The new photo of Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of
Cambridge and their son Prince George. REUTERS
It's time to get your flags at the ready, as the route
maps for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's New Zealand tour
have been revealed today.
Avid royal-watchers will be able to line the streets of the
cities and towns the royal couple will visit on their first
tour since the birth of their son Prince George.
Images highlighting the best vantage points to catch a
glimpse of Prince William and Catherine have been released
and are being tweeted by Governor-General Lieutenant General
Sir Jerry Mateparae.
When the couple touch down on Kiwi soil on Monday, April 7
and make their way from Wellington Airport to Government
House, the footpath around the bays is expected to be lined
with spectators, and is considered the top spot of the day.
Map of the best vantage points in Queenstown. Click picture
They will then spend a couple of days by themselves to
recover from the journey and enjoy some private time, before
their duties commence in Blenheim with a wreath-laying
ceremony, a public walk through Seymour Square and a flying day
at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre with Sir Peter Jackson.
Next it's on to Auckland on Friday, April 11, where the prime
location will be watching the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
compete in a match sailing race on former Team NZ yachts,
after they take a public drive down Beaumont St and Jellicoe
St to reach the Emirates Team NZ base.
On Saturday, April 12 the royal couple will visit Hamilton
and Cambridge, taking in Pacific Aerospace, as well as
opening the Avantidome. The best spot will be during their
public walk and drive in Cambridge.
Then it's south on Sunday, April 13, as William and Catherine
fly to Dunedin before travelling to Queenstown.
Free tickets are available to attend the Regal Rippa Rugby
Day at Forsyth Barr Stadium, where the pair will be a part of
the coaching teams for the finals alongside All Black stars
Richie McCaw and Aaron Smith.
In Queenstown the best location to snap a photo will be in
the park area just outside Amisfield Winery and in Milbrook
Park on their way to the Shotover Jet.
A public walk through Christchurch's Latimer Square will be
the best chance Cantabrians will have of seeing the pair up
close, as they meet young cricketers ahead of the Cricket
It's back to Wellington on April 16, as the couple prepare to
fly to Sydney. Royal fans will be vying for a top spot along
Willis St for the public drive, and in Civic Square where
Prince William and Catherine will conduct a public walk.
Fans keen to stay up-to-date with all the action from the
royal visit are advised to follow the Twitter hashtag
#RoyalVisitNZ and the Governor General on @GovGeneralNZ on
Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.