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One of the most significant sporting events since Rugby World Cup 2011, the nationwide DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 will feature two matches at Westpac Stadium:

We all remember how the 2005 Series captivated New Zealand, and the 2017 Series won't be any different. Make sure you're there to see the best players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales face off against the All Blacks, the Maori All Blacks and the New Zealand Super Rugby franchises!

Be part of the action!

Fan Zone

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the Fan Zone is the place to be if you want to get a slice of the action - off the field!

From 27 June to 1 July, Odlin's Plaza will be transformed into the ultimate supporter's space. Head along throughout the week to enjoy live entertainment, movie nights, games, sponsor activities and giveaways, as well as delicious food trucks to keep you fuelled.

Not heading to the games? Catch the matches live on the big screen from 4pm on Tuesday 27 June and from 11am on Saturday 1 July. Free entry.

The Fan Zone at Odlins Plaza on the waterfront is all ages, but kids must be supervised at all times.

Fan Trail

For the ultimate pre-game experience, follow Wellington’s unique Fan Trail.  Running on both match days, the Fan Trail will start at the Fan Zone in Odlins Plaza and will lead fans directly to Westpac Stadium.  Along the trail, soak up the pre-match atmosphere with other fans as you enjoy cultural performances, innovative light sequences and interactive displays. The Fan Trail will still be in full swing after the match, so make the most of it on your way back into the city.

Date: 1 July
Time: 5.30 - 7.30pm and 9 - 10pm
Where: Te Papa promenade to Westpac Stadium


ReCut is a series of free, dynamic, outdoor events that celebrate Wellington’s identity and pride as New Zealand’s arts and culture capital. ReCut’s next event will take place in Civic Square on Friday 30 June, to coincide with the DHL New Zealand Lions Series celebrations. Locals and visitors will get a taster of some of the finest acts in the capital, and from around the world, showcasing Wellington’s vibrant arts and culture with a range of jaw-dropping performances. 

Date: 30 June
Time: 5.30pm
Where: Civic Square

Explore Wellington

While you're in Wellington for the series, explore the city's fascinating and vibrant activities. Find out more about the top things to do in Wellington, or plan a day trip around the stunning region to experience the rugged landscapes, culinary delights, boutique shopping and world-leading wineries.

For a full programme of what's happening in Wellington and around New Zealand during the Series, be sure to visit the Rugby Festival 2017 site.

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