20 February – 11 March 2018
Get a real feel for the whole of New Zealand as we criss-cross the North and South islands following all five One Day Internationals (ODI’s). And if you want to see even more, join our pre tour extension to the beautiful Bay of Islands and/or our post tour extension around the stunning South Island.
|TOUR PRICES (per person, excluding international flights and match tickets*)||Double/Twin||Single|
|ODI Tour||£ 5,950||£ 7,950|
*Match tickets will be invoiced at cost price when released.
Tuesday 20 February
Fly UK to New ZealandBecause of the range of choices, we do not include the international flights in our tour price. However, we can arrange them for you taking into account your closest UK departure point, airline preference, class of travel and/or stopovers you may wish to make. Contact us to discuss your requirements. You are also free to book your own flights and/or use frequent flyer points. Whichever way you choose, you will be met at the airport on your arrival into NZ and whisked to your hotel by private transfer.
Wednesday 21 FebruaryIn-flight
Thursday 22 February
Arrival in AucklandOn arrival in Auckland, you will be privately transferred to the Langham hotel to check in for three nights. Remainder of day is at leisure to recover from the long journey.
Friday 23 February blcToday we take you on a half day tour of the beautiful “City of Sails”, including Bastion Point, Parnell Village and Viaduct Harbour, followed by a relaxing cruise from the harbour and a leisurely lunch.
Join us this evening for our ‘Welcome’ Cocktail Party. Canapés and drinks included.
Saturday 24 February blToday we will take a ferry across to the beautiful Waiheke island where we will visit a couple of wineries and enjoy a relaxed lunch (included).
Sunday 25 February b
1st ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton (Day/Night)To make the most of our time, this morning we will check out of our Auckland hotel and travel down to Seddon Park, Hamilton (approx. 1.5 hours) for today’s day/night ODI commencing at 2pm. At the conclusion of the game we will carry on to the Millennium Hotel, Rotorua (approx. 1.5 hours) where your room and luggage will be ready and waiting for a two night stay.
Monday 26 February bdAfter yesterday’s long day, we will have a leisurely morning before heading out for a tour of Rotorua including the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve to see the boiling mud pools, steaming silica terraces and the geyser activity. This evening enjoy a traditional Maori ‘Hangi’ meal and cultural show.
Tuesday 27 February bdAfter breakfast we travel via the mighty Huka Falls to Lake Taupo. After lunch (own expense), we continue onto the Art Deco town of Napier for a guided walking tour before checking into the County Hotel for a two night stay. Dinner is included this evening.
Wednesday 28 February b
2nd ODI, Napier (Day/Night)Enjoy a wander around Napier’s charming streets this morning before joining our coach transfer to McLean Park for the 2nd ODI.
Thursday 01 March blToday we drive to Wellington, making stops along the way to take in the wine growing and farming region of the Wairarapa Valley and Hutt Valley. Lunch is included. Upon arrival we check into the Sofitel hotel for a four night stay.
Friday 02 March blcJoin us on a guided day exploring the city of Wellington, the harbour and the surrounding hills. Included is a 90 minute guided tour of the world renowned Te Papa – NZ’s National Museum – as well as a visit to Zealandia – a 225 hectare urban eco-sanctuary of native forest and 40 species of birds. Lunch is included.
This evening, we will host a private ‘Cricket’ cocktail party where you will have the opportunity to hear the opinions of, and meet and chat personally with, our cricket celebrity guest. Drinks & canapéés included.
Saturday 03 March b
3rd ODI, Wellington (Day/Night)Enjoy a morning at leisure before either walking the one mile or joining our return coach transfers to the nearby Westpac Stadium.
Sunday 04 March bTake a day to yourself to do as much or as little as you like in Wellington!
Monday 05 March bToday we leave the North Island as we fly from Wellington to Dunedin – our first stop on the South Island. On arrival we will transfer to Scenic Hotel Dunedin City where we will check in for a 3 night stay.
Tuesday 06 March blJoin us for a full day tour of the region, starting with a visit to the Royal Albatross Colony at Taiaroa Heads. Enjoy lunch at the beautiful Glenfalloch Gardens, before a scenic rail journey on board the Taieri Gorge Excursion train from Dunedin to Pukerangi.
Wednesday 07 March b
4th ODI, DunedinToday’s game is at the beautiful University Oval and is a ‘day game’. Return coach transfers included.
Thursday 08 March blToday we travel by coach to Christchurch (approx. 5 hours). We make a stop at the fascinating Moeraki boulders, before continuing onto the coastal town of Oamaru. We then travel north to visit the Akaunui Historic House & Gardens where we will enjoy a delicious lunch, before the last leg of our journey into Christchurch to check into the Crowne Plaza hotel for a 3 night stay.
Friday 09 March blJoin us for a tour of the city of Christchurch. We include punting on the River Avon, and lunch at the Curators House, located in the stunning Botanic Gardens.
Saturday 10 March bd
5th ODI, ChristchurchAnother ‘day game’ awaits – this time at the relatively new cricket ground in Hagley Park. Either walk (just over a mile) or join our return coach transfers.
This evening join us for our celebratory end of tour dinner. Includes 3 courses and drinks.
Sunday 11th March bTransfer to Christchurch airport to check in for your flight to the UK or continue onto our South Island Highlights Tour
Langham Auckland – 5 star
- Classic Langham charm
- Upgraded deluxe rooms
- Award winning Chuan spa
Millennium Hotel Rotorua – 4 star
- Located next to Lake Rotorua
- Upgraded Superior Lakeview rooms
- Millennium spa
The County Hotel, Napier – 5 star
- Beautiful Art Deco building
- Located in the heart of Napier
- Luxury rooms
Sofitel Wellington – 5 star
- Newly refurbished and re-opening in October 2017
- Central location in downtown Wellington
- Classic Queen or luxury twin rooms