Make the most of your tour by experiencing the many activities New Zealand has to offer away from the playing field. NZ Sports Tours specialises in mixing suitable activities into your tour schedule to ensure you have a memorable trip on and off the field. Both North and South Islands are filled with everything from adrenaline based activities to more casual laid back sightseeing. NZ Sports Tours has agreements with tourism operators throughout New Zealand which means you will receive discounted rates. Please contact us for further information regarding any activities you would like to include on your teams' tour.
Sky Jump and Sky Walk
Located in central Auckland SkyJump can be described as Base Jumping, while attached to a wire – just like a movie stuntman! You’ll fall very fast (approximately 85kph) for around 11 seconds, and then come to a very smooth landing in the Sky City plaza below. Sky Walk involves a walking the 1.2 metre-wide walkway around Auckland’s famous Sky Tower – 192 metres above the ground, no handrails and nothing but air on either side of you! It's the perfect Auckland experience!
White Water Rafting
Perfect for the summer months white water rafting has been extremely popular for touring groups and there are great rivers in both the North or South Island. Located in the central north Island the Kaituna river is a white water enthusiast's dream come true. Flowing through an extremely steep and narrow canyon, in 50 minutes you will paddle 14 awesome drops, including two waterfalls and some great rapids. In the South Island try paddling in the rugged Skippers Canyon, it's not hard to see why the Shotover River (grade 3-5) is the most popular white water rafting in New Zealand
You can experience the exhilarating Skyline Luge in both the North Island (Rotorua) or South Island (Queenstown) of New Zealand. Lugeing has always been a favourite for touring teams it's a fun, fast-paced family activity that everyone will enjoy! Part go-cart, part toboggan, Lugeing offers a truly unique outdoor experience suitable for all ages and also gives you the chance for some spectacular views over the city. Perfect for a spare afternoon lugeing will definitely bring out a bit of fun and competiveness amongst your team!
Snowplanet is New Zealand's first and only all-year indoor snow resort where you can experience the thrill of snowsports and the atmosphere of a snow village only 20 minutes North of Auckland. At Snowplanet you can ski, snowboard, tube, toboggan, and dine at our world class facility. With a slope 200m long that also includes a Terrain Park with jumps & rails plus a ski line and beginner’s area. NZ Sports Tours can ensure an excellent rate on a day pass and equipment hire also with go carting track nearby we can incorporate Snowplanet into a superb day of fun.
New Zealand has several places your team can enjoy the exhilarating experience of jet boating. In the far north you can take a thrilling 1½ hour trip through the Bay of Islands to see the famous Hole in the Rock. Try a high speed, high adrenaline ride around the jet boat track in the agrodome in Rotorua or experience the fast paced scenic trip through Skippers Canyon, Queenstown in the deep south. NZ Sports Tours has agreements with all operators to ensure you get the best possible prices!
Swimming with Dolphins and Whale Watch
Whale Watch Kaikoura in the South Island is New Zealand's only marine based whale watching company offering an exciting up-close encounter with the world's largest toothed predator the Giant Sperm Whale. Whale Watch has a 95% success rate in sighting whales! Also in Kaikoura we can offer a truly unique swimming experience getting extremely close to dolphins in their natural environment. We can also arrange swimming with dolphins in the North Island where the Bay of Islands provides excellent waters to partake in this amazing experience.
Bars Clubs and Restaurants
There are bars, clubs and top restaurants in every city and town in New Zealand. If your group or team are keen to sample some of the best nightlife you could try Auckland's viaduct harbour, inner city Wellington, Christchurh or Queenstown. We can also find relaxing welcoming bars that will give your group a chance to unwind and sample some local beers. There are also plenty of restaurants that we can recommend that will fit the budget of any group. Sky city Fortuna restaurant is often a favourite for a tour ending meal.
Live Matches and Stadium Tours
Why not incorporate an international or first class domestic games into your tour. If the timings right there is always a chance to see the world champions All Blacks! We can organise a tour so you have the chance to see some quality sport and experience the atmosphere inside one of New Zealand's top sporting stadiums. NZ Sports Tours can also arrange tours where you can get an even closer look at the facilities and discover the history associated with the stadium.
