Helpful info for participants and spectators
ROTORUA ACCOMMODATION AND TRAVEL
Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe, otherwise known as Rotorua, is the birthplace of tourism in Aotearoa New Zealand. A mecca for Maori Culture, Geothermal Activity and Adventure Experiences, Rotorua is a world class destination to live, work and play. Whether it be visiting one of the dozens of lakes, experiencing traditional Maori Culture, bathing in rejuvenating waters, hiking on scenic trails, rafting down amazing rivers or mountain biking in the world famous Whakarewarewa Forest park, Rotorua has the experience for you.
For advice on travel options, accommodation, cafes, restaurants and more, visit the RotoruaNZ.com website.
Event parking is at the Waipa MTB Carpark. Parking is free. Please ensure you secure your belongings as this is a public carpark. Parking is conveniently located at the festival site. When exiting the carpark and Waipa State Mill Rd please take care as there are heavy vehicles operating 24/7 in the area.
The history and culture surrounding the Whakarewarewa Forest, the variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, diverse range of exotic tree species, mix of native undergrowth, panoramic views, and proximity to lakes, thermal areas and the city centre have made The Redwoods & Whakarewarewa Forest one of Rotorua’s most spectacular natural assets and one of the city’s greatest treasures.
Over 5600 hectares of forest awaits you to enjoy and explore at your leisure. If you love the outdoors and want to experience nature at its best, this area is definitely for you!
The forest is most well-known for the network of superb mountain biking and walking tracks and for the magnificent stand of Californian Coast Redwoods. These towering trees, along with numerous other species and the fresh forest air, combine to create an invigorating atmosphere and a truly unique and special environment.
The bag drop area is located inside the Registration Tent at Waipa MTB Carpark and opens at 6.00am on Saturday. Please ensure you label your bag with your name and race number. You must collect your gear by 6.00pm on Saturday (you must show your event number to collect).
TRAINING AND TIPS
We have sample training programmes available for free from our website. Coming soon
LOST AND FOUND
Our Lost and Found area will be located at registration and available for collection until 6pm Saturday. All remaining items will be transferred to the Mountain Bike Rotorua Waipa Shop afterwards where they will be managed under their policy.
As soon as they become available, provisional results will be available online and the goal is to have them finalised within 24 hours of the race finish.
The Prize Giving ceremony will take place on the main stage at 4.00pm starting with randomly drawn spot prizes before moving into the overall event winners draws. You must be present at the ceremony to receive spot prizes and there will NOT be prize giving for category winners, only the overall event winners, ie. Titokorangi 10K 1st, 2nd and 3rd Women and Men.