Rugby World Cup Makes New Zealand Hot Holiday Destination

One visit to New Zealand and it becomes apparent why the country considered as one of the best holiday destinations across the world! The country is renowned for its legendary natural beauty that encompasses majestic mountains, verdant forests, hot springs, glorious glaciers and brilliant beaches. New Zealand also entices people with its flourishing indigenous Maori culture! Add to it the warmth of locals and New Zealand holidays gain a status among keen vacationers that is difficult to topple.

Rugby World Cup 2011

With the Rugby World Cup 2011 fast approaching, holidays to New Zealand are set to become even more interesting and charming! New Zealand is going to host the 2011 edition of the rugby world cup � an announcement that has delighted rugby lovers as well as holiday vacationers all over the world as it offers them a chance to enjoy country’s unparallel beauty and absorbing on-field action at the same time.

The island nation is preparing itself well to make sure that it puts up a grand spectacle for each and every visitor who lands in the country to seek the thrill emanated from one of the most popular sports on the planet. Gear up to experience a chill run down your spine as a rumbling and roaring stadium greets you in its abode!

With 20 teams, 48 matches and several venues – 2011-Rugby World Cup will be the biggest sporting event that New Zealand has ever played host to! The massively anticipated tournament will flag off on Friday 9th September at Eden Park in Auckland and will go on till the 23rd of October. Other New Zealand cities that are gearing themselves up to host world cup matches are Whangarei, Nelson, Wellington, Rotorua, Napier, New Plymouth, Dunedin, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Invercargill.

Hordes of travellers are expected to book flights to New Zealand and land up in this incredible island nation to seek a date with some exhilarating rugby action! Holiday makers are advised to plan early if they do not want to miss out on cheap air tickets to New Zealand. Air fares are bound to go up and so do the room tariffs of hotels in New Zealand as the big sporting event draws closer. Get online and check out holiday packages that will make your vacations in the country even more special.

Participating Countries

South Africa, Argentina, Romania, Australia, France, Georgia, Canada, Fiji, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Italy, Scotland, England, Tonga, Wales, Namibia, Russia, Samoa and United States are the nations who will be striving hard to get their hands at the coveted Rugby World Cup trophy. Tourists from all these countries are expected to show up on the doors of New Zealand, especially Britons as they have multiple teams to cheer for!

Rugby World Cup Festival

New Zealand is going all out to impress visitors who will travel to the country. A wonderful six week nationwide gala has been announced by the New Zealand’s tourism authority. The Rugby World Cup Festival will showcase the very best the country has to offer in terms of tourism and it encompasses the entire gamut of remarkable Kiwi culture and entertainment options. Visitors can acquaint themselves with the various facets of this scintillating country � be it delicious cuisine, fabulous wines or adventure activities! Get ready to experience the �Paradise of the Pacific� the way it has never been experienced before!

New Zealand’s Other Charms

Moving on from rugby, there is still plenty to see, do and experience in New Zealand that can be very appropriately described using adjective like �mind-blowing’!

Let us talk about the biggest New Zealand city that is hosting maximum number of matches � Auckland. This is actually an amazing city to spend some quality time in as it is teeming with some majestic attractions that are sure to mesmerise people. Individuals who love a bit of daredevilry can try out numerous adventure sports, while people who prefer a sober holiday can explore tourist charms like National Maritime Museum and Auckland City Art Gallery.

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