Offers and Competitions


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



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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Experience the Lake while the rest ride round it!

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Whilst your loved ones are battling hills, let us entertain you in style on the Lake! View the Maori Rock Carvings, feed the ducks from the window, and earn your Wheel Certificate driving the boat.  You’ll also get a FREE muffin and hot cup of coffee/tea.  On the 1.30pm cruise there is also a fishing demonstration.  Buy one get one free all event weekend!  Book online with promo code: cycle2017 to claim your discount!

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Refuel and recover with a Sunday Brunch Cruise

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What better way to treat yourself and the family after a hard ride on event day? Jump aboard Cruise Cat for a sumptuous full cooked english breakfast, croissants, a fruit platter and a spectacular view.  For two hours you’ll cruise the Lake, do a spot of fishing and visit the Maori Rock Carvings. All tickets are buy one get one free, with the breakfast being an additional $18 per person.  Book online to secure your booking as spaces are limited!  Use promo code: cycle2017 to get your discount!

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Forrest Wines Doctors Pack

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 treat, 3 bottles of The Doctors’. All clocking under 10% alc, we are sure you'll be able to enjoy these, guilt free, after your training and celebrating the ride!               

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Includes 1 bottle each of:  

2017 The Doctors' Sauvignon Blanc, 9.5% alc

2014 The Doctors' Riesling, 9% alc

2017 The Doctors' Rose, 9.5% 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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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 2018 we will cater for both roadies and those who prefer the mud. See you soon.

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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 Mega Sale is on now, save a massive 15-50% off our huge range of jewellery and top brand watches!

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 Holden Own The Hill

Registrations are now closed.

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Ride for Team Holden 2017

As part of the 2017 Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge we’re giving 200 riders the chance to push themselves even harder! Enter below for your chance to win the Ultimate Holden Experience and own Hatepe Hill!

If you make the team you’ll get a Holden Own The Hill cycling jersey to ride in on the day, exclusive access to the Holden Hub and a chance to be the 2017 Holden Own The Hill Winner!

Hatepe Hill is a thigh burning 2km climb at the end of the course, set yourself a goal time then get out there and own it. We’ve crunched a few numbers to help with setting your goal.

-  If you’ve only got on your bike recently then we’d  recommend a goal around the 15 minute mark.

-  Weekend warriors should be looking at knocking it off in around 10 minutes.

-  Budding Tour de France riders should aim to be hitting 7 minutes or less.

Once you’ve dominated the climb and completed the 2017 Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge you and a friend can join us for some hard-earned VIP hospitality at the Holden Hub in the Event Village.

Make sure you stick around to find out if you won yourself a podium finish for Holden Own The Hill.

The Holden Own The Hill promotion is available to riders who have entered the Round The Lake, Half The Lake, or Quarter Lake categories and will be riding Hatepe Hill as part of their chosen event category on event Day.

We’re expanding our presence in the Domain this year to include lots of fun for the whole family, so bring them down to enjoy the day and to cheer you over the finish line!


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)