Explore the Crest of Adventure and Exhilaration at New Zealand Cup and Show Week, Christchurch

Enchantment of intriguing spring is about to knock the doors of New Zealand. And the Kiwi Nation knows how to celebrate this time of the year. If you are boarding flights to enjoy November in New Zealand, you will find numerous opportunities to be a part of the celebrations and experience the cultural vibe of New Zealand. New Zealand Cup and Show Week is one such event which entices travellers from across the globe to participate in the most prominent spring festival in Christchurch. Let’s check out the details about this flamboyant event.

New Zealand Cup and Show Week


‘New Zealand Cup and Show Week’ is scheduled to take place in Christchurch from 08th to 15th November, 2014. No matter whether you are a fashionista, a dance lover, a racing enthusiast or a thrill seeker, buying tickets for this fiesta is a must.

Popular Events

Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas Day: Riccarton Park is the venue for Guineas Day, an action-packed event where horses compete to cross the finish line as quickly as possible. There are four types of entry tickets to this event ranging from general entry to a premium one that offers complimentary parking space.

Urban Assault: Menu of this race comprises of much more than running. Whether you are competing as an individual or as a team, your stamina, patience and enthusiasm will be tested by various obstacles namely running, sliding, climbing, scrambling, lifting, jumping and crawling. Many a times it is billed as one of the wackiest races in the world.  If you are over 13 and reserving seats on flights to Christchurch be a part of this assault planned on 09th November.

Christchurch Casino and New Zealand Trotting Cup Day: Yearning to take a look at the splendid aura of Christchurch’s elite class? Yes! Mark 11th November in your calendar since it is reserved for this spectacular event where glitz and glamour blend with nail biting finishes of the Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes Finals.

Professional Bull Riders New Zealand Cup: Adventurous souls might not like to miss the action of this dangerous sport. This event is the most recent addition to this spring festival. Professional bull rides from New Zealand and other nations try to stay atop the bull for as long as possible. The winner does not only take away hefty cash prize but also qualifies for 2015 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals.