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VIKINGS CRICKET
            NEW ZEALAND TOUR
                  2018

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About the Tour

Vikings Cricket provides international touring experiences to junior cricketers and have designed a once in a
lifetime opportunity for Junior Cricketers to participate in a tour to the New Zealand.

Playing against local club, school and development teams, the tour first and foremost will provide the
opportunity to test yourself against international competition. The tour will also provide the opportunity to
explore some of New Zealand’s unique culture and take in activities and sights of the North Island of New
Zealand. Some of the highlights will include Waiwera Thermal Pools, Tamaki Maori Village where you will
have a unique Cultural Performance and traditional Maori Hangi Feast, Skyline Gondola and Luge and the
chance to tear around Lake Rotorua in a Jetboat.

The Vikings Cricket Tour to New Zealand has been designed in consultation with Brendan Lyon, of Lyon
Cricket and Mark McInnes of Sydney Cricket Coaching.

About Horizons Sporting Events

Horizons Sporting Events (Horizons) was established in 2001 to provide professional basketball tour
experiences for players from across Australia. Horizons has since expanded its services to include a range of
other sports including rugby, cricket, netball, hockey, soccer and many more for Australians heading
overseas as well as international teams looking at Australia as a touring destination.

We have conducted over 150 inbound and outbound tours involving North America, the UK, Europe, Asia,
New Zealand and the Pacific.

All tours conducted and organised by Horizons are fully sanctioned by all appropriate regulatory bodies.

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YOUR ITINERARY
Please note that the below itinerary should be used as a guide and is subject to availability at the time of booking.

DAY 1 | WEDNESDAY 5th DECEMBER 2018 | AUCKLAND

Fly from Australia to Auckland, New Zealand.
Arrive at Auckland International Airport.
Transfer from Auckland International Airport to accommodation.
Arrive at accommodation. Check In.
Transfer from accommodation to local cricket ground.
Participate in a two-hour training session to prepare you for your games.
Transfer from local cricket ground to accommodation.
Arrive at accommodation. Rest of evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Ibis Hotel or similar
Meals Included: In Flight Meals
Transport: Flight

DAY 2 | THURSDAY 6th DECEMBER 2018 | AUCKLAND

Breakfast at accommodation.
Transfer from accommodation to local school/cricket club.
Game 1 vs Local Opposition.
Post-game function with opposition team.
Transfer from local school/cricket club to Waiwera Thermal Pools.
Enjoy an afternoon at the Waiwera Thermal Pools – The Largest Water Park and
Thermal hot spring in New Zealand.
Transfer from Waiwera Thermal Pools to accommodation.
Arrive at accommodation, rest of evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Ibis Hotel or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast
Transport: Coach Hire
Activities: Game Day, Waiwera Thermal Pools

DAY 3 | FRIDAY 7th DECEMBER 2018 | AUCKLAND

Breakfast at accommodation.
Transfer from accommodation to Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium.
Morning to explore the wonders of both New Zealand and exotic wildlife at Kelly
Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium.
Transfer from Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life to local school/cricket club.
Game 2 vs Local Opposition.
Post-game function with opposition team.
Transfer from local school/cricket club to accommodation.
Return to accommodation, rest of evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Ibis Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast
Transport: Coach Hire
Activities: Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium, Game Day

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DAY 4 | SATURDAY 8th DECEMBER 2018 | ROTORUA

Breakfast at accommodation.
Check out of accommodation.
Depart Auckland for Rotorua, New Zealand.
Arrive at accommodation and check in.
Transfer from accommodation to Tamaki Village.
Arrive at Tamaki Village and learn about the Maori Culture of New Zealand.
Experience
includes a Welcome Ceremony, Cultural Performance, and Traditional Hangi Feast.
Transfer from Tamaki Village to accommodation.
Arrive at accommodation, rest of evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Apollo Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast
Transport: Coach Hire
Activities: Tamaki Village Maori Experience

DAY 5 | SUNDAY 9th DECEMBER 2018 | ROTORUA

Breakfast at accommodation.
Transfer from accommodation to Skyline Gondola – Rotorua.
Take in amazing 360 degree views of Rotorua from the Skyline Gondolas,
culminating a luge ride back down to the bottom.
Transfer from Skyline Gondola – Rotorua to local high school/cricket club.
Game 3 vs Local Opposition.
Post-game function with opposition.
Transfer from local school/cricket club to accommodation.
Arrive at accommodation. Rest of evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Apollo Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast
Transport: Coach Hire
Activities: Gondola & Luge Ride, Game Day

