When: Saturday 26 January, 2019
Where: Tongariro National Park
Run or walk one of the most scenic and varied courses in New Zealand, the Tussock Traverse in Tongariro National Park on Saturday 26 January 2019.
The 15th anniversary event offers both keen trail runners and walkers, as well as people new to the excitement of off-road adventures to take the challenging course. Select from a variety of distances, including a 6.5K, 13K or 26K course.
The iconic 26km course cuts across the heart of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park, starting off at the Desert Road on the Eastern side of the Park and takes in the Rangipo Desert and Waihohonu traverse track before finishing at the Chateau Tongariro in Whakapapa.
The 13km and 6.5km options will both start and loop back to the event finish line at the Chateau Tongariro.
The event is proud to support the ongoing work of Project Tongariro (Tongariro Natural History Society), and the great work they do conserving this spectacular area.
For more information and entries visit Tussock Traverse.
Book your Whakapapa accommodation for the Tussock Traverse in New Zealand’s highest hotel at Skotel Alpine Resort, located in Whakapapa Village at the foot of Mount Ruapehu. Select from a variety of room types, from backpacker rooms, to view rooms of the Park and the volcanic mountain peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu. BOOK NOW