- New Zealand’s largest City
- Vibrant waterfront
- Diverse landscapes from rainforest to beaches to volcanoes
- World class shopping and dining
A rugby tour to New Zealand offers great competitive sport combined with spectacular sightseeing opportunities. The country provides the opportunity to play against good quality opposition passionate about their sport with superb hospitality and modern facilities. Experience varied landscapes with natural beauty and visit an amazing array of superb activities and excursions to help appreciate the diverse local culture and experience a once in a life time sports tour.
New Zealand is a country of breathtaking scenery and groups will have the opportunity to visit a number of Towns and Cities within both North and South island depending on the length of tour and budget requirements. Key Cities including Auckland, Rotorua and Queenstown can be included in any tour itinerary whilst also integrating visits to amazing landscapes and a plethora of outdoor activities and excursions to make an unforgettable touring experience.
A mixture of accommodation options are possible throughout a tour to New Zealand including High Performance centres, 3-5* hotels and Lodges. Hosting is also a possibility with local schools and families and often one of the highlights of any tour. Some example accommodation is highlighted below:
President Hotel - Auckland
Kingsgate Hotel - Wellington
Garden Hotel - Christchurch
Tanoa Aspen Hotel - Queenstown
There are an abundance of activities and excursions on offer in New Zealand to enhance your overall tour experience, below you will find a selection of ‘must sees’.
At 328 metres, it is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers breathtaking views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction. Travel up in the glass-fronted lifts to one of the three spectacular viewing platforms, or for more thrills and excitement, SkyWalk round the pergola at 192 metres up or even Skyjump off the tower.
Te Puia is New Zealand’s premier Maori Cultural and Geothermal visitor attraction. It's a one stop opportunity, to be awed by the wonders of nature in the Valley viewing the world famous Pohutu Geyser. Te Puia offers an insight into the ancient Maori crafts of carving and weaving, and the opportunity to view the Maori cultural performance from a ceremonial welcome, songs and stories of Maori legend to performing the traditional Haka. The dining experience is a culinary opportunity like no other with a range of delicacies designed to complement the time honoured hangi (earth oven cooked meal) and other well-known New Zealand delights.
Best known for its natural hot pools and stunning landscapes, Hanmer Springs is a picturesque alpine village 90 minutes' drive from Christchurch. Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa are a stunning complex of natural thermal pools, massage pools and masses of fun complete with a lazy river, hydro water slides and New Zealand's only Superbowl aquatic thrill ride.
Marvel at the stunning views as you ride the Skyline Queenstown Gondola - the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of the must-do activities in Queenstown. Sit back and relax as the best views in the region unfold before your eyes and the Gondola carries you 450 metres to the top of Bob's Peak. En route you will enjoy a spectacular 220 degree panorama, with breath taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Walter Peak, Cecil Peak and over Queenstown. At the top we recommend the Skyline Queenstown Luge, an awesome adventure activity which has two thrilling tracks with internationally acclaimed alpine scenery as your backdrop. The tracks twist and turn through banks, cuttings and tunnels for the ride of a lifetime.
We can offer tailor made tours to suit your specific tour duration, group requirements and budget. Please find below an example itinerary:
|3||Auckland||President Hotel||Sky Tower|
|4||Auckland||President Hotel||Eden Park Tour|
|5||Rotorua||SilverOaks Geyserland||Hobbit Movie Set Tour|
|6||Rotorua||SilverOaks Geyserland||1||Maori Culture & Hangi|
|7||Palmerston North||Billeting||Huka Falls Jet Boat|
|8||Palmerston North||Billeting||2||NZ Rugby Museum|
|9||Wellington||Kingsgate Hotel||Te Papa Museum|
|16||Queenstown||Tanoa Aspen||Lake Wakatipu Cruise|
|17||Queenstown||Tanoa Aspen||5||Skyline gondola/luge|
|18||Queenstown||Tanoa Aspen||End of tour meal|