Football Tours to New Zealand
Our football tours to New Zealand include playing football against local teams who are as passionate about the sport as you are, homely accommodation and an assortment of activities off the pitch. New Zealand is a real favourite of ours here at MSG, and your tour manager will be on hand around the clock to ensure a memorable and exciting trip.
Historically playing second fiddle to their rugby counterparts, the All Whites’ recent form in major tournaments carries a worldwide respect from opponents with a much deeper pedigree. The fact that international matches now sell out quicker to the All Blacks’ fixtures is testament to the rise of the sport, which makes it a perfect time to embark on football tours to New Zealand.
The hardest part of football tours to New Zealand is deciding what to leave out over the two contrasting Islands as there are so many incredible activities and landscapes. The rugged South offers Christchurch, Dunedin and adrenaline fuelled Queenstown whilst the geothermal north and balmier climate lists Wellington, Napier, Taupo, Rotorua and Auckland as its staples. Our advice: spend as long as you can there, cover both Islands by bus and make sure you add in a few nights’ billeting to sample the incredible hospitality afforded by the locals.
Flights to NZ include a stopover or two, giving scope for an amazing opportunity before heading home, proving great value for money. Take a few days to explore an Asian country, Pacific Island, Australia and/or more, such rich stopover options to break up this 24h journey.
Where to stay in New Zealand?
We offer football tours in various locations: Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Napier, Rotorua and Twizel. Here is a sample of our hand-picked accommodation that is audited to UK regulatory standards at destination, Wellington.
For more information about where to stay in Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Napier, Rotorua and Twizel hit the enquire button down below.
Ibis Hotel, Wellington
Part of the global Accor chain of hotels, the Ibis Wellington is a midrange 3* hotel perfectly suited for teams on a sports tour to New Zealand.
Located on the in the inner-city of Wellington, Hotel Ibis is in close proximity to the Westpac Stadium, Lambton Quay and Te Papa. This hotel’s relaxed nature is a long-term favourite and preferred choice in the country’s capital.
The contemporary accommodation features free WIFI, flat-screen TVs, bar, casual restaurant, fitness centre, indoor parking (on request) and can accommodate up to 4 persons per room – suitable for large group tours.
What to do in New Zealand?
Take some time away from the pitch to explore the beauty of New Zealand. Some popular points of interest we recommend are:
- Auckland Sky Tower
- Christchurch Gondola
- Jet Boating
- Waiotapu geothermal
- Waitomo Caves
When to visit New Zealand?
Season commences in October and ends in April, suitable for October, Christmas, February and Easter half terms.
Find out where previous groups travelled to on their football sports tours:
Helsby High School: Netball and Girls’ Football Tour to Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Dinnington High School: Multi-Sports Tour to Canada and the USA
View other past football tours here.
Get in touch with us to chat about how New Zealand would make the perfect destination for your next school football trip or football team tour.