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DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017; Certified Self Contained Parking Sites

Whangarei; Auckland; Hamilton; Rotorua; Wellington; Christchurch; Dunedin 3rd Jun - 8th Jul '17

Upcoming information;


Join fellow rugby fans at the Alexandra Park and Ellerslie Racecourse pop-up campervan parks, supported by the Host City of Auckland. These temporary parks are the perfect place to stay, offering a safe, central location.  

Non-powered sites are available for self-contained campervans.  On-site facilities include toilets and showers, waste disposal stations, charging station, security, general waste bins and potable water. 

Motorway access is nearby as are local amenities including supermarkets, petrol stations and neighbourhood shops.  Public transport links are within walking distance and will get you to downtown Auckland and Eden Park easily. Temporary street parking restrictions and extensive road closures will be in place around Eden Park on match days so public transport is recommended.  More details will be available closer to the time on www.at.govt.nz

Auckland is expecting over 34,000 visitors for the rugby, book now so you don’t miss out!

Important: There are restrictions in place in the Auckland region if staying anywhere other than a commercial campsite.

Visitor experience - Discover Auckland  http://www.aucklandnz.com/discover



A temporary campervan park will be located at Claudelands for visitors coming to Hamilton. Access to the campervan park is via Gate 3, Brooklyn Road (Map). Please use this map hamiltonhostcity.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Claudelands-Access-Plan.pdf

Claudelands is set on open parkland and is in close proximity to both FMG Stadium Waikato and the central city. 

The campervan park is subject to demand between Wednesday 14th June and Friday 7th July, with peak times expected to be around the Chiefs v The British & Irish Lions  match on Tuesday 20th June.

Claudelands – FMG Stadium Waikato (Approximately 20mins walk)

Fans are encouraged to follow the walking route from Claudelands, heading along Boundary Rd, across the bridge and onto Mill St.

Hamilton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
A temporary office will be operating in the Grandstand at Claudelands (9am to 7pm).  Whether you are planning a day out or simply want to know about Hamilton, we are your local experts in our beautiful city.

Important Information:

All sites will be non-powered

Campervans and caravans must be certified self-contained

Toilets, dump stations and tea and coffee facilities available on site

No water connections, showers or cooking facilities on site.

Cost: Vehicle + 2 adults @ $50/night, 1 additional adult @ $20/night, 1 additional child (under 16) @ $10/night

Conditions of entry  Location Map

To make a booking, please contact the Hamilton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre. Corner Caro and Alexandra Street, Garden Place 0800 HAMILTON (0800 242 645) +64 7 958 5960 info@visithamilton.co.nz

Council supporting website and location: hamiltonhostcity.co.nz/



Wellington is hosting two matches: Hurricanes v The British & Irish Lions on Tuesday June 27th and All Blacks v The British & Irish Lions on Saturday 1st July. A temporary campervan and caravan park will be located at Shelly Bay Air force Base, 276 Shelly Bay Road. Maupuia WELLINGTON

Distance:10.5kms to the stadium and apprx 8.5km to the CBD area. (A cost of apprx $15.00 for a taxi fare or less for Uber.)

2.5 km away from the nearest bus stop.

Important Information:

All sites will be non-powered

Campervans and caravans must be certified self-contained

Cost : $80 = 2 people + Campervan or caravan per night. $20 per extra person (reduced to $60 per night & $15 pp if 4 or more nights are booked)

Services: Water, Toilets, Showers , Powered sites (limited), Waste bins

Security, Lighting, Cafe, Food trucks and licenced area on site

Book Campervan and Caravan parking for the Rugby Tour June 27th www.campwellington.co.nz/lionspitches

Council supporting website: www.wellingtonnz.com/discover/things-to-do/events/nz-lions-2017-series/




NZMCA is working with the Whangarei District Council to cater for the expected crowds in Whangarei on/around Saturday 3rd June for New Zealand Provincial Barbarians v The British & Irish Lions at Toll Stadium.

