13 Days
Duration
New Zealand
Destination

New Zealand makes for a great muti-sport destination. With strong competition and outstanding facilities, New Zealand sport will test your limits. Maori culture is a fascinating and important part of New Zealand life and history. Everyone talks about Auckland, but the real magic takes place in Wellington (the capital). The architecture and eclectic vibe give this city a great personality that should not be missed. The long distance travelling is evident in the price, however, New Zealand proves to be a phenomenal destination. With a great deal to do in your spare time as well as fantastic sightseeing experiences, it makes for an exceptional tour.

BEST TIME TO TOUR:

We recommend that the best time to travel to New Zealand for Rugby, Netball and Hockey is May, June, July (last 2 weeks), August and September (first 3 weeks only). Travelling for Volleyball, Tennis and Cricket, February (last 2 weeks) March and October (last 2 weeks), would be best.

STANDARD OF FIXTURES:

With regard to hockey, you can expect a competition rating of 4 out of 5.

INCLUDED:

  • 13 Days / 10 Nights
  • Auckland, Napier, Wellington, Rotorua,
  • Flights
  • Transfers in a luxury air-conditioned coach, with a driver as per the itinerary
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation in Auckland at a Youth Hostel (multi share basis for students and twin share for staff) – 2 Nights’ accommodation in Napier at the Holiday Park (multi share basis for students and twin share for staff) – 3 Nights’ accommodation in Wellington at a Youth Hostel (multi share basis for students and twin share for teachers) – 3 Nights’ accommodation in Rotorua Treks Youth Hostel (multi share basis for students and twin share for teachers)
  • Breakfast daily – Lunch x 3 – Dinner x 4 – After match refreshments x 5
  • 1 x professional coaching session in Auckland – 5 x matches against local schools or clubs
  •  City sightseeing at all cities mentioned – Sky Tower visit in Auckland – Art Deco walking tour, Napier – Chocolate factory visit (Includes tasting) – Te Papa Museum – Visit to the Adrenaline Forest, Wellington – Huka Jet Boat Ride – Gondola and 3 Luge Rides, Rotorua – Tamaki Maori Cultural Evening and Hangi – Guided tour of Te Puia Geothermal Park and Arts and Craft centre. (Group photo included) – Hobbiton Movie Site
  • Tour Manager for the full duration of the tour

EXCLUDED:

  • Airfare and approximate airport taxes
  • Passports and visas
  • Admission fees into sights of interest not included in the tour cost/ itinerary. Personal expenses such as tips for meals, gratuities, telephone calls, beverages, all meals not mentioned under inclusions and anything else of a person nature
  • Any other services not mentioned

AREAS TO VISIT AND THEIR MAIN ATTRACTIONS:

  • Auckland – New Zealand’s most cosmopolitan city revolves around its vibrant Waitemata Harbour and waterfront region, which is lined with restaurants, bars and cafes. Mount Eden is the city’s highest natural point, its 50-metre deep crater and surrounds hold an important place in Māori history. Head to Cornwall Park and up One Tree Hill, one of the largest former Māori settlement complexes in New Zealand, or walk to the top of Mount Victoria.
  • Rotorua – Roturua is a small town in the North Island, renowned for its geothermal activity, its traditional Maori Village and a strong welcome sulphuric stench, given off by the volcanic activity. A short drive to the South of Rotorua lies New Zealand’s’ second largest freshwater lake, Lake Taupo as well as the stunning Huka Falls, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Stunning views, swimming, hiking and white water rafting are all available.
  • Wellington – The waterfront promenade is a hive of activity, with quirky restaurants, cafes and pubs which line the route from the post office square, opposite the Queens’ Wharf all the way to Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum and Art gallery.
1

Day 1

Meet your Team Sports representative who will assist with check in.

Depart London (Heathrow) Airport to Auckland via Dubai on Emirates Airlines. (Flights currently excluded)

2

Day 2

Arrive Auckland.

You will be met by your tour tanager and driver in the arrivals hall.

Depart in executive coach to Auckland City where you will spend 2 nights of accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis. On route stop at Mount Eden.

Lunch included

Afternoon a small training run then an early dinner followed by an early night.

