The Karaka Experience

The iconic Karaka auditorium

NZB’s world-renowned Karaka 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.

Transfer Service

NZB will be offering their airport and hotel transfer services for Karaka 2023, commandeered by the amazing Carlye and her Transport Team, commencing on Wednesday 25 January through until the end of the Sale on Friday 3 February.

Bookings can be made via [email protected] or once in New Zealand on +64 21 527 252 (021 KARAKA). Please include your flight details for airport pick-ups, along with your mobile number.

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 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, and late check outs at participating properties for our valued customers. 

More information on our flagship hotel onsite, the DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka can be found here

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.

Vendor Hospitality

Vendor Marquees

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.

Please click here to visit our Dining Guide.

Auckland 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.

View our recommended Auckland activities here. 

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.

View our recommended tourism spots in New Zealand here. 

For all of your hospitality, hotel bookings and travel enquiries, contact Victoria Vela by emailing [email protected]