The Tarawera Trail Marathon & 50k starts at Pohutu Geyser in the Whakarewarewa Thermal Field, Te Puia. From there, it’s ‘full steam ahead’ through Hemo Gorge and following Puarenga Stream into the heart of Whakarewarewa Forest. Following the hidden corners of Green Lake takes you to the views from the ridgetop on Woodstock Farm. Running past the sheep and back along the shores of Rotokakahi (Green Lake), it’s 15km along the new Tarawera Trail. With views of Lakes Tarawera and Rotomahana along the way, you’ll finish right under Mt Tarawera – at Hot Water beach where you can soak in the natural hot water pool or jump in the lake. A scenic boatride and bus takes you back home. 2016 race guide.
Don’t feel like running a marathon or an ultra marathon? Then our Tikitapu Trail Run is just what you’re after! Short distance adventure run – achievable and great for anyone new to trail running.
The Tikitapu Trail Run is part of the Tarawera Trail Marathon & 50km since November 2016. There are 16 and 23km options – both starting at Pohutu Geyser, Te Puia and finishing at at one of New Zealand’s most spectacular locations – Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake).