Raft Team Building Activities

Bushsports Raft Building & Team Building Activities in Sydney, Hunter Valley, Central Coast and Southern Highlands are ideal for corporate events, businesses, Leadership skills development and teamwork exercises. Select your location for Team Building Activities and get ready to win The Grand Raft Building Championships Trophy – Who are the raft building champions?


Team Raft building programs provide clear feedback on the quality of teamwork and strategies used by employees in order to survive a catastrophic situation. Flooding, Tsunami, Shipwreck, Stranded, Rescues, Covid Safely…. SAS and Defence training techniques utilised in a mission to complete and build exceptional, strong rafts. That are tested and paddled on the waterways, lakes, beaches in Sydney to the Gold Coast.

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Dynamic team activities for corporate teams are incorporated in the process of building and ultimately paddling real rafts through the water. If it’s too wet, we have alternatives and rebuild the rafts into Chariots which can safely rescue and carry a team member to safety.

Catch a Wave! Teams flock to Sydney beaches to build rafts in a fun raft race regatta event. Continuous and flowing activities with exceptional facilitation. Bushsports raft building activities are immensely entertaining and engaging for all team members.

Raft Build focuses teams to be more effective through increasing communication and understanding leadership roles.

Forward planning and trial error is essential for a positive experience of success!

Raft Building Team Activities with Sydney staff at Rose Bay
Raft Building Corporate and Staff Teams working together, collaboratively to finish all their rafts, before taking the plunge!


Bushsports has enough raft building equipment to build up to 25 rafts simultaneously anywhere. Even indoors, including sports, swimming and conference centers in Sydney and The Gold Coast.

We have facilitated raft building teamwork exercises at The Sydney Olympic Park Regatta Center. Where teams build their rafts under professional instruction. Then exchange their raft for a real white water rubber INCEPT rafts. To race down the Sydney Olympic white water rapid course.

Bushsports designs flexible raft team building activities to suit any location. Enjoy a laugh with fun team spirited competition! Formatted as a relay regatta. Where all teams complete or compete, as cheers and laughter erupt from the waters edge for those that brave the waters.

Raft Building; Select Fun, Serious or Team development and Leadership training.

Ideal for escaping work, breaking out from conferencing as an event, corporate team development, celebrations, corporate sports days. and leadership skills development.

From 10 employees to large group events with 300 participants, employees of all abilities, all ages, everywhere.

Raft Building Timing: Approx 2-4hr programs.

Bushsports Rafting Team Building activities comes in a professional package, including:

  • Excellent raft building activity equipment
  • Planks, Poles (sanded smooth – no splinters), ropes, tape, drums, paddles, PFD’s
  • Sunscreen, safety systems
  • Professional staff, meeting, instructing, teaching and facilitating team work
  • Raft Building Locations Can be within Sydney, Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Southern Highlands, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast.
  • All throughout Australia at all Conference Venues, Resorts and Hotels – indoors or outdoor team building activities.
Team Raft building activities for staff integration and skill development
Raft building is a life long skill – lashing ropes, planks and poles to drums.

Sample Raft Building Activities / Itinerary Program:

Raft Builders Ready:
Raft Build is specifically designed to take your team through a series of fun challenges to be rewarded with materials for your raft.
The raft building materials team is sent out to search and retrieve necessary equipment – planks, poles, lashing rope, tape and drums.
These are then lashed, tied and strapped together to create a fantastic team raft ready to paddle or rescue.

Breaking  The Ice with Fun Ice Breakers and Get To Know your Staff Games:
Teams complete their first challenge – informing teams and readying them for raft building activities.
During the build up, the raft building activities are designed to focus on the specific outcomes and objectives for the day.

Raft Building Techniques:
Bushsports staff demonstrate and teach Teams the best Raft Building Techniques that can be employed to build the quality 4-6 person paddling rafts.

All Aboard:
Time to build emergency rafts – strategic planning, preparation, design and building.
Teams utilise materials provided or gained through team activities to build a fully functional raft!

Put The Raft To The Test:
Finished Rafts are put to the test in a series of multi-direction (two way) flip tests to ensure stability, rigidity, reliability, hydrodynamics and sturdiness.

Water Fun: Once the raft is checked and cleared, it is time to take on the water course. Using any water source: pools (indoor or outdoor), dams, rivers, beaches, lakes or ponds. With one team member aboard the raft -it is a case of sink or swim!

Completed Raft building challenge, Great team work

Still Not Enough!: For the real thrill seekers, relays and games are then conducted to complete the program and see which raft stands up to the challenges! The final race will see team spirit shine as teams cheer on their raft. Or add a Penrith White Water rafting Session to your team building experience.

Alternate Options: Should your team not choose to get wet, raft build can be substituted for a chariot build challenge taking built rafts around a dry obstacle course.

Extension Raft Team Building Ideas:

Leadership Programs:

Grow your Teams Leadership skills.

Perfect for School Teams, Outdoor Education Programs, Management and Corporate Groups.

Facilitating a mix of fun with integral team roles. Team Leader, Negotiator, Equipment Manager and more are allocated to team members. Shaping the theme of communication, collaboration and cohesion to complete the raft build.

Multicultural team builing rafts in Sydney Harbour


Combine your raft building activity with:

  • SURVIVOR themed team building events – Outwit, Outsmart, Outplay your colleagues!
  • Arabian Beach Nights & Beach Parties!
  • Beach surf carnivals
  • Raft Build Corporate and Family Picnic Days, Corporate Sport Days, Leadership and Team Training Programs
  • Nominate any activity, location and we will design your companies Raft Build program.

OR combine your raft build with White Water Rafting

Design and build your own raft, then combine with a White Water Rafting Session in an inflatable raft! One step further – we can fly your team to Cairns to experience Australia’s wildest white water on real rafts on the Tully River, now that’s a great incentive and reward!

To Book your Raft Building Activity NOW!

Call BUSHSPORTS Adventures and Outdoor Staff Training Specialists on: 02 9871 3333