13 - 28 April
Tongariro River Trail, Turangi
Explore the Tongariro River Trail, find the 12 blue ducks hidden along the trail, unscramble the secret code letters and be in to win some epic prizes.
- Avanti Montari Jnr kid's bike (retail value $599) thanks to Tongariro Mountain Bikes
- Tongariro Blue Duck Experience white water rafting trip (2 adults and 2 children) thanks to Tongariro River Rafting
- Family white water rafting trip with Rafting New Zealand
- 1 nights accommodation for a family 4 at Tongariro Lodge, Turangi
- Passes for the Tongariro National Trout Centre
- BBQ thanks to Home & Heating Turangi
- A day pack from Sporting Life
Pick up and drop off your forms at:
- Turangi iSITE
- Tongariro River Rafting
- Revive Coffee
- Hydro Eatery
- Rafting New Zealand
- Tongariro Lodge
- Tongariro National Trout Centre
- Home & Heating Turangi
- Sporting Life
The Tongariro River Trail is an easy grade 2 mountain bike ride which winds its way along the banks of the beautiful Tongariro River, suitable for beginner riders and families. The trail includes two exciting swing bridges to cross and is surrounded by native bush and birdsong.
The Tongariro River is world renowned for its trout fishing and the river trail is a window to this world. You’ll pass fisherman wading in famous fishing pools with names like Major Jones and Duchess Pool, named after the Queen Mother who once fly-fished there, and the Tongariro National Trout Centre at the far end of the trial is a worthwhile stop off.
The treasure trail will begin at Turangi i-SITE at 1 Ngawaka Place. You can download an entry form here or collect a printed one from the Turangi iSITE. The trail heads towards the SH1 underpass, down Taupahi Road, onto Koura Street and onto the Tongariro River trail at Major Jones Bridge. You will ride along the eastern side of the trail towards the Red Hut Swing Bridge, then return along the other side of the river back to the i-SITE. Take a break at the Tongariro National Trout Centre on the return journey to find out more about the endangered Whio.
So, pack a picnic, rally up the kids and head out to Turangi for the Blue Duck Treasure Trail!
Learn more about the native New Zealand blue duck or whio at www.whioforever.co.nz.
PS. Loved the Blue Duck Treasure Trail? Then make sure to check out the Red Bike Treasure Hunt in Taupō.
|Starting point||Turangi i-SITE, 1 Ngawaka Place, Turangi|
|Distance||12km return (approx)|
|Time||About 2-3 hours|
|Physical rating||Easy (Grade 2)|