DAY 6 | MONDAY 10th DECEMBER 2018 | ROTORUA

Breakfast at accommodation.
Transfer from accommodation to Rotorua Jet Boat wharf.
Zip along the waters of Lake Rotorua on your own jet boat ride.
Afternoon at leisure in Rotorua to explore the sights and landmarks such as the
Government Gardens, Pourakau Bay, Kuirau Park, Redwoods Treewalk, and many
more.
Transfer from Rotorua to Super Smash T20 Venue.
Enjoy New Zealand’s answer to the Big Bash League – Super Smash T20.
Transfer from Super Smash T20 Venue to accommodation.
Return to accommodation. Rest of evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Apollo Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast
Transport: Coach Hire
Activities: Jetboat Race, Super Smash T20

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DAY 7 | TUESDAY 11th DECEMBER 2018 | HAMILTON

Breakfast at accommodation.
Check out of accommodation.
Depart Rotorua for Hamilton, New Zealand.
Arrive in Hamilton, transfer to local school/cricket club.
Game 4 vs Local Opposition.
Post-game function with opposition.
Transfer from local school/cricket club to accommodation.
Arrive at accommodation. Check In
Rest of evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Ibis Hotel Tainui or similar
Meals: Breakfast
Transport: Coach Hire
Activities: Game Day

DAY 8 | WEDNESDAY 12th DECEMBER 2018 | HAMILTON

Breakfast at accommodation.
Transfer from accommodation to Hamilton CBD.
Final day of tour spent at leisure exploring the city of Hamilton including sights
and landmarks such as Hamilton Gardens, Waikato Museum, Waitomo Caves,
Lake Rotoroa, and many more!
Transfer from Hamilton CBD to accommodation.
Arrive at accommodation. Rest of evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Ibis Hotel Tainui or similar
Meals: Breakfast
Transport: Coach Hire
Activities: Game day, Hamilton Waterworld

DAY 9 | THURSDAY 13th DECEMBER 2017 | HAMILTON

Breakfast at accommodation.
Transfer from accommodation to local school/cricket club.
Game 5 vs Local Opposition.
Post-game function with opposition.
Transfer from local school/cricket club to Hamilton Waterworld.
Recover from the sporting component of the tour with an afternoon at Hamilton
Waterworld.
Transfer from Hamilton Waterworld to accommodation.
Arrive at accommodation. Rest of evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Ibis Hotel Tainui or similar
Meals: Breakfast
Transport: Coach Hire

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DAY 10 | FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER 2017 | END OF TOUR

Breakfast at accommodation.
Last opportunity for last minute sightseeing or souvenir shopping before heading
off to the airport.
Transfer from accommodation to Auckland International Airport.
Arrive at Auckland International Airport. Proceed to check in and clear customs.
Depart Auckland for Australia.
Arrive in Australia...End of Tour!

Meals: Breakfast, In Flight Meals
Transport: Coach Hire, Flights

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COSTS
                                                                               Single
                              Athlete Price (pp)     Guest Price (pp)
                                                                             Supplement

                                AU $2,999.00          AU $2,999.00          AU $620.00

Cost Includes:
• International airfares from Sydney to Auckland return including all prepaid airlines taxes, surcharges and levies.
• 9 nights of accommodation based on sharing twin rooms (two travellers or tour leaders of the same gender sharing
  a room with two beds). A single supplement is available for those preferring a private room. All accommodation is
  inclusive of breakfast. Hotels quoted in the above itinerary are subject to availability at time booking is confirmed.
• Transfers as per the above itinerary by air-conditioned coach service.
• Organisation of five (5) cricket games vs local high schools or cricket clubs in New Zealand. Games including post-
  game functions wherever possible.
• One (1) training session to prepare the team/s for the opposition in New Zealand.
• Attractions/Sightseeing options include
        o Waiwera Thermal Pools
        o Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium
        o Tamaki Village Maori Experience
        o Skyline Gondola and Luge Ride in Rotorua
        o Jetboat Ride on Lake Rotorua
        o Super Smash T20 Cricket Fixture
        o Hamilton Waterworld
• Tour Kit – Playing Shirt, Tour Polo, Cap
• A series of newsletters to assist the group prepare for their tour.
• Administration, planning and coordination of all details including a complete & detailed itinerary update regularly
  until departure.

Cost Excludes:
• Passport & visa requirements.
• Comprehensive travel insurance – available at a discount price through Horizons.
• Entry fees to attractions not listed above.
• Spending money and other incidentals.
• Gratuities for drivers and guides.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please read the booking terms and conditions outlined herein as they apply to the services that Horizons provides in
the planning, handling and operation of tours. These terms and conditions are deemed to be accepted by the
responsible party upon receipt of a booking form and/or payment of the initial deposit.

PACKAGE PRICES
The quoted amounts outlined in the package are in Australian dollars unless stated otherwise. The quoted price takes
into account a minimum number of paying participants, should the minimum number of participants not be met a requote
will be necessary. Upon receipt of a deposit the tour price will remain unchanged regardless of changes in currency
exchange rates, fuel prices and taxes. Costs are subject to the group travelling together, any variation will incur an
amendment fee. No refund will be made for any unused services included in the tour price, including for individuals who
choose to join the tour late or depart early. Due to group airfare terms and conditions no refunds or discounts can be
offered for participants choosing not to use their return international flight.