New Zealand Beaches and Surfing
New Zealand has beautiful beaches scattered throughout the country. From the scenic 90 mile beach in the far north, Cathedral Cove in the Coromandel, the vibrant Mount Maunganui or the golden sands of the Abel Tasman at the top of the South Island, we can be sure to fit in some time to relax on one of our fantastic beaches. If there are surfer's in your group we can arrange board hire or even take a day trip to the West Coast for a day on the world class waves of Raglan
Bungy jumping was first pioneered in New Zealand so there's no better place to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush of a bungy jump. There are jumps scattered throughout the country; Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo or the original jump off Kawarau bridge in beautiful Queenstown. For those seeking the ultimate thrill during we can arrange the Nevis jump, a 143m bungy! Whether it's one member or the full group looking to jump NZ Sports Tours will sort it out all at a good rate.
Go karting is definitely fast and furious and a great team building exercise that can be incorporated into any tour. With superb carting facilities located in all the major cities we can organise a morning or afternoon at the raceway no matter where in New Zealand your team is based. We have agreements with a number of operators that will ensure your team will get a very good rate.
Maori Cultural Experiences
Experience New Zealand culture with a visit to Whakarewarewa located at Rotorua in the middle of the North Island. Here you'll learn about the history of Maori in New Zealand and be entertained with traditional Maori customs, food and haka's. Take a guided tour of the surroundings, check out the geothermal mud pools and feast on a traditional Maori meal called a Hangi. This is ideal for school tours who would like some history and culture experienced during their tour
Black Water Rafting
The legendary Black Water Rafting Company is New Zealand's first black water rafting adventure operator. Experienced guides will take you safely through the stunning underworld of Ruakuri Cave. There are a number of exhilarating caving and rafting tours namely, black abyss, black labyrinth and the all new black odyssey to choose from, there is something to suit all adventurous spirits.
Relax and enjoy time at one of the many hot pools scattered throughout New Zealand. Perfect after a hard days playing sport or unwind on one of the scheduled rest days in relaxing waters. Polynesian spa's in Rotorua has been a favourite in the past of touring teams however, there's also the Coromandel, Auckland, Mt Maunganui, Hamner Springs and Queenstown that all offer fantastic hot water swimming facilities, most have a great BBQ areas brilliant for a team feed!
New Zealand has two spectacular wine regions. The Hawke's Bay which is situated near the bottom of the north Island is New Zealand's oldest wine region with more than 70 vineyards on offer. Located at the top of the South Island, Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc. Other wineries are scattered throughout the country such as in West Auckland, Waiheke Island and the Bay of Plenty all offering fantastic local wines.
If your groups looking for an educational or historic experience spend some time at one of New Zealand's brilliant museums. Auckland museum in picturesque setting is ideal for a leisurely afternoon or for a more interactive experience check out the national museum, (Te Papa museum) which is located in Wellington. There's also New Zealand's sports museum in Dunedin great for the sporting enthusiasts. For any tour we can incorporate any type of educational experience that could be suitable for your group.
Skiing and Snow Boarding
If you are touring New Zealand in the winter months there will be an opportunity to incorporate a day or two of world class skiing or snowboarding into your trip. Mount Ruapehu provides excellent conditions in the North with great snow and fantastic scenery from June to November. There are also a number of slopes in the South, Cadrona, Treble cone or the Remarkables to name just a few. A brilliant idea to break up the tour with some fresh air, exercise and amazing scenery.
The ultimate thrill! We can arrange a sky dive for you or members in your team throughout the country. New Zealand has beautiful scenery throughout incorporating sea, mountains and lakes to make this the ideal location for a sky dive. We can ensure excellent rates and group discounts if there are a number of looking for this type of adrenaline fuelled activity.
Outdoor Adventure Parks
Mountain biking, high ropes courses, quad biking, paintballing, all these activities and more are available throughout New Zealand. Spend a full day in one of New Zealand's outdoor adventure parks where there are numerous activities to test yourself, perfect as a team building exercise and a fun day to mix up a tour. There's activities available to suit everyone and we can ensure you get the best rate possible.
Plus Much Much More
New Zealand is full of activities for your team to experience off the field. If your team is fill of adrenaline junkies we can find activities to suit, if it's the more casual and laid back sightseeing your after again there is plenty to offer. Let us know what it is you are looking for and I'm sure we will be able to incorporate it into tour.