June 27 - Hurricanes v British & Irish Lions
July 1 - All Blacks v British & Irish Lions

Surrounded by nature and fuelled with creative energy, New Zealand’s capital Wellington is a compact city boasting a powerful mix of culture, history, wildlife and cuisine. Fuel your days following the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 in Wellington with strong coffee, wander through hidden laneways and discover New Zealand’s stories in interactive museums. Be inspired in theatres and galleries, explore the city’s outdoor playground by bike, foot or train, and fill your bags with new wares and tasty treats from boutiques and markets.

Only an hour away from Wellington by car or train, Wairarapa is one of New Zealand’s top wine regions. A day visit or an overnight stay is the perfect complement to your stay in the capital. The Wairarapa is home to both Martinborough wine village where over 20 vineyards renowned for award-winning pinot noir surround the square, and Greytown, a sophisticated colonial shopping and eating village.

With two Lions Tour matches spanning an eventful week in Wellington, there’ll be just as much action off the field, when the waterfront is transformed into the ultimate fan zone. Keep an eye out for light projections in celebration of Matariki (the Maori New Year), a live site on the waterfront and a fan trail to make your journey to the Stadium memorable.

Get a taste of Wellington’s famous craft beer scene with a visit to one of many craft beer breweries. Grab the Craft Beer Capital Beer Map to visit them all.

Find out more at wellingtonnz.com

Wellington Events & Experiences

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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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