A princely journey

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Get inspired by some of the highlights of Prince Harry's itinerary!

Following the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal tour of New Zealand last year, Prince Harry's first visit to Aotearoa will take him from Auckland's urban buzz to our most southern community on Stewart Island. 

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Waitakere Ranges, Auckland

Von Julian Apse

Hiking in Auckland's lush Waitakere Ranges



Named one of Lonely Planet's Top 10 Cities last year, Auckland blends city style with a stunning natural playground, spread over two harbours and countless beaches and bays.

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Frank Kitts park Lagoon, Wellington

Von Mike Heydon

Wellington's pretty Frank Kitts Park Lagoon.


Our capital city is a lively hub of culture and colour. Prince Harry will visit the new Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and attend a rugby game at Westpac Stadium.

  • Cricket and soccer matches are also held at the stadium, as well as various concerts - keep an eye out for special events
  • Te Papa Tongarewa (our national museum and the most visited museum in Oceania) on the waterfront is a must-see
  • If you're a movie buff you'll love Weta Cave, the Academy-Award winning company that brought The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies to life
  • Catch a ferry over to the predator-free island of Matiu Somes or book a tour to Kapiti Island where you can hike through native bush and go kiwi-spotting in the wild at night

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Whanganui River, Whanganui

Von Ian Trafford

Canoeing on the mystical Whanganui River.


The Whanganui River is a place of deep spiritual significance to the local iwi (tribe). After a ceremonial welcome onto a marae (meeting house) Prince Harry will paddle a traditional Maori waka / canoe on the river.

  • You can explore the Whanganui River by canoe or jetboat. Jetboating is an exhilarating way to visit natural wonders and historic sites, such as the Bridge to Nowhere, along the river
  • See Maori treasures up close at the Whanganui Regional Museum, and visit historic Sarjeant Art Gallery
  • Cruise on the PS Waimarie, New Zealand's only coal-fired paddle steamer
  • Ride Whanganui's historic Durie Hill elevator, which is one of only two earth-bound elevators in the world

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Re:Start , Christchurch - Canterbury

Von David Swanson

The popular Re:Start container mall in Christchurch.


Described by Lonely Planet as a "vibrant city in transition, coping resiliently and creatively,” Christchurch is bouncing back post-earthquakes, as Prince Harry will observe.

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Stewart Island - Rakiura
Kiwi bird, Stewart Island - Rakiura

Von Tourism NZ

A brown kiwi on Stewart Island.

Stewart Island

New Zealand’s third and southernmost island is an ecological wonderland and one of the few places you're likely to encounter a kiwi in its natural habitat.

  • If you don’t come across one in the forest or foraging on the beach, ‘spotting tours’ offer another chance to rendezvous with this flightless bird
  • Just a short boat ride from Stewart Island, Ulva Island is a pest-free sanctuary where you can see and learn about species that wouldn’t survive on the mainland. Here, rare birds come so close you often don’t even need binoculars or a telephoto lens to see them
  • Stewart Island is home to one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, the Rakiura Track, as well as a number of walking and hiking trails - lots of day tracks leave from Halfmoon Bay

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