Wales tour to New Zealand
Wales Tour to New Zealand: 30th June – 13th July 2020
Delivering the unexpected
Wales are yet to win an away game against the All Blacks, could this be their time to shine under Pivac’s new coaching team?
Mirroring the 2017 Lions Tour, the first test will be held at Eden Park on the 4th July and second at Wellington’s Westpac on July 11th, giving supporters a week in between to explore the idyllic scenery that New Zealand has to offer. Our tour will see us venturing up from Auckland to the beautiful Bay of Islands before travelling back down through Rotorua and Napier before finishing in Wellington ahead of the 11th.
Following the news that Wales are returning to Japan as part of their summer tour, we are currently creating an option that gives you the chance to add on the first match against the Brave Blossoms. Stay tuned for updates!
The Wales tour to New Zealand runs from the 30th of June to 13th of July 2020. Our packages are based around the full event with opportunities to sightsee and experience Auckland, Wellington, Bay of Islands and Napier.
We’ll be exploring the best that New Zealand’s North Island has to offer with our packed itinerary that combines the bustling cities of Auckland and Wellington with the serene Bay of Islands and Napier.
More information about the tour
- 3 x nights’ B&B in Stamford Plaza Auckland
- 2 x nights’ B&B in Copthorne Hotel, Bay of Islands
- 1 x night B&B in Hotel Lake Rotorua, Rotorua
- 1 x night B&B in Suncourt Hotel, Taupo
- 1 x night B&B in Scenic Hotel, Napier
- Pre-match event in Auckland
- Visit the ‘Hobbiton’ world famous filming location for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
- Wai-O-Taupo – one of New Zealand’s most unique geothermal and volcanic features
- Wine tasting at Clearview Winery
Assemble at London Heathrow Airport to check in for your Thai Airways flight to Auckland via Bangkok. Board your flight in good time for the overnight departure.
Day 2: Wednesday 1st July
Arrive at Bangkok International Airport for a short stopover ahead of your flight to Auckland International.
Day 3: Thursday 2nd July (Auckland)
Arrive at Auckland International Airport mid morning, clear Customs and collect your luggage before making your way to Arrivals where you will be greeted by your private coach driver who will be transporting you to The Stamford Plaza Hotel. Check in and spend the rest of the day at your leisure exploring your new surroundings.
Day 4: Friday 3rd July (Auckland)
Following breakfast at your hotel (at your leisure) spend the day exploring Auckland. Visit the impressive Sky Tower or take a short ferry to Waiheke Island for some wine tasting at some of the best vineyards in Auckland.
Day 5: Saturday 4th July (Auckland)
Test day! Following breakfast, congregate at the Horse and Trap pub and restaurant for a pre-match event ahead of 19:35h kick-off at Eden Park. Return to the Horse and Trap for some post match beverages.
Day 6: Sunday 5th July (Bay of Islands)
Following breakfast at your hotel, board your private coach for the 3 hour journey to the Bay of Islands. Upon your arrival, check in and spend the remainder of the day exploring your new surroundings.
Day 7: Monday 6th July (Bay of Islands)
Breakfast at hotel and free day in Bay of Islands. Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand’s most important historic site, is where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and the indigenous Maori in February 1840.
Day 8: Tuesday 7th July (Rotorua)
Following breakfast, board your private coach ahead of your transfer to Rotorua. En route stop at the world famous Hobbiton, a significant location used for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film series. Arrive at your Rotorua Hotel early evening and check in. Enjoy the remainder of the evening at your leisure.
Day 9: Wednesday 8th July (Taupo)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and a free morning at your leisure exploring Rotorua. Following lunch, depart for Taupo via private coach. Stop at Wai-O-Taupo en route before making your way to Taupo. Arrive and check in, enjoy the remainder of the evening at your leisure.
Day 10: Thursday 9th July (Napier)
Enjoy breakfast and some free time to explore Taupo. Just before lunch depart for Napier where we will be heading straight to Clearview Winery for wine tasting and nibbles. Following this, head to your Napier Hotel and check in. Spend the remainder of the day:at your leisure.
Day 11: Friday 10th July (Wellington)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out ahead of departure to Wellington. Take your private coach via stop at Palmerston North for lunch (at own cost) and tour of the New Zealand Rugby Museum. Arrive and check in to your Wellington Hotel. Evening free.
Day 12: Saturday 11th July (Wellington)
Test day! Following breakfast, congregate at our MSG Hub for a pre-match event ahead of 19:35 at Westpac Stadium. Return to the MSG Hub for some post match beverages.
Day 13: Sunday 12th July
Early start for your internal flight back to Auckland ahead of return to the UK. Arrive at Auckland International Airport in good time for your Thai Airways Flight to London Heathrow via Bangkok.
Day 14: Monday 13th July
Arrive back into Heathrow early morning. Clear customs, collect luggage and reflect on a wonderful tour to New Zealand.
Japan add on option coming soon…
- ATOL-protected flights from:
Heathrow to Auckland
Wellington to Auckland
Airport taxes and associated charges
- 23kg luggage per person
- Airport transfers in Auckland and Wellington
- 3 x nights’ B&B in Stamford Plaza Auckland (or similar)
- 2 x nights’ B&B in Copthorne Hotel, Bay of Islands
- 1 x night B&B in Hotel Lake Rotorua, Rotorua (or similar)
- 1 x night B&B in Suncourt Hotel, Taupo (or similar)
- 1 x night B&B in Scenic Hotel, Napier (or similar)
- 2 x nights’ B&B in Park Hotel, Wellington (or similar)
- Local accommodation taxes
- In resort transfers
- Match tickets to both 1st & 2nd Tests
- Pre-match event for both tests
- Wine tasting in Napier
- Entry and tour to Hobbiton
- MSG Tour Kit
- MSG Tours ‘Tour Manager
- UK Airport Transfers
- Travel Insurance
- Excursions not listed above
- Adding on travel to the Japan test
£2999.00 per person