World Masters Games 2017

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In April 2017, Auckland will host the World Masters Games, regarded as the largest multi-sport event in the world.

The World Masters Games run from 21 – 30 April. For some people it’s about taking on international competition and winning gold. For others, it’s more about travelling to the host country to celebrate and enjoy sport with like-minded people. What better place to celebrate the ethos of ‘sport for life’ than Auckland, New Zealand.

Discover the "Must do" experiences in Auckland

Surrounded by two harbours, you are never far from the water with beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping, there is something for everyone in Auckland. Find out more in the gallery below.

While you are in New Zealand why not discover what else you can do?

After months of training for your event, make the most of your fitness with other events leading up to or after the World Masters Games or explore New Zealand.

Top 5 recommended regions to visit before or after the World Masters Games

Recommended Trips

Queenstown to Milford Sound

Central Queenstown to Central Queenstown

464 km
3 Days
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound
  • Te Anau

Twin Coast Discovery Highway

Auckland Central to Auckland Central

751 km
5 Days
  • Bay of Islands beaches
  • Giant kauri trees
  • Dolphin spotting

Thermal Explorer Highway

Auckland Central to Napier

457 km
4 Days
  • Geysers and mudpools
  • Natural hot springs
  • Art Deco Napier