Sunday, 6 November 2016

New Zealand Major Events 2017

Tarawera Ultra Marathon – 11 February 2017

Tarawera Ultra Marathon is New Zealand's most prestigious ultramarathon, part of the 12-race Ultra-Trail World Tour. Runners entered in the 102, 87 or 62km race will complete a course that will take them around four lakes, through many forests, past waterfalls and some of the most stunning scenery in the world, from Rotorua to Kawerau in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

Art Deco Festival – 15-19 February 2017

The largest of all Art Deco events in Napier is the Tremains Art Deco Festival in February. It includes over 250 events, hundreds of 1920s and 30s cars, aerobatic flying displays, railcar rides, great Gatsby picnics, dinner dance extravaganzas and free outdoor concerts to name a few. Many thousands of guests and locals alike dressed in Deco style bringing glamour to the City streets.

Pioneer – 5-11 February 2017

Starting in Christchurch and finishing in Queenstown, The Pioneer is a 549 kilometre point to point course with over 15,000 metres elevation, taking in some of the most spectacular highlights of the Southern Alps including the Port Hills of Christchurch, Aoraki/Mt Cook (NZ's highest mountain), Lake Pukaki, the Ohau range, Pisa range and Snow Farm. Each day's racing will finish in a different host-town with local hospitality on offer, ensuring each one of your over-night stays is unique and enjoyable. And to cap it all off finishing in Queenstown, adventure capital of New Zealand and an amazing place to celebrate achieving something truly epic!

NZ Golf Open – 9-12 March 2017

Played across 4 days in the Queenstown area on two of New Zealand's finest courses, The Hills and Millbrook, the unique Pro-Am format sees the coming together of 144 of the region's finest professionals compete alongside a field of 144 amateurs; the amateur section includes a number of well-known sport and lifestyle celebrities.

Crankworx – 25 March – 2 April 2017

Mountain biking's defining celebration descends on Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park. Crankworx Rotorua brings the world's downhill, slopestyle and enduro legends together with the Superfans, rising stars, industry innovators and the next generation of mountain bike riders for five days of competition, concerts, and mountain bike culture.

World Masters Games – 20-30 April 2017

With more athletes than the Olympics, the World Masters Games is the single biggest multi-sport event on earth. Now in 2017, the event will come to Auckland New Zealand, a must-see destination renowned for its stunning natural diversity and vibrant social scene. As is often said, it's not just the scenery New Zealand is famous for, it's the people. And sport is part of New Zealanders DNA.

Hawkes' Bay Marathon – 13 May 2017

The event courses are flat, easy running. They each offer a unique mix of running terrain, with a combination of running on-road, bike trails and through vineyards. The courses take in the highlights of the Hawke's Bay region which overall include running along the waterfront in Napier, Hawke's Bay cycle trails and quiet country roads, with the last 10km of the courses running through private vineyards and olive groves. The finish line for all events is set in the gorgeous surroundings of Sileni Estates Winery.

Lions Series 2017 – 3 June – 8 July 2017

The British & Irish Lions is the world's greatest touring rugby team. Lions Tour 2017 will take place in New Zealand, the home of the Rugby World Cup 2015 Champions. Not only is The Lions Tour a pinnacle for the players, it's the ultimate experience for the fans who make the pilgrimage every four years to support their team.

Winter Games – 25 August – 10 September 2017

Winter Olympic, Paralympic and X Games stars are heading to New Zealand's Southern Alps once again for the first major championships of the season. Watch them compete for glory in freestyle skiing, snowboarding, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and curling then enjoy our fun festival programme that will be bigger and better than ever. The Games are one of the world's top five winter sports competitions and the only one in the southern hemisphere. They are also New Zealand's largest recurring sports event.

Rugby League World Cup – 27 October – 2 December 2017

In 2017, the best Rugby League players from around the world will be in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea playing for the most sought after prize in international Rugby League. In addition to playing matches in Australia and New Zealand, there will be three pool matches played in Papua New Guinea in front of some of the world's most passionate Rugby League fans.

NRL Nines – February 4 and February 5 2017

The NRL Auckland Nines is the place to be as all 16 NRL teams and 288 star players descend on Eden Park for this two-day, nine-per-side knock-out tournament extravaganza. Brace yourself for plenty of exciting on-field entertainment, where the games are shorter; the gaps are wider and the action is faster! The carnival atmosphere inside Auckland's 46,000 capacity Eden Park is unmatched anywhere!

iD Dunedin Fashion Week – 18-26 March 2017

iD Dunedin Fashion Week delivers an action packed eight days of outstanding fashion events. It features premier catwalk shows, international guests and iconic New Zealand designers, as well as the 13th iD International Emerging Designer Awards, proudly presented in partnership with Otago Polytechnic.

Asia Pacific Amateur Championship – 23-30 October 17

The Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship is one of the leading amateur tournaments in the world and was established to promote the development of amateur golfers in the Asia-Pacific region. The Royal Wellington Golf Club has been appointed to host the 2017 event from 23-30 October, which will see 120 of the best amateur male golfers from 40 Asia-Pacific countries travel to New Zealand for the Tournament.

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