The Karaka Experience
NZB’s world-renowned Sales Centre and buying experience is what sets us apart from others. Buyers, both domestic and international flock to Karaka 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 from respected vendors.
New Zealand Bloodstock ensures your visit to Karaka is seamless by taking care of your transfers, hotel bookings and hospitality.
NZB aim to offer a complimentary shuttle service for international buyers throughout their Sales. Due to recent implications as a result of COVID-19 and travel restrictions, this service is subject to demand.
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 for a few days or a couple of weeks, NZB can recommend suitable hotels and serviced apartments for your stay in the City of Sails. We’ve also negotiated preferential rates, special discounts, late check outs and at participating properties for our valued customers.
Sales Pavilion Hospitality
Head out to the front lawn next to the Outdoor Parade Ring and grab yourself a coffee from the pop-up barista. For a café-style menu and an extensive selection of beverages, the Karaka Garden Bar can be found on the ground level adjacent to the Indoor Parade Ring. If you are short on time, snack items and sweet treats are located on the first level at the Tulloch Café and we welcome all registered buyers to enjoy the Phar Lap Room on Sale days.
One of the unique aspects of the Karaka experience are the farm’s lavish hospitality marquees for entertaining and catering for clients. Enjoy a wide and varied range of gourmet delicacies and kiwi favourites and get to know the people behind the studs.
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 delivers 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.
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.