Melbourne is the place to reward and motivate your staff beyond the boardroom with an exciting line-up of outdoor team building activities around the city and beyond, guaranteed to inspire and energise your colleagues with an unforgettable day.
Taking people out of familiar, comfortable surroundings into unique inherently stimulating environments, outdoor team building offers a plethora of benefits from invigorating the senses, opening minds to new ideas, lessening stress and improving cohesiveness.
With so many options on offer, MCB has rounded up some great outdoor ideas to take your corporate incentive activities to the next level.
 
Skull Rock up Close
Discover the mysterious yet magical beauty of Skull Rock on a 2.5-hour expedition with Wilsons Promontory Cruises.
The tour witnesses iconic South Point, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia and discovers a rugged and raw coast like no other. Guests will marvel at the prehistoric boulders of Mount Oberon situated behind the white quartz sands of Norman Beach before uncovering the iconic granite monolith that is Skull Rock.
Sculpted by waves and surrounded by crystal blue waters, Skull Rock's eerie facade becomes even more mysterious as more and more skull shapes reveal themselves the closer it gets. With thousands of fur seals protecting the large granite formation, you’ll have the opportunity to get up close to them, as well as little penguins, dolphins and whales.
 
Race your team at the Australian Grand Prix track, Phillip Island
Make your next team building experience one to remember at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit With a wide variety of activities available, packages can be tailored with a combination of experiences to best suit your group’s needs. Consider a race on Australia’s largest four-lane GP slot car track or test the team’s skills as they get behind the wheel of the Race Simulators.
 
Create a graffiti artwork with a local street artist
The Blender Studios explore Melbourne’s emerging contemporary art scene on one of Melbourne Street Tours, guided by a famous street artist, cruising from iconic Fed Square and working its way through the city to Blender Studios, which offers a variety of art workshops from spray painting to lettering and crafts. Workshops cater to all needs and requirements
 
Aboriginal Heritage Walk
At the edge of the city centre, yet what feels like a world away from the city buzz, you’ll find the Royal Botanic Gardens, a significant cultural site for the local Kulin Nation and home to a number of Indigenous experiences that journey into their ancestral lands and explore their rich culture. 
The Gardens offers a number of experiences throughout the year, including the  Aboriginal Heritage Walk that takes visitors on a journey through a traditional meeting place and ancestral lands.
Gain insight into the rich history and thriving culture of the First Peoples of Australia through a journey of identifying significant native plants within the Gardens during this 90-minute experience. Learn about Aboriginal plant uses, customs and ongoing connection to country.
 
Phillip Island Nature Park’s CSR team building
Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island Nature Park embarks on a coastal wildlife life journey. Book a VIP tour to have a private ranger guide share conservation stories while participating in a hands-on making experience where your team builds much needed artificial burrows that act as a box for wildlife in the area. Top off the day with the infamous Phillip Island's Penguin Parade by observing from an exclusive skybox, the nightly penguin count of Australia’s largest penguin colony in Australia, waddle back home at sunset before heading to the Underground viewing area for up-close views of the penguins
 
Wellness retreats at Peninsula Hot Springs
Rejuvenate in style at Victoria’s first geothermal thermal mineral springs and day spa where you can enhance your experience with wellness activities.
Multiple award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs offers more than 20 bathing experiences set in a beautiful natural environment. Experiences include thermal mineral pools, a cave pool, reflexology walk, Turkish Hamam, hilltop pool with 360-degree views and spa treatments.
On top of that Peninsula Hot Springs offer a range of wellness activities including their signature body clay ritual, the powers of hot and cold therapy, discover the benefits of combining geothermal bathing with stretching, strengthening and balancing yoga poses in a hot springs yoga class and calm and steady the mind with guided mindful meditation.
Inspire your group with a wellness experience like no other. With unique spaces to choose from, Peninsula Hot Springs is the perfect location to host your next conference, workshop, retreat, or event.
 
Paddle along the Yarra River on a Melbourne City Kayak Tour
Explore the banks of the Yarra from a unique vantage point and book your group into a Melbourne City Kayak Tour. Suitable for even the least experienced seafarers, guests will be able to marvel at an array of sights along the way including the former Customs House, turning basin, historical ships and former waterfall. This is the centre of Melbourne so there is lots of vibrant activity. A historical commentary on the old docks area is provided along the way.
 
Surf at Australia's first surf park
Want to reward to impress your group? Host a day at Australia's first surf park, URBNSURF. Located just minutes from Melbourne Airport’s terminals and 16 kilometres north of the CBD the large-scale precinct with varied spaces offers immersive activities - perfect waves are on tap for a tailored surf experience in the safe and controlled park’s crystal-clear lagoon, there is also onsite dining and a range of spaces for business event groups to engage in wellness and team building activities through surfing; all making for a must have experience in a corporate incentive group itinerary.
 
For more inspiring ideas, check out our ‘Itinerary Inspirations’ page.