Pre-match jaunt – Tikitapu/Blue Lake
This is 9 km south-east of Rotorua from Tarawera Road. The circuit track begins at the north-east end of the lake and goes south to where it enters the bush and continues circling north through Whakarewarewa Forest and slowly descends into native bush to lake level to exit on the beach where you started.
Dropkick the hangover – Hamurana Springs
This track offers easy walking with beautiful scenic views throughout the whole stream-side walk through a grove of redwoods. A bridge near the end of the track links up with an unsealed road to create a loop track. Hamurana is 15 minutes around Lake Rotorua from town, on the left-hand side of Hamurana road.