Tailor-made School Sports Tours to
New Zealand

Tailor-made School Sports Tours to
New Zealand

Famed for its formidable All Blacks rugby team and known as the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’, a school sports tour to New Zealand is both the furthest destination to travel to and one of the most respected when it comes to sport.

Renowned for their hospitality towards hosts after sporting encounters, you’ll leave these shores with a new-found respect for their wonderful culture, traditions and sportsmanship. Trust us when we say the generosity you’ll receive from our roster of schools and clubs is worth the journey on your school sports tour to New Zealand. 

Our strong fixture database means that we can evenly match your football, rugby, cricket and hockey teams against like-minded opposition, alongside a packed itinerary that takes in Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington and Queenstown where thrill-seekers will be in their element.

When you’re not on the pitch or court, get the adrenaline pumping with a host of exhilarating, sporting and cultural excursions. A true activity destination, New Zealand is an adventure land just waiting to be explored. From zipling through forests and jet boating through canyons, to touring around Eden Park and discovering the culture behind the Maori people, you’re never short of things to see and do on your school sports tour to New Zeland.

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Available Sports

Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Basketball, Cricket


Why Rayburn?

  • Completely tailor-made experience to match your requirements
  • Long and short-haul sports tours for boys’ and girls’ teams
  • Well-matched, competitive fixtures
  • Highly experienced team of sports enthusiasts
  • Independent Safety Management System Policy that exceeds the STF’s standards

Multi-Centre Tour

Why not combine two incredible destinations in one memorable tour? We're experts in creating tailor-made itineraries, so if one destination just isn't enough, we can help you see more of the world! Pair New Zealand with Australia or Fiji or combine all three. To extend your stay even further, add a city stopover in Singapore or Dubai.

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Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.


Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is our Tour Manager fully DBS (formerly CRB) checked?

    Our Tour Manager, Field Study Tutors and History Tour Guides, with UK citizenship, have an enhanced DBS check. Non UK citizenship Tour Managers cannot be checked under the DBS scheme. Rayburn Tours will seek confirmation that Tour Managers are suitable for working with children by liaising with relevant foreign agents and monitoring group feedback.

  • What happens if our flight operators/transport providers cease to trade whilst we are on tour?

    By booking your tour package with us, you are fully covered in the event that you are unable to return home should your transport provider fail to operate i.e. it goes into liquidation. As your operator it is our responsibility to ensure that alternative arrangements are made to repatriate you and your group to the UK. Rayburn Tours is a member of ABTA and bonded as such and is fully ATOL licensed.
  • Is insurance included with my trip?

    Yes, insurance will be included in your trip quotation as standard unless it is requested not to be. Make sure you check the list of inclusions in your quotation and/or confirmation.

  • Is all of your accommodation audited in advance?

    Yes, all of our accommodation is audited prior to us offering it to a group. The criterion of these audits is governed by the School Travel Forum (STF). It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. However, we require our accommodation to meet our standards as a minimum. We work with the hotels and agents to endeavour to ensure that our standards are met.
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