DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017

In June and July 2017 the might of the home nations will unite for their tour of
New Zealand; kicking off first in the city of Whangarei, right here in Northland.

New Zealand Provincial Barbarians v The British & Irish Lions
Saturday 3 June 2017, Toll Stadium, Whangarei

Download: Overnight campervan parking spots in Whangarei CBD

Journey around Northland

Enjoy time out in subtropical Northland which begins only one hour’s drive north of Auckland. The 'three best times' to visit Northland during the Series are:

For the Provincial Barbarians match in Whangarei 3 June
Taking Journeys of Exploration in the week between the second & third tests
For a wind-down after the third test, before returning home

We've made it easy for you by offering recommended touring routes below, to ensure you get the best out of your time here. Or browse our 2-7 day itineraries.


These Northland road-based journeys known as Byways make it easy for you to explore Northland without missing the must do's and hidden gems – download the touring maps.


Experience Northland Must Do's