New Zealand is the pick of the Pacific for Rugby League followers planning to wrap a holiday around World Cup action in 2017.
Small, perfectly positioned and jam packed with things to see and do – New Zealand gives visitors masses of choice for a holiday before, during and after the tournament.
Regular international flights and an efficient domestic network make it easy to get around and with only 4.2m people there are vast open spaces surrounded by endless unspoilt coastline beckoning you to stop off and explore.
RWLC will be staged in Spring - arguably the most picturesque of seasons and a time when New Zealand’s famously lush fertile landscapes are at their best. Temperatures are a comfortable level for outdoor pursuits and there’s an abundance of fresh local produce filling farmers markets and gracing the dining tables.
Whether your pursuit of the tournament takes you to the host cities of Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch or the many regions in between, it would be a crime not to take in some of New Zealand’s unique experiences.
For the more adventurous, there is no shortage of adrenaline-pumping activities like bungy-jumping and white water rafting. Or if it's a relaxing holiday you're after, hot pools, vineyards, sightseeing and great food and wine, will keep you entertained.