The Central Coast is known for its pristine beaches, incredible national parks and picturesque waterways. You are also spoiled for choice when it comes to conference venues with a range of hotels & resorts available to suit any taste or requirement. Located only 1 hour from Sydney, it is the perfect location for your next conference!
We’ve put a list together of our top team building ideas for the Central Coast for your next conference offsite:
With so many beautiful beaches located throughout the Central Coast it is easy to see why the Beach Olympics is so popular in this region. If you’re heading to a seaside conference venue such as Crowne Plaza Terrigal, Pullman Magenta Shores, Bells Killcare or Wamberal SLSC we can organise a council permit for use of the beach nearby. Beaches we regularly use include Terrigal Beach, The Beach at Magenta Shores, Putty Beach, Toowoon Bay & Wamberal Beach. For the other conference venues we work with on the Central Coast including Mantra Ettalong, Mercure Kooindah Waters, Raffertys Resort & Noonaweena, we would modify the activity to suit a large grassed area & host a Mini Olympics instead.
We have multiple versions of our Amazing Race activity that we can tailor to suit your conference venue. Venues such as Crowne Plaza Terrigal & the Mantra Ettalong are best suited to our Amazing Race Urban Search, where teams navigate their way around the local urban streets undertaking team-based challenges as well as collecting scavenger items & completing photo missions. Conference resorts such as Pullman Magenta Shores, Mercure Kooindah Waters & Raffertys Resort are better suited to our Amazing Race onsite version, where teams navigate their way around the conference venue undertaking team challenges and solving IQ tests that have been hidden in different locations around the resort.
The Scramble activity is a modified version of our Amazing Race suited to teams that might be tight on time or budget. Similar to the Amazing Race, the Scramble can be tailored to suit a Resort or City/Urban area.
Morning Exercise Sessions
What better way to kick off the day than with a morning exercise session! Whether it’s a bootcamp on the beach, an indoor yoga or simply a morning walk – we have an exercise session to suit your team. Exercise sessions include:
Yoga: No longer the back-breaking moves of old, Modern Yoga is surprisingly effective as a form of exercise, flexibility training, and relaxation.
Pilates: A challenging workout for a fitter and stronger individual, Pilates promotes balance, flexibility, strength, and conscious muscle control.
Zumba: As soon as your delegates hear the music they will want to shake and shimmy their way through this morning session – lots of laughs!
Gym Circuit: Utilising the resort or hotel gym, Pinnacle will design a program to suit numbers and ability levels. Loads of fun and a good way to do some weight training.
Tai Chi: This ancient martial art used in modern times is the most peaceful way to exercise. Promoting improved joint range of motion, breathing, circulation, muscle tone and focusing of the mind.
Morning Walk: This session involves a long or short walk and can also include some stretching techniques. The walk explores the surrounds of the conference venue.
Boot Camp: An outdoor cardio circuit with plenty of variety suitable for all fitness levels. Designed to get your heart-rate up with simple movements.
Boxercise: Wake your delegates up with the fast pace of Boxercise. Designed to be a high heart rate session that encompasses fitness, boxing technique and lots of movement. No contact occurs.
Sandcastle Competition – Contact us for more info!
A traditional team building event where teams will be competing against each other in a Sandcastle Competition on the beach. The group will be given advice on how to create the best sandcastle and achieve impressive results with East Coast Australian sand.
Each team will be issued with equipment to build their castle that includes:
- Buckets of various sizes
- Etching tools
- Paint brushes
- Craft supplies: Flags & Dagwood dog sticks
Prize Categories Include:
- Tallest Tower – The tallest overall sand castle measured from ground to the top tip.
- Longest Bridge Span – The longest self-supported bridge span.
- Deepest Moat – The deepest moat with water will win this prize.
- Best Detailing – The sandcastle using the most detail and effect.
- Best on Show – The overall best Sandcastle of them all!
Cocktail Master Class
What could be more relaxing than finishing off a day of conferencing with a Cocktail Master Class? The Cocktail Master Class will give your team the chance to get behind the bar and mix up a storm in an exciting and interactive environment! This fantastic event is hosted by our team of professional bottle spinners who will start the evening with a bells and whistles demonstration of cocktail making followed by a master class in the art of mixing drinks. Your group will make four delicious cocktails throughout the duration of the class, with the first three cocktails being preselected from our list of 13 cocktails. Think of all the classics; Cosmopolitan, Martini, Mojito and many more!
For the fourth and final cocktail the competition begins! Your delegates will get shaking and stirring to design their very own unique cocktail. All ingredients and equipment will be readily available to get the creative juices mixing & flowing! Teams will be judged by our Cocktail Master on taste, the enticing name of their cocktail and a sales pitch which they must present in front of the group.
Blimp My Ride
Teams must design and build their very own blimp that will fly across the conference room. This fun and colourful challenge sees teams using enormous helium balloons and a variety of resources to create a blimp. Teams have the chance to gain extra resources by solving team based challenges. The more successful your team is at the challenges the more resources you will attain.
The scrap heap includes cardboard, tape, string, weights, propellers, balloons, fans, paper clips, pens, paper and much more. It is up to the team to attach their resources aiming to transport their blimp from one side of the conference room to the other. This event is fun, interactive and engaging for all. It requires design, creativity, construction, ingenuity and will finish with a sky of colour.
Option One: 60 – 90 minutes
Teams are given equal equipment to build their Blimps, and the final flying challenge will test the overall success of the task.
Option Two: 2 – 3 hours
Teams must earn the pieces of their Blimp by successfully completing a series of team based tasks.
Tikes on Bikes
Tikes on Bikes is a unique activity that provides delegates with an immense sense of achievement, unity and pride in their company.
Delegates will assemble a brand new bike out of the box under the assumption someone from within the team will race their newly built bike. However the twist occurs in the tail of the event when the delegates donate the brand new bikes to underprivileged kids from a local charity group.
How It Works
Delegates will be divided into teams and participate in a lead in activity. As part of the final challenge, teams are presented with a box containing parts to build a bike. They will be lead to believe that each team will need to nominate a champion cyclist to compete in the BMX race. The team who wins the BMX race will win the activity.
Just before the bikes are taken outside for the race delegates will be informed that they are actually donating the bikes they have built to underprivileged children. Each child will be specifically matched up with a bike of the right size and given a helmet so they can begin riding immediately.
Delegates will have the opportunity to personally give the bikes to the children and get photos of the unique experience.