The Great Escape — Waiheke Island's most popular group
activities and adventures perfect for team building,
christmas parties, corporate events and stag & hen parties.
Fun unique adventures where your team experiences the best
activities, sights & scenery Waiheke has to offer. Choose
from three different types of activities:
The Island challenge
- An exceptional Amazing Race activity
The Beach Challenge
- Super fun Treasure Hunt activity
The Best of Waiheke
- Not your Ordinary island experience
If you are looking for a fun activity for your team day
away, corporate team building event, Christmas party, stag
or hen party, then we recommend the island or beach
challenge . The island challenge is a great wet weather
activity option. The Beach challenge is perfect for groups
with limited time but still want a fun activity that gets
the whole team bonding together. For large group activities
and experiences the Best of Waiheke is ideal as we tailor
make the event to suit your group requirements.
The adventures are run by Karen Webb from
Destination Waiheke Island
who with her husband Rob, specialise in putting together
incredible conferences, amazing activities and unique
experiences for corporate groups coming to Waiheke Island.
Since 2001, close to 10,000 people have escaped the
ordinary, and participated in a Great Escape Adventure
thanks to the dynamic founder, Karen Webb. No newcomer to
corporate events, Karen has over 30 years of experience
training and developing corporate skills. Match this with
her infectious energy and an intimate and in-depth knowledge
of Waiheke Island and you have The Great Escape, a series of
completely unique and highly rewarding island adventures. If
you’re looking for specifics:
- Karen held a number of training &
development management positions around the Asia Pacific
region including: Manager of the Training Division with
Organisational Development Limited, Hong Kong Training
Manager for Mandarin Oriental, a five star hotel in Hong
Kong. Training consultant for IWNC Group, DDI International
and SWIFT International facilitating Team development
programmes in Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, China and
Hawaii. Training Manager and part of the opening team for
the temporary Sydney Harbour Casino (now Star Casino).
- Founded The Great Escape event on Waiheke
island while also consulting as a senior facilitator for
Peak Performance, running customer value and management
development programmes to businesses around NZ including Air
New Zealand, Telecom, BNZ, DHL and Ruapehu Alpine Lifts.
- Established Wild on Waiheke with husband Rob –
a multi-activity venue offering a licensed cafe, team
building activities, archery & laser claybird shooting –
all set amongst a vineyard and on-site brewery.
- Established Destination Waiheke Island which
specialises in putting together incredible conferences,
amazing activities and unique experiences for corporate
groups coming to Waiheke Island.