1st & 2nd Tests Tour

Package includes: 

  • 16 nights’ accommodation
  • Return international flights, including airport transfers


  • Barmy Travel Welcome Drinks Reception
  • Barmy Travel Cricket Forum
  • Barmy Army Official Shirt
  • A year's free Barmy Army membership
  • Barmy Travel Representatives

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At a glance

England cricket team

Test Match Tickets

Official match tickets are not included in the package price and can be added to your booking once available.

Auckland at night

16 nights' accommodation

Accommodation is included in each Test match location; seven nights in Taurange, two nights in Rotorua, and seven nights in Hamilton.



International flights are included in your package as per the full itinerary. Upgrade to Business Class is available at a £4,700 per person supplement.

Coach travel


Return airport transfers are included for your international flights. Stadium transfers are also included.

Barmy Travel Forum

Barmy Travel Forum

During your tour you are invited to attend the Barmy Travel Cricket Forum, where you will join guests from the world of cricket for a Q&A session.Previous guests have included Jonathan Agnew, Graeme Swann, Sir Alastair Cook and many more.

Barmy Travel Welcome Drinks

Barmy Travel Welcome Drinks

Join the Barmy Travel staff and your fellow tourists at our welcome drinks function on arrival in Tauranga.

Barmy Travel Representatives

Barmy Travel Representatives accompany you throughout your tour, offering assistance and advice.

Full itinerary

  • Day1

    Depart the UK

    Make your own way to London Heathrow airport and check in for your flight to Auckland.

    Flight from London Heathrow to Auckland

    15:05 (UK time)
    04:50 (local time on 19 November)
    Qatar Airways
  • Day2

    In flight

  • Day3

    Arrive Auckland

    Once you arrive in Auckland, after clearing customs you will be met and and transferred to Tauranga for a seven night stay on a bed and breakfast basis in the Quest on Durham. 

    This evening, join Barmy Travel staff and the rest of your group at our welcome drinks.

    Quest on Durham

    There is a twin room supplement of £160 to add for guaranteed twin rooms. This is due to the accommodations in Tauranga being predominantly apartment based and twin rooms being 2 bed apartments.

    Welcome Drinks

  • Day4

    Day at leisure

    A free day at leisure to explore Tauranga or Mount Maunganui before the test starts. 

  • Day5–9

    1st Test Match

    Each morning transfer to Bay Oval for all five days the 1st Test in Mount Maunganui. 

    Transfer back to the hotel after each day of play.

    One evening you will be invited to join us at the Barmy Travel Cricket Forum.

    New Zealand v England, 1st Test Match

    Day 1-5

    Barmy Travel Cricket Forum

  • Day10

    Tauranga to Rotorua

    Check out of your hotel and be transferred overland by coach from Tauranga to Rotorua. On arrival you will check into the Jet Park hotel for a two night stay.

    Jet Park Hotel

  • Day11

    Day at leisure

    Free time to explore Rotorua. This evening there is the option to join us for the Hangi Dinner, a great way to enjoy some local culture and history.

    Optional Excursion - Hangi Dinner

    Please see the extras tab for more information

  • Day12

    Travel to Hamilton

    Check out of your hotel and transfer to Hamilton for the second test match.

    On arrival in Hamilton you will check in for a seven night stay on a bed and breakfast basis at the Quest on Hamilton.

    Quest on Hamilton

    There is a twin room supplement of £40 to add for guaranteed twin rooms. This is due to the accommodations in Hamilton being predominantly apartment based and twin rooms being 2 bed apartments.

  • Day13–17

    2nd Test Match

    Each morning you will be transferred to Seddon Park for all five days the 2nd Test in Hamilton. Transfer back to the hotel at close of play each day.

    New Zealand v England, 2nd Test Match

    Day 1-5

  • Day18

    Day at leisure

    Day of leisure to explore Hamilton.

  • Day19

    Depart Hamilton

    Check out of your hotel and transfer to Auckland airport for your return flight to the UK.

    Flight from Auckland to London Heathrow

    16:15 (local time)
    06:20 (UK time, next day)
    Qatar Airways
  • Day20

    Arrive in the UK

    Arrive back in the UK and make your own onward arrangements.



The tour package price does not currently include the cost of the match tickets. These can be added to your booking once pricing information is known from Cricket NZ

New Zealand v England, 1st Test Match

Bay Oval

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test Match

Seddon Park


Jet Park Hotel Rotorua, Rotorua

Just a 5 minute walk from Rotorua town centre, Jet Park is the perfect location for tourists visiting Rotorua for a few days. Restaurants, cafes and shops are all close by. Free Wifi, inclusive breakfast and a warm, welcoming environment of Kiwi hospitality are all assured.


  • Free Wifi
  • Heated swimming pool

Quest Hamilton, Hamilton

Quest Hamilton is located in the heart of Hamilton and within walking distance of Centre Place shopping, Waikato Stadium, Seddon Park Cricket Ground and the CBD. Each studio comes with a fully equipped kitchenette. Located in a beautifully modernised heritage building with a wide variety of dining options located close by this accommodation is a great choice when staying in Hamilton.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Room Only basis so you can enjoy the many cafes nearby


  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities



£75 per person

An evening not to be missed. From the start of the experience, the master storytellers will sweep you away in stories of customs, traditions and the Maori way of life. Set in a magnificent 200 year old ancient Tawa Forest, you are invited to participate in and learn the poi, the haka and enjoy displays of Maori art forms. Enjoy an immersive tour through a life sized historic Maori village, viewing of the hangi meal being lifted from an earth oven, all you can eat hangi buffet served with salad, seafood and NZ desserts as well as witnessing the Powhiri - a traditional welcome ceremony.