Most popular team activities for 2017/2018

We have collated all the data for the 2017/2018 financial year and the results for the most popular team activities are in!

infographic with graphs revealing the Amazing Race, Grape to Glass and Trivia Night as the most popular activities

Most popular team activity overall/Most popular outdoor activity

The Amazing Race

Amazing Race teams running

The Amazing Race TV show first graced our TV screens back in 2001 and our team building version is still just as popular as ever! The Amazing Race is great for groups of all sizes and physical abilities. Unlike the show, the winner of the Amazing Race is not the first team to reach the finish line. Instead, teams make their way to various road block activity sites where they compete in points-based challenges. The team with the most points at the end is the winner! The activity hones in on a teams’ ability to communicate, problem solve and work together.

Most popular outdoor team activities

  1. Amazing Race
  2. Survivor
  3. Mini Olympics
  4. Carnivale
  5. Wine Olympics

Most Popular indoor team activity

Grape to Glass

a glass of white wine next to some wine grapes and a glass of red wine next to a bunch of red grapes

A team building activity & wine tasting all rolled into one? Yes please! It is no surprise that our Grape to Glass was the most popular team activity for indoor events. In this activity your group will be split into teams of approximately 8 people. On each table will be either three bottles of Red (Tempranillo, Cabernet & Shiraz) OR 3 bottles of White (Chardonnay, Semillon & Verdelho). Lead by your very own Hunter Valley winemaker, your group will be taken through a brief wine tasting & lesson on what goes into making a delicious blend of wine. Teams will then be given the task of not only blending the 3 wines in front of them to create the most ideal balance, but also designing their very own unique wine label and putting together a sales pitch which they will present in front of the group. The more original and entertaining the better! A bottle of the winning blend complete with winning label design will be distributed to every member of the group to drink as they wish post-event. A great team activity for groups wanting to show off their sales skills or creative side!

Most popular indoor team activities

  1. Grape to Glass
  2. Corporate Drumming
  3. Tikes on Bikes
  4. Escape
  5. Bridge to Unity

Most popular night team activity

Trivia Night

A mass of colourful question marks piled on top of one another

Not the average pub trivia you’re probably used to! In between each round of questions (which can include general knowledge, themed questions or music trivia) each team volunteers a member to participate in crazy challenge activities which makes the evening super fun & very interactive. Example challenges include:

Bottle Flick – flick a ping-pong ball off the top of the bottle. Sounds easy, however most struggle…

Putt Putt – delegates put their golfing skills to the test with a little twist. Sink the putt and score the points!

Balloon Burst – Blow up a balloon, tie a knot in the end and burst the balloon between the knees.

Balloon Mascots – Teams are given modelling balloons and asked to design a mascot that best reflects their team. Points are given based on imagination and reasoning

Eddy the Egg – Teams construct a space capsule device out of straws and tape to catch a raw egg dropped from 2 metres

Foil Towers – Teams race against the clock to build the tallest tower using only foil

Most popular Night team activities

  1. Trivia Challenge Night
  2. Casino Night
  3. CSI Night

Take 5 with Pinnacle – Matt

If you’ve ever wondered what makes a Pinnacle Team Events facilitator tick then you have come to the right place! Each month we will be taking 5 minutes to chat with each of our facilitators about their lives both inside and outside of work.

Matthew Slee Tulloch wine maker

How long have you worked at Tulloch Wines:
6 Years

What do you think is special about the Hunter Valley wine region:
Beautiful scenery matched with world class wines

What do you love about working at Tulloch:
Getting to meet so many great new people every day

What do you love about partnering with Pinnacle on corporate team events:
I get to travel to some beautiful parts of NSW and then present a fun activity

Favourite moment as a Pinnacle facilitator:
Watching nearly 300 participants in the Grape to Glass activity successfully producing a blend

Most embarrassing moment as a Pinnacle facilitator:
Having to tell some of those very proud producers of a blend that Tulloch wines probably wasn’t going to start making their blend full time

My favourite hobbies are:
I am always thinking about my next overseas trip / Wine tasting of course!

Band I’m listening to at the moment/podcast recommendation:
Stereolab / Stuff you should know

What was the last book you read?:
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

Favourite holiday?:
New York City

Have you ever had a nickname?:
Yes, Tammy,  I wore my name badge upside down once!

I am frightened by _____ :

Favourite movie of all time:

First concert I went to:
Beastie Boys

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?:
New York City

What makes you angry:
Not enough Hunter Valley wines on Sydney restaurant lists

What makes you laugh the most:
Puns (I know it’s a terrible habit)

What song would you sing at karaoke night?:
If you could get me on stage, Sympathy for the Devil

Conference Venue Spotlight – InterContinental Double Bay

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay is an exclusive address offering luxury and privacy at its finest, located in the leafy Eastern Suburbs village of Double Bay. Retreat to this boutique 5-star Sydney hotel reminiscent of a private residence, and relax in one of 140 light-filled guest rooms and suites or range of unique meeting spaces and experiences.

Photo of the Intercon Double Bay

Meet in luxury; with various spaces sure to impress such as the grand pillarless ballroom, French provincial courtyard or multiple meeting rooms complete with built in audio-visual and all conveniently located on the same floor. Add a twist to your itinerary with a gin masterclass in award winning Stillery bar, lunch on the rooftop with spectacular views of the bay or relish in an unforgettable dining experience in Stockroom restaurant.

Conference Capacity:

7 function rooms which can accommodate from 10 – 450 pax

Number of Accommodation Rooms:

140 accommodation rooms


“Thanks for the follow up, all went really well over the weekend. I must say your staff were brilliant all weekend and any request or help we needed, they went above and beyond to assist with so that was very much appreciated. Everyone was very complimentary of the hotel, the facilities etc. and we are already putting plans in place for the same camp to be held back there again next year once dates are locked in. The ability to have the entire conference floor and those overflow rooms on the same floor worked so well and made everything so much easier with the schedule and timings etc.”

“We want to thank you and all the team for a thoroughly enjoyable experience before and during our recent event at the Intercontinental Double Bay. To pull off a conference of this size takes a large group of dedicated people and I thank you for bringing your group to our party.

I think all the staff are wonderful and world class but, like in all things, there were a few that stood out and shined among the high standard of quality employed by the hotel. I had the privilege of personally witnessing the proactive extra effort of Abbie, Jean Kevin ( banquet manager), Kewal, Astrid, Anna, Sally, and Nathalie over the course of the three days I spent as your guest.  Please let them know that they impressed some pretty jaded and experienced individuals on my team.

I would be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to acknowledge Holly’s contribution to the success of our event. In the months leading up to our show as well as on the day, Holly calmly listened and reacted, and from our point of view, it sometimes seemed that Holly was a member of our team.  What was promised was delivered, even some of the crazy requests. I can’t remember ever in my career working with anyone from a hotel or convention facility who engenders a more collegial spirit while expertly navigating the tricky waters inherent in all client- venue relationships. Her manner and positive attitude in all aspects of this endeavour was noticed not only by myself but also by my boss. Holly, like many of the staff assigned to us over the course of our time in the hotel, made my job easier and that is pretty special.  

We really appreciate all the efforts, flexibility and the smiles that greeted us at every turn. Thank you!”


For all enquiries and more information contact the Conference & Events team on:
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PH: 02 8388 8388