Hockey Tours to New Zealand
Our hockey trips to New Zealand include playing hockey 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.
Like all of the country’s team sports, New Zealand excel at field hockey in both the male and female upper echelons. Quite what it is that makes them so competitive must surely be down to their DNA. Thus, teams embarking on hockey tours to New Zealand face a tough challenge at all age levels.
The hardest part is deciding what to leave out over the two contrasting Islands. The rugged South offers Christchurch, Dunedin and adrenalinefuelled 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.
Where to stay in New Zealand?
We offer hockey 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?
Hockey season is between October and May.
Get in touch with us to chat about how New Zealand would make the perfect destination for your next school hockey trip or hockey team tour.
Find out where previous groups have travelled on their hockey tours:
Dulwich College: Hockey Tour to San Sebastian, Spain
Sir Roger Manwood’s School: Multi-Sports Tour to Sri Lanka
Dinnington High School: Multi-Sports Tour to Canada and the USA
View other previous hockey tours here