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England Cricket 2 Test Tour to New Zealand 2023


TOUR SOLD OUT – Join LWTL in New Zealand in February 2023, as England take on the Black Caps in a 2 Test Series.

Tour Highlights:

There aren’t many places on this planet where travellers are so well catered for – in terms of both man-made enticements and splendours of the natural realm. New Zealand is bigger than the UK, with one-fourteenth the population size. Filling in the gaps are sublime forests, majestic mountains, and the stunning lakes, beaches and fjords that have made this country one of the best hiking (locals call it ‘tramping’) destinations on Earth. It’s renowned worldwide for having a relaxed, friendly, spacious and outdoor adventure lifestyle (think sport, walks, BBQs, and beaches). When you combine this adventurous outlook with a stunning backdrop you start to see why travellers rate New Zealand as the action/adventure/adrenalin capital of the world!


11th February 2023
Arrive at your chosen airport 3 to 4 hours prior to departure. Check-in for and board your flight to Auckland.

Once checked in make your way promptly through Security to the Departure Lounge. Continue to the Gate once Go to Gate appears on the Departure Screens in the lounge.
11th February 2023
12th February 2023
In flight.
12th February 2023
13th February 2023
Arrival into Auckland airport. Once through Customs, you will be met and transferred to the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Auckland for 2 nights on a B&B basis. Day at leisure on arrival to visit the local area.

Welcome Drinks & tour briefing this evening - a chance to meet up with other tour members and our local representative.
13th February 2023
14th February 2023
After breakfast, enjoy a full day at leisure. The hotel is close to the Harbour and Queen's Wharf, giving access to numerous restaurants and to the ferry terminal. Maybe a trip up the iconic Sky Tower or across the Waitemata harbour by ferry to the beautiful seaside suburb of Devonport. Perhaps embrace the national game and visit the multi million dollar All Blacks Experience, or relax at one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants that adorn the ‘City of Sails’.
14th February 2023
15th February 2023
This morning you will be transferred to the Bay of Plenty and to your accommodation near the beach in Mount Maunganui for a 6 night stay on a room only basis at either the Atlas Suites & Apartments or Anchorage Apartments subject to room sharing arrangements. (The Pacific Apartments are now full).

The many bars and restaurants of Mount Maunganui are on your doorstep, as is the Mount itself, the majestic Main Beach, Pilot Bay, and the popular Mineral Baths.
15th February 2023
16th - 20th February 2023
Day 6 - 10: TAURANGA
1st TEST England vs New Zealand.

With the flexibility of apartment living, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at a nearby beachfront café or utilize your private kitchen. The morning's are at leisure before transferring early afternoon daily to the Bay Oval for the 1st Test.

After the close of play daily you will be transferred back to your hotel.
16th - 20th February 2023
21st February 2023
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to Lake Taupo. Travel via the cultural epicentre of New Zealand, Rotorua, stopping for a guided tour of Te Puia geothermal wonderland and cultural centre with kiwi house, Pohutu geyser, flax weaving and wood carving demonstrations.

On arrival at your lakeside hotel please check in for a 2 night stay on a B&B basis.
21st February 2023
22nd February 2023
Day 12 - TAUPO
After breakfast join the group for a sight seeing tour taking in Aratiatia Rapids, Huka Falls and Wairakei Thermal reserve.

Remainder of the day at leisure.
22nd February 2023
23rd February 2023
Check out of your hotel and transfer to Wellington stopping en route in the university town of Palmerston North. Arrive into the capital late afternoon and check into your downtown hotel, walking distance to the historic Basin Reserve. Accommodation is reserved at the West Plaza Hotel for 6 nights on a B&B basis.

Wellington, the “World’s Coolest Little Capital” is home to a vibrant food, wine and craft beer scene, with dozens of great eateries and many more watering holes. It also boasts great shopping, the 'must see' National Museum ‘Te Papa’ and a picturesque waterfront.
23rd February 2023
24th - 28th February 2023
Day 14 - 18: WELLINGTON
2nd TEST England vs New Zealand

After breakfast board the daily coach transfers or stroll the flat 2kms through the city centre to the home of NZ cricket, at the Basin Reserve for the 2nd Test.

