New Zealand is often overshadowed by its big neighbour Australia, lurking just over three hours away across the Tasman Sea, but the land of the White Fern is a superb location. Although cricket is not as religiously followed as rugby union, one-day internationals often sell-out, and Kiwis enjoy participating in any outdoor activity.
The major Test venues are unlikely to be available for club tours but that is doing you a favour. Outgrounds and smaller venues are more picturesque and a game in Queenstown - with the stunning Remarkables mountain range as a backdrop - is truly spectacular. Remember, though, New Zealand weather can be unpredictable.
Games will mostly be against club sides and there is a chance you will bump into a wintering England pro who is filling his boots.
The major cities - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch - are well served with all the usual amusements but the real delights of New Zealand are best discovered by hiring a car and driving around the coastlines or countryside.
If you can afford the time and expense in getting there it is well worth a trip, and New Zealand does offer some of the most breathtaking sites in the world.