Tussock Traverse

Tongariro National Park
NEXT EVENT: Saturday 30th January, 2021.

6km/12km, 21km, 32km & 50km event options.

The Tussock Traverse offers both keen trail runners and walkers, as well as people new to the excitement of off-road adventures, one of the most scenic and varied courses in New Zealand. The event is proud to support the ongoing work of Project Tongariro (Tongariro Natural History Society), and the great work they do conserving this spectacular area. Project Tongariro is the charity partner of the Tussock Traverse.

The 32km and 21km options from just inside SH1, cut across the heart of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park, before finishing at the Chateau Tongariro in Whakapapa.

The 50km is a beast starting at the top of Ohakune Mountain Road and it’s first section includes big exposed valleys with long climbs.  It connects with the 32km course from Tukino Access Road onwards.

The much loved 6km loop (which can be completed once for 6km or twice for 12km) both start and finish line near the Chateau Tongariro.

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