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Conquer Queenstown


The ultimate goal for your team is to work as a champion team to be the first to solve the Conquer Queenstown Word Puzzle.

Your team will work together as you traverse the various icons of lakeside, downtown Queenstown, locating and solving Amazing Race style activities.


The multiple activities will each yield a CQClue! in the form of jumbled words, Sudoku or secret signage, that your team must unravel to insert into the word puzzle. The puzzle has highlighted fields that are the key to the ultimate word that will stop the clock.

  • Teamwork is key. Conquer Queenstown is structured such that you will be faster operating as a cohesive, communicative and clever TEAM. Be powerful and have fun by including every member.

  • All team members must be present at each challenge before the next instruction is handed out.

  • To win Conquer Queenstown you’ll need both BRAINS and BRAWN. Teams will be rewarded for cleverness and lateral thinking by finding the occasional short-cut.

  • Be strategic.

  • What order should you do them in? (they can be done in any order)

  • Do any of them have time constraints?

  • Do you need to book for any of them?...

  • How do you play to each team-member’s strengths?

  • Be back on time, 10 points deducted for every minute late.

To win:

Be the quickest team to decode the answers you’ve gathered during CQ adventure, in order to solve the crossword, and thus reveal the CQ Key word from the marked zones on the crossword.

"It was a great way to learn about our teams under pressure, identify individuals strengths, and have fun! "

- S.E. from Christchurch


Typical Schedule

Plan your day

Registration and briefing.

Steve’s motivational address;
“Being a Champion Team” 
[30 mins]

Reveal teams, team names, instructions, and map handout. 
[10 mins]

Conquer Queenstown commences 
[ 2 to 3 hrs]

At the cut-off time teams to deliver their best answer to Steve, in person, with all team members present.

Prizegiving & elicit learning to implement at the office.
[10 mins]

"Our team absolutely loved the Conquer Queenstown activity, It was a highlight of the conference for many people."

- Sidekick Chartered Accountants


Set your budget

We will provide a quote dependant on the activities the client chooses to incorporate into their bespoke design of Conquer Queenstown. Eg Fear factory or Devil Burger lunch will cost more than simple orienteering controls.

Prices typically range from $180 to $280 per person


Some typical examples:


A. Crack the Map                                    Queenstown Gardens

Find the hidden CQClue! You’ll literally need to have each other’s back for this one! Be a champion team.


B. Be -devilled

Devil Burger, 5 Church Street

Order lunch from the jumbled menu. It’ll take time to decode the menu and there is a cut-off time: 10 am SHARP, the latest time you can order hand your order to the Devil Burger staff. The menus will be provided to teams from the Devil Burger store. Team captains exchange their team lunch order sheet for the CQClue!


C William Rees

Town centre

The Clue is a word from the plaque on the William Rees statue.


D. Cheesy photos
The Gardens

Choose from the dress-up box and pose for a photo. Our photographer will issue your CQClue! after the photo is complete.


E. Frisbee golf
The Gardens

All team members pick up a Frisbee from the frisbee box. The clue will be issued by our staff once all team Frisbees have been tossed into the basket/hole.


F. Fear Factory
Beach Street

Your most fearless team delegate must phone 03 442 8666 to make a booking for your team. You’ll get your CQClue! once all members have completed the Fear Factory without soiling their pants. Allow time for this activity,… longer if you’re scaredy-cats!


G. Blinded by the Bite
Holiday Inn Stanley St

All team members are blindfolded and together they need to correctly, and unanimously identify different flavours from the table to receive their CQClue!


H. Laughing with a stranger

Get a selfie of the whole team laughing with a stranger on the street.

Text the photo to Steve 021 487 639 and he’ll reply with your CQClue!

I. Solve the Sudoku
Queenstown Gardens

Collective brains of the team will be quickest. Remember to bring some pens!


J. Earnslaw sing-along
Earnslaw boarding office, Steamer Wharf

Pick up 2 songbooks for your team from the Earnslaw steam-ship. Selfie-video your team singing their favourite song, at least 1 verse and the chorus standing adjacent to the bow of the historic steamship. Once finished singing, the attendant will hand you a clue to find the CQClue! The Earnslaw sails, along with the songbooks, at 11 am.


K. Navigate or be late
Queenstown Gardens

Find the hidden CQClue! Searching as a team you’ll be quicker.


L. i-Fly
27 Brecon St

Visit i-Fly, where every team member must do the “target" challenge before the team gets the next CQClue! If you’re accurate enough for the middle hole, you’ll get a free iFly flight!

"The attention to good planning and teamwork message was what came through loud and clear. Steve delivered with style and humour"

- Marty Watson, PF Olsen Ltd



Book your event

Would your group enjoy and benefit from a tailored adventure in Queenstown? Give me a call, or send me an email and we can choose event challenges that will work best for your team & goals.

Not in Queenstown? Not a worry - I can run this style of event in most locations in New Zealand - let me know where you would like to hold your event and if you have any specific challenges you'd like to include and I'll design your event's locations & challenges to best fit your area & team.

"Great balance between mental and physical, delivered with energy and intensity."

- Claire Fox, Project Manager

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