Archery on Waiheke for team building

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Posted on March 09, 2022 by Chelsea Kingsford

In this blog we cover where can you do Archery and Team Building on Waiheke Island, why archery is such a successful way to bond with your team and how we can help you make it all happen!

We all know Waiheke is a dream destination and people will jump at a chance to get over there for some team time away from the office. It’s so easy to get there and the 35-minute ferry ride is a bonus! You can package Archery up with a beautiful meal at one of our many partner venues and your team will thank you for it. Archery, one of the oldest sports in history, has come a long way. Archery, like many other low intensity activities, is known for helping to reduce stress and improve wellbeing but also has positive benefits for your team for many other reasons.

Most archery activity providers still use the old style wooden ‘recurve’ bows which can be difficult for older people or those who are not physically strong to use. Let Me Out, though, has leveled the playing field and invested in state of the art compound bows which, through their construction and cam system set ups mean that they become easier to use as you draw (pull the string). So now, everyone in your group, regardless of age, size or strength, can enjoy a great round of archery without the strain.

Although archery is essentially an individual activity where the “Archer” attempts to hit a bullseye, when you add a few extra team players, enhance the competition by challenging teams to accumulate points, it now becomes a team activity and is a great way to develop that team cohesion that you’re after on a day to day basis. Archery for Team Building will teach your team to work together, combine their energy to conquer the odds, and celebrate together when they succeed. For more on this topic, you can read about it in our blog post

Archery on Waiheke can be done at a range of fabulous venues. The island is renowned for its stunning vineyards and they are the perfect backdrop for this fun, outdoor activity. Here is our pick on Waiheke Island for Archery as a Team Building Activity.

Batch Winery
This stunning venue has fabulous views over Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf & Auckland City. The grounds are beautifully manicured and a spacious lawn area means you will be able to enjoy Archery in a dedicated area with views over the vines, just a short distance from the main restaurant and bar. You can finish Archery off with a pre-drink on the lawn before heading inside to one of their private dining spaces or beautifully appointed restaurant.

Batch winery Waiheke Island

Te Motu Vineyard
Established in 1988 and renowned for producing high-quality red wines in the Bordeaux Style. Their Archery location is just a short walk from the restaurant and located right in the middle of their glorious bushy vines.

This outstanding venue feels like a private vineyard where you and your team are the only people who matter. A hidden winery paradise far away from the crowds. Te Motu serves lunch Wednesday to Sunday and dinner on Friday & Saturday nights so plenty of options to experience their take on rural wine shed dining with meals prepared from their ever-growing produce garden. The menu is honest-to-goodness, gutsy, and packed with flavor.

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Stonyridge Winery
A Waiheke Institution, and iconic location situated right next door to Te Motu this is also a great option for Archery as a Team Building Activity. The location of the Archery set up is a little more secluded in the vines yet still close to the amenities and the sun-drenched deck. Lunch or Dinner afterward can be enjoyed under the low-hanging vine roof in the restaurant or a more casual offering from the deck and olive grove.

Waiheke is not short of locations to host your next Archery for Team Building event. Let us handle all the details for you, including ferry tickets, transfers, F&B requirements, and everything else in between.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to have any previous skill or experience to take part in Archery, our highly professional and experienced facilitators will teach the groups the importance of safety and proper shooting technique to ensure that the participants have fun but in a safe and controlled environment. Archery is for everyone! And great for Team Building to boot!

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If you want a team building challenge to help you get things going or to help your company take it to another level, we’re here to help at Let Me Out!

Contact us at any time to talk through your brief and see what we can do.

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