- Thursday's super special stage at Pukekawa Auckland Domain kicks off the action. The 1.40km test is free to attend and thousands of Kiwi fans will have the chance to see the hybrid-powered Rally1 cars in the flesh for the first time.
- Friday's leg opens with arguably one of the greatest WRC stages of all time. Whaanga Coast skirts the picture postcard Tasman Sea coastline and is regarded as one of the sport’s best.
- Double runs of the Te Akau South blast could provide a sting in the tale. At 31.02km, it's one of the longest stages of the season.
- The Wolf Power Stage at Jack’s Ridge Haunui venue will provide unique stadium-like viewing for fans - putting them in prime position as the action unfolds.