About Us

Sporting Tours™

Owned by Chris Hammonds, a sports nut with a passion for travel.

Set up to combine his love of sport, and his successful travel agency, Sporting Tours™ was a natural progression.

Sporting Tours™, has successfully hosted tours since the Hong Kong 7s in 1997, FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010, Sub agents to the Rugby World Cup in 2003, 2007, 2011

Many of the tours are hosted by experts of the game, providing extra value and behind the scenes access to the stars.

The teams knowledge of the industry and love of sports has helped them learn exactly the sorts of service sports fans demand when paying their hard earned money on what for many is the trip of a lifetime.

If it is following the Black Caps, the Melbourne Cup All Blacks to South Africa or the Tall Blacks to the world basketball champs, Sporting Tours™, has the team to back up your play.

The Team

 Chris Hammonds – Manager








An avid sports fan, in particular anything featuring NZ Events attended include:

Rugby World Cup 1991 UK Ireland and France

Rugby World Cup 1999 ¼ finals to final Tour leader for 80 people.

Rugby World Cup 2003 Australia

Rugby World Cup 2011 New Zealand, Tour Leader RWC Cruise to Wellington for two semi finals

Bledisloe Cup 2007 MCG Melbourne, numerous Eden Park Bledisloe Cups and test matches

All Blacks V Argentina Buenos Aires 2016 Tour leader

FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010

Melbourne Cup 2016 Tour leader

Email: chris@sportingtours.co.nz

 Steve Kirwan – Sports & Travel Specialist







Hi everyone well basically I’m a sports nut!.

I’m a long serving sometimes “tortured” follower of the Warriors and anything Rugby or Rugby League.

I love the Horse racing and have taken tours to the Melbourne Cup which should be on everyone’s Bucket list. Also I’ve been to the NRL final and many All Black Tests. The Australian Open Tennis is another highlight. And don’t forget the Cricket World Cup in 2016 and that great semi-final with South Africa.

Weekends sees me on the Bowling green and I participated in the World Master Games 2017 where I managed to win Gold in the Fours.

Email: steve@sportingtours.co.nz

Nielvin Veerupen – Sports & Travel Specialist







The newest addition to the team, Nielvin originally from Mauritius.

A passionate traveler and a football fanatic. Whether it’s watching the Sunset in Waikiki, touring around South East Asia or watching a Formula 1 race around the world. He will be more than happy to assist.

Nielvin’s Top 3 places to visit:

  1. Waimea Bay Oahu Island- Hawaii
  2. Krabi- Thailand
  3. Zadar- Croatia

Email: nielvin@sportingtours.co.nz

Kel Munro – Sporting tours Broker








Melbourne Cup Tour Leader

An avid horse racing fan, and 2017 will be his 37th Melbourne Cup tour.

Kel is our Melbourne Cup specialist who has a vast knowledge of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Whether it’s a private box at Stadium Australia or a blanket on the ground at the Basin Reserve, contact info@sportingtours.co.nz and the team will make sure you’re there in time for kick off.