Wattyl Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2024

Where: Lake Taupo,, ,
When: Saturday, November 30, 2024
Photo: Jo Wiggijo [via pixabay.com]
Photo: Jo Wiggijo [via pixabay.com]

The Wattyl Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is celebrated since 1977. The Cycling’s sport attracts lot of sportsmen and now days the event takes place once a year, in the last week of November.

It is known as the most important popular sport’s event in New Zealand. The event emphasizes the sport’s challenge facet not the contest one. Seven different challenges are suggested, starting from one encircling of the lake (about 160Km) or two cycles of 320 Km. Most of the participants choose the one cycle of 160 Km (about 100 miles) that passes lengthwise Taupo’s charming coasts.

Even if you do not cycle, don’t miss the festival’s mood of the ending events.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Taupo and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both World Wars. New Zealand's full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

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