Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies 2018
The Golden Oldies is a major international multi-sport event that brings together competitors aged 35 and over for fun and friendship. The movement began in 1979 and today has over 50,000 athletes spread across the globe. Every two years, they hold a festival in a different location and invite anyone to participate who is of a certain age and enjoys friendly competition, hospitality, and camaraderie.
2018 will be the biggest and most exciting Golden Oldies celebration yet, because it marks the first time that all ten sports will compete in the same place in the same month — Christchurch, New Zealand from April 1st through 29th, 2018.
The ten sports are Basketball, Cricket, Football (Soccer), Golf, Hockey (Field), Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rugby, Softball and Squash. Get a group of friends together to form a Rugby team, or set a personal goal to improve your golf swing. Then you can visit the Golden Oldies in your travels Down Under next year.
Christchurch is the biggest city on New Zealand’s South Island, which is famous for its breathtaking scenery and diverse landscapes, from mountains to rainforest to glacier to beach. For more information about Christchurch, please check out our dedicated destination page.
Being a major transportation hub with an international airport, Christchurch is an ideal jumping-off point for the whole region. All of New Zealand is accessible from Christchurch, but why not extend your trip and add another country? You can combine the Golden Oldies with any of the other wonderful destinations in this part of the world. Fly nonstop from Christchurch to Australia to enjoy Sydney, Melbourne, Uluru / Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef and all of the other wonderful destinations in Australia. Or perhaps a tropical island getaway is more your style, so head onwards to the South Pacific to visit Fiji, Tahiti or the Cook Islands.
GoWalkAbout Travel’s Expertise
Being native to this region, and with decades of experience tailoring vacations for Americans and Canadians, we will provide unparalleled expertise to every aspect of your trip. You can rest easy knowing that a specialist is handling all your travel details, as well as ensuring it is crafted to suit your unique interests.
There are a variety of accommodation and travel styles to suit every traveler, even the most discerning. Along with tailoring your itinerary for any pre and post touring to compete in the Golden Oldies, we will help you select places to stay that fit your budget and travel style all around this part of the world. No detail will be forgotten, whether it’s an airport transfer, or advice on how to use your cell phone abroad. Getting your visas and choosing a rental car will be a breeze, so that you can focus on preparing your team for the event. We also provide full support to you while traveling with contact offices in all countries in the South Pacific, so you can relax and have a drink with your teammates while we sort out any travel challenges.
We can look after individual travel arrangements, or if you’re traveling with a group, we can assist with organizing your group flights, accommodation and any touring.
Whether you’re a Lawn Bowler from Colorado or a casual team of Softball players from Toronto, Canada, we will plan your trip to your specifications so that everyone has a great time.
The Golden Oldies are just around the corner, so give yourself plenty of time to raise money, put together a team or just improve your skills before it’s too late. Make sure you contact Go Walkabout Travel as early as possible so we can get a jump start on planning you an amazing trip to this once in a lifetime event!
To register for the Golden Oldies Festival click on the link below.