Watch the first Test match at Bay Oval Stadium on the stunning peninsula of Mount Maunganui, before heading to New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington for the second Test at the Basin Reserve. In between the series, enjoy a tour of the North Island, taking in the geothermal springs of Rotorua and fly fishing on Lake Taupo.
Next, begin your post-cricket South Island adventure in sunny Blenheim, where you’ll go wine-tasting in the Marlborough region, before setting sail on a nature cruise, spotting orcas and humpback whales off the coast of Kaikoura.
All destinations on this South Island tour of Christchurch, Blenheim, and Queenstown feature an incredible range of supplementary activities, from boarding the TranzApline express to flying over the mountain peaks in a helicopter.
Continue your journey on to Christchurch, otherwise known as the ‘Garden City’, renowned for its botanic gardens and charming tree-lined streets. Stay in a luxurious boutique hotel, The George Hotel, and enjoy expansive views over Hagley Park and the Avon River.
Round off your whirlwind trip with a three-night stay in Queenstown; situated on the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu, this picturesque town is teeming with restaurants, charming boutiques, and vibrant bars. Thrill-seekers will love this final stop for its famous bungee-jumping sights: Kawarau Bridge and Nevis Bungy.
Situated on the water’s edge, the luxurious Park Hyatt hotel in Auckland comprises 195 stylish guest rooms. Offering expansive views across Wynyard Quarter's Lighter Basin and Waitemata Harbour, these contemporary suites are adorned with Maori accents, from custom designed tukutuku panels to rugs made from New Zealand Wool. The hotel has four restaurants and bars, a day spa, a 25-metre infinity pool and a full fitness centre.
A unique Tauranga hotel with a relaxed ambience, Trinity Wharf is an over-water hotel located on Tauranga Harbour. Accommodation options range from superior guest rooms to a three-bedroom penthouse, and the hotel boasts an outdoor infinity edge swimming pool, as well as a fully equipped gym. Diners are guaranteed magnificent views over the water at the hotel’s restaurant, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and seasonally inspired menu.
Set in rolling 254-hectare grounds on the shores of Lake Taupo, this ultra-modern luxury lodge with corresponding villas was designed by multi-award-winning architect, Andrew Patterson. The main lodge is realised in local schist stone and provides dramatic views of the surrounding landscape. With a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course on-site, a rejuvenating spa and fine-dining restaurant, guests can indulge in both passive and active leisure.
Surrounded by lush botanicals and ideally positioned in Wellington’s business and government hub, this refined hotel blends French ‘art de vivre’ principals with New Zealand culture. With a selection of elegant suites, each adhering to a calming vintage gold and bronze palette, the rooms are perfect for unwinding in after a day exploring the city. Dine at Jardin Grill to experience Sofitel chefs’ modern take on local flavours and specialities.
Located at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, this grand country estate is set amongst 16 acres of park-like grounds and Marlborough’s famous Sauvignon Blanc vineyards. Stay in one of its stylish suites, with some ground floor accommodations featuring private balconies. The small luxury hotel experience at The Marlborough is enhanced by gourmet dining created by an onsite team of chefs using the finest local ingredients.
This property brings luxury boutique hotel hospitality to the heart of Christchurch. With its chic aesthetic and passionate attention to detail, the hotel offers exceptional personalised service. With just 55 rooms available, all boasting picturesque views over the expansive Hagley Park and the Avon River, The George Hotel is perfect for discerning travellers seeking a truly unique, small hotel experience in the Garden City.
Situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in beautiful Queenstown, Eichardt’s Private Hotel presents a variety of plush accommodations, including seven luxurious Hotel Suites, an uber-deluxe Penthouse, and four Lakefront Apartment Suites, which are located approximately 80 metres from the main hotel. Boasting breathtaking mountain views and a prime central location, exploring one of New Zealand’s best loved towns is a breeze!
13 Feb - 08 March 2023 - Prices from £17,195 pp
Experts in creating bespoke live sport experience for fans, our team is on standby to organise your perfect cricket adventure. With a wide range of supplementary activities on offer, experience the 2023 New Zealand series in style.
During your stay in Tapo (21-23 Feb), guests have the option of adding a wide range of activities onto their itinerary: 18 Holes at Kinloch Golf Club, Half Day Private Guided Walk, Full Day Private Guided Tama Lakes Hike with Lunch, Full Day Guided Tongariro Alpine Crossing with Lunch, Half Day Lake Fishing & Cruise, and Half or Full Day Guided Fly Fishing.
While in Christchurch (03-05 March), embark on a wide range of optional activities, including a Full Day Arthur’s Pass Train Tour, a Full Day Akaroa & Swim with Dolphins Cruise, and a Full Day Akaroa & Harbour Cruise.
Make the most out of your three-night stay in Queenstown (05-08 March) by adding any of the following activities onto your itinerary: a Milford Sound Fly Tour & Nature Cruise, a Milford Heli Cruise Tour, and a Full Day Milford Sound Road Journey & Cruise.
Speak to a member of the Spectate team to add any of these thrilling activities onto your total booking for a supplementary fee.
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