Title Sponsor


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Macpac is all about getting people into the outdoors, and encouraging them to venture out into their own backyards – through fitness, exploration and recreation. Our people are passionate, experienced outdoors enthusiasts who test our gear every day, in the ultimate adventure test lab – New Zealand. Let us share our expertise to help you get the best out of your journey. Whatever your adventure.

Main Sponsors



ŠKODA was ‘Born on a Bike’ back in 1895 when the founders began the company with the construction of bicycles, and cycling has remained important to the European car manufacturer ever since. ŠKODA New Zealand has set up a cycling team to ride in some of the New Zealand’s coolest races, including the ŠKODA Mountain Bike. Click here for more information.

Official Sponsors


Arrowtown - Where History Meets Nature. Stroll historic avenues, pan for gold, hike or bike through the hills. Visit the Lakes District Museum, vibrant retail stores, and restaurants with culinary delights. Just 20 minutes from Queenstown.

Pure Sports Nutrition


PURE Sports Nutrition produces high quality natural sports nutrition products that work, with no colours or preservatives. We are passionate about healthy sports nutrition, with every ingredient carefully selected for quality and performance.



Giro Cycling – New Ideas to Enhance the Ride. At Giro, that’s our pursuit. Dreaming up new ideas, finding new solutions, developing new ways to make riders more comfortable and efficient, while allowing every rider to feel a sense of freedom and independence on the bike.


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When we started, no one dreamed you could operate a world-class bike brand out of New Zealand. Since 1985 we’ve pioneered cycling; creating bikes with the rider’s purpose and enjoyment in mind.

And as an iconic kiwi brand we’re proud to be partnered with the iconic race that is Motatapu.

Gibbston Valley


One of the region’s founding wineries, Gibbston Valley is a world-renowned destination for premium Central Otago wine and food. Gibbston Valley released Central Otago’s first commercial vintage in 1987 and continues to handcraft a range of award-winning and some certified-organic varietals. Family owned, Gibbston Valley is home to a restaurant, cellar door, bike centre and New Zealand’s largest wine cave.




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Budget Car and Truck Rental have a special offer for all entrants with $50 off a 3+ day Budget rental. With so many people in Queenstown for the Macpac Motatapu, rental cars will be in hot demand, so don’t delay. And don’t forget, Budget are refunding the race fees of five lucky Macpac Motatapu participants to ensure you’re good to go for your next event, so enter at and you could be racing for free.





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You'll find the word ‘pride' printed on the Speight's Gold Medal ale label. It is that pride that defines Speight's and sets us apart from ordinary beer brands. We are proud to come from a mighty little country that's prepared to take on the best of the rest of the world.

CLIF Bar - Kitchen-Crafted Performance

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It’s the first bar we made, and it’s still everything we are about. Wholesome ingredients. Performance nutrition. And great taste. Whether you’re on a 50km mountain bike ride or exploring a new trail, this energy bar is built to sustain your adventure!


The Hits

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It’s the place you go to feel happy, connect with like-minded people, laugh and sing along to all the songs. Being local, being from here and talking about what is happening in town is a critical component to The Hits past and future success.
Ferg - Tune in weekdays 6am - 9am as I do what I have always done. BE LOCAL!

Over The Top


Over The Top – the helicopter company, is Queenstown’s premium helicopter operator offering access into some of the most remote and pristine locations.  With over 30 years experience flying in the region, we offer engaging tours covering the most popular attractions and activities, as well as uniquely designed experiences.  Your itinerary is limited only by your imagination so enquire with us to find out exactly what dream adventures we can turn into reality.

Business Patrons


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Foundation Partners

Queenstown Lakes District Council


The Queenstown Lakes District Council provides high quality services and facilities to residents and visitors alike.  This includes providing good quality local infrastructure; managing parks, trails, libraries and recreational facilities; enabling sustainable development through resource and building consenting services; and regulating local activities such as dog and noise control; parking enforcement and local health standards.