Arrive Auckland: Pick up Auckland airport and city orientation tour before settling into Hostel, central city.
Full day training session(s) with
Wayne 'Buck' Shelforde (ex All Black captain, Northampton player and first class coach)
Frano Botica (ex All Black, NZ Maori, NZ Colts, NZ 7's, NZRL and Wigan RL, former club Prem coach and current coach of the Phillipines Olympic 7's programme).
Robert Todd (ex NZ Colt, Sale Sharks and current Prem club coach)
Dean Rice (NZ Softball hall of fame and current Nth Harbour NPC trainer)
Further training with above mentioned
Match 1 vs local Auckland secondary school(s)
Auckland to Rotorua via tour of Hobbiton, and orientation tour of Rotorua, NZ's cultural epicentre and home of the Maori. Billeted with local families for 3 nights.
Visit and tour of the Te Puia geothermal park and cultural centre is included today, featuring pohutu geyser, kiwi house, flax weaving and wood carving.
Match 2 vs local Rotorua secondary school(s).
Rotorua to Wellington (voted Trip Advisors 'coolest little capital in the world') via NZ Rugby Museum, Palmerston North. Overnight Hostel accom.
Visit Te Papa (our place), NZ's national Museum, and also visit the NZRFU headquarters to witness trophies and memorabilia.
Match 3 vs local Wellington secondary school(s).
Interisland ferry Wellington to Picton, and on to Christchurch via Kaikoura. Overnight Billets.
Match 4 vs local Christchurch secondary school(s).
Christchurch to Dunedin via Timaru. Orientation tour upon arrival including the world's steepest street - Baldwin St. Billeted with local families for 2 nights.
Match 5 vs local Dunedin secondary school(s).
Dunedin to Queenstown via the home of bungy, Kawarau Bridge, and an included jetboat ride on the Shotover River. Accom. Tonight: Hostel.
Free day to enjoy the numerous activities that the 'Adventure Capital of the World' has to offer.
Match 6 vs local Queenstown and area secondary school(s).
Queenstown to Christchurch via McKenzie Country, stopping at Lake Pukaki, Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd (NZ's most photographed building).
Final night accom at Ch'ch Hostel.