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The 14th Tussock Traverse


The Tussock Traverse offers both keen trail runners and walkers, as well as people new to the excitement of off-road adventures, one of the most scenic and varied courses in New Zealand.

27 January 2017 

6.5km Run / Walk

The 6.5km is a stunning loop, perfect for family groups or people experiencing off-road events for the first time. The course will start and finish at the Chateau Tongariro. Enjoy the scenery and the adventure that includes rock hopping, lava fields, desert, alpine trace and beech forest.

13km Run / Walk

The 13km will start and finish at the Chateau Tongariro. There’ll be some great views of the National Park while you encounter lava fields, alpine tracks, beech forests and do a bit of rock hopping. An achievable distance for most people or perfect for beginners wanting a challenge!

26km Run / Walk

The 26km run/walk course begins approximately 6km up the Tukino Road in the Rangipo Desert (entrance off the Desert Road, SH1) with a long hard climb straight up! Take in the fantastic views of the National Park and mountains as you head for the finish line at the Chateau Tongariro.

For all event information and to enter, please visit the website here 

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