New Zealand Travel Diary

It's been a whirlwind tour of New Zealand so far for our Australian men's and women's cricket teams. 

The men's team has been in New Zealand since the start of February, playing a number of One Day International (ODI) and Test matches against hometown team the Black Caps.

They've been traveling across the country and are now in Christchurch playing a second and final Test match against the home side.  

Australian women's cricket team, the Southern Stars arrived in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand on Thursday and will play a number of matches against the White Ferns for the Rose Bowl Series.

We've rounded up a travel diary of photos from both teams, showing what life is like on the road for both teams. 

Australian Men's Cricket Team

When it comes to travelling abroad Aussie coach Darren Lehmann is usually at the centre of candid sleeping snaps on flights out of the country. This time, David Warner targeted fellow teammate Matthew Wade with this candid snap. 

The boys started off their tour in Auckland. It seems David Warner was keen to hit the field early on. 

Team πŸ“Έ time. At least @davidwarner31 is ready to go! #NZvAUS #CmonAussie

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After completing a number of One Day International matches across the country in New Zealand, the Aussie men's team headed to the Basin Reserve in Wellington on the North Island to take on the Blackcaps for the first Test match. 

Test cricket is back! The opening #NZvAUS contest begins at 8:30am EDT #CmonAussie

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Here we go... #NZvAUS #CmonAussie

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New Zealand is known for turning on some magnificent views and a day at the cricket is no different. 

Best seats in the house? #NZvAUS #CmonAussie

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Day two of the first Test match against the Black Caps proved a good day in the office for Adam Voges.  

Onya V! Adam Voges finished the day unbeaten on 176 and with a Test average greater than πŸ’―! #NZvAUS #CmonAussie

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During their downtime, some of our Aussie cricketers have wasted no time in exploring the sights and sounds of New Zealand. 

Beautiful brunch with @dani_willis in Wellington #dayoff

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Saturday Night Lights! #Wellington #NightMarkets #NewZealand

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Usman Khawaja, clearly impressed with the anti steam mirrors in his New Zealand hotel room.

'What sorcery is this'...? Need one of these at home! #antifogmirror #smallthings #blowingmymind #wellington

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After a brief stint in Wellington it was on to Christchurch for the men's team. 

Beautiful view of Wellington from the air now onto Christchurch.

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With the guys in Christchurch playing their second Test match, many of them have had time to reflect on the devastation and damage that was caused during the 2011 earthquake. 

One of many empty places in Christchurch. Very sad to see the real life damage the earthquake caused.

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Walking the streets of Christchurch. Still so sad to see the damage everywhere from the earthquake 5 years ago.

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Some strong results for Australia on the first day of the second Test in New Zealand. 

What a day! Australia go to stumps at 1-57, trailing by 313 runs #NZvAUS #CmonAussie

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The Southern Stars

An epic view to welcome the team to the coastal New Zealand town of Mount Maunganui. 

After a big training session, the girls enjoyed some recovery in the crystal clear waters of their adopted town. 

A tough start for the Southern Stars in the first ODI match against the White Ferns. 

The girls hit the water again after game day and will have a rest day tomorrow before taking on the White Ferns on Monday. 

Cheeky paddle to finish out the day..... #mtmaunganui #lostmyswimmers

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