Countdown to the 2017 British Lions Tour of New Zealand

In May 2016 we ran a feature on the benefits of using our campervan and motorhome hire services if you were one of the ones lucky enough to get tickets for the British Lions tour of New Zealand in 2017. As everyone’s very much in a rugby mood with the Six Nations about to start in February, we thought that many of you would appreciate a closer look at the tour.

First and foremost, though – a reminder that the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand is now only a matter of months away. If you haven’t made arrangements for travel and accommodation, we’d like to encourage you to make your booking for motorhome hire through us as soon as possible. Getting on and booking now will let you take advantage of some extra special offers, all designed to make the trip even more affordable.

The ten match tour of New Zealand kicks off on 3rd June 2017, with the last match – the third and final Test – being played on 8th July 2017. Whilst matches against the Maori All Blacks and the very best of New Zealand’s provincial teams are expected to be gruelling encounters, it would be fair to say that most attention will be focused on the three Tests. The dates and venues for the three All Blacks vs British & Irish Lions Tests are -

24 June -  Eden Park, Auckland
1 July – Westpac Stadium, Wellington
8 July – Eden Park, Auckland

Despite some formidable performances in recent times by the Home Nations players forming the Lions, the All Blacks are very strong favourites to win the series. If the Lions could cause an upset it will go down as one of the greatest achievements in the sport. We know that many fans are travelling with the belief and hope that they will be able to see this sort of magical history being made.

Motorhome hire has, for many years, been the way which has made it possible for passionate rugby fans to follow the British & Irish Lions on tour. Whether it has been to Australia, South Africa or New Zealand, making use of vehicles that allow you to take your accommodation with you makes the trips both more affordable and all the more of a memorable adventure.

We really wish we could be there on the tour with you. The least we can do is make sure you, though our services, have access to the best deals for motorhome hire in New Zealand.