Head coach Declan Kidney, captain Brian O'Driscoll and the rest of Ireland's Rugby World Cup travelling party are now bound for Queenstown via London, Dubai and Sydney. They will touch down on New Zealand soil on Thursday.
Click here to view photos of the players and management ahead of their departure for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's clash with Australia, Ireland flanker Rhys Ruddock said: "We need to bring the defensive physicality we had against South Africa, as Australia have threats all over the park. We need to be at the top of our game."
As the countdown continues to Ireland's GUINNESS Series showdown with Australia, number 8 Jamie Heaslip talks about the Georgia game and what it will be like to face an 'old friend' in Michael Cheika this Saturday.
Behind the scenes with the Three Tunnel Cam at the Aviva Stadium for the Ireland v South Africa clash in the 2014 GUINNESS Series. Ireland ran out 29-15 winners with Jonathan Sexton winning the man-of-the-match award.