Each year for one weekend only the pristine trails of the Motatapu welcomes thousands of all-comers to experience one of New Zealand’s favourite off-road sporting events.
Set in the stunning Wanaka to Queenstown high country, you'll race through some of the most stunning high country terrain in New Zealand, with seven different events to choose from over two days, depending on your appetite for scenery or suffering!
Your one chance a year to experience the legend that is the Motatapu.
For those of you tackling the Mountain Bike or Off-Road Triathlon, your bikes and helmets must be checked before you can ride. There are stores across NZ where you can get yours checked from Monday 20 January right through until Friday 13 March. For the full list of stores, check here.
Whether you have entered and are looking for some expert tips, or need some help deciding which Macpac Motatapu event to enter - you're invited to our free Macpac Motatapu Athlete Info nights.We'll be running two sessions next month, one in Auckland (18 September) and one in Christchurch (25 September), so you will have a chance to learn a bit more about the event and ask any questions you may have.We have a panel of legendary past Motatapu athletes who will share their experiences and top tips for tackling each of the events.