After the close of play you will be transferred back to your hotel daily, or walk, as per your preference.

One evening during the Test Match we will host a Q&A with former New Zealand cricketer, international coach and Gloucester stalwart, John Bracewell.
24th - 28th February 2023
1st March 2023
Check out of your hotel and transfer to Wellington Airport for your flight back to the UK.
1st March 2023
2nd March 2023
Day 20 - Arrive UK
On arrival into your chosen airport, make your way through Passport Control, Baggage Collection and Customs.

Tour arrangements terminate.
2nd March 2023

PRICE & Inclusions

TOUR SOLD OUT - New Zealand 2 Test Full Package

£4825 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room.
Single Supplement add on £855 to the above price.

Tour includes
Tour excludes


AUCKLAND - 5* Stamford Plaza Auckland

Stamford Plaza Auckland Hotel has a superb Auckland CBD location in the heart of the city. It is within easy walking distance to the lively Viaduct precinct, Waitemata Harbor and Vector Arena. The hotel features contemporary rooms, equipped with deep arm chairs, a large writing desk, high speed wireless internet access, an in-room safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities as well as a mini bar. All 286 hotel guest rooms feature large bathrooms with separate shower and bath. The hotel is surrounded by a sense of charm and sophistication, an ideal destination choice for both leisure and business travelers.

TAURANGA - Atlas Suites & Apartments

Situated in Mount Maunganui, Atlas Suites & Apartments offers comfortable accommodation near the beach. The property’s spacious units feature Wi-Fi access, satellite TVs, microwaves, coffee-making facilities and hair dryers. Most apartments include a balcony with outdoor furniture. There are various restaurants and bars nearby where guests can enjoy delicious food and drinks. Popular activities in the area include swimming and surfing.

TAURANGA - Anchorage Apartments

A 2-minute walk from Pilot Bay, The Anchorage Apartments offers a fitness centre and sauna room. The self-contained accommodations are fitted with a full kitchen, a balcony and laundry facilities. Guests enjoy free WiFi in the room and free on-site parking is provided. Some apartments feature water views. Centrally located, the apartments are a short 5-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Maungani Road, and the beautiful Mount Maunganui Beach. The Mount Maunganui Golf Course and Tauranga Airport are both a 10-minute drive away.

TAUPO - 3.5* Lakeland Resort

Lakeland Resort is situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Taupo in New Zealand, renowned for it’s trout fishing and scenery. The resort is situated amidst 2.8 acres of landscaped grounds, complete with 64 well equipped studio units. The resort complex features a tennis court, outdoor seasonal swimming pool, 2 private indoor spa pools, guest laundry facilities, ample off street parking, 2 conference rooms as well as the Lakeland Bar and Brasserie. Lakeland Resort offers relaxing and comfortable accommodation, superb conference and function facilities, with The Lakeland Bar and Brasserie serving divine cuisine. The modern studio units are designed especially to suit the needs of both the leisure or tour traveler as well as the busy corporate business traveler. Each of the 64 studio rooms is comfortably furnished with one queen and one single bed. All rooms include an en suite bathroom and feature tea and coffee making facilities, 42 inch plasma TVs including Sky channels, radio alarm clock, hair dryer as well as an iron and ironing board.

WELLINGTON - 4* The West Plaza Hotel

The West Plaza Hotel is ideally located in the heart of picturesque Wellington, with shops, restaurants, bars, attractions and public transport within walking distance of the property. The guest rooms and suites are modern, comfortable and spacious, each equipped with heating, Wi-Fi, TV, tea/coffee facilities, a hairdryer and a private bathroom. Guests can enjoy dining at the onsite restaurant, which serves various delicious meals or sit and relax with a drink from the bar. Additional amenities and services include dry-cleaning services, 24-hour reception and onsite parking.

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£4825 per person sharing

Single Supplement:  £855


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