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Shared heritage with UK
Ideal destination for combined sports tours
Incredible sightseeing and excursions


High on most people’s wish-list of must-visit places, Australia really does provide a near perfect location for an overseas tour.

Our shared heritage means that most sports played in the UK are available on a competitive level in Australia and this makes it an ideal destination for a combined sports tour. Rugby, cricket, hockey, netball and swimming are probably the most popular sports played, but rugby league, Gaelic football and tennis are also equally competitive. Despite a hard fought match on the field, the legendary Aussie hospitality at a post-match Barbie will undoubtedly unite the teams from both hemispheres.

As for sightseeing, the rich array of attractions on offer Down Under is hard to beat. From the red landscape of Ayers Rock to snorkelling off the Great Barrier Reef, to surfing in the glistening waters of Queensland; there are a myriad of sightseeing opportunities available. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, go on a desert jeep safari or hike through exotic rainforests. There truly is something for everyone here. It’s a destination that will leave you wanting to return.

A tour to Australia can also be combined with a stopover in Asia on the way out. Why not consider a match in Hong Kong or Singapore to add an extra dimension to your team’s touring experience?





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Outstanding – It has been well planned and well executed and some of the people we have met along the way have been brilliant. This has been an amazing tour and the girls have experienced so much. It’s a long way to go but absolutely worth it. The girls have benefitted enormously from this tour.
Sedbergh School Hockey & Netball Tour to Australia
Fixtures were matched brilliantly, the whole tour was organised extremely well.
Nicola Watson
Newcastle High School for Girls Hockey & Netball Tour to Australia
All the feedback we have had has been extremely positive. I cannot thank you enough for putting together this tour, which I think is very good value for money and offers the pupils so much to see and do. Thank you for your time, expertise and support in putting together our tour. Overall an amazing and wonderful once in a life time experience.
St Edwards School Oxford, Australia Rugby & Hockey Tour
The pre tour preparation and attention to detail was second to none and this included getting visas for over 40 people and helping to prepare our risk assessments. The company also came to school about 6 months before our departure to answer both my questions and those of the parents. Due to circumstances beyond my control some of our boys had to pull out about 3 months before departure due to England call ups and the company took this in their stride and helped me organise replacements and all the complications that arose from this. The tour itself went like clockwork and a lot of time had gone into getting the correct fixtures for us and both the billeting and the hotels were first class. The whole trip went without a hitch and I would thoroughly recommend Living with the Lions to any school wishing to organise a tour of any sort

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Once agreed, prices are guaranteed and we eliminate all exchange rate risk. Only airline prices (over 12 months away) or taxes may vary.

You can relax in the knowledge that your tour is in the hands of experienced staff who meticulously ensure that all elements of the tour run smoothly. Safety checks are carried out on all suppliers and assistance given with risk assessment.

Living With The Lions Sports Travel is fully ATOL bonded ensuring that all our air holiday packages are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad.

We spend a great deal of time and effort selecting good quality suppliers to ensure your tour surpasses expectation. We do not cut corners and work closely with our ground agents all over the world to ensure that you are fully supported at all stages of the tour.

Your own Living With The Lions contact handles all aspects of your tour – initial meetings, quotations, presentations, operations and on-tour support. As a small team we can make quick decisions and pride ourselves on providing a fast & personalised response any queries you may have. We are willing to do things differently if you prefer and are happy to consider any new ideas.

Each of our team members has gained valuable experience at respected companies. Joanna at Gullivers for 8 years, Carrie with Bundu Bashers in South Africa for 10 years and then Edwin Doran for 3 yrs and John has been organising music tours overseas for the last 22 years. As a keen sportsman himself, our MD Patrick Arnold is actively involved in the schools department and loves to get involved at all levels of organisation and implementation.

Over the years we have built up long lasting relationships with our hosts and ground agents overseas. Their ability to arrange access to top class venues and meet ex-internationals, arrange competitive fixtures, organise musical concerts and provide the all-important local knowledge, makes them invaluable to the touring process. Their support, when faced with the unexpected, also gives you peace of mind knowing that you will be well looked after throughout the tour.

With each tour that we create, new ideas and experiences are added. We can include anything you like – from a basic weekend away through to elephant polo in front of the Taj Mahal. The service you receive from Living With The Lions is bespoke and tailored to your team. You chose your own tour merchandise, sightseeing experiences, music repertoire and standard of opponent. We ensure it all gels together and that every detail has been thought through.


Do not hesitate to give us a call. Our expert team are happy to assist you.