Best Activity on the Sunshine Coast
Being put in charge of organizing the annual end-of-year work activity can be fun but also brings a lot of pressure. Whilst the end of the year is still a few months away, it is helpful to start planning these things early. It can be daunting to try to find something that everyone will love, whilst also sticking to budgets and any potential workplace rules.
Read our handy guide on how to organize the best end-of-year work activity on the Sunshine Coast to take away the pressure, make planning fun, and ensure an experience that your colleagues will love.
Why organize an end-of-year work activity
Whilst the task of organising a work activity can be stressful and you may be tempted to scrap it altogether, there are plenty of benefits to putting a work event together, however big or small your team may be.
For starters, a fun end-of-year work activity is an opportunity for your team to bond outside of the workplace, in an environment where they may feel more relaxed. It can strengthen work relationships and encourage open communication and trust within the team. This can have a knock-on effect when returning to the place of work if your team feel more comfortable with each other.
Furthermore, fun end-of-year work activities can improve morale and encourage your team to remain with the business rather than looking elsewhere, as many employees do at the start of a new year.
Factors to consider when organising your end-of-year work activity
There are several things to think about when deciding on what your end of your activity will involve. Firstly, it is of course important to select an activity that your team will enjoy. If you don’t feel that you know their likes and dislikes well enough then you may consider presenting a few options and asking the team to vote on what they would like to do. Secondly, decide on timing. Will it be an activity that lasts a couple of hours, a whole day, or even a weekend? Of course, this is one of the areas where budget becomes a factor as well.
You will also need to think about numbers. How many people are in your team and how many are likely to come along? Will you allow them to invite partners, and what about children? If you are allowing your team to bring their little ones along then this will also impact your choice of activity. It may be a good idea to set a deadline to RSVP so that you can plan around the number of attendees and ensure that all those who want to attend can.
End of year work activity ideas
Food, Wine & Drink tours
Let’s be honest, most Aussies love a good drink and a tasty bite to eat. Opting for a food and drink tour rather than a simple pub visit provides something different and allows your colleagues to sample locally produced food, beer, wine, and spirits. Furthermore, many workplaces may be wary of employees having one to many at a work event, which is less likely to happen on a food and drink tour than at the pub.
Our range of small group private tours includes wine tours, brewery tours, a distillery tour, and mixed tours ideal for those workplaces where colleagues may have different preferences. Find the perfect food and drink tour for your next workplace event here.
Nature & Wildlife tours
Whether you’re a group of Sunshine Coast locals or you’re visiting from nearby just for your work event, the beautiful local scenery is always impressive, and a Nature and Wildlife Tour can provide something fun and different for an enjoyable work event.
Why not take the team to the incredible Maleny Botanic Gardens, followed by a spectacular rainforest experience at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and a delicious lunch at Clouds the Barrel Vineyard? Alternatively, our Noosa Everglades Tour includes lunch and free time on Hastings Street as well as a 3-hour serenity cruise along the breathtaking Noosa Everglades.
Family Friendly tours
Do you want your co-workers to bring their loved ones along? It’s probably best not to opt for a brewery tour then. However, we have plenty of private tour options that the whole family can enjoy.
Let us take your team and their families to explore Montville, the Ginger Factory, the Botanic Gardens, or the Noosa Everglades, or take a trip on the Gympie Rattler historic steam train.
Out of town tours
Fancy taking your colleagues away from the Sunshine Coast? No need to factor accommodation into your budget with our out-of-town day tours that will drop you right back to the coast. Best activity on the sunshine coast
Head to Brisbane for a river cruise, lunch, and beer and wine tastings, or venture to Gympie for a day of clay pigeon shooting and gin tasting. For an evening event, our Brisbane Night Tour includes a sunset cruise followed by dinner at City Winery.
Do you have a few adrenaline junkies on your team? There’s nothing like a unique, adventurous experience and trying something new to encourage your co-workers to bond.
Our Abseiling, Beer & Speedboat tour is ideal for those seeking a thrilling outdoor activity, including of course lunch and beer tasting at Land & Sea Brewery. If the abseiling is enough adrenaline already, you can opt for a dolphin safari instead of a thrilling speed boat ride.
Alternatively, choose a day of clay pigeon shooting followed by gin – we bet there are at least a few on your team who have never tried it.
Build your own tour
If none of our private group tours quite suit your group, build your own tour tailored specifically to your team’s interests. Fill the hours from approximately 9 am-4 pm with a tailor-made itinerary including a 2-course lunch. Best activity on the sunshine coast
Start planning your end-of-year work activity early to ensure that all of the most exciting options are available. Choose something different that suits your team, and don’t stress – it’s all about having fun.