We are delighted to announce that England will be returning to New Zealand for a Two-Test series in February 2023, the first of which will be a day-night test in Mount Maunganui. The Second test will take place at Basin Reserve in Wellington from February 24-28.
NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES 2023 - HOSTED BY MIKE GATTING AND JOHN LEVER
Mount Maunganui - 16-20th February
Wellington - 24-28th February
Our touring packages are now on sale, if you would like to join us on our bespoke, luxury tours hosted by Cricketing royalty Mike Gatting and John Lever, please contact us.
I’m thrilled to be joining the Spectate team in New Zealand for the two-Test series early next year. New Zealand is high on my list of favourite touring destinations. There’s fast-paced cricket in the world’s most beautiful grounds, plus plenty of sightseeing, culture and mouth-watering cuisine. This is the ultimate England cricket tour experience! - Mike Gatting, OBE
Across the North and South Islands, you’ll find everything from vast, mountain-backed lakes, magical moss-draped forests, volcanoes, glaciers, and miles upon miles of glorious sandy coastline. This is a cricket tour like no other.
Plus, the cricket grounds here really are some of the most beautiful in the world.
Coupled with exclusive access to Inspiring Travel’s portfolio of luxury hotels and lodges across New Zealand means you'll really receive the very best rates and levels of service, guaranteed.
Perhaps you’ll go hiking in Tongariro National Park, where there are three active volcanoes and hot springs aplenty; discover what a cave illuminated by glow-worms looks like as you go underground kayaking in Waitomo; or encounter the biodiverse Poor Knights Islands on Tutukaka Coast.
We’re proud of our close partnerships in the country that mean we can deliver an expanded and endlessly diverse package of excursions and experiences for your time while on a cricket tour in New Zealand.
New Zealand’s appeal is by no means limited to its natural highlights though. Wellington is brimming with cultural highlights and boasts a vibrant live music scene that’s not to be missed. Queenstown, meanwhile, offers a place to immerse yourself in Maori culture and plenty of vineyards to explore, as well as all of the outdoor pursuits that you would expect of a city back-dropped by some of the country’s best mountains, lakes and valleys.
Want to go bungee-jumping in Queenstown, Adventure Capital of the World? Or perhaps you’re a film buff, looking for a private tour of Hobbiton? Whether it’s a round on one of the country’s top courses, a hot air balloon experience or simply a top spa recommendation, don't hesitate to ask.
Our team will fill your cricket itinerary with the ultimate personalised adventures.
You'll get guaranteed hospitality tickets for your chosen match(es), transfers to and from the ground, return flights to New Zealand and the assistance of a dedicated Tour Host and manager. Then there's also a selection of functions and our celebrity State of Play evening. Of course, you'll also be staying in some of New Zealand's most premium hotels and lodges along the way.
We don't sell just tickets - we're in the business of creating experiences rather than just selling entry to sporting events. We'll craft the perfect luxury New Zealand holiday - whatever that looks like for you. So, whether it's a private helicopter flight, bungee jumping in Queenstown, a guided tour of Hobbiton or witnessing Rotorua's incredible geothermal landscape up close... let us take care of everything. Your Spectate New Zealand cricket holiday will include guaranteed tickets and a wealth of unique experiences.
We've been travelling to New Zealand for cricket holidays for decades, so we’ve picked up plenty of experience in where to sit at the top grounds - including the Hagley Oval, McLean Park and Westpac Stadium. We use both our own experience and the feedback from our loyal clients who've visited the Land of the Long White Cloud with us in the past to choose the perfect area for Spectate guests.
In short, as much or as little as you like. Our tour itineraries include hosted functions, celebrity guests and a range of expertly-crafted excursions to enhance your time in New Zealand. Whether you're joining us for a full series or just a one-off match, we'll tailor your holiday to fit in the best sights and highlights. We use our longstanding contacts with the best local experts and companies to secure a calendar of events and excursions perfect for your time in New Zealand.
Customise your experience to create something truly memorable