June 7 - Blues v British & Irish Lions
June 24 - All Blacks v British & Irish Lions
July 8 - All Blacks v British & Irish Lions

With the first and final DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 test matches played in Auckland, there’s plenty of opportunity to explore New Zealand’s largest city and the wider Auckland region. Take time to see Auckland before and after games, or en route to other parts of New Zealand.

Auckland is home to a third of New Zealanders, and boasts the country’s largest sporting stadium – Eden Park, the home of Auckland rugby and cricket since 1910. The Queen’s Wharf Fanzone on the beautiful Auckland Waterfront will be the hub of your Lions Tour test day experience, and the fan trail will guide your way on foot to Eden Park.

You’ll find the best of both worlds in Auckland, with beautiful rainforest, parks and beaches all within 45 minutes of the city centre. If the final showdown between the Lions and All Blacks isn’t thrilling enough, you can jump off the Auckland Harbour Bridge in New Zealand’s only ocean-touch bungy jump, or walk around the outside of the SkyTower 192 metres above the ground. Auckland boasts 48 extinct volcanoes, over 80 vineyards and wineries and over 50 islands in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

Auckland is ranked the third most liveable city in the world – the sub-tropical climate promoting casual coastal living, outdoor adventure and activity

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Rugby Safari NZ

Rugby Safari NZ Map

If you're taking part in festivities this is a must have app. Brought to you by the International Rugby Club (IRC), The Rugby Safari Map links travellers to a curated guide of authentic NZ experiences.

  • Rugby 2017 Festival events & information
  • Rugby Safari NZ events & information
  • Craft Breweries and legendary local pubs

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Rugby Safari NZ Accommodation

We’re co-ordinating a national network of rugby clubs and club members who are willing to host global rugby fans during the 2017 tour with proceeds going to the host's rugby club.

Club Park’n’Stay

If you are on the road in a camper, we have a selection of rugby club sites where you can park n stay.

Stay with locals

If you're struggling to find a bed, or are happy to host some soon-to-be global rugby mates, we’d love to hear from you.

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