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Next years World Cup Cheat Sheet for Intrepid Travellers

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​It’s only a year out until next years World Cup down here in Aoteroa, New Zealand. You can start booking your flights and planning for one heck of a party down in our little corner of the globe!!!

We’ve complied a bit of World Cup cheat sheet for you to get your research on the way. There’s information on all the stadiums, nearby pubs, holiday parks, activities and some fun rugby stats.

We hope you enjoy!

westpac-stadium-wellington.jpgThe Stadiums

Auckland
Cake Tin

Christchurch
AMI Stadium

Hamilton
Waikato Stadium

Dunedin
Carisbrook*
*A new facility is being built and may be open for the Cup, the new stadium will be called “Otago Stadium”

Invercargill
Rugby Park Stadium

Napier
McLean Parka>

Nelson
Trafalgar Park

New Plymouth
Yarrow Stadium

North Shore (Auckland)
North Harbour Stadium

Rotorua
Rotorua International Stadium

Palmerston North
Arena Manawatu

Whangarei
Northland Event Centre

Best 13 pubs by host city

Auckland
The Neighbourhood
Kingsland, Auckland
Order the Macs Beer Battered Fish and Chips

Wellington
The Thistle Inn
Thorndon, Wellington
3 Mulgrave Street Pipitea Wellington 6011
Order the Thistle Burger

Christchurch
Poplar Lane Brew Bar
Central City, Christchurch
Order the Open Steak Sandwich

Hamilton
Speights Ale House
30 Liverpool St, Hamilton 3204
Order the High Country Hog

Dunedin
The Kensington
Kensington
4 King Edward St, Dunedin South, Dunedin 9012
Order the Tui Pie

Invercargill
Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub
90 Dee Street Invercargill 9810
Order the Dublin T-bone

Napier
Billy Burke's Irish Bar & Restaurant (no website available)
246 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier 4122
Order the bangers and mash

Nelson
Smugglers Pub
8 Muritai Street, Tahunanui, Nelson 7011
Order the local scallops

New Plymouth
Crowded House
93/99 Devon St East, New Plymouth 4310
Order the Naki Burger

North Shore (Auckland)
New Brew (no website available)
49 William Pickering Drive, Albany 0632
Order from the buffet

Rotorua
The Corner Pub
Corner of Te Ngae Road & Tarawera Road, Rotorua 3010
Order one of the infamous homemade pizza’s

Palmerston North
Murphy’s Law
505 Main Street, Palmerston North 6001
Order the Irish Stew

Whangarei
McMorrisey’s Pub & Eatery
7 Vine Street, Vinetown, Whangarei 0110
Order the curry & chips

 Top 13 activities by host city

 

KX_Auckland-Harbour-Bridge-Bungy_Guy_Hanging-from-bungy-cord-underneath-2_AJH_Sml.jpgAuckland
AJ Hackett Harbour Bridge Bungy

Wellington
Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Christchurch
Christchurch Gondola

Hamilton
Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Dunedin
Larnach Castle & Gardens

Invercargill
Stewart Island Ferry

Napier
Grape Escape Wine Tours

Nelson
Queen Charlotte Track

New Plymouth
New Plymouth Surf

North Shore (Auckland)
Waiwera Hot Pools

Rotorua
Tamaki Maori Village

Palmerston North
Manawatu Fly Fishing

Whangarei
Whangarei Falls

More activities and scenic highlights can be found on our New Zealand holiday planner

 

Campgrounds close to the stadiums

 

campground.jpgAuckland
Avondale Motor Park

Wellington
Capital Gateway Inn

Christchurch
All Seasons Holiday Park

Hamilton
Hamilton City Holiday Park

Dunedin
Dunedin Holiday Park

Invercargill
Timber Tops Motor Park

Napier
Kennedy Park TOP10 Holiday Park

Nelson
Tahuna Beach Holiday Park

New Plymouth
Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park

North Shore (Auckland)
Avondale Motor Park

Rotorua
Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park

Palmerston North
Palmerston North Holiday Park

Whangarei
Whangarei TOP 10 Holiday Park

More campgrounds can be found on our New Zealand holiday planner

5 Rugby Fun Facts

  1. Rugby came about after William Webb picked up a football in one hand and ran toward the opposing goal box
  2. Rugby was in the Summer Olympics once, in 1926. The Gold medal was won by USA
  3. South Africa did not feature in the first two World Cups due to the political situation and entered in 1995 as host which they won
  4. The Haka was first performed by the New Zealand “Natives” team in a tour of Britain in Surrey 3 October 1888
  5. The oldest international competition in rugby is the Calcutta Cup between England and Scotland in 1879.

Branch information

For more info regarding how to get to our branches, check out our New Zealand Campervan Hire branch locations.

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Rugby, Pubs, Bars, Activities

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