Onsite Team Building Activities

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Edible Forest ‘Tour, Taste & Educate’

An Edible Forest, is nothing like you’ve experienced before—over 850 plants that are edible or medicinal, planted within a netted forest garden. Take your team on a short break from the conference day and learn about a healthy lifestyle using plants. Weave your way through the 6 different sections including tea, wetlands, bush tucker, sensory, berry & woodlands. A hosted ‘Tour & Taste’ offers you an experience to learn as you taste the harvest.
(Duration 45 mins—1 hour. Group maximum: 20 people. Larger groups have the option of splitting with another activity.)

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Cooking Activity

Who doesn’t love Pizza? Using ingredients from the Edible Forest and our vegetable gardens, we challenge you to create ‘The Best Pizza’ using our wood-fired pizza oven. We’ll make the dough for you, but you have to do the rest. Using our house made Passata, top your pizza and cook it in the wood fired pizza oven. Garlic pizzas, pesto inspired bases – make your best pizza. We’ll serve with salads and your own pizzas for your lunch or dinner!
(Duration 45 mins – 1 hour. Group maximum: 20 people.)

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Cooking Class—The Team ’COOK OFF’

The ultimate team building activity. Prepare your own meals to enjoy with your team. A dedicated chef will be onsite to assist you to create your own meals or ‘Mystery box’ challenge. Separate teams that compete or one whole group activity, it’s up to you – then sit together with a glass of Yarra Valley wine, craft beer or cider and enjoy.
(Duration 2 hours; all group sizes accommodated)

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Cooking Class—’Meals For Locals In Need’

Meet your businesses corporate social responsibility targets with a cooking challenge that ‘gives back’. Prepare boxed meals which are collected by your selected charity and shared with those in need. We have 4 local Yarra Valley charities that you can select from. Prepare Rice Paper Rolls or Butter Chicken & saffron rice, knowing the meals will be given to locals in need.
A plaque with your company name will be erected at the Harvest Hub to show your support of the Yarra Valley community.

(Duration 2-3 hours. Group maximum; 20 people)
Meals for Locals in need can include a tour of the Edible Forest.

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Scavenger Hunt

A fun and energetic way to enjoy the 120 acres at YVE (don’t worry you won’t travel all of it!). Think of a walking Trivia quiz, it’s a visual hunt for clues around the property which can be tailored to include questions related to your team, conference agenda or company information. Fun no matter the size of the team, of course, a prize goes to the winning team!
(Duration approx. 45 minutes. No group size limit)

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Babbajin Park

An exclusive opportunity for YVE guests is to tour Babbajin Park, an onsite wildlife and conservation reserve. Meet Tony, who spends his days & nights rescuing and raising injured & orphaned animals from around the Yarra Valley. During the tour you will meet the animals and learn the details, of their rehabilitation process prior to release.
(Duration 45mins—1 hour. Groups of 10—15 preferred. Bookings essential.)

External Teambuilding Suppliers

Teambuilding Building Activities

Looking for some short ‘ice breakers’, or do you have a group who need physical activity? Let us introduce you to some companies who can host onsite activities including Segway Olympics, Laser Shooting, ‘The Amazing Race’ or Archery.

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Yoga or Boot Camp

Take advantage of the surroundings and engage a trainer who can take your team through some early morning Yoga or a ‘Boot Camp’ session.

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Four Pillars Gin Tasting

Want something other than wine? Enjoy a hosted tasting from Four Pillars Gin onsite at YVE. Three selected gins will be showcased, the process explained, featuring botanicals and then tasted.

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Yarra Valley Wine Tasting

Want to enjoy a wine tasting since you are in the Yarra Valley, but don’t want to go offsite? Don’t worry, we can arrange a personalised wine tasting experience from a selection of boutique wineries, that will come onsite to offer the team an experience prior to dinner.