Ok, so you’ve just received an email letting you know about the next team building activities. It’s barefoot bowls with your colleagues. AGAIN, you say? While there is nothing wrong with a Friday bowl with a few brews, you can’t help but think ‘I wish this company did some really exciting activities that we’d remember’.
Don’t worry, we completely get it.
That’s why we’ve compiled our top 13 team-building activities to inspire your group and inject that much-needed dose of morale and productivity into your business.
#1 Cruise with your colleagues at Halong Bay
This UNESCO beauty is always top of mind for anyone visiting Vietnam, but its popularity within the corporate market is growing by the day. We recommend hiring a traditional junk boat with all the amenities and taking at least 4 days to meander around the natural limestone karsts on pristine blue waterways. Heck, you could even hold your conference off the back of the boat, leading your team building activities from the water. Double win! Check out our full list of Asia adventures!
#2 Take in New York Knicks basketball from a corporate box.
Witness the electricity of Madison Square Garden – the mecca of NBA basketball – in the comfort of a corporate box. Rub shoulders with the greats and sit back with free-flowing Patron, food and the best very best seats in this iconic ‘cathedral’ in the heart of New York City.
#3 Overseas Amazing Race
Are you an Amazing Race fan? Now you can actually experience it in real life. We recently organized a group ‘tour’ through the backstreets of Da Nang, Vietnam, complete with local markets and homes, navigating the city from the back of a tuk-tuk!
#4 Experience dog sled racing in Finland
Have you always wanted to see the arctic wilderness? Start in Helsinki and journey up to Lapland to board your personal husky sled team. Slide through villages and snowy landscapes then spend the night in a glass igloo for a truly unique experience (we know this one’s pricey, but you’re allowed to dream)! For slightly-more affordable Europe experiences head here!
#5 Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge
For the climb of your life look no further than our own backyard. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a phenomenal experience with your team. HINT: try to climb at sunset or sunrise for some unbelievable photographic opportunities. Our Great Southern Land holds a special place in our hearts.
#6 White Water Rafting – Queenstown
Just a quick hop, skip and jump from the east coast of Australia, Queenstown provides a multitude of fast-paced team building activities. Be sure to go white water rafting or experience the thrill aboard a Shotover Jet as you fly through tight ravines above beautiful natural lakes. New Zealand is packed with adventure experiences.
#7 Hire an island in the Maldives
Our good friends at Club Med have a variety of island hire options. A special mention goes out to one of our favourites in the Maldives – Finolhu. This island is the ultimate relaxation destination and can be offered to companies wanting exclusive access to the entire resort. While on land, your team building activities could include an island ‘Amazing Race’ or beach activities.
#8 Helicopter over the Grand Canyon
For a truly unforgettable experience, take your team to Las Vegas and take off over the Grand Canyon. Make sure you also book a champagne lunch on the canyon ridge to talk company business, of course!
#9 Explore the Red Centre and Uluru
Nothing says Australia more than the Red Centre. Visit Uluru at sunrise with your team and end the day marveling at the world’s largest monolith over dinner and drinks. For the ultimate team building weekend don’t forget to check out the Olgas and Kings Canyon as well – two equally impressive but lesser known natural wonders.
#10 Take a Tuscan food Vespa Tour
Experience Italy the right way as your team takes to the winding roads of Tuscany on a traditional Vespa. Visit local villages, drink wine and eat at family run restaurants. What’s not to like?
#11 Feel the adrenaline of the Formula 1® Singapore Grand Prix
For the quintessential corporate team building activity, look no further than the Formula 1® Singapore Grand Prix. Feel the adrenaline as the best drivers in the world manoeuvre through the tight turns of the illuminated Marina Bay Street Circuit. Throw in some corporate hospitality, a visit to Ku De Ta or a trip to Gardens by the Bay for a complete Singapore experience.
#12 Camel desert safari in Dubai
Explore the sweeping sand dunes of the Dubai desert by camel. Finish the day with your team, sitting back watching traditional Bedouin performances and drinking traditional tea. The Middle East is a vast and interesting region with so much to give to any traveller prepared to go the extra mile.
13 #Experience the Serengeti in style
Your team will never forget a safari drive through the Serengeti witnessing wildebeests, lions and giraffes in their natural habitat. Revel in the traditions of the African Masai Mara Tribe and rest your head at the end of the day in a luxury tent listening to the rustling of animals outside.
Did we mention that we can definitely make this happen? We’re keen to chat and can always try and plead your case to management (after all, it’s a big step up from bowls to the Serengeti, but as the saying goes – if you don’t ask, you don’t get!). Contact us to arrange a time to brainstorm some new team building ideas!