Charter a Private Jet to the 2017 British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand
The British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand only comes once every 12 years. Don’t miss your chance to experience 10 games in one of the most rugby-obsessed nations in the world. If you’re part of a large fan group, you could charter a commercial sized plane to get you and your fellow fans to New Zealand. Or, if flying solo or with a small group of friends, once you get to New Zealand, we can help you charter a private jet to each match so you can catch every moment of the action in ease.
When you’re not watching rugby, take the chance to explore one of the most magical, untouched countries on the planet. New Zealand offers a wide range of experiences, from volcanoes and geothermal wonderlands to stunning harbour cities and glaciers.
We’ve included the full schedule for the 2017 tour below, along with a guide to how you can get to each match in comfort and style.
Provincial Union Team at Whangarei
3 June 2017 | Toll Stadium
After landing in Auckland, charter a private jet to Whangarei to catch the first match of the tour. After the match, take the time to learn about traditional Maori culture and experience a Haka dance. You can also visit the place where Maori and European settlers signed the historic treaty of Waitangi in 1840 and sail around the pristine Bay of Islands.
Blues at Auckland
7 June 2017 | Eden Park
Hop on your private jet for the short flight back to Auckland. This lively city is home to a third of all New Zealanders and is regularly listed as one of the top 10 places in the world to live. Explore Auckland’s picturesque harbours lined with bars and restaurants and take a hike up Mount Eden for a sunset view over the city.
Crusaders at Christchurch
10 June 2017 | AMI Stadium
Fly down to the South Island to catch the Crusaders game in this tough New Zealand city. In addition to a passion for rugby, Christchurch has over 700 parks and a thriving pop-up restaurant and bar culture.
Highlanders at Dunedin
13 June 2017 | Forsyth Barr Stadium
The Highlanders game takes place down south in the historic, Scottish-influenced city of Dunedin, just a one-hour flight from Christchurch. Here you’ll find streets reminiscent of Edinburgh and a mix of Edwardian and Victorian architecture.
Maori All Blacks at Rotorua
17 June 2017 | Rotorua International Stadium
There are no direct commercial flights from Dunedin to Rotorua. Luckily, you won’t need to worry about that when you’re flying private. When you’re not watching the match, take some time to discover the incredible geothermal landscape that surrounds Rotorua. You’ll find bubbling mud pools, spouting geysers and vivid green and orange sulphur lakes. Don’t miss the chance to take a long soak in one of Rotorua’s natural thermal spas.
Chiefs at Hamilton
20 June 2017 | FMG Stadium
From Rotorua, skip the two-hour drive and charter a flight directly to Hamilton. Watch the Chiefs rugby match in one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing cities, built on the banks of the country’s longest river, Waikato. Visit the nearby Lord of the Rings Hobbiton film set and take a trip to the Waitomo caves, where you can float through caverns lit by thousands of glow worms.
New Zealand All Blacks at Auckland
24 June 2017 | Eden Park
Head back to Auckland to see the Lions take on the New Zealand All Blacks at the iconic Eden Park, New Zealand’s largest stadium. On this visit, get out of the city and visit beautiful Waiheke Island to taste their world-class wines in spectacular surroundings.
Hurricanes at Wellington
27 June 2017 | Westpac Stadium
From Auckland, step into your private jet for the two-hour flight to Wellington, New Zealand’s small capital city. Wellington is famous for its modern architecture, including the unusual Beehive parliament building. Known as “Windy Wellington” the city is surrounded by steep hills and has a beautiful harbour with a world-class craft beer scene.
New Zealand All Blacks at Wellington
1 July 2017 | Westpac Stadium
See the Lions take on the New Zealand All Blacks for the second match at Westpac Stadium. While you’re in town, be sure to ride the famous cable car to the expansive Wellington Botanic Gardens for some fresh air and a great view to the skyline.
New Zealand All Blacks at Auckland
8 July 2017 | Eden Park
Fly back to Auckland to catch the final match of the tour: the Lions taking on the New Zealand All Blacks at the largest stadium in New Zealand. The last match of the tour is guaranteed to be an unforgettable event
Tickets and Tour Packages
Lions Tour packages are available from the official British and Irish Lions rugby website. The official Lions Supporter Tour packages range from £2,599 to £15,499 in price. For more information, visit this link.
Although the British and Irish Lions haven’t won a New Zealand test series since 1971, there’s a glimmer of hope after Ireland spectacularly beat the All Blacks in November, ending the team’s 19-match winning streak. Can the Lions’ head coach Warren Gatland lead the team to victory in 2017? Ask us for a private jet charter quote so you can see for yourself.