Volleyball New Zealand is delighted to confirm the dates and locations for the 2023 G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour.
Following a comprehensive internal review of the 2022 tour, VNZ have confirmed a number of changes to the timing and structure of the tour in 2023 to improve the experience for stakeholders on and off the sand.
Regional Beach events, which provide opportunity for players to earn points towards involvement in the G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour, will take centre stage in the early summer months.
The Regional Beach tour event structure has also been simplified from 2022 version with events now in two categories only – 1-day and 2-day. Click here for full calendar of dates for Regional Beach events.
The 2023 edition of the G.J. Gardner Homes New Zealand Beach Tour will begin in Tasman on February 10-12 before the tour switches to Auckland (venue TBC) for February 24-26.
The tour then comes to the home of Beach Volleyball in New Zealand, Mt Maunganui Main Beach then playing host to the third event before the Tour Finals on back-to-back weekends in early March.
There will be two divisions of competition in the 2023 tour, with Premier and Division 1 competitions – full details of the structure of the competition will be available shortly.
VNZ is also continuing discussions with FIVB regarding the hosting of a World Pro Tour Futures level event in the 2023 summer and VNZ will confirm the outcome of those discussions shortly.
G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour 2023 – Dates and Locations
- February 10-12 – Tahunanui Beach, Tasman
- February 24-26 – Auckland (venue TBC)
- March 3-5 – Mt Maunganui Main Beach, Mt Maunganui
- March 10-12 – Tour Finals – Mt Maunganui Main Beach, Mt Maunganui