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Route

Teams start and finish their 2019 GODZone adventure in Akaroa. The first stage involves four different disciplines that takes teams along the Banks Peninsula to the Christchurch Adventure Park. Teams will receive course maps for the rest of the route at the park. They have some time to for food and to digest what lays ahead, before jumping on an overnight coach to a restart location. Teams then trek, packraft, canoe, cave, kayak, bike and orienteer their way home. The route takes in the the Poulter, Waimakariri and Rakaia Rivers along the way. Teams will also visit Castle Hill, Alford Range, Lake Clearwater, Big Hill Range and Palmer Range, before finally heading over the Port Hills for an Akaroa Harbour paddle to the finish.

Stats

Discipline Route Color Distance
Trek 133km
Mountain Bike 286km
Kayaking 77km
Canoeing 0km
Pack Rafting 109km
Coasteering 7km
Caving 1km
Total 613km
Discipline Route Color Distance
Trek 107km
Mountain Bike 286km
Kayaking 77km
Canoeing 77km
Pack Rafting 0km
Coasteering 7km
Caving 1km
Total 555km
Discipline Route Color Distance
Trek 107km
Mountain Bike 286km
Kayaking 77km
Canoeing 77km
Pack Rafting 0km
Coasteering 7km
Caving 1km
Total 555km

Map

Stages

Stage 1
Stage 1 Banks Peninsula
Start Akaroa
Finish Adventure Park
Distance 66km 66km
Ascent +960m +960m
Descent -900m -900m
Est. Fast Time 8.15hr 9.30hr
Est. Slow Time 12.15hr 13hr
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Stage 2
Stage 2 Poulter Broken
Start Mt White Bridge
Finish Castle Hill
Distance 73km 34km
Ascent +950m +430m
Descent -770m -360m
Est. Fast Time 15hr 9hr
Est. Slow Time 20hr 15hr
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Stage 3
Stage 3 Cookie Time
Start Castle Hill
Finish Lake Clearwater
Distance 160km 160km
Ascent +1950m +1950m
Descent -1970m -1970m
Est. Fast Time 12hr 14hr
Est. Slow Time 18hr 20hr
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Stage 4
Stage 4 Big Hill Palmer Range
Start Lake Clearwater
Finish Glenfalloch
Distance 84km 65km
Ascent +3800m +2900m
Descent -3940m -2940m
Est. Fast Time 21hr 18hr
Est. Slow Time 29hr 28hr
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Stage 5
Stage 5 Upper Rakaia
Start Glenfalloch
Finish Montrose Lodge
Distance 53km 53km
Ascent +0m +0m
Descent -330m -330m
Est. Fast Time 6hr 6hr
Est. Slow Time 8hr 8hr
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Stage 6
Stage 6 Lower Rakaia
Start Montrose Lodge
Finish Rakaia Huts
Distance 77km 77km
Ascent +0m +0m
Descent -280m -280m
Est. Fast Time 6hr 7hr
Est. Slow Time 8.30hr 9hr
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Stage 7
Stage 7 Lake Ellesmere
Start Rakaia Huts
Finish Wainui
Distance 83km 83km
Ascent +780m +780m
Descent -780m -780m
Est. Fast Time 6hr 7hr
Est. Slow Time 8.30hr 9hr
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Stage 8
Stage 8 Akaroa Harbour
Start Wainui
Finish Akaroa
Distance 17km 17km
Ascent +0m +0m
Descent -0m -0m
Est. Fast Time 3.30hr 3.30hr
Est. Slow Time 5hr 5hr
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