TOUR CANCELLATIONS
Tour cancellations made by member(s) of the touring party must be in writing to Horizons prior to the tour
commencement. Your cancellation will be effected from the day Horizons acknowledges receipt of your cancellation
notice. The table below outlines the scale of charges for cancellations:

Days of Notice Prior to Tour Commencement                  Cancellation Charge
Prior to 150 days before your tour                                  Loss of Deposit
150-61 days before your tour                               50% of total Tour Price Charged
60-15 days before your tour                                75% of total Tour Price Charges
14 days or less before your tour                           100%

CANCELLATION CONDITIONS
Upon tour commencement, no refunds will be provided including any unused portion of the tour. Any supplier
cancellation fees levied will be in addition to the above. All cancellations will take up to 10 weeks to be processed. The
cancellation policy will be strictly adhered to and any appeals will need to be in writing to the Managing Director. If the
reason for your cancellations is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to claim these charges
from your insurance company.

CANCELLATION BY HORIZONS
Horizons reserve the right to cancel a tour if the minimum required number of participants is not met. In the event that
Horizons should have to cancel a tour, all deposits and instalments will be refunded.

HORIZONS RESPONSIBILITY
Horizons takes all reasonable steps and accepts reasonable responsibility for ensuring the tour is supplied as described
in the daily planner issued prior to tour commencement. If unforeseen circumstances or conditions beyond Horizons
control necessitate changes, Horizons reserve the right to amend itineraries and substitute the best available alternative.
Horizons acts only as agents for contractors providing accommodation, transportation or other services and all contracts
issued by Horizons are subject to the tariffs, terms and conditions under which services are provided. Horizons shall not
be deemed liable for death or injury to any person or loss or damage to any property arising from these services or any
circumstances beyond Horizons control and amounting to ‘force majeure’ including but not limited to war or threat of
war, riot, epidemic, strikes, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster and adverse weather conditions.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel insurance is compulsory and is the individual responsibility of all tour members. It is recommended that any policy
be taken out as soon as possible to cover any unlikely events. Horizons have a recommended travel insurance provider
and can arrange for a group discount on their policy. All tour members must notify Horizons of their Travel Insurance
Provider details and policy number prior to tour commencement

PASSPORTS, VISAS
All tour members or their guardians are responsible for ensuring the participant(s) have the appropriate travel
documentation including passports, Visas (if required) and any insurance documentation. Please allow at least 12 weeks
to obtain this documentation. All tour participants agree to provide Horizons with one photocopy of the ‘picture page’
of their passport as soon as possible after booking. If the copy of the passport is not provided or if the information
provided is incorrect, the tour participant will be responsible for all air ticket change fees

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CONDUCT
Damages or losses incurred by a traveller will be the sole responsibility of the individual member(s) and/or the group.
No refunds will be made and no expenses will be incurred by Horizons should a tour manager decide to terminate a
participant’s involvement in the tour for misdemeanour or misconduct.

TOUR PARTICIPANT/GUARDIAN RESPONSIBILITY
As a tour participant or guardian of a tour participant, it is your responsibility to:
    • Complete and sign the Booking Form and ensure that all information you give to Horizons and have received
        from Horizons is accurate.
    • Inform Horizons of any changes to your booking immediately.
    • Ensure that your passport, travel insurance and all Visa requirements are met.
    • Ensure that you behave in a responsible and reasonable manner and adhere to local laws and regulations.

ACCOMMODATION
Unless otherwise stated in the proposal all accommodation is based on shared accommodation, should tour numbers or
gender ratios require a single room or rooms a single supplement will be levied. Should gender breakdowns or requests
require a single room or rooms a single supplement will be charged.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Please notify Horizons prior to payment of your deposit, if you have any special needs or requirements including physical,
dietary or any other.

DESTINATION PARTICIPANT INFORMATION
Horizons make no representation as to the safety, conditions or other issues that may exist at a destination. International
travel advice can be obtained from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (www.smarttraveller.gov.au).

COMPLAINTS
Should you wish to make a complaint in relation to a tour please:
   1. Notify the tour manager so action can be taken immediately
   2. If the problem(s) cannot be resolved, please submit a letter of complaint within 28 days of your return to
        Horizons Sporting Events & Education Tours, PO Box 408,
        Sydney Markets NSW 219

Horizons will thoroughly investigate any complaints and report back to the correspondent. Please feel free to contact us
if you would like clarification of any of our booking terms and conditions

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
Travel documentation including airline tickets and final itinerary will be available 2-3 weeks prior to departure,
providing full payment has been received by the due date.

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