If you’re looking to beat the hustle and bustle of the likes of Auckland or Wellington for your next meeting or event, then the Mantra Hotels Events cheat sheet is just what the doctor ordered. Read on for our complete go-to-guide on top conference venues and what to experience while you’re there. Lake Tekapo, South Island There’s nothing like a refreshing escape from the office, and Lake Tekapo has the best on offer. Keep your delegates thinking clear-minded with a conference amongst the lupin flowers and turquoise glacial waters. As an early morning energy boost, be sure to take your delegates paddle boarding on renowned Lake Tekapo. Gliding across the crystal blue waters will spark imagination and calm clouded thoughts, not to mention an enviable group photo opportunity for LinkedIn. Looking for a professional conference venue? Peppers Bluewater Resort Christchurch, South Island Bursting with history and culture, Christchurch, also known as the ‘Garden City’, is a sight for sore eyes. If you’ve got some time to spare during your city conference, Christchurch has endless galleries, performances and manicured gardens to keep the delegates on their toes. If you’re after a bonding experience to really get the adrenaline going, dare to try white-water rafting or bungy jumping. For a relaxing afternoon, opt for some old-fashioned river punting in popular Hagley Park. Hot conference venues: Choose from Peppers Clearwater Resort - or stay closer to the action at BreakFree on Cashel Martinborough, North Island Are you looking for a conference venue that captures creative thinking? Take a breath of fresh, countryside air and treat your team to a conference amongst the vineyards in charming Martinborough, just an hour’s drive from Wellington. Featuring over 20 wineries, your delegates will be relaxed and inspired by the colonial charm of Martinborough. Tip: take your guests for a bike tour of the spectacular scenery and stop in for some wine tasting as a post conference wind-down. Who can’t bond with some quality wine and casual chit-chatter? Where’s best to book your conference? Peppers Parehua So, now that your New Zealand conference is set for a roaring success, it’s time to gear up for a team adventure that’ll have everyone buddied up in no time. Did we hear campfire songs and marshmallows?