2010 NEW ZEALAND CRICKET TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
2010 NEW ZEALAND TOUR ITINERARY
Thursday 18 March
Australia - Wellington
Depart your capital city for flights to New Zealand's capital, Wellington. On arrival transfer to our hotel, the Novotel. This evening we have a welcome drinks party.
Friday 19 March
Transfer to the Basin Reserve for the 1st day of the first Test.
Saturday 20 March
Transfer to the Basin Reserve for the 2nd day of the first Test.
Sunday 21 March
Transfer to the Basin Reserve for the 3rd day of the first Test.
Monday 22 March
Transfer to the Basin Reserve for the 4th day of the first Test.
Tuesday 23 March
Transfer to the Basin Reserve for the 5th day of the first Test.
Wednesday 24 March
Wellington - Rotorua
After breakfast, we transfer to Rotorua by coach and this evening enjoy a traditional Maori hangi dinner and show.
Thursday 25 March
Today is free to explore the national park of Wai-O-Tapu famous for its geothermal fields and geysers.
Friday 26 March
Rotorua - Hamilton
After breakfast transfer to Hamilton, and en route we visit the Waitamo glow worm caves and grotto, with a guided tour.
Saturday 27 March
1st day of the second Test at Seddon Park.
Sunday 28 March
2nd day of the second Test at Seddon Park.
Monday 29 March
3rd day of the second Test at Seddon Park.
Tuesday 30 March
4th day of the second Test at Seddon Park.
Wednesday 31 March
5th day of the second Test at Seddon Park.
At the end of play we will return to our hotel before transferring to Auckland for 1 nights accommodation.
Thursday 1 April
Auckland - Australia/Queenstown
We will transfer to Auckland Airport and for those going home, your flight back to Australia.
For those taking the optional tour, our flight heads to Queenstown. On arrival at Queenstown, we transfer to our hotel Rydges.
Friday 2 April
Auckland - Queenstown
A free day with lots of options, perhaps a tour or flight to Milford Sound or the Skyline gondola.
Saturday 3 April
Another free day, perhaps, a jet boat ride or a bungee jump.
Sunday 4 April
Queenstown - Lake Tekapo
Enjoy the stunning scenery that the South Island is famous for on our transfer by coach to Lake Tekapo and our overnight stay at Peppers Resort. Perhaps a scenic flight around Mt Cook.
Monday 5 April
Lake Tekapo - Christchurch
This morning we continue our drive through the South Island up to the southern capital of Christchurch.
Tuesday 6 April
A free day to explore Christchurch at your leisure, and this evening we have our farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Wednesday 7 April
Christchurch - Australia
Today transfer to the airport for our flights back home to Australia.
- Return economy class international airfares from Melbourne, and Sydney with Air New Zealand.
- Internal flights with Air New Zealand.
- Accommodation throughout in first class hotels, including breakfasts each day.
- Traditional Maori diner and show in Rotorua.
- Waitamo cave and grotto tour with boat trip and guide.
- Match tickets for all days, of both Tests.
- Other meals and functions as detailed in the itinerary.
- The services of our cricket host Keith Stackpole and an experienced tour leader.
- Travel kit including polo shirt, and hat.