Dinner at hostel included

3

Day 3

Breakfast at hostel

Morning transfer to the Millennium Institute, for a hockey coaching session with expert Coach(s).

Afterwards we visit the Sky Tower where we take a trip to the top for 360 degree view of the city.

Lunch for own account.

Afternoon transfer to local school for the 1st match of the tour (after match refreshments included)

Dinner for own account.

4

Day 4

Breakfast at the hostel

Morning transfer south through the Waikato, crossing over the mountains to Hawkes’s Bay and its largest city Napier, where you will spend the next 2 nights of accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.

Lunch included

Group to enjoy an afternoon Art Deco walk.
Napier a coastal city on New Zealand’s North Island, is set amid the renowned wine-producing
Region of Hawke’s Bay. Rebuild after a 1931 earthquake the city is known for art Deco landmarks like the zigzag-patterned Daily Telegraph Building. Along the tree-lined waterfront promenade the Marine Parade, the Pania of the reef statue depicting a Maori maiden, is a symbol of the city

Dinner included

5

Day 5

Breakfast at hostel.

Morning transfer to a local sports grounds for the 2nd match of the tour (after match refreshments included.)

Lunch for own account

Afternoon visit to Havelock North where the group will have an opportunity to visit a Honey Farm where we meet the bees, learn how honey is made and enjoy a tasting. On completion, group heads to the Silky Oaks Chocolate Shop where we discover how chocolate is made.

Our last visit is to Rush Munro’s for a world famous ice cream.

Dinner for own account.

6

Day 6

Enjoy breakfast.

This morning travel through Southern Hawkes Bay passing by vineyards, olive groves and dairy farms. See the Wind farm towering above us as well as we travel down through Wairarapa to Wellington where you will stay for the following 3 nights at a youth hostel.

Afternoon and evening at leisure to explore the city and Wellington’s waterfront

Dinner included

7

Day 7

Breakfast at the hostel

Morning walk over to the Te Papa National Museum where you will learn more about the history of New Zealand including the New Zealanders love sport. Time to feel an earthquake in the earthquake house and get a close look to the largest squid ever caught

Lunch for own account

Afternoon transfer to local match venue for the

3rd match of the tour(after match refreshments)

Dinner for own account

8

Day 8

Breakfast at the hostel

Morning transfer to a local school for the 4th tour match. Group to enjoy an after match lunch with hosts where you will have time to see the school and meet others students.

Afternoon visit the Adrenalin Forest for some serious rope walking.

Dinner for own account

9

Day 9

Breakfast at the hostel and check out.

Morning transfer through the Kapiti Coast and through the centre of North Island, passing by Togariro National Park where those who are Lord of the Rings movie fans will see Mount Doom and Mordor.

Stop in at Lakeside Taupo for a stretch of the legs, before boarding the Huka Jet Boat for a thrilling ride to the base of the beautiful Huka falls. Be prepared for 360 degree spins and some close driving along the edge of the river.

Lunch included.

Afternoon transfer to the geothermal capital of New Zealand, Rotorua where you will spend the next 3 nights at Rotorua Treks on a bed and breakfast basis.

Dinner included

10

Day 10

Breakfast at hostel.

Morning transfer to Te Puia Geothermal Park for a guided tour of the park. View the famous Pohutu Geyser and watch the Maori carvers at work.

Group photo and fish & chips at the lake front.

Dinner for own account.

After dinner, group to enjoy a soak in the mineral waters at the Polynesian pools.

11

Day 11

Enjoy breakfast.

Gondola trip to the top of Mount Ngongotaha. Pick one of three, fast and furious luge rides down. Lunch for own account
Afternoon transfer to local school for 5th match of the tour (after match refreshments)

Final evening steeped in Maori culture with a visit to Tamaki Village situated in the middle of a forest.

Dinner own arrangement

12

Day 12

Breakfast at hostel and check out.

Depart Roturua for Auckland. Group visit to Hobbiton, the movie site of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Guided visit included.
Transfer to Auckland International Airport where you say farewell to you tour manager & driver before departing on your homebound flight.

Flight departs. (Flights currently excluded)

13

Day 13

Arrive at London Heathrow International Airport. End of tour arrangements.

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