Certified Self Contained Motorhome and Caravan Parking will be available at three sites in town. Bookings are required.  The 2nd and 3rd sites will be released for bookings once the previous sites have reached capacity.  Parking at these sites will be available from Friday 2nd June from 5.00pm until Sunday 4th at 10.00am.

The first site available for booking is: Canopy Bridge carpark Whangarei, an easy walk to Toll Stadium.

This webpage will be updated with further information when the other sites become available.

Free parking on presentation of your booking confirmation and your Ticket. Parking will be managed by Whangarei District Council.

If you choose to stay in other public places within the Whangarei District, please check the Council website for information on where and how you can freedom camp. Follow the link here for information on camping grounds in the District.

BE IN QUICK!! See you all there! For bookings contact info@whangareinz.com or 09 438 1079

Council supporting website: whangareinz.com/events/detail/397403/new_zealand_provincial_barbarians_vs_the_british_irish_lions



Rotorua currently has no plans to create special parking for visiting rugby fans who are arriving in campervans and caravans to watch the Maori All Blacks v The British & Irish Lions on Saturday June 17th.

The city has over 1000 powered and non-powered sites available for campervans and caravans to use at 9 holiday parks located around its city and surrounding suburbs.

As well as holiday parks, there are numerous other options for campervans and caravans which include DOC camps and overnight camping locations.

For more information click on the links below…

Holiday Parks - http://www.rotoruanz.com/visit/stay/holiday-parks

Overnight Camping Locations - http://www.rotoruanz.com/RNZ/media/Media-Library/Business/Media/Resources/DOC-10-Great-Rotorua-Campsites.pdf

Council supporting website: www.rotoruanz.com/visit/whats-on/all/british-and-irish-lions


Crusaders v The British & Irish Lions match on Saturday 10th June.

Council supporting website:  ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/events-and-festivals/chchhostcity/

Stunning gardens and parks, the serene Avon River, beaches and the Port Hills all embrace Christchurch city.  Discover its pockets of awesome with new restaurants & bars, street art and vibrant new retail areas. Experience a range of activities such as ski, golf, bungy, cycling, hot-air ballooning, whale watching and visit wineries and local markets, all within just a few hours’ drive.

Christchurch doesn’t have a designated parking area established for the match, however, there are plenty of campervan and caravan parks to choose from in the city and across the region.

Our local experts will welcome you to our city at the Christchurch i-SITE, located in the Arts Centre in the Old Boys High Building, on Worcester Boulevard. They can help you with accommodation, where to go and what to see. http://www.christchurchnz.com/contact-us/christchurch-i-site-visitor-centre/


Highlanders v The British & Irish Lions on Tuesday June 13th. If you are a fan coming to Dunedin we’re pleased you have chosen to spend part of your camping holiday with us.  Dunedin is a fantastic city with rare wildlife, varied landscapes, fantastic walks and a vibrant city centre.

Plan ahead and make your first contact with Dunedin through the i-SITE Dunedin Visitor Centre.  The friendly i-SITE staff will help secure your campervan spot at one of Dunedin’s picturesque campervan parks. 

To contact the i-SITE you can either email visitor.centre@dcc.govt.nz or call 03 474 3300. The i-SITE is conveniently located in the centre of town at 50 The Octagon. 

There are no temporary campervan and caravan parks being established in Dunedin as the city boasts a wide range of existing campervan/caravan accommodation but we have a handy resource on locations of camping grounds in and around Dunedin.


Council supporting website: dunedinnz.com/visit/event



Additional information:

PETS: Check with councils for individual parking

You must be certified self-contained

Match kick off times - 7.30pm (information supplied by New Zealand Rugby)

All parking site details and information above provided by respective councils

Note of thanks; To New Zealand Rugby and the Seven councils involved, thank you for the collection of information supplied and support you have shown to the NZMCA.   FULL WEBSITE www.nzlionsseries17.com


  • Parking Site: First Match kicks off at Toll Stadium in Whangarei on 3rd June 2017
  • Ticketing: Public