Conferences & Events

Treat your team to some time in the high country

Get your team members out of their everyday office environment and day-to-day routines and expose them to the restorative power of the great outdoors with a Criffel Station experience.

Situated within one of the world’s premier natural locations, Criffel Station offers a stunning backdrop for open-air conferences and meetings, incentive groups, corporate events, staff retreats, and team building. Our extensive on-site facilities and experienced team offer superb high country hospitality to events of all kinds ranging from 5 to 500 people.

Criffel Station — a private 2000 hectare high country station just seven kilometres from central Wanaka — operates with an emphasis on providing a balanced environment for its people, land and animals. Our experienced planners know the local environment intimately and are experts in catering, styling, entertainment, transportation, off-site events and audiovisual needs. We offer a variety of tailored packages, ranging from simple venue hire to all-inclusive event planning services.


  • Hiking – Fully guided and tailored to group size and fitness levels.
  • 4 x 4 adventure tours
  • Heli hikes – Fast-track to the top and enjoy a fantastic lunch before your hike.
  • Gold diggings – Visit historic Gold diggings from the 1800’s and learn about the people that lived there. Heli, hike or bike.


  • One Health – Healthy environment, animals and people.
  • Water – Springs to sea, and the importance of good water management on the land.
  • New Zealand deer farming history – By experts in the field.
  • Venison & Velvet production – Fully interactive with tours of our elite unit and venison tastings.


  • Criffel Station farm tour – Tailored to the interests of the group
  • Tree planting – Connect with the land
  • Team building – To align with your company’s direction

Woolshed Configurations:

  • Rounds: up to 120
  • Banquets: up to 180
  • Cocktail: up to 225
  • Classroom Style: 100
  • Theatre Style: up to 200
    *Additional seating can be accommodated in marquees  

Retreats and Team Building:

Criffel Station is pleased to partner with a number of experts. We offer tailored onsite conference activities and training solutions that guide participants through a wide range of team-building activities that leave them fully engaged and ready to work better together. Our experienced partners can provide conference activities, reward incentives and team building to companies and teams.

We offer bespoke packages over a period of 1-5 days. An emphasis on empowerment makes the programmes well-suited to development of leadership, management and culture. For more information please contact a member of our team today.

Examples of Experiential Activities and Inspirational Challenges Include: 

  • Abseiling
  • Claybird Shooting
  • Car Challenge
  • Dog Trials
  • Gold Mining Heli-biking/lunch/walk
  • Board breaking
  • Fire Walking

Talk to us today about treating your team to a Criffel experience.