Warriors players have told the NRL club they don't want to go home this year and would rather spend the entire season based in Australia.
A decision on the Warriors' future is expected to be made this week, with both the club and the NRL assessing options for July.
Players have said they will support whatever call is made, with the Warriors' current stay only booked in on NSW's Central Coast until June 21.
But they also know moving home during the COVID-19 travel bubble will come with its difficulties.
Along with the hurdles that could meet the NRL if borders are closed to NSW from New Zealand like it was last week, players also have logistical issues.
All of their families are living with them in camp and have children in school around Gosford.
This year's new recruits are also yet to go to Auckland, with no accommodation locked in or even cars purchased.
"Overall we all sort of made a smart decision that we all probably think it's probably best for us to stay here and just finish off," said skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.
"You've got to consider the families and boys having to find homes when they get back and to find rent, pay for bond and how to find leases.
"That's all the little things that we all have to think about and so we'll put all of that into consideration.
"It's a good set-up here ... so we might as well just finish off the year here if we get the green tick for that and get ready for life back in New Zealand in the new year."
Tuivasa-Sheck did, however, back an idea of flying back to Auckland to play some of their last five home games there, after last hosting a match at Mt Smart Stadium in August 2019.
"If we make the call that we're going to stay here in Australia, I'd still love to come back home and get a few games on," he said.
"I think they'll go off and I think it's only fair to do something back home.
Warriors coach Nathan Brown also backed the players' position, claiming it made the most sense to stay in Australia.
"Going over certainly would have some great benefits especially for our Auckland-based players who have families and grandparents there," Brown said.
"And also to be able to play at home.
"(But) there are a fair amount of players who haven't been to Auckland yet.
"Then there's the obvious thing what happened a week or so ago with the virus coming again and the borders all got shut.
"So I would think that for stability being here (in Australia) is probably the safest option for all involved."
Meanwhile Warriors centre Adam Pompey has locked in his long-term future, signing a two-year extension with the club.