New Zealand

Queenstown to Auckland and beyond

HQ New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of event and destination management. With over 10 years of experience they know what works, taking out the guesswork and handling the legwork to ensure your program is cost-effective and successful. Their products and services for conference and incentive groups are creative, unique and totally professional. Their excellent track record delivers confidence together with truly inspirational and engaging programs.

With a large team of Event Managers their clients benefit from excellent product knowledge, diversity and flexibility.

Products & Services include,
■ Team Building
■ Theming
■ Leadership Development
■ Conference & Incentives
■ Event Management

About New Zealand

New Zealand is an unforgettable mix of breathtaking, unspoilt landscapes and vibrant cosmopolitan centres, bursting with innovation and activity. Fantastic climate, fast and frequent air links with Australia and plenty of good old-fashioned Kiwi hospitality make it a natural choice for any conference or incentive. The environment will ignite the spirit of your guests with its energy and excitement and inspire them to share knowledge, launch new ideas and bond with their team.

New Zealanders are known as some of the most welcoming and hospitable people in the world which makes New Zealand a fantastic business tourism centre, with an experienced C&I industry ready and willing to help you to plan your next New Zealand event.

■ Queenstown to Auckland and beyond:
More than 10 years of success in Queenstown has allowed HQ New Zealand to transfer their successful programmes and services to all over New Zealand. HQ New Zealand is your event and team building solution in every NZ location.

■ Everything you need:
From providing a full event and destination management service, to delivering engaging team building programmes, dinner events or adventure activities, HQ New Zealand promise creativity, meticulous planning, clear communication and to deliver their ultimate goal of producing inspirational world-class events and training experiences.

Queenstown in the South Island is a premier four-season lake and alpine resort, a unique combination of breathtaking scenery, world-class facilities and exciting adventure activities. There is a large and versatile selection of stunning offsite venues and hotels, the cuisine and wine are of international standards, the golf courses and health spas are among the best in the world and the adrenalin-pumping opportunities are endless. Queenstown’s climate is also very settled and offers long periods of blue sky and sun through all the seasons.

New Zealand Highlights

■ Milford Sound – the most famous visitor destination in New Zealand. It is unspoilt nature at its best with spectacular sights of waterfalls cascading from sheer rock faces rising 1,200 metres or more from the sea, lush rain forests clinging precariously to the cliffs, and numerous seals, penguins and dolphins frequenting the waters.The flight from Queenstown takes you over truly impressive mountain scapes and glaciers before treating you to the birds-eye view of Milford Sound. On landing, a cruise out onto the Sound allows you to be up close and personal with the wildlife and the awesome peaks which tower out of the sea.

■ The gold mining areas in and around Queenstown on the South Island, such as Skippers Canyon, Macetown and Arrowtown. Queenstown really began when gold was discovered there in the 1860’s and now the landscape still tells a fascinating tale of that heritage with 4WD tracks and rivers taking you through the routes originally forged by the pioneers. Shops in the small settlement of Arrowtown still display original facades from that time and many adventures are now created around the goldrush.

■ Glenorchy and Mt Aspiring National Park, a short drive from Queenstown along Lake Wakatipu. The setting for many scenes from the Lord of the Rings movie, the moss-covered original beech forests in this World Heritage Area make it an unmissable part of any visit to New Zealand. Crystal-clear braided rivers, beautiful unspoilt forest and snow-capped mountains – perfect for wilderness safaris, exclusive marquee dinner locations and the base for many adventures.

■ Queenstown is the jewel in the crown in New Zealand. A fantastic combination of cosmopolitan living and backcountry beauty – all within easy reach of the conference or incentive group. Queenstown’s breathtaking scenery, world-class cuisine and exciting adrenalin-fuelled activities together with luxurious spas, award-winning wineries and world-class golf courses make this an unparalleled destination.

■ Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island provides a landscape place like no other with its colourful geo-thermal parks, natural hot pools and bubbling mud pools, not to mention the many lakes and wealth of Maori heritage.


■ Take a jetboat trip. Designed in New Zealand, the jetboat is now an iconic activity particularly in Queenstown, where there are as many as five different jetboat trips to choose from. All in different locations but all offering the same excitement, speed and the trademark 360° spins.

■ Helicopter with glacier landing. Helicoptering in New Zealand is accessible and cost-effective with some of the most experienced pilots in the world. Queenstown offers some breathtaking flights in and around the Southern Alps which can incorporate glacier and mountain top landings. The best way to really make your group feel special.

■ Winery tour in Gibbston Valley. New Zealand wine has always focussed on the quality end of the market resulting in some fabulous award-winning wineries. Nowhere more so than in the Gibbston Valley near Queenstown, best known for its robust pinot noir and crisp Rieslings. Wine tasting here delivers some great experiences, not only from the wine but also from the stunning scenery and beautiful wineries many of them serving first-class lunches or private dinners.

■ Kiwiana themed dinner with traditional cultural Maori welcome. Really immerse your group into the essence of New Zealand by transforming the dining venue into the flora, fauna and culture of New Zealand. Native foliage, rocks, birdsong and tiki carvings together with traditional and local fare provides a great welcome function. With the addition of live entertainment from a lively and interactive traditional Maori group of singers and dancers a very memorable night is guaranteed.

■ Marquee dinner in a natural setting, with lake and mountain backdrop. Make the most of the exceptional untouched landscapes in New Zealand by holding your final dinner in a marquee allowing guests to really experience the beautiful natural settings that New Zealand can provide. Skilled offsite caterers will ensure that the cuisine is still high quality and a whole range of entertainment options can be provided from world-class acts, to onsite massage, party bands, DJs and fireworks.

What Industry Says...

"Just a short note to ensure you are aware of how brilliant you are at your job! From the moment we were introduced you just “got us”. Your understanding of what I wanted to achieve in our program and assisting int it being executed was flawless. You challenged the status quo, problem solved for me (love it!) and at all times kept to budget, maintained professionalism and made me feel like I was your only client! I look forward to working with you again in a few years when we come back." Pharmaceutical Incentive, Australia.

“Your team is fantastic and has a good appreciation of the reality of operating in business and relating this back to the activities.” NZ GM ,People & Performance, Global Beverage Company.

"Everyone at HQ was a pleasure to work with! Your standard of work is truly exceptional and inspirational! We will recommend your firm to anyone considering a conference in New Zealand and we look forward to working with you further in the future.” Managing Director, Tools & Hardware Company, Australia

"Thank you for all your fabulous work, you’ve been sensational and a pleasure to work with. The program was super successful and seemed to fly by. Everyone had such a great time and it’s going to be challenging creating an equally exciting program next year in a different destination! The Gala Dinner was everything you want the last night to be, the group had a ball and the band was fantastic. Thank you and the HQNZ team for making the program happen so seamlessly." Corporate Conference Solutions, Australia

Location information

With a population of only 4.2 million, the overwhelming impression of the land is pure and green, with fresh air and clean waters. From the majestic fiords and Southern Alps of the South Island, to the ancient native rainforests and silver, sandy bays of the North Island, New Zealand is a land of awesome beauty. Queenstown (Māori: Tahuna) is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island, built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long thin Z-shaped lake formed by glacial processes, and has spectacular views of nearby mountains such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and just above the town; Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill.

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