 hours
Group size: 6 - 16 people

Programme overview

Mindful hike, 1 hour: Focus on being mindful in nature to promote problem solving and creative thinking. Kylie will give your team all the tools they need to engage all their senses, and tap into the unconscious wilderness of our brain. This is a powerful way to destress, reconnect and promote divergent thinking.

Ancient forest highlights tour, 30 minutes: As we make our way into the bush boardroom, hear from Sanctuary Mountain staff about the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees and what makes the conservation project at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari truly special. 

Morning or afternoon tea, 30 minutes: Light refreshments and hot drinks served on the mountain in the Southern enclosure, with the birds for company.

Bush boardroom session, up to 2 hours: Exclusive use of our immersive bush boardroom at  for your team's strategy or board meeting, creative session, or facilitated session - the possibilities are endless! Enjoy the sounds of the forest, soak in the ambience and bird sound for a work 'meeting' like you've never experienced before.

Programme runs from 8.30am or 9am. 

All packages INCLUDE a built-in contribution from your company to the 
incredible conservation work of the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust.

*All prices New Zealand dollars and GST exclusive. Above price for a group of 12.

OPTION: Add Lunch

Talk to us about options for including a lunch at the bush boardroom. We can offer a fully-catered buffet style lunch or a more simple light lunch. There is no vehicle access to the bush boardroom, so everything is manually carried in by hand!

OPTION: Add a workshop on the mountain with one of our experts...

Wild food foraging experience with Ashley Budd

Ever wondered how ancient civilizations knew what to use plants for? 

As an elite ex-military operator, Ash will take you on a journey through to help you understand the lost language of plants and discover edible weeds and natives you never knew existed! Learn about the nutritional benefits, culinary, medicinal and survival uses of plants.

Connect with nature and discover nutrient dense wild plants which help with weight loss, strengthen your immune system and aid in harmonising our bodies and minds in a busy life. Touch, smell, taste and reconnect the missing link with wild plants. 

Leadership & corporate culture with Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller – Roar Coaching

Andrew supports organisations and teams to create and live their desired culture. Not nice words on a wall, but real, heartfelt, passionate environments where we ‘show up’ and create something meaningful. 

With experience with a number of professional sports teams and corporates, Andrew is an ideal fit for your facilitated leadership or company cultural session in our bush boardroom if you are looking to connect more deeply with yourselves, and each other as a team. Get the team environment right, and you’ve laid the foundation for awesomeness!

The power of breathing: Breathwork with Sandro Mota

Experience the amazing benefits of mind set coaching. 

Quieten your inner critic, ground yourself, spark inspiration and refine your focus. Sandro’s mind workshops are perfect for people looking to: 
- Change your mindset 
- Stress & anxiety management 
- Sleep coaching

Sandro is an award-winning wellness coach with over 16 professional qualifications, crowned top 5 Mr Universe, professional physique athlete in 2017. With over 20 years experience in the wellness industry he has helped thousands of clients throughout his career.

More optional inclusions

  • Do you have your own external facilitator? Why not suggest a session with them at our bush boardroom following a 'walking primer' - a little more exciting than a four-walled room and whiteboard!
  • Team building with a twist! Build in a fun activity in the middle of your kayak tour in the Pokaiwhenua canyon!
  • Give back to conservation: Is your team feeling fit and strong? Get hands on with giving back to conservation by lending a hand to the rangers by clearing monitoring tracks.

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Transport: How do we get there?

All all packages are bespoke so we can either arrange transport for you from Hamilton, Cambridge, Te Awamutu or surrounding areas, or you and the team can meet us at Maungatautari. Although we base our packages primarily around Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari (20 minutes from Cambridge) we can also create a package for you at a different location within the Waikato or Coromandel accessing one of the over 20 walking tracks we operate on, or visiting one of the several artisan foodie producers we have great relationships with. 

Bush boardroom 

The bush boardroom is one of a kind, in such that it is unplugged. There is no access to power, WiFi and reception is patchy at best. There is a bio-toilet a short 100metres from the site. We can comfortably seat 10 people around the table, possibly up to 12. We can provide an easel with paper and pens for recording your session. Should you require notepads and pens, these should be brought in with you. We take a minimal approach with low-waste. Aside from any catering agreed within your programme, we will provide water glasses for your crew.

Rain / weather policy

We will go ahead with the agreed programme if there is rain on the day(s), as long as it is safe to do so. If your group has booked the bush boardroom for a session, we will make a call no later than 2 hours before this session whether to move it into the covered (open-faced) events centre in the Southern Enclosure.

Fitness requirements

We know that not everyone will be experienced when it comes to the outdoors and hiking, and that's fantastic. Getting a little out of comfort zone in safe hands is what it's all about. We can cater to most fitness levels and abilities and will work within your groups capabilities. As a rough guideline, individuals should be able to walk for an hour continuously with some incline at a comfortable pace.

100% New Zealand owned and operated business

We are a family run business who have been running highly rated hiking and food tours since 2017. We're approved DOC concession operators and we've achieved a GOLD Qualmark endorsement for our experiences.

 

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