A group trekkers admiring the view along the Larapinta Trail |  <i>Peter Walton</i> A happy group posing in front of the Bungle Bungles |  <i>Holly Van De Beek</i> A team photo on the Larapinta Trail |  <i>Latonia Crockett</i> Camel trekkers in the Flinders

Corporate team building

Empowering employees through active adventures

No matter what your profession is, how old your colleagues are, or the industry you work in, a walking holiday can be an empowering activity tht both improves staff morale, communication and working relationships within corporations. 

Whether you're looking for an iconic walking adventure such as a trek along the famous Larapinta Trail, a challenging multi-day trek on the Jatbula Trail, a relaxing long weekend as a reward for employees on one of the Great Walks of Australia, or a multi-activity adventure that includes accommodated stays in Tasmania's local towns on the east coast, there are plenty of options available.

Corporate team building trips can either be off-the-rack pre-designed itineraries that have been tried and tested over the years to perfection, or a unique trip designed to meet the objectives of your office, team or business. Simply contact us with your requirements and we can create a custom itinerary that's specifically designed with your objectives in mind.

Corporate adventures can help your team be:

  • Focused on one goal
  • More collaborative
  • Better problem solvers
  • Rewarded and entertained
  • Better at building relationships and networking
  • Taken out of their comfort zone
Explore the stunning coastline between Albany to Denmark on the Bibbulmun Track The climb to the spectacular Steep point for a great view of coastline, Western Australia  |  <i>Tim Macartney-Snape</i> The Wild Women on Top group trekking in to the Bungles |  <i>Di Westaway</i> Wild Women in the Bungles |  <i>Di Westaway</i>

Experience the benefits of active adventures

From moments of self reflection on the trail, to challenging yourself in nature, taking in the invigorating sights and surrounds, and enjoying all of the stimulating conversations in between, active adventures provide a number of benefits; both physical and mental. They can be one of the most beneficial team building activities as it engages your team, improves awareness and unlocks their potential. Here are some of the benefits of active adventures for corporate team building.

  • Improved group dynamics

    Spending time in the stunning and remote locations of mainland Australia and Tasmania with colleagues can do wonders when building group dynamics and business relationships. Incorporating challenging activities such as treks, cycling, kayaking or rafting can build team spirit, improve problem solving skills and develop communication skills between team members. The down-time that each of our experiences have during the evenings around the campfire or dinner table offers the chance for positive interaction, reflection and bonding between team members; the perfect way to set the foundation for strong team dynamics both on trip - and back at the office!

  • Social benefits

    Participating in outdoor activities provides team members an opportunity to meet, build and develop relationships with their team members which they otherwise may not have done. Sharing the trials and triumphs of a trek give colleagues something to bond over. Whether it's motivating group members on some of the more challenging moments, such as climbing Mount Sonder on the Larapinta Trail before dawn, or sharing beautiful moments of solitude and peace while taking in some of the beautiful views of the Overland Track, trekking with colleagues can help create long term bonds and relationships in the team. Over the years we have  hosted a number of corporate teams on our adventures, and can attest that while some groups may start off as colleagues, they always end up as friends. Creating an environment where team members can share the good memories and experiences that come with trekking and active adventures can also help them overcome their differences, encourage an acceptance of different kinds of people and increase their ability to adjust and get along with others. 

  • Softer skill development

    Believe it or not, trekking and active adventures contribute a lot to the development of management skills. From planning the trek, setting training targets, creating and adhering to goals, as well as adapting to changes or new experiences on a trip, active adventures provide an opportunity for soft skill development to thrive. These are all skills that are highly valued in the working world, offering a chance for both personal growth within your team, as well newfound self confidence. 

  • Reduces stress

    Recent studies have proven that spending time in nature can reduce stress significantly, so if your business has a high-stress environment, an active adventure in nature may be just what the doctor ordered! Spending time in nature is a wonderful way to shift your teams focus from work, to their task at hand. Trekking and active adventures often require a person to be focussed on their activity, where the only distractions are the ever-changing scenery, captivating vistas and dramatic views. Ask any trekker and they’ll attest that spending time in the wilderness was one of the most relaxing times they’ve had. Which means that when they're back at work, they're feeling rejuvenated, energized and ready for productivity at work!

  • Overall improved fitness

    We're not the first to admit that the physical challenges of an active adventure can do wonders not only to your fitness but also your overall quality of life. Spending a few hours a day actively exploring a location, whether it be trekking on a trail, climbing boulders, cycling backstreets or rafting rapids gives your whole body a workout, improving your strength, agility and cardio fitness. With many businesses  beginning to invest in healthier, happier workers to increase overall company wellness, the benefits of an active team building adventure are hard to ignore!


Contact our groups department by phone or email groups@australianwalkingholidays.com.au to talk through the various corporate group options available.

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