Taup≈ç will celebrate its family-friendly cycle trails with the Taup≈ç Treasure Trails these July school holidays.
The family-fun event was set to kick off as part of the Taup≈ç Trails Festival in autumn, however due to COVID-19 was put on hold.
“We are thrilled to again be able to deliver this event under the banner of the Malcolm Flowers Insurances Taup≈ç Winter Festival,” says DGLT marketing and communications manager Anna McLaren.
The Taup≈ç Treasure Trails passport challenge encourages families to complete three treasure trails around the region; the Red Bike Treasure Trail in the Taup≈ç town centre, the Blue Duck Treasure Trail on the Tongariro River Trail, Turangi and the inaugural Green Gecko Treasure Trail on the Maraetai section of the Waikato River Trails, Mangakino.
“We have hundreds of kilometres of world-class, year-round riding in our region thanks to our pumice-rich soils, along with many trails that pass tourism experiences, cafés and bars and unique accommodation. It’s all about exploring more of the region, discovering new trails and enjoying our tourism experiences and hospitality,” says Anna.
“Taup≈ç is home to many family-friendly biking and hiking trails and these treasure trails are a great way for families to get out and about and have a fun outdoor experience together”, says Anna.
Passports are available from the Taupo and Turangi i-SITE’s or can be downloaded at: www.lovetaupo.com/taupotreasuretrails
Families can bike one, two or three of the treasure trails (the more trails the more chances to win), then drop completed passports back to the i-SITE’s or Mangakino Library to be in to win.
The Taup≈ç Treasure Trails are a partnership initiative powered by Destination Great Lake Taup≈ç, Towncentre Taup≈ç, Turangi Tourism Group, Mangakino CLD and Waikato River Trails, and delivered in collaboration with the Taup≈ç Winter Festival.
The Malcolm Flowers Insurances Taup≈ç Winter Festival runs from July 3 – 19 and includes plenty more family fun with the Unison Light Trail, Wairakei Estate Ice Rink, Rapids Jet Ice Slide, Ebbett Taup≈ç Fun Zone and loads more. More information: www.taupowinterfestival.co.nz.
The popular Taup≈ç Second-hand Bike Sale is also back and will be held on Saturday, July 11, on the Tongariro North Domain. For a small fee, 100 per cent of which will go towards Kids Bike Taup≈ç, people will be able to bring their bikes and bike parts along to sell, or hunt for a preloved bargain. For more information about the Second-hand Bike Sale head to: www.facebook.com/BikeTaupo
To book your July school holidays in Taup≈ç head to lovetaupo.com. Keep an eye on the website and @LoveTaupoNZ Facebook and Instagram channels for updates and event details.