Travellers boarding flights to Christchurch during the month of November must consider adding spring fest, New Zealand Cup and Show Week to their itineraries. The extravagant fiesta is all about the magnificence of the nation’s quintessential diversified vibe.

Spring season is about to add pleasantness to the already-dazzling ambience of New Zealand. This is the time when the Kiwi nation celebrates nature’s blessings with a variety of events. One such fiesta is New Zealand Cup and Show Week which is luring travellers who have booked flights to enjoy their holidays in Christchurch in November. From November 08th to 15th 2014, the event flaunts numerous cultural shades of New Zealand. The cultural tinge of the festival is well complemented by adventurous activities, fashion shows, horse races and much more. Tickets are already on sale so, travellers holding tickets on flights to Christchurch can buy entry tickets online for New Zealand Cup and Show Week in advance. Here are few major highlights of this prominent spring festival in Christchurch.

Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas Day     

The event will kick start with this thrilling event. Avid horse racing lovers have already bought tickets for this elite affair which is scheduled to take place at Riccarton Park Racecourse. Travellers disembarking flights at Christchurch Airport can reach here in around 30 minutes. Entry to the stands starts at 1000 hrs and the Sunday afternoon is reserved for action and exhilaration created by the running horses and charged up jockeys to cross the finish line before other competitors. It features four denominations of tickets. The highest one is for $100 which includes premium car parking.

Urban Assault

The second day calls for stamina, zeal and commitment. Urban Assault is a running event where participants do not only run but also climb, jump, lift, crawl, scramble and slide to reach the finish line and win the prestigious winning title. This five kilometres drill have same start and finish point i.e., Cathedral Square. The track covers the inner city of Christchurch and competitors get an opportunity to explore tough side of the captivating nature while crossing demanding challenges through landscapes. Minimum age to compete is 13 years. Travellers boarding flights with families can choose to participate in Urban Assault as a team. Besides entry, tickets of this event also include great goody bag, snacks at finish line and official placing and certificate.

Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day

This highlight of New Zealand Cup and Show Week offers an opportunity to know more about the Kiwi’s who’s who. Holidaymakers taking flights to Christchurch with this annual event on their itineraries can buy tickets for 11th November and take a look at the sophisticated society of New Zealand gathered at Addington Raceway to enjoy Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes Finals. This is the competition where best of horses from Australasia battle for the top spot.

Fashion for a Cure

Fashionistas de-boarding flights to explore the cosmopolitan enchantment of Christchurch must consider adding this event to their travel plan. It is scheduled to take place on 10th of November at Cardboard Cathedral. This fashion show is coordinated by organization called Breast Cancer Cure and top designers from New Zealand come together to raise funds for this noble cause. Travellers want to contribute can buy entry tickets for this event and keep up with the latest trends.

Professional Bull Riders New Zealand Cup

This bull riding event is sure to add a jaw-dropping experience to the visit to New Zealand Cup and Show Week. This is one of the most recent additions to this event where national as well as international riders compete for a grand prize of $23000 and qualification for 2015 Built Ford Tough World Finals in the USA. Horncastle Arena is the venue to catch this thrilling action. Entry tickets are divided into four categories namely Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The three hour competition will start at 1900 hrs with a break at 2030 hrs.

Besides, the festival also features popular events such as Christchurch Casino New Zealand Greyhound Cup, Canterbury A&P Show and Ladies’ Day Coupland’s Bakeries Mile.

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