What's on


All categories are based around Lake Taupo and the surrounding area. The finish line is on Tongariro Street, Taupo and all pre- and post-event activities on event day will take place at the Event Village on Tongariro North Domain and the adjacent Great Lake Centre.

Event Village Map

Event Registration

Great Lake Centre, Tongariro Street, Taupo

Friday 29 November 10am – 10pm

Saturday 30 November 6am – 8am 

Event packs with ride numbers and timing tags built into the bike tags and plates must be collected from Event Registration between the above times.

You must bring your confirmation email with your bib number to Event Registration to collect your event pack.

All minor spot prizes are drawn at Registration.

Sport and Lifestyle Expo

Great Lake Centre, Tongariro Street, Taupo

The BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Sport & Lifestyle Expo will be held from 10am to 10pm on Friday, 29 November 2019 at the Great Lake Centre and is New Zealands largest cycling expo. Leading up to the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, the expo showcases the latest and greatest in cycling, sport and lifestyle options and attracts around 15,000 visitors annually.

Waste Management

This year our event partner DB, along with Why Waste will have zero waste ambassadors on site over event weekend to help you be a tidy kiwi and dispose of your waste correctly. They’ll be located at marked bin stations on event and will show you which waste items go in which bin to avoid waste contamination.

All aid stations will have minimal cups and will be encouraging the filling of drink bottles.  There will be drop zones for bottles and waste stations at all aid stations. Please dispose of all of your waste at these points.