New Zealand junior rugby festivals




Ages 7-13

Global Games brings junior sporting communities together, creating skills development, personal growth and cultural exchange opportunities for athletes aged 7-14. There's a big focus on family, with large numbers of supporters and a fun festival atmosphere at all events.

As official Global Games partners, Haka Sports Tours is the exclusive travel provider for the popular annual NZ Junior Rugby Festivals in Taupō and Queenstown. We make your team trip-planning easy, arranging everything from transport and accommodation to meals and team-building activities.

Given the number of teams descending on each location, accommodation books up quickly so if you're looking to travel to either event with your team get in contact with us ASAP.

Dates for 2022 Tournaments:

  • Queenstown 2-4 September 2022
  • Taupō 15-18 September 2022

A Strong touring partnership

"It's amazing to be working with such an innovative, industry-leading New Zealand business as Haka Sports Tours."

-Tyrone Campbell, Global Games Founder & Events Director

Taupō Festival

15-18 September 2022

Owen Delaney Park, Taupō

Grades: U9/39kg, U10/43kg, U11/49kg, U12/54kg, U12/55kg (girls), U12/59kg (2 players up to 70kg), U13/64kg, U13/73kg (1 player open weight)

Queenstown Festival

2-4 September 2022 

Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown

Grades: U10/43kg, U11/49kg, U12/57kg, U13/68kg

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