DHL  New Zealand Lions Tour 2017


With one week between the second test in Wellington and third test in Auckland, meander your way back up the west coast of the North Island to New Plymouth and Taranaki.  Taranaki has just been named the WORLD'S SECOND BEST REGION to visit by LONELY PLANET GUIDE, with highlights being the new Len Lye Art Centre, Mt Taranaki, surf beaches, coastal villages, great craft beer and top class bars and urban eateries.   See the selection of tour options below to give you a taste of what this great region is all about.  Download PDF here.

YARROW STADIUM TOUR - 3.00pm Tuesday 4 July

Join PAUL TITO for a tour of the stadium. With 100 games playing for Taranaki and 124 for the Cardiff Blues in Wales as well as significant Super Rugby caps for the Hurricanes Paul is well placed to share stories of the stadium and hear about the challenges of coaching  professionally in today's environment. Named as the 3rd best stadium in the world after Millenium Stadium in Cardiff and Suncorp in Brisbane by NZ Rugby World magazine for the surroundings and the experience you will get an appreciation of what makes it tick.

Cost $55 per person. Guided Tour and afternoon tea included. Time = 2 hours.  Max 25 tickets

TO BOOK: Contact Cathy +64 (0)27 241 0458


CRAFT BEER TASTING + PIZZA'S - 6.00pm Tuesday 4 July

Board your coach in central New Plymouth for a 30 minute trip to Mike's Organic Brewery. Set in the North Taranaki countryside Mike's produces about a dozen different craft beers, many of which have won numerous awards. Here the owner and brewer Ron will take you through a tasting of four different brews explaining the complexities and what to look for. Accompanied by a variety of pizzas you will then have the opportunity to try other beers or continue to enjoy the ones you have already sampled. Your coach will return you to New Plymouth.

Cost $99 per person. Transport by coach to and from New Plymouth to Mike's Organic Brewery, beer tasting, pizzas and further beer from the bar included. Time = 4 hours.  Max 90 tickets  

TO BOOK: Contact Cathy +64 (0)27 241 0458

BEAUDEN BARRETT CLASSIC - 8.30am Wednesday 5 July

Travelling by coach 30 minutes from New Plymouth you will arrive at Pungarehu Golf Course. Here  at the local course for the Barrett family you will play in an ambrose tournament competing for significant prizes as well as spot prizes. Following the end of play it will be time to adjourn to the Coastal Rugby Club for further refreshments. Here Mark Robinson who started his rugby career at Coastal Rugby Club, played for the All Blacks and is now an IRB Board member will share some stories about heartland rugby in particular. Your coach will return you to New Plymouth late afternoon.

Cost $99 per person.  Transport to and from New Plymouth, green fees, lunch and refreshments  and prizes included.  Time = 8 hours.  Max  72 tickets.  Golf Club hire extra

TO BOOK: Contact Cathy +64 (0)27 241 0458

ART + LUNCH - 11.30am Wednesday 5 July

Visit New Zealand's most provocative art gallery, the acclaimed Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/"Len Lye Centre. The centre is home to the collection of pioneering filmmaker and kinetic artist Len Lye.

Here you will be met by your guide who will tell you more about the building, it's history and construction and take you for a tour of the current exhibitions and/ or the cinema programme. After a wonder through the art and design shop it will be time for lunch at Monica's Eatery adjacent to the Gallery. Here you will enjoy a delicious lunch in surroundings inspired by the life and spirit of the gallery founder Monica Brewster.

Cost $65 per person.  Guided Tour + Lunch included. Time = 2 hours.  Max 20 Tickets

TO BOOK: Contact Cathy +64 (0)27 241 0458

TASTE TARANAKI - 9.00am Wednesday 5 July

Enjoy a coffee roasting Tour and tasting in one of New Zealand's premier roasting houses. Following a coffee at Ozone you will then head to Bees R Us. Here you will have a tour of the production floor, hear more about the honey production and undertake some tasting. The last stop is to local butchery and beef producer Greenmeadows for a tour and explanation of how the butchery works and to taste some of the products on offer.

Cost $155 per person. All transport, tours and morning tea included. Time = 3- 4 hours.  Max 11 Tickets

TO BOOK: Contact Cathy +64 (0)27 241 0458

Gala Dinner with well-known guests

Gala Dinner with well-known guests

GALA DINNER – 7.00pm Wednesday 5 July

Join us for a gala dinner to celebrate all things Rugby. We will be hosting wonderful guest speakers who have played the game at the highest level. They will give you an insight into the inner workings of New Zealand Rugby and some of the reasons for its success. This evening Includes dinner and dessert overlooking the amazing Yarrow Stadium from the world class Legends Lounge corporate suite. Auction and spot prizes will also be run on the night.

Cost $160 per person. Dinner included and cash bar available. Time = 3 hours.  Max 400 tickets

TO BOOK: Contact Cathy +64 (0)27 241 0458