The NZB Experience

NZB’s world-renowned sale venues and buying experience is what sets us apart from others. Buyers, both domestic and international flock to Karaka and Christchurch each summer to secure not only the blueblood pedigrees and exceptional types on offer, but also to enjoy the warm welcome and hospitality they receive.

New Zealand Bloodstock ensures your visit is seamless by taking care of your transfers, hotel bookings and hospitality.

Transfer Service

A complimentary shuttle service for international buyers is available throughout the Sales, offering a comfortable and reliable scheduled service.

Hotel Shuttles & Airport Transfers

Hotel Bookings

Let us know your flight and travel details and the team at NZB can book your hotel and transfers for you. Whether you’re planning on staying in Auckland or Christchurch for a few days or a couple of weeks, NZB can recommend suitable hotels and serviced apartments for your stay. We’ve also negotiated preferential rates, special discounts, late check outs and at participating properties for our valued customers.
 

Sale Venues

The Sale Pavilions at Karaka in Auckland, and the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch, provide the ideal stage for the sale of standardbreds. The iconic complex at Karaka is renowned to be one of the best bloodstock sales facilities in the world. From the beautifully manicured gardens, uniformed barns within close proximity to parade rings and the sales pavilion itself, the venue, welcome and hospitality are second to none.

Situated in Karaka, just 30 minutes south of Auckland City, New Zealand Bloodstock's Karaka Sales Centre is world-renowned as both an impressive and practical auction facility.

Restaurants, Bars & Bistros

Booking accommodation with the NZB Travel team gives you the opportunity to gain special discounts and bonuses from selected Auckland restaurants. With an abundance of dining options from world-class restaurants, bars and clubs, Auckland and Christchurch deliver on great expectations to deliver mouth-watering cuisine and high-energy nightlife. We can recommended some of our favourite eating and drinking establishments for you to enjoy during your stay.
 

Auckland & Christchurch Activities

Experience Auckland

If you are looking at having a day off from the horses rest assured you do not have to board a flight to have an amazing experience full of laughs and adventures. Auckland has everything you need, right on your door step. From fishing charters, Waiheke Island wineries to sailing the Auckland Harbour, the toughest decision you will make is deciding where to go for the day! Enquire with us for further information and special rates at selected Auckland activities.
 

Sights Further Afield

Should you wish to make the most of your stay here, New Zealand is packed with amazing natural attractions, outdoor adventures and cultural experiences. Whether you are looking to indulge yourself in local cuisines and dramatic views or get your adrenaline rushing with thrilling activities, New Zealand has something for everyone. We can recommend the best spots to visit and activities to do across the country to suit you.

For all of your hospitality, hotel bookings and travel enquiries, contact Harry King on +64 21 313 818 or email harry.king@nzb.co.nz