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An Introduction to Exciting World Cup Cricket Venues in New Zealand

By Carlton Leisure - 19/08/2014


With picture perfect beauty, amazing nightlife and one of the most hospitable population in the world New Zealand hardly needs any introduction to people with a passion for exploring new destinations. The world will show an exodus in the month of February – March 2015 when seven cities of New Zealand will host matches of world cup cricket. For the cricket fans who have booked flights to New Zealand, here we turn spotlight on host cities.


The largest city in New Zealand is a fascinating mix of colours, cultures and natural beauty. Beautiful beaches, great dining and plethora of exciting nightlife venues further add oomph to this already beautiful destination. With four matches of cricket world cup to be played in Eden Park (stadium) the city see a footfall of tourists with varying nationalities. Constantly rated as one of the most livable cities in the world Auckland could be a great destination for tourists.


Known for great nightlife Wellington will see four clashes of cricket world cup. This hub of business commerce and culture is also political capital of the country. Situated around a stunning harbour the city has lots of green spaces, walks and wildlife. Apart from that the city is home to popular Te Papa Museum that tourists will find interesting.


Situated on the banks of Waikato River; Hamilton the largest inland city in New Zealand is known for its hospitable culture and great history. The city that hosts four encounters of cricket world cup has several thing that tourists may find interesting; Hamilton Zoo, Hobbiton Movie Set, Hamilton Gardens, Waitomo Caves and Waikato Museum are popular among them.


Situated in the Hawke’s Bay region, on the East Coast of the North Island; Napier is one of the most beautiful cities in New Zealand. Napier’s McLean Park will host 3 matches of cricket world cup. Due to presence of an array of wineries, farmers' markets and other attractions the city could be a great place for cricket fan coming to see world cup encounters. Destroyed in an earthquake in 1931, the city has been rebuilt in unique Art Deco style. National Aquarium of New Zealand, Te Mata Peak and Cape Kidnappers are major attractions.


Situated on the shores of Tasman Bay, the city of Nelson is situated geographically in the heart of the country. Founded in 1841, the city is home to a large number of traditional, contemporary and Maori artists. With three encounters of the cricket world cup scheduled to be held here at Saxton Oval the spectators will find Nelson a great place to see cricket and local life.


Developed as a gold mining town by Scottish immigrants, Dunedin is home to a large student population; thanks to University of Otago which is the first university of the country. Three matches of world cup cricket will be played here at University Oval. Apart from the match the city has a lot to do. Toitu Otago Settlers Museum and Larnarch Castle are major attractions.


Christchurch, the second-largest city in the country enjoys a beautiful location as it is surrounded by the Port Hills and the Pacific Ocean. The city will host three matches of cricket world cup 2015 which will be held at Hagley Oval. Apart from cricket the city offers various activities to tourists that include skiing, golf, bungee jumping, rafting, mountain biking, wind surfing and whale watching among other things.