Friday Social Activities

The Concrete NZ committee have arranged a number of social activities, please scroll down to see more details for each of the options.

These activities will only be run if they meet the sufficient minimum attendance.  The organising committee reserves the right to cancel an activity offering a full refund (on the activity fee only) or ability to change to another available trip.

Good George Brewery Tasting

The original Good George bar and home of the Good George Brewery. Established in an old 1960's church on Somerset Street Hamilton you can grab a seat and watch as the team of award-winning brewers craft the Good Beer and Good Cider right here on site. 

Enjoy a guided tasting through their flagship range of beer, cider, and spirits from this award winning brewhouse and distillery. 

Guided by one of Good George Brewery team members, you'll come out the other side knowledgeable on how they brew their beverages, how the range has grown, and the story of Good George Brewing.

Cost: $55.00 per person

Ruakuri Cave Tour

See Glowworms right up close in this magical cave. Journey down through the spectacular spiral entrance, marvel at the limestone formations and crystal tapestries in this uniquely sustainable experience (this is a solar powered cave!).

Ruakuri Cave is an experience that must be seen to be believed. Offering a captivating blend of the most compelling subterranean experiences (including glowworms), it will leave you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature. Begin the tour by journeying down through the spectacular, man-made spiral entrance, marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries while listening to the distant thunder of subterranean waterfalls. If you want to see glowworms up-close and personal and learn about their fascinating life, then this is the tour for you.

Cost: $ 150.00 per person

Golf at Tieke Golf Course

Along the banks of the mighty Waikato River is New Zealand’s latest golf experience. Described by golfers as a truly unique riverbed masterpiece. 

Tieke Golf Estate was opened to visitors in 2022 and has quickly become one of New Zealand's most sought-after golf experiences.

Crafted out of sand from the original riverbed of NZ’s mightiest river. Tieke uses the natural river sand, fine fescue turf, creeping bent grass putting surfaces, and a sensational design to provide a wonderful golfing experience for all levels of golfer. Tieke provides a special blend of links and private valley golf, leaving a feeling that you are the only golfers on the course.

Comfortably enjoy 9 holes of the Tieke Golf Course experience (18 holes if time allows).

Cost: $ 150.00 Green Fees per person

          $ 65 Clubs Hire (per set)

          $ 50 Cart Hire (per cart)

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour

Known as one of New Zealand’s best natural attractions, take a boat ride through the glowworm grotto, marvel at thousands of magical glowworms and become part of over 130 years of cultural and natural history.

Discover an ancient world 30 million years in the making and marvel at Mother Nature’s light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Experience the serene ambience as you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights. The glowworm (Arachnocampa Luminosa) is unique to New Zealand, making the Waitomo Glowworm Caves an absolute must-do. See thousands of these tiny creatures as they radiate their unmistakable luminescent light in a subterranean world.

Cost: $ 130.00 per person


Concrete Canoe Race  - Spectator/Supporter

Due to construction issues the operators have cancelled the Concrete Canoe Race this year.


Hamilton Gardens Guided Tour

Due to low bookings, the operators have cancelled the Guided Tour.

Conference Manager
June Murugan 
   +64  4 384 1511

This event is organised by Conferences & Events Ltd, Wellington, Auckland, Nelson & Nationwide.  We are a New Zealand business.