Offers and Competitions


Register To Win

Register your Expression of Interest for the 2017 Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge on or before 31 May 2017, and you’ll be in the draw to win an amazing prize valued at $4,000 thanks to our valued event partner, Ride Holidays.

The prize includes a 9 day guided 2018 Santos Tour Down Under package with the only Kiwi official operator in Adelaide – RIDE Holidays. You will experience the 20th anniversary of this great event. All the stars will be there - Peter Sagan, Esteban Chaves and our own Jack Bauer. To celebrate the 20th anniversary all RIDE Holidays clients will receive a ticket to the magnificent Tour Down Under Legends dinner. It’s the perfect mix of visiting the magnificent Fleurieu Peninsula and the Adelaide Hills before descending upon the city for the climax of the greatest cycling race in the Southern Hemisphere.

Some of the specifics include:

  • 2 nights Fleurieu Peninsula, 3 nights Adelaide Hills and 3 nights in the city. Staying in 3 and 4 star quality hotels

  • Local Adelaide cycle guides who know every nook and cranny.

  •  Majority of meals are included – 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 6 dinners.

  • 4-5 stages of the Tour Down Under

  • Choice of three guided rides daily - 60 kms to 110kms plus

  • BUPA challenge entry and Jersey (8000 cyclists)

  • Non-riders are very welcome. Separate guide and vehicle

  • 10 week training program leading up to the TDU

  • Excludes flights

If you’ve already registered your Expression Of Interest for this year’s Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge we’ve automatically placed you in the draw.

Some Terms and Conditions apply, click here to read

2017 Expressions of Interest


Ultimo Get Your Kit On Competition


At Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge we love the go fast, aerodynamic, fast-drying, cycling kit and stunning gear made in New Zealand by our sponsor Ultimo Clothing. Every year they do an amazing job of our official merchandise and we want your help to show it off!

Simply Facebook post your photo's while you are out riding in either this years official Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge cycle kit or any previous years gear and you will be in to win a fantastic $500 Ultimo Clothing voucher.

How to Enter:

Enter the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

Take photos of you and or your team, out riding in your Lake Cycle Challenge gear and post them to our Facebook page.


Call into the Ultimo Merchandise area on Friday registration day, and drop in a photo of you in your gear to have put up on the competition wall.

Facebook Entries close on 10 November. Post your photo's to:

Partner offers

Ride Holidays Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge & the Central Plateau Travel Package

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All you have to do is book your plane ticket – we’ll take care of everything else. Bike tours are all about finding the right balance. The perfect mix of cycling, sightseeing, cafes, restaurants and rest. RIDE holidays promises you a fantastic week in one of New Zealand’smost scenic regions. Non-riding partners are very welcome and well catered for. In 2017 we will cater for both roadies and those who prefer the mud. See you soon.

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 Films to spin your wheels

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The Big Bike Film Night is New Zealand’s premiere Bike Film Fest, devoted to the bicycle and all who ride it.

With a feast of films pedalling around the country there are two outstanding line-ups: The Big Bike Film Night and ‘Cycle Chic’ featuring the colourful array of cycling genres.

 “These collections connect cycling fans through the art of cinema with a range of remarkable stories and incredible filmmaking displays. You don’t have to be a cyclist to relate to these films, there’s something here for everyone,” says curator and event director, Brett Cotter.


Forrest Wines Doctors Pack

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FORREST WINES, the principal sponsor behind Marlborough’s Forrest GrapeRide, is also the sole wine sponsor for the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. If you’ve been to our FORREST GrapeRide you are probably familiar with our ongoing commitment with sports throughout New Zealand, so being part of this great ride seemed logical to us.

We have put together this little taster, 3 bottles including our renowned Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, with our new, mouthwatering 2016 The Doctors' Rose. All clocking under 10% alc, we are sure you'll be able to enjoy these, guilt free, after your training and celebrating the ride !

Includes 1 bottle each of:  

2015 The Doctors' Sauvignon Blanc, 9.5% alc

2014 The Doctors' Riesling, 9% alc

2016 The Doctors' Rose, 9% alc

Enjoy the ride everyone!

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Bike Rental

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Natural High is one of New Zealand’s leading adventure tourism companies and carries the country’s largest fleet of rental bikes. Not only does Natural High have New Zealand’s best and largest selection of mountain and road bikes, they also stock tandems, children’s bikes, trailers and other cycling accessories. Natural High’s Auckland depot is conveniently located adjacent to Auckland International Airport or bikes can be relocated to Taupo by arrangement. They also specialise in guided and self-guided bicycle tours, sea kayaking tours and campervan rentals.

Auckland Branch: 10 Uenuku Way, off Tom Pearce Drive. Freephone 0800 444 144

Winter Hours (April - September): Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. 
Spring, Summer & Autumn Hours (October - March):Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm 
Closed on Public Holidays

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Pascoes Mega Sale


Pascoes Mega Jewellery & Watch Sale is on now with a huge 20-50% off. Save on our stunning range of diamonds and gemstones, gold jewellery, silver jewellery and top brand watches.

Selected items excluded.

Other Events

Outback Odyssey

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The Outback Odyssey is more than just a ride. It’s a life-changing experience. This epic ride will take you through the Australian Outback, one of the most spectacular places on earth.

Enjoy being fully supported for this 900km fat tyre epic along the Mawson trail. Ride. Eat. Relax around the campfire and watch the stars come out. Then get up in the morning and do it all over again. With 600 million years of secrets waiting to be revealed, the Flinders Ranges is home to one of the greatest adventures of your lif. Limited to 200 riders, because small is beautiful.

  • Where: Adelaide to Blinman along the Mawson Trail (South Australia).
  • When: 6- 21 May 2017
  • What: 16 days of off-road touring with 5, 6 & 7 day options available.
  • Distance: 900+ km (if you do the full Mawson)
  • Prices: Starting from $800 

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TryTaupo4 is a great opportunity for everyone who wants to get (back) into activity to set their goals and get started. It comprises of a group of 4 events over a period of a half year to keep you fit without going to extremes.

•Walk or run 1 of the quarter off road marathons (10 km), bike the Quarter Lake category (40km) of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, swim 1 km of the Across the Lake Swim, bike and run in the 3-9-3 Kinloch Triathlon.

Anyone who is interested can email Christine at .Sport Waikato will provide a training schedule, a training log and information to support you along the way. Those who finish all four events will win a TryTaupo4 sport shirt they can wear for their next events.

 The events

1.Tauhara Trail 10km run/walk (July) OR Hoka One One Taupo Quarter Marathon run/walk (August) OR Hoka One One 10 km run/walk (Sept)

2.40 km Quarter Lake category of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge (November)

3.Sovereign Tri Kinloch (February)

4.1km swim from Across the Lake Swim (February)