World renowned Tongariro National Park and Whanganui National Park set the backdrop for a truly unique New Zealand experience. Situated just south of Lake Taupō, the Ruapehu region with its dramatic volcanic landscapes, lush native forests and spiritual rivers epitomise New Zealand's pure outdoors.
From the Mountain Mardi Gras and Ohakune Carrot Carnival, to multisport events including the Mountain Goat, Peak to Powderkeg, T42 and the Tussock Traverse, there are regular events held year round to suit all comers.
Based around the 42 Traverse, an old logging road that gets its name from the original ‘State Forest 42′. The T42 is a classic NZ event held on the 6th May that has a variety of run/walk distances as well as the ‘whole hog’ 48km MTB