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Rally of NZ not in 2020 😔

Unfortunately, the WRC Rally of New Zealand
won't be back in 2020.
The event has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Rally New Zealand Info

Where to go? How to get tickets? And how to get to the rally stages? Get all the official rally info here. We're that passionate about the rally.

Getting to New Zealand

The first step in preparing for the WRC Rally action in New Zealand is booking your flights. Check out the low-priced deals we've found.

Things to do in New Zealand

The Rally of New Zealand is awesome, but there's more to do and see. Get your travel inspiration here and experience New Zealand this year!

Latest news about the Rally of NZ

Never miss an update. We've listed the latest news about the Rally of New Zealand here. Short & sweet. Check it out.

Getting around in New Zealand

See the best ways of getting to the rally stages... And how to see a bit more of New Zealand. Make the most of your rally road trip.

Rally of New Zealand facts & figures

The facts below are based on the 2012 WRC Rally of New Zealand. As soon as the 2020 details are released we'll update this part of the site.



Get ready for action-packed days in New Zealand. Each day will be different; they will all be spectacular!



Based in Auckland, but the stages will take place on (the upper part) of New Zealand's North Island.



So many different types of roads are waiting. New Zealand has it all: gravel, paved, mud & more. Bring it on!

WRC rally action in Spain to show you what it will be like in New Zealand

Tickets to the Rally of New Zealand

Info about tickets to the WRC Rally of New Zealand hasn't been released yet by the organisation. We recommend signing up to the official newsletter to stay in the loop. You'll receive the official ticket info in your mailbox then.

When Kiwis organise events it's done differently than overseas. Life is a bit less organised than some of the European rally fans are used to. The info about how to get tickets to the Rally of New Zealand will be released in the coming months. No worries.

Finding cheap flights to New Zealand

The biggest advantage of the Rally of New Zealand is its timing. September is low season in New Zealand, which means you will be able to find flights to New Zealand at a much lower price than tourist usually pay. Especially the ones travelling to New Zealand in high season. Check out the flight deals we've found so far!

  • Fly from Amsterdam to Auckland: from €939 (return)
  • Fly from Helsinki to Auckland: from €972 (return)
  • Fly from Berlin to Auckland: from $999 (return)
  • Fly from London to Auckland: from €811 (return)
  • Fly from Prague to Auckland: from €969 (return)

See all cheap flights from Europe to New Zealand

  • Fly from Los Angeles to Auckland: from US$698 (return)
  • Fly from San Francisco to Auckland: from US$775 (return)
  • Fly from New York to Auckland: from US$999 (return)
  • Fly from Chicago to Auckland: from US$898 (return)
  • Fly from Houston to Auckland: from US$823 (return)

See all low-priced flight deals from USA to New Zealand

Getting around in New Zealand

New Zealand is by far the best country to travel in. Of course, the scenery is amazing... As you will see when you're visiting us to attend the Rally of New Zealand. But there are also so many options to travel around. Have a look at these options to experience more of New Zealand. Keep in mind, while you are in New Zealand, you might as well see a bit more.


True rally fans travel by campervan. In New Zealand as well. Compact campervans drive like a car (and can be driven on gravel roads), but they come will all cooking & sleeping gear. Perfect!


Another great option to travel around while checking out the stages of the Rally of New Zealand is by car. There are lots of rental companies here so hire cars come in all shapes and sizes. Have a look!


New Zealand has an excellent network of hop-on-hop-off buses. Perfect for solo travellers that want to meet new people... Without having to mingle all the time. A great way to see more of the country after the rally.

Booking accommodation in New Zealand

Wherever the road takes you in New Zealand... Or in this case, where following the Rally of New Zealand will take you, there's always a nice hotel, motel or hostel nearby. Or a campsite or holiday park if that is what you prefer. We've listed the best deals for finding accommodation in New Zealand. Just don't wait too long as there will be more rally fans checking out these deals!

Accommodation deals in and around Auckland

Start your rally trip in Auckland and sleep close to the next ones. Or use Auckland as your base and drive to the stages each day. These Auckland accommodation deals are perfect for you.

Auckland welcomes rally fans from around the world

Auckland - home of the Rally of New Zealand

What to expect from the Rally of New Zealand?

The Rally of New Zealand will be spectacular. It' not just visiting another WRC Rally. Nah, you'll be part of something bigger. It'll be a unique and maybe even once in a lifetime event.

The fact that in 2020 the WRC Rally is back on the calendar doesn't mean it's back for good.

For now, it's just a one-off event to show the WRC organisation that New Zealand deserves a fixed place on the WRC Rally Schedule.

We have the roads. We have the scenery. And we have the driver that can give the others a run for their money. Let's hope we'll see Hayden Paddon in a WRC Rally car in New Zealand as well this year!

Hayden Paddon WRC Rally car in 2012

Things to do & see in New Zealand

During the rally days, you will have plenty of awesome stuff to do and see.... But there's more. New Zealand has so much more to offer. We do hope you will stay a bit longer to experience everything our little country has to offer. Or arrive a bit earlier to check out the amazing scenery of Maori culture before the rally action starts.

See More of New Zealand

New Zealand has so much to offer: amazing Maori culture and history, great hikes, super tasty craft beer and local foods, beach life, city life and more. Check out these tours and activities to take your rally trip to New Zealand to the next level!

News about the Rally of New Zealand

We know you are super busy and exited about this amazing rally event taking place in New Zealand in 2020. There will be lots of updates and news flashes. We'll make sure to only post the most important ones. Also, we'll keep it short and sweet. Check out this Rally NZ site for the latest updates about the WRC Rally of New Zealand.

WRC Rally NZ cancelled

The event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and the travel restrictions.

Ken Block coming to New Zealand

News flash 3 March 2020: Legendary rally driver and Gymkhana master is coming to New Zealand to compete in the Rally of New Zealand.

Want to volunteer at Rally New Zealand?

An event like the Rally of New Zealand can't exist without the help of around 1,000 volunteers.

Will you experience the WRC Rally in New Zealand?

There are so many reasons to visit New Zealand. Our little country is more than a movie set in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. It's probably the best country for a road trip, an amazing country for outdoor fans, a great country for beach lovers, hikers and even city-slickers, and now it's the best country to go to for petrol-heads.

We've always have had local rallies, but now in 2020, we're super-stoked to have the Rally  of New Zealand back in our back-yard. Another great reason to plan your trip to the other side of the world.

New Zealand will surprise you. Not just the amazing stages of the rally but also the scenery and things to do in other parts of the country. The Rally of New Zealand will be a great start. Make sure to explore the rest as well.

We're looking forward to welcoming you in New Zealand aka Aotearoa aka The Land Of The Long White Cloud!

About Rally NZ

Created by Kiwi rally fans for overseas rally fans. Not the official website of the WRC Rally of New Zealand, but a great source of information for everyone travelling to New Zealand to see the rally action in 2020.

Rally NZ is created by travel blog Travel.Geek.NZ

Rally New Zealand is a hugely exciting event for New Zealand – for the first time, kiwi fans will get to see modern-era WRC cars and drivers battle it out in our own backyard. I would love nothing more than to win this event in a WRC car.

Hayden Paddon (2020)

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