Offers and Competitions

Team and Group Incentives

At BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge we’re all about getting you and your friends together for a bit of fun and camaraderie. We have some great team and group incentives available below.

BDO Teams Challenge

Whether your a work place team, a cycling group or a group of friends, we've teamed up with BDO to create a wicked teams challenge.

The BDO Teams Challenge is really simple to be part of. Simply register your team of four (or multiple teams of four) as wanting to take part in the BDO Teams Challenge when you do your event entry. It is free to enter the BDO Teams Challenge and we will also give you a 10% discount off your entry fee.

Your team of four need to ride in the same event category and there will be a winner for each of the below categories:

Bike Barn Round The Lake
Half The Lake
Quarter Lake

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The winning teams will be the ones with the best cummulative time of their first three riders.

You will also get a trophy and certificate to take away with you.

BDO will also put you in the draw to be one of ten teams that they host at the BDO BBQ in the event village after your ride.

Remember entries in the BDO Teams Challenge save you 10% so get your team together!

Group Discounts

If you are a group of four or more and not taking part in the BDO Teams Challenge you can still get a 10% discount off your entry.

Simply email to access your unique 10% discount code.

As an extra incentive if you are a group of 30 riders or more, we're also going to give you free entries into the 2020 BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Chalenge. A group of 30 will receive one free entry into the 2020 event, with an additional free entry for each multiple of 10 riders over and above that eg. a group of 40 will receive 2 free entries into the 2020 event, a group of 50 will receive 3 free entries into the 2020 event and so on.

Other Group Challenges

It’s simple to win one of these other group challenges. All you have to do is be the group that rides the greatest total distance, so a big group doing our shorter distances could have as much chance of winning as a smaller group who take on our longer course options. These challenges are:

  • Schools Challenge
  • Rotary Challenge
  • Tertiary Challenge

And for groups of four or more you'll be eligible for the 10% entry discount (refer to the Group discount offer above).


Holden Own the Hill


Holden challenges you to Own the Hill! We are giving anyone who enters the Bike Barn Round The Lake, Half The Lake, or Quarter Lake categories a chance to enter the Holden ‘Own the Hill’ challenge.

This is an event within an event that Holden has created. We time the Riders ride up and down the Hatepe Hill- a thigh killer 2km climb toward the end of the course. Riders are asked to estimate the time they think they will take to tackle the Hatepe Hill, the rider with the closest actual time to their estimated time is the winner of the challenge.

Simply guess your ride time up Hatepe Hill - a thigh killer 2km climb toward the end of the course.

Set yourself a goal time. Give it all you’ve got. And own it!

• If you’re fairly new to riding, try for 15 minutes or so.
• Weekend road warrior? 10 minutes should do the trick.
• Budding Tour de France riders should be hitting 7 minutes or less.

The Holden Own the Hill champion will win their very own Holden Acadia experience, a chance to get behind the wheel of a Holden Acadia for a weekend! Ts & Cs Apply*


* The winner is to contact Holden New Zealand to arrange an agreeable time to claim the prize, at least 2 weeks prior to chosen prize weekend. Prize must be claimed before March 31, 2020.  Vehicle to be picked up and returned to the local dealer. Vehicle shall not be used illegally, improperly, for hire, as a public conveyance or in any manner for  any political purpose whatsoever; the vehicle shall be driven in a safe and prudent manner by licensed drivers, twenty five years of age or older; the user shall be responsible for all fines, forfeitures and penalties incurred by reason of the use of the vehicle. During the period the vehicle is lent, the user undertakes to ensure that Holden New Zealand Limited is notified if minor repairs necessary or any accident that has occurred. Vehicle should be returned in good order and condition on or before due date - inclusive of its spare wheel, jack, wheel wrench, Owner’s Handbook, Warranty Booklet and glove box compendium etc.

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 Cycle Challenge & 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. See you soon.

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Monday 02 December – optional extra

100KM OF PURE 100% NEW ZEALAND Live volcanos, ski fields, country roads, and remote lakes – you won’t forget today. We will leave Taupō nice and early as we’ve booked a really nice (tiny) café for breakfast. In fact – it’s opening just for us. Our starting point for today’s ride is a town called Turangi. It’s 40km from our hotel at the southern end of the lake. Established in 1887, Tongariro National Park is New Zealand's first National Park, and the fourth National Park to be created in the world. Tongariro National Park has gained international significance by being awarded UNESCO Dual World Heritage, a status which recognises the park's important Maori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features.

TNP has also gained much fame after the release of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The area was depicted as the Land of Mordor – with one of the mountains in the park, Mount Ngauruhoe, featured as the forbidding Mount Doom in the movies. The park is dominated by the three volcanoes of Mount Ruapehu (2797m), Mount Ngauruhoe (2291m) and Mount Tongariro (1968m). 

The region has been formed by many volcanic eruptions over the last 300,000 years; as well as glaciers from the last ice age. This has created surreal colours, landscapes and textures.

Our ride is a very hilly 100km although we will have a shorter option available. We will have two vehicles supporting us on our ride. So, if you’ve had enough then simply hop in the van. We’ll stop just after 50km for lunch. That happens to be at the bottom of Whakapapa ski field where the views are unforgettable.

Depending upon time we’ll pop in to a local lake side café for a beer on the way back to Taupō. You deserve it.

$300.00 NZD per person includes…

Transport to and from Taupo on the day
Guides on the road
Vehicle support
Breakfast and lunch

To book please email

Bluebridge Bike Club

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Join the Bluebridge Bike Club to save 10% on all Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries passenger and vehicle fares all year-round.

Wairakei Resort Taupo

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Wairakei Resort offers tranquil 4-star accommodation set amidst a stunning thermal valley in the heart of the Wairakei Tourist Park. Guests can enjoy modern rooms and facilities, exquisite dining, riding trails, golf, tennis, two geothermally heated swimming pools and six outdoor hot tubs, all just a short ride from Taupo’s city centre and many of the region’s highlights.

For conferencing and events Wairakei Resort is also your perfect solution. The professional team will be on hand from planning to inception and the resort can for anything from small groups to as many as 650 delegates.


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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Make your March sparkle with gorgeous new Jewellery from the Pascoes Ultimate Diamond Sale! Shop 25 to 50% off* Diamonds & Gemstones in store or online.