Offers and Competitions


Enter To Win

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Enter the 2017 Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge on or before 30 September 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 entered this year’s Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge we’ve automatically placed you in the draw.

Some Terms and Conditions apply, click here to read

Ultimo Get Your Kit On Competition

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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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 Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge MTB Tour

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Planning to enter NZ’s premier cycling event? Why not join us for a great time riding some of NZ’s best mountain bike trails, including an overnight adventure on the Timber Trail. As experts in New Zealand bike tours, this trip is carefully designed to show you the very best scenery and highlights of the Taupo region as well as those less-accessible, out-of-the-way locations you’d find impossible to discover on your own. With all the planning and provisioning taken care of and an experienced local tour guide at your side, all you have to do is ride.




Interislander has been carrying people and vehicles between the coolest little capital Wellington and the picturesque port of Picton for more than 50 years, so they really know what they’re doing! With three large ships, they offer the easiest and most comfortable way to cross the Strait with all of your gear for this year’s Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge! Book now using the promo code LTCC171 and receive a 10% discount off any best available fare. Terms and Conditions apply*

*Terms and Conditions: : 10% discount off any best available fare for Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge participants. Valid for purchase from 21/06/2017 to 2/12/2017 and valid for travel from 18/11/2017 to 2/12/2017. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Discount amount has no refund value. Normal fare conditions apply. Proof of Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge registration must be shown at terminal check-in.

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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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Other Events

The Trans-Tasman Challenge

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Experience and complete the ultimate Trans-Tasman Challenge by bike.

For those who manage to complete two or all three of these events in 2017, Amys Gran Fondo – Lorne, Spring Cycle Super Weekend – Sydney, Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge – Taupo, will earn the exclusive finisher's medal presented at either Spring Cycle Super Weekend or Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

It so easy, all you need to is indicate when you enter any of these events that you’re doing the Trans-Tasman Challenge and we’ll keep you posted on how to claim your medal. 

Spring Cycle Super Weekend

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Whether you are a beginner, a regular rider or a lycra lover – the 2017 Spring Cycle has the ride for you! For one day of the year, we close the roads so you can ride across the Ride the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Experience the thrill of pedalling over the Harbour Bridge, past the Sydney Opera House, through the Rocks, into Barangaroo and into some of our best parks. Roll through Sydney with 10,000 riders. Choose between the 10km Sydney City Ride, 16km River ride, or the 50km Classic Ride! Want something more? Test your endurance on the 105km Challenge Ride. Remember that kids ride free*.

Don’t miss out, join Bicycle NSW on Sunday October 15th. Ride through Sydney like never before !

Spring Cycle, presented by Bicycle NSW.

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Amys Gran Fondo

Lorne, Victoria

16/17 September 2017

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Bayleys Winter Selection


Welcome to our 2017 Winter Selection, I can’t believe that we are over half way through the ‘new year’ and even past the shortest day! I’m sure you will agree that the quality and diverse nature of the properties featured in our latest Selection are a reflection of the very vibrancy that makes this part of the world so special. We look forward to helping you achieve your real estate dreams and aspirations. Yvonne Westerman – Director

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Pascoes Gold Sale on now with a huge 30-50% off Gold Jewellery!

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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)