Supporter Guide

Course Spectator Zones

Course Spectator Zones – Refer to the app for maps.


Stage 1: Lake Hayes Rowing Club

Estimated first athlete 9:30am

The rowing club is accessed off of SH6 beside Lake Hayes. There will be event flags marking the turn off with spectator parking located on the upper paddock, to the immediate right after turning off the highway. Foot access only down to the lake side.


Stage 2 Zone A: Butchers Dam

Estimated first athlete