13 - 28 April
Tongariro River Trail, Turangi
Explore the Tongariro River Trail and find the 12 blue ducks hidden along the trail to win some epic prizes. Pick up and drop off your forms at Turangi iSITE, Rafting New Zealand, Tongariro River Rafting, Tongariro Lodge, Home & Heating Turangi, Sporting Life, Hydro Eatery or the Tongariro National Trout Centre.
- Avanti Montari Jnr kid's bike (retail value $599) thanks to Tongariro Mountain Bikes
- Family white water rafting trip (2 adults and 2 children) thanks to Tongariro River Rafting
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.
So, pack a picnic, rally up the kids and head out to Turangi for the Blue Duck Treasure Trail!
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 hours|
|Physical rating||Easy (Grade 2)|