Supporter Guide

Course Spectator Zones


Spectator Zone: Coronet Peak Base Building 

Catch the rolling start between 8:30am - 10:30am

Parking is in the ski field carpark. 


Stage 1

Spectator Zone: Moke Lake

Estimated first athlete 9:30am

Moke Lake is accessed via a gravel road. Please take extra care and reduce speed. As you enter the Moke Lake Camping area, a marshal will direct you to the spectator parking.


Stage 2

Spectator Zone A: Butchers Dam

Estimated first athlete: 9:30 am

Butcher’s Dam is a DoC recreational reserve with some great walking and mountain biking tracks.  Take a walk across the dam and cheer the riders as they head towards Purple Haze MTB track and back up the ridgeline.

Spectator Zone B: Conroys Dam

Estimated First Athlete: 10:30am

Conroy’s Dam is a public reserve within Earnscleugh Station.  There is limited parking at this location and Campervans aren’t permitted in wet weather. 


Stage 3

Spectator Zone: Clyde Township

Estimated First Athlete:  9:30am

Please avoid parking on Sunderland Street as this is part of the course.  Side street parking available throughout Clyde.  Arrive early so you can watch the race across Clyde Dam.


Stage 4

Spectator Zone: Tannacreif Wines, 206 Hall Road Bannockburn

Estimated first athlete: 10:00am

Access to the spectator zone is via the course so please plan to arrive between 8:30am – 9:30am.please reduce speed and obey marshals at all times.  Grab yourself a glass of wine and pull up a camp chair and wait for your rider to come through!


Stage 5

Spectator Zone: Ice Rink in Queenstown Gardens - the final finish line!

smallPioneerStage7 a18w2495

Host Towns



The tourist mecca of NZ! Queenstown is a natural playground that offers plenty to see and do, surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu.


Eat & Drink

The World Bar and Yonder are the official bar and café of The Pioneer. Simply show your athlete or supporter wriHost Twonstband to receive one of the following deals!

  • Bacon Butty and 1 small regular coffee for $13 at Yonder.
  • Classic Burger and a house beer for $25 at The World Bar. GF/Vegan/Vegetarian option available.
  • $6 happy hour pricing on all house beer, wine and spirits at The World Bar.

Yonder – 14 Church Street, open from 7:30am.

The World Bar – 12 Church Street, open from 11:30am.


Activities & Attractions

Ride the Skyline Gondola high above Queenstown to discover a view you’ll never forget. Or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, find out why they call Queenstown the adventure capital of the world at the Kawerau Bridge Bungy!



Supermarkets: Countdown – 30 Grant Rd, PAK’nSAVE – 302 Hawthorne Drive, New World – 1/12 Hawthorne Drive.

Bike Stores: H&J Outdoor World – Shopping Centre Remarkables Crescent, Bikeaholic Mountain Bikes – 109A Gorge Street.



This town has a golden history, dating back to the 1880s, when huge gold dredges worked the Clutha River. Today it is an attractive hub of eateries, parks, artists' studios and craft markets.


Eat & Drink

The Courthouse Cafe & Bar is set in Alexandra's original Courthouse built in 1876 and has become well known for its stunning food, great espresso coffee and friendly service.


Activities & Attractions

Visit one of the many Pinot Noir vineyards in the area, or wonder at the hardship and innovation of early gold mining pioneers at Alexandra’s museum – Central Stories, located at Pioneer Park, Centennial Avenue.



Supermarkets: Four Square – 32 Adamson Drive.

Bike Stores: Arrow Bikes – 4/9 Bush Creek Rd, Altitude Bikes – 88 Centennial Avenue.


Visit the Queenstown i-SITE visitor information centre at 22 Shotover Street for more information.