Itinerary Highlights

  • Premium seating for both Tests
  • Spectacular sightseeing in New Zealand
  • Guided tour of Waiheke Island with lunch
  • Visit the scenic Huka Falls
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves boat tour

Price Includes

  • Roundtrip flights in economy
  • Luxury accommodation in all destinations
  • Group lunches and special functions
  • Sightseeing excursions
  • Deluxe transfers throughout

Overview

After a spectacular World Cup Final between England and the Black Caps, join Spectate Travel for the unmissable opportunity to watch the New Zealand v England 2019 Test series!

Our luxury cricket tour is a great way to see this beautiful country whilst enjoying world-class cricket from excellent vantage points.

Known to many as ‘The Land of the Long White Cloud’ in reference to its stunning panoramas, New Zealand is one of the most welcoming destinations on our cricket touring programme.

21 Nov - Mon 25 Nov: 1st Test – Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui
29 Nov - Tue 3 Dec: 2nd Test – Seddon Park, Hamilton

This spectacular once-in-a-lifetime destination, famed for its remarkable scenic beauty, encompasses everything from snow-capped mountains to sandy beaches, rolling green countryside and buzzing modern cities.

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Accommodation

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Inspired by New Zealand's beautiful landscape and boasting panoramic views of the Waitemata Harbour, this elegantly designed hotel is a true landmark destination, located a short walk from award winning restaurants and the revitalized Wynyard Quarter's new eateries and bars, Auckland's Seafood Market and the Britomart precinct. Guest rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, an abundance of natural light and excellent water views. Rooms also offer private balconies, personal espresso machines, Bose entertainment systems and beautiful oversized bathrooms with separate rain showers and deep soaking baths.

Solitaire Lodge

Solitaire Lodge offers secluded, stylish lakeside accommodation and breathtaking views over Lake Tarawera. The luxurious newly refurbished suites invite guests to relax and unwind in a peaceful and tranquil setting, and freestanding bathtubs enjoy stunning lake views. Renowned for its fine dining, the lodge serves contemporary cuisine using fresh local produce complemented by superb wines. Easy lake access allows exploration of the surrounding waters and secluded private bays. A choice of boating options is available from the lodge's jetty; cruise or paddle the protected waters of the Otumutu Lagoon, home to ancient Maori sites.

Greenhill Lodge

Greenhill Lodge is an intimate, tranquil and historic country homestead property situated in the heart of New Zealand's wine country, Hawke's Bay, with over 50 wineries, local farmers markets and organic produce stores nearby. Greenhill was built in 1898 as a grand homestead on a 3,300 acre sheep and cattle station. Elegantly refurbished, the lodge includes all modern requirements and is situated on a hilltop overlooking lush farm and grazing land. This unique region has many offerings, from golf and fishing to architecture and art.

Henley Hotel

Henley Hotel is a new type of escape: all the character and charm of a boutique hotel hideaway, served up with heartfelt personal service and an easygoing home-from-home atmosphere. Warm and welcoming, cosy and chic, modern and memorable. Cambridge has two of the country's most beautiful waterways, the 'mighty' Waikato River and Lake Karapiro with swimming, rowing, kayaking, jet boating, skiing, cruising and fishing available to all within minutes of the town centre.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - 16 Nov

Depart London Heathrow on your scheduled flight to Auckland, New Zealand (via Los Angeles) in economy.

Day 2 - 17 Nov

Continue your flight to New Zealand.

Day 3 - 18 Nov

Arrive in Auckland. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour for 2 nights' accommodation in a Luxury Marina View Room on a bed and breakfast basis. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Day 4 - 19 Nov

This morning, stroll to Auckland Ferry Terminal (approximately 15 minutes) for your ferry journey to Waiheke Island. Enjoy a full day's guided sightseeing tour of the island's highly regarded vineyards where you can taste a selection of their fine wines. Lunch at a winery restaurant is included.

Day 5 - 20 Nov

You will be met at your hotel this morning for your scenic transfer to Waitomo (approx 2 hour 45 minutes). Enjoy a visit to the famed Waitomo Glowworm Caves; 250m of stunning underground scenery, a labyrinth of limestone caves and grottos. The tour concludes with a boat ride along the Waitomo River under the galaxy of tiny living lights (approx 1 hour). Following your excursion, you will be transferred to Rotorua (approx 2 hours) for 6 nights at Solitaire Lodge in a Suite on a half board basis.

