This is the shortest of the six legs and ideal for someone in your team who is new to running/walking or loves running fast or speed walking for 3kms.  

From the Rotorua Airport, you carry on along State Highway 30 until you reach the Owhata roundabout where you bear right onto Owhata Road and then left into Vaughan Road.  From here, the changeover is a hop, skip and jump away.

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IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR CHANGEOVER POINTS

It is your responsibility to take the upmost care of yourself and those around you. While the changeover points are a lot of fun, you must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Team drivers MUST enter, park and exit the changeover vicinity slowly and safely. Concentrate on the road and those around you, not the event.
  • Team members, watch out for other cars when you exit or enter your vehicle – you are not bulletproof!
Leg Distance Locations Terrain
Leg 1 7.50 Novotel Rotorua Lakeside to Ngongotaha Domain Flat
Leg 2 7.88 Ngongotaha Domain to Hamurana Rolling hills
Leg 3 8.43 Hamurana to Marama Resort Long flats, some steep hills
Leg 4 9.27 Marama Resort to Airport Long flats, some hills
Leg 5 3.24 Airport to Puketawhero Park Flat
Leg 6 5.88 Puketawhero Park to Rotorua Village Green Flat