NZ's biggest junior rugby festivals

New Zealand



Ages 8-13

Global Games brings junior sporting communities together, creating skills development, personal growth and exchange opportunities for athletes aged 8-13. 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 Educational Tours is the exclusive travel provider for the popular annual NZ Junior Rugby Festivals in Taupō and Queenstown. We make your tour planning easy, arranging everything from transport and accommodation to meals and team-building activities for your team.

Entries for the New Zealand 2023 tournaments are opening now so get in touch to secure your team's spot.

A Strong touring partnership

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

-Tyrone Campbell, Global Games Founder & Events Director

Taupō Festival

16th-19th September 2021

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

24th-26th September 2021

Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown

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

Global Games Sample Itineraries

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Boys playing rugby at Global Games New Zealand

New Zealand Junior Rugby Festival Taupō

New Zealand’s biggest junior rugby event attracts over 100 teams annually from around the world. Hosted in beautiful Taupō, this is a must do event!

Global Games rugby sports tour

New Zealand Junior Rugby Festival Queenstown

As the exclusive travel partners of the Global Games Junior Rugby Festival, we can get your team to this fantastic event in stunning Queenstown, New Zealand.

An attempted tackle between two school boys' rugby teams at the Welsh Osprey's Challenge event

France & Wales Global Games & Ospreys Challenge

Take your team to the next level on this epic Rugby Tour to include Global Games France and the MT Welsh Rugby Festival