Day 2 – Queenstown to Wanaka


Monday 7th April 2019
Queenstown to Wanaka


Stage Distance: 82km
Total Tour Distance: 128km


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Stage Info

Start time: 8.00am

Queenstown to Arrow Junction and onwards to Wanaka (82km).

You are starting today at the Steamer Wharf in Queenstown at 8.00am for a welcome by the Mayor and photographs. After which there is a neutral ride to Arrowtown. The congregation point in Queenstown will give riders time to complete registration and a chance to be welcomed by the Major, a photo opportunity for the U Tube production, and just one gorgeous place to start from.

From there you have a neutral ride to Arrowtown, from where you will be marshaled and started by our Timing Officials.The stage will be timed from Arrowtown to Wanaka. The ride is just 68 kms today but there is a serious mountain pass ahead of you. If you love climbing, this day will be a highlight. If you don’t, then take some time to enjoy the views on the way up, and perhaps stop for a photo at the Historic Cardrona pub, full of history and gold mining stories, on the way down!

First though, you will pass through the quaint and historic goldmining village of Arrowtown. The autumn colours will be breathtaking – if you can take a moment to enjoy them!

From the top, an incredible fast descent into Wanaka. Don’t think you won’t be working though! Finish at the Show grounds.

The Peloton Party and a well earned rest after two fabulous stages.


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Stage Timetable
Time Activity
8:00 AM Earnslaw Cruise
10:30 AM Drive to Glenorchy
11:00 AM Individual Time Trial Start
3:00 PM Individual Time Trial End
5.00 PM Peloton Party at SkyLine


Stage Brief

Swim Briefing Summary


If you are a slow or not a confident swimmer, please start at the back of the line. The course is clearly marked with 3 swim buoys. If you need any assistance during your swim leg, please raise your hand and call for one of the lifeguards. The tide will be quite low on event day. We will have marshals as you enter the water moving participants away from the shoreline and closer to the middle of the pond. Please only move to the shore if you require assistance.

Bike Briefing Summary

(Individuals) After your swim you will head to transition and put on your helmet. Once you are ready you will take your bike off the rack and walk it to the mount line. Please don’t ride your bike in transition or on the way to the mount line. Once you pass the mount line you will get on your bike and ride the course. You will then get off your bike at the dismount line and walk your bike back to transition before starting the run.

Individual and Team Cyclists:

  •  Please keep to the left of the bike course at all times unless overtaking.
  •  Please ensure you have a drink bottle on your bike to stay hydrated.
  •  Please ensure your helmet is secured from the time you remove your bike from the rack until you put your bike back on the rack.

Run Briefing Summary

(Individuals) After your bike ride you will then head into transition and put your bike back on the rack. You can then remove your helmet and get ready for the run. Once you are ready you will head out towards the transition exit, towards the bridge – which is the same end as the cycle exit. You will then complete your allocated laps before heading down the finish line on your final lap.

Individuals and Teams:

  •  There are drink stations along the run course so please make use of these to ensure proper hydration.
  •  Please keep left on the run course at all times unless overtaking.

Please ensure that you read the full race briefing. Any late changes to the briefing due to adverse weather or other considerations may be given during the verbal race briefing on site, as per the above timetable. Therefore, it is important that all participants attend the race brieing.

Also, please note that the Marshals attend as volunteers. They are on site to provide the best possible event in terms of enjoyment and safety. Please abide by all instructions provided by the Marshals at all times. Failure to do as instructed by Marshals may result in removal from the event.