NRL Auckland Nines – got your accommodation sorted?

Thursday, 28 January 2016 by Mark Sandiford

One of the biggest parties of the year is coming to Auckland on the 6th and 7th of February - the NRL Auckland Nines.

For two full days over Waitangi Weekend, the NRL Auckland Nines will be the place to be. Rugby supporters and party goers will flock to Eden Park for the nine-per-side tournament to see 31 action-packed games alongside like-minded fans.

For an event this big, finding accommodation in the heart of the city is essential to having the best time you and your group possibly can. The ability to walk to and from the venue is invaluable and it's the best way to ensure a safe base once you're finished having a fantastic time.

The last thing you want to worry about at the end of a big day is how long the bus ride will take to get home. Fortunately, accommodation doesn't get more central than at the Kiwi International Hotel.

With only a short taxi ride or half-hour walk, you can arrive back at your base with plenty of time to explore the city and all it has to offer.

NRL Auckland Nines crowd

Australia and New Zealand will battle it out head to head

We all love a good battle with our friendly neighbour across the ditch and there's no better way than watching the teams knock each other out one by one to compete for the 2016 title. 4

The  official tournament draw has now been released so we can see which teams will take each other on in the early games of the tournament.

The NRL Auckland Nines is full of quick plays and thrilling tries. And as the final game draws near, the heat will be turned up even more.

At 6:40pm on Sunday 7 February the 31st and final game will be played. So who will be crowned 2016's winning team?

NRL Auckland Nines scoring try

A few exciting changes will make it even better

When the fans spoke, the organisers listened and many of the changes to this year's NRL Auckland Nines have been driven by fan suggestions. You will not only enjoy better ticket prices, you will also be offered a better selection of beer. 2016 will not dissapoint!

This year you will be offered:

  • Ticket prices will be lower

  • Fans can purchase single tickets for each day

  • A better beer selection

  • Fans can watch teams warm up on the side line

It's great to know that the opinion of fans have so much value!

Giving back to the community is something the teams take seriously. So this year, they will also be visiting junior clubs.

NRL Auckland Nines players

Costumes are all part of the fun

If there's anything the NRL Auckland Nines are known for, it's the long-standing costume tradition. The creative costumes are a high point for fans. Group by group they appear adorning their imaginative outfits that they are likely to having been planning all year.

Looking around the stadium at the thousands of colourful and passionate fans is a wonderful experience. The effort they have put into their costumes help to create the fantastic atmosphere at the NRL Auckland Nines.

It's a competition of sorts, particularly because many fans will try to outdo their efforts of the previous year. Coming up wiht the most whacky and original idea takes a lot of planning but it's worth it when fans see the lengths each other have gone to in order to stand out!

There is plenty of prize money to be had and although it's not compulsory, it's great fun to get involved.

NRL Auckland Nines costumes

Stay at the Kiwi International Hotel and make it a weekend to remember

When it comes to accommodation for an event as big as the NRL Auckland Nines, staying somewhere central is key. So where better to stay that in the heart of the city?

With its Queen Street location, the Kiwi International Hotel offers the perfect accommodation for all fans of the NRL Auckland Nines. The ease of location means it's only a short taxi ride to and from Eden Park where the event is held.

The Kiwi International Hotel is the place to be if you're keen to carry on with the party after the event is over. With the vibrant nightlife, restaurants and bars at your doorstep, you will be right in the thick of inner-city Auckland.

There's not long to go before the NRL Auckland Nines kicks off so book your accommodation with the Kiwi International Hotel today and don't miss out on one of Auckland's most conveniently-located hotels.



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