Opotiki & Motu
Adventure Racing/ Multisport/ Triathlon
The Opotiki and Motu Virtually on Track gem is home to one of New Zealand’s premier multisport races, the Motu Challenge which involves mountain biking, running, road cycling and kayaking. The annual race takes place in October and covers 173km. It starts and finishes in Opotiki and includes a mountainbike ride up the Old Motu Coach Rd and 27km of whitewater kayaking in the Waioeka River. The Motu 160 provides a mountain biking and road cycling option following Old Motu Coach Rd and SH2 through Waioeka Gorge.