June 3 - New Zealand Provincial Barbarians v British & Irish Lions

With the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 kicking off in Whangarei, fans have the perfect opportunity to continue north and explore the Bay of Islands and the wider Northland region.

The Twin Coast Discovery highway runs the length of Northland’s east and west coasts – connecting all tourist highlights including 90 Mile Beach and Tane Mahuta – the largest Kauri tree in the world, thought to be approximately 2,000 years old. Waitangi in the Bay of Islands is the birthplace of the nation, where Māori chiefs and the British Crown signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.

The match on June 3 is in Whangarei, the main city of the Northland region, a 35-minute flight or an easy two-hour drive from Auckland.

For more on Northland, head to northlandnz.com

Whangarei 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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