'Ready for the Wild' Corporate Challenge

An Interactive Luxury and Wilderness Experience

Are you ready for the wild? Could you live off the land - albeit with luxury lodgings and fine wine to fall back on? Or perhaps you’ve been dying for the opportunity to test your mettle with some professional guidance, just in case?

If you're looking for something very special for a group of twenty people, then this is the event for you. De-camp to Poronui for two nights and take part in ten interactive challenges, all of them exploiting the natural assets of Poronui, at least one of them guaranteed to take you out of your comfort zone - no matter what your background. 

corporate challenge at Poronui

Designed by creative experience specialist Greg Norris from OneNineFive, celebrity TV presenter and Chef Al Brown and the crew from Poronui, this hands-on event combines a diverse range of outdoor tasks, along with some classic Poronui ‘Masterchef’ style wild-food challenges.

We like to keep the specific details of the challenges a surprise to you – but as you travel throughout the inspiring landscape of Poronui in 4WD, you and your team will need to be ready for whatever comes next!

Designed with both men and women in mind, and a big focus on healthy competition and ’giving it a crack’, we guarantee that whatever skills and experience you bring to Poronui, you will be tested, challenged and have a huge amount of fun.

Format of the Ready for the Wild Experience

(Based on weekend delivery – can be delivered mid week)
Arrive at your leisure during the Friday afternoon and once you have checked into your room, enjoy a casual dinner and drinks inside Poronui Lodge. During this relaxed evening the teams will be sorted, guides introduced and the format for the Ready for the Wild experience explained.

corporate events outdoor at Poronui

‘Ready for the Wild’ kicks off early on Saturday morning. The event runs throughout the day in locations all over the property, ending with a celebratory drink and a final challenge in the legendary Poronui Wine Cellar. You will then head back to your accommodation to freshen up for dinner - a Wild Food feast including such gourmet delights as Poronui venison, wild boar and duck.

Sunday morning enjoy brunch and a leisurely departure. Optional activities can be arranged and include fly-fishing, hunting, horse riding, massage and beauty therapy treatments, hiking, biking and archery.

This challenge includes:

  • Two nights luxury accommodation for 20 people - twin-share or double
  • Dinner on the night of arrival, country breakfasts, morning and afternoon tea, lunch during the event, and the prize-giving dinner at the completion of Ready for the Wild
  • House beverage and bar facilities
  • Use of conference room for any business sessions you wish to hold
  • The full ‘Ready for the Wild’ experience, including
  • Poronui Staff
  • Event Host / Facilitator
  • All resources and equipment needed for the full day of challenges
  • Customising of experiences to match any specific needs of your group
  • Prizes and Awards including hand crafted antler trophies and local products.

This cost does not include 4 x 4WD vehicles. Each team of five people require their own 4WD vehicle for the experience. You are welcome to bring your own or we can arrange for hire POA.

More Information

Poronui can accommodate up to 11 couples, providing you with a sense of exclusivity and privacy. The accommodation is first class, with everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

The superb location is further bought to life by genuine hospitality and warmth of the staff there. Led by our Lodge Manager Eve Reilly, you will truly be made to feel at home throughout your visit.

Al Brown on the road at Poronui
Al Brown (Chef, TV presenter and food writer) is a huge fan of Poronui. Along with Greg Norris from OneNineFive and the crew from Poronui, Al was integral to the design of the ‘Ready for the Wild’ experience. 
Subject to his availability, Al can join you all for your entire time at Poronui.  In true Al Brown style, he’ll co-host the event, set specific challenges that only he can do - and to top the whole experience off, will cook your Saturday night wild-food feast and mix and mingle with your group throughout your entire stay.
The cost for Al Brown to be part of your entire ‘Ready for the Wild’ experience is an additional fee..    

Check out more about OneNineFive and their experience delivering incentive and reward programs, meetings, conferences and events for corporates and organisations.

For more information or to make a time to visit Poronui and see if this is the right experience for your company, please contact Eve at Poronui on +07 384 2080 or email eve@poronui.com

To discriminating anglers, Poronui is an historic fly fishing lodge where they go fishing for superb NZ brown and rainbow trout in pristine waters.

To sportsmen, Poronui is a supreme hunting lodge where they can hunt majestic deer in a hauntingly beautiful landscape. To others, Poronui is the ultimate luxury wilderness retreat, a place where they can relax or explore 16,000 acres of timeless wilderness.

To match the premier quality of the outdoor experience, Poronui offers three supremely comfortable accommodation options: the legendary Poronui fishing lodge, luxury camping down by the Mohaka river at Safari Camp or stately Blake House - the choice of celebrities, captains of industry and royalty.

Whether your passion is New Zealand fly fishing, hunting or hiking, our guests talk of the magic of Poronui – the breathtaking location, the genuine Kiwi warmth, and the camaraderie they share with guides and fellow adventurers.

Come and experience the legend of Poronui.

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