Day 6 - 21 Nov

NEW ZEALAND v ENGLAND, FIRST TEST - Day 1, Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui

Day 7 - 22 Nov

NEW ZEALAND v ENGLAND, FIRST TEST - Day 2, Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui

Day 8 - 23 Nov

NEW ZEALAND v ENGLAND, FIRST TEST - Day 3, Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui

Day 9 - 24 Nov

NEW ZEALAND v ENGLAND, FIRST TEST - Day 4, Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui

Day 10 - 25 Nov

NEW ZEALAND v ENGLAND, FIRST TEST - Day 5, Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui

Day 11 - 26 Nov

This morning you will be met at your hotel and transferred to Hawke's Bay (approx 3 hours 30 minutes). We have included lunch at a local winery during your transfer, before continuing to Hawke's Bay for a 2-night stay at Greenhill Lodge in a King/Twin Room on a half board basis.

Day 12 - 27 Nov

Today is at leisure in Hawke's Bay. We would be delighted to help arrange any additional excursions or activities, such as a walking tour of the beautiful Art Deco city of Napier; enjoy scenic views at the summit of Te Mata Peak; play on one of the world's top 30 golf courses at Cape Kidnappers or enjoy a bottle of wine down on Waimarama or Ocean beaches.

Day 13 - 28 Nov

After a leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred to Cambridge (approx 3 hours 4 minutes). Enroute there will be a stop in Taupo to enjoy lunch (not included) and to view the scenic Huka Falls. Upon arrival in Cambridge you will receive dinner at Henley Hotel, before settling in for a 6-night stay in a King/Twin Room on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 14 - 29 Nov

NEW ZEALAND v ENGLAND, SECOND TEST - Day 1, Seddon Park, Hamilton

Day 15 - 30 Nov

NEW ZEALAND v ENGLAND, SECOND TEST - Day 2, Seddon Park, Hamilton

Day 16 - 01 Dec

NEW ZEALAND v ENGLAND, SECOND TEST - Day 3, Seddon Park, Hamilton

Day 17 - 02 Dec

NEW ZEALAND v ENGLAND, SECOND TEST - Day 4, Seddon Park, Hamilton

Day 18 - 03 Dec

NEW ZEALAND v ENGLAND, SECOND TEST - Day 5, Seddon Park, Hamilton

Day 19 - 04 Dec

Enjoy a day at leisure before being met at your hotel and being transferred to Auckland International Airport (approx 2 hour 30 minutes). Depart Auckland on your scheduled flight back to the UK in economy (via Los Angeles).

Day 20 - 05 Dec

Arrive in London Heathrow.
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Tickets

1st Test - Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui

Premium Test Match tickets are guaranteed. The price for tickets is not included and will be passed on to you at cost once prices are known.

2nd Test - Seddon Park, Hamilton

Premium Test Match tickets are guaranteed. The price for tickets is not included and will be passed on to you at cost once prices are known.

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New Zealand v England Test Match Tour

16 Nov - 05 Dec | 19 nights from £12,895 pp

Includes flights

Tour price from £12,895 pp, based on 2 sharing (single supplement £3,000)

Your tour will also include:

• Scheduled economy flights from to Auckland, roundtrip
• 2 nights at Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, bed & breakfast
• 6 nights at Solitaire Lodge, Rotorua, half board basis
• 2 nights at Greenhill Lodge, Hawke's Bay, half board
• 6 nights at Henley Hotel, Cambridge, bed & breakfast
• Transfers throughout
• Guided sightseeing tour of Waiheke Island's vineyards with lunch
• A visit to Waitomo Glowworm Caves and boat tour
• A visit to the scenic Huka Falls
• Special group lunches
• Local representation throughout your tour

N.B. The price of the tickets for the 1st and 2nd Tests will not be included. These will be charged once prices are available.

Why Choose Us?

Tailor-Made

Customise your experience to create something truly memorable

  • Add excursions to your trip
  • Travel at your own pace
  • Choose hotels, flights etc
Exclusivity
  • Get the best seats, closest to the action
  • Hosted tours with special celebrity guests
  • Stay in the most luxurious accommodation
  • Fully inclusive service
  • Expert hosts take care of you every step of the way
  • All transfers and fees are included

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