Macpac Motatapu


Legend awaits.

Each year for one weekend only the pristine trails of the Motatapu welcomes thousands of all-comers to experience one of New Zealand’s favourite off-road sporting events.

Set in the stunning Wanaka to Queenstown high country, you'll race through some of the most stunning high country terrain in New Zealand, with six different events to choose from depending on your appetite for scenery or suffering!

It’s a bucket-list off-road event for everyone from elite athletes to have-a-crack characters. A hugely enjoyable and social event, famous for its relaxed southern vibe.

Your one chance a year to experience the legend that is the Motatapu. Now the events run over 2 days.

Arrowtown welcomes all athletes and supporters finishing in our stunning village.

Over 20 cafes are open for you to relax in while waiting for competitors to finish or after the race. The bouncy castle for children is set up on Buckingham Green (the main street) all day. The finish line is just 3 minutes walk from the main street so be sure to check out this historic town!

Off Road Marathon

Skoda Mountain Bike

Ultra Run

XTerra Triathlon

 Sawpit Trail Run

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100th NZ Open

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Arrowtown Spiritual Fair

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