The Taniwha

South Waikato

November 5th 2016: Held along the Waikato River Trails, in the South Waikato area of New Zealand, The Taniwha is a challenging one day multisport event.

The Waikato River Trails, in South Waikato, New Zealand, hosts The Taniwha multisport event each November.

The event consists of four Mountain Bike categories, five off-road Run/Walk categories and a team relay bike and relay trail run.

Mountain bikers will have a choice of the 83km, 60km, 42.2km, 22km and 83km team relay categories across varying sections of the Waikato River Trails, taking in views of Lake Karapiro, Lake Arapuni and the rural Waikato country side.

The off-road run/walk event includes the 60km (run only), 42.2km (run only), 21.1km, 14km, 7km and 60km ream relay, crossing swing bridges, the lakeside town of Mangakino and native bush areas.

Age group categories include Junior (under 20), Open (20-39), Master (40,49), Vet (50-59) and Legend (60+), with great prizes up for grabs.

Entry Info

Entry prices vary depending on the event category, with transport packages also available. For more details visit