If you’re looking for a business conference venue central to all North Island cities with a wide range of team building activities available, then the choice is a simple one – our stunning conference venue in National Park is right next to the Tongariro National Park. We have everything you need for a conference venue, and… there is one thing you won’t find anywhere else and that’s our world-famous location in the Tongariro National Park, spectacular and impossible to beat.
The Park Hotel meets your conference facilities requirements every time, fun, memorable and successful, ticking all the boxes you and your staff could ever need!
Modern, spacious and comfortable conference facilities in National Park
Forget stuffy, windowless business conference rooms with unforgiving fluorescent lights.
Our conference room opens out to stunning views of mounts Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe – a view you won’t find in any other conference venue… anywhere!
Of course, all the usual features are included, such as a whiteboard, tea and coffee facilities, high-speed wireless internet, and catering, as well as a state-of-the-art 5500 lumens Epsom projector that allows for a brilliant, high-definition image up to 300 inches.
With a capacity for up to 100 people, there’s plenty of room for everyone, but the room can also be configured for smaller groups, retaining all the amenities you would expect from a modern business conference venue.
No matter how big your business conference, we have room for you.
The Park Hotel has 80 stunning rooms, offering unprecedented levels of warmth and comfort – exactly what you need after a long day.
From twin rooms to large family mezzanines, all our rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi and coffee making facilities.
We can accommodate large and small groups, individuals and families – everything you need for a dynamic business conference venue in National Park.
And of course, our hotel has all the modern facilities to make guests feel at home.
Named after the historic Raurimu railway spiral that winds its way up the central plateau, our Spiral Restaurant & Bar has a warm, hospitable atmosphere with loads of character.
The restaurant has seasonal menus, children’s menus and even al fresco dining for the beautiful Tongariro sunsets.
Another great team activity lies next door with Schnapps Bar complete with mini-golf. Get 18 holes in before enjoying a delicious pub lunch.
And to finish it all off, when you want to relax and unwind after a long day, sink into one of our two crystal clear outdoor hot-tubs.
Available to all guests, these hot-tubs are perfect for an after-conference soak!
Team building activities
The entire point of a getaway conference is to change things up a little, otherwise, you might as well just stay in your office!
Staff need a change of scenery, a break from the norm, and our business conference venue in National Park is an exceptional venue and the ultimate experience.
No matter what time of year you come, there’s always something for everyone when it’s time to relax and unwind.
Here at the Park Hotel, we are surrounded by beautiful walking tracks of all types and lengths, from short, 15-minute walks, right through to 6-hour hikes.
All just starting a 10-minute drive from the hotel, there’s something for everyone, regardless of age or physical capability.
A guided bike tour with Ruapehu Adventure Rides takes you through 200 acres of farmland with native bush, natural stream crossings and spectacular views of Tongariro National Park. An exhilarating off-road experience for all riding abilities. Safety and wet gear are provided for a memorable and unforgettable experience with qualified guides.
The Tongariro National Park is home to some of the best mountain biking terrain in New Zealand, including Fishers Track, Ohakune Old Coach Road, Marton Sash & Door trail and the 42 Traverse. My Kiwi Adventures run trips for all of these trails.
For the more energetic amongst us, the Park is surrounded by mountains, making it the ideal location for an outdoor rock climbing adventure.
If bad weather strikes, never fear! We even have an indoor rock climbing wall right next door to our hotel. With 55 different climbs and 300m2 of wall available, it’s perfect as a team-building exercise in a safe, yet exciting, location. Suitable for beginners and experienced climbers alike.
Fresh Water Fishing
The crystal-clear rivers and lakes around Tongariro National Park make it an angler’s paradise. The Tongariro River is world-famous for its trout fishing, with an abundance of pristine trout and salmon fishing waters, perfect for a relaxing afternoon by the riverbank.
Lord of the Rings
And of course, we can’t talk about the National Park without mentioning the Lord of the Rings.
Tongariro National Park has played backdrop to the hit franchise and the subsequent Hobbit films.
Mt Ngauruhoe’s classic volcanic cone shape was perfect as the iconic Mount Doom, and you can experience the epic adventure of Frodo and the Fellowship by visiting these real-life landmarks for yourself!
The snow may be gone, but summer brings its own adventures at the Tongariro National Park.
Whether pounding the white rapids or gently floating with the current, rafting on the Tongariro River is fun for everyone.
If you’d like to try something different, you can experience New Zealand’s highest alpine stand-up paddleboard adventure.
Lake Otamangakau stands at 616 metres above sea level and during the summer months guided trips are available with all gear and transport included – definitely one for your bucket list!
The skiing and snowboarding on Mount Ruapehu in winter is some of the best in the world.
As the nation’s largest ski resort, Mt Ruapehu has three ski fields; Whakapapa, Turoa, and Tukino.
With slopes for all ages and abilities, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for, making it perfect for a diverse gathering at a business conference!
Whakapapa is a mere 15-minute drive from the Park Hotel, allowing you to be there first thing in the morning and back that afternoon for a meeting, or hit the slopes as soon as your conference is over!
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Business conference venues with modern facilities can be found all across Aotearoa, but the one thing we have that they don’t is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Considered by many to be one of the best walks in the world (and it’s not hard to see why), the crossing is on many Kiwi’s to-do lists, but sadly some never get round to it.
By holding your business conference here, you’re opening the door for many people to tick something off their bucket list.
From active volcanoes to beautiful emerald lakes, this trek takes you through some of New Zealand’s most stunning natural landscapes.
Thousands of people from all around the world come to New Zealand just to do the crossing, many of whom have no experience in hiking.
This is one of the reasons why it’s so popular; it’s challenging but achievable, long but can be completed in a single day, and it’s in the middle of a stunning natural landscape but still has modern amenities.
Hiking the crossing is vastly different depending on what time of year you go.
While it’s open all year round, in winter it’s strongly recommended you join a guided tour as the weather can change quickly and drastically.
In summer the crossing can be completed unguided but is still challenging enough for experienced trampers.
The perfect team-building adventure, the walk is a must-do for anyone who enjoys a challenge, loves nature, and appreciates the stunning beauty New Zealand has to offer.
Choose the best conference facilities in National Park
When you choose this stunning business conference in National Park, you are treating your staff to a well-deserved break in a spectacular business conference venue and showing your appreciation tenfold. This location is that impressive – it will increase attendance levels from your team and show your business in a very positive light. The atmosphere helps to create natural team bonding and will actually make the event itself more memorable and will be talked about for a long time after.
With picturesque views, clean, fresh air, and dozens of activities to suit everyone, the Park Hotel stands out from conventional conference venues and turns a normal business conference into an exciting adventure that creates a lasting impression in your company’s history. There’s no shortage of opportunities to create lifetime memories in this outstanding business conference venue.
From the time you enquire to the event follow up we will exceed your expectations and our friendly staff will ensure your business conference is the best.
We offer the perfect balance of work and play, allowing your staff to return to work feeling refreshed and ready for the next challenge ahead. They will thank you for it!
If you would like a conference to remember, then contact us today to book you and your staff in for the best work/play experience they’ll ever have!