Team building crew in double hulled waka at Kaiteriteri

Corporate Teams

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Paddle as a group along the coast, try your hand at racing, or ask us to design a customised adventure, especially for your team. From an hour to several days—whatever floats your waka! Group Booking Deal 8+
Interactive, fun, a cultural experience
Ocean based, no experience required

An unforgettable corporate team building activity

No experience necessary

From the whānau of Waka Abel Tasman we would like to welcome you and your team to experience an interactive, fun and cultural experience that begins on the golden shores of Kaiteretere.

Many people have not been in a waka before and some are unaware of our rich sea voyaging history and heritage.

Let us deliver an ocean based corporate team building experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

From an hour to several days – incorporate waka into one of your next corporate team building weekends.

Our expertise

Skilled cultural ocean navigators
Rated #1 on TripAdvisor
Large or small groups, or individuals
Manaakitanga and safety is at our core

Join us on a team building waka journey

Corporate team building women in waka doing a waka salute, at Kaiteriteri

Group Journey

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Book your group

Trip description

Let us create a unique experience for your business, iwi, tour or team-building group. Paddle along the coast, race, or ask us to design a customised adventure.


Duration: 3-hours
No experience necessary
Light refreshment included
Cost: $950 per group
People Paddling a waka at Kaiteriteri at sunrise

Group Journey

Kō Awatea/Sunrise

Book Kō Awatea

Trip description

Get a group together and share the magic of sunrise with us. Starting at 6am and finising at 8am you can start your day having already experiencing magic!


Duration: 2-hours
No experience necessary
Cost: $750 per group

Waka - a truly unique experience

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Employer Benefits

Bring your team together
Identify leadership qualities within your team
Develop a well-connected, high performing team
Cultural education and empowerment

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Employee Benefits

Sense of wellbeing and connectedness
Increase in confidence levels
Improved mental, physical health and wellbeing
Cultural education and empowerment
"We’ve been working with Waka Abel Tasman for a number of years. Their professionalism, experience and flexibility has meant that we have been able to co-design incredible bespoke experiences for our people. They have always been responsive to what we need and want, and over time we’ve built a strong enduring relationship. We recommend them without reservation.”
Rōpata Taylor
General Manager People & Culture, Wakatū Incorporation

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Treat you and your team whānau to a new adventure that's as old as civilisation itself. Feel the breeze on your face, the drag of the water against your paddle and the hugely rewarding sense of working together as one. Paddling waka connects you to a rich cultural heritage but it's also great fun. Prepare to get hooked!
People in a double hulled waka at Kaiteriteri laughingKeri blowing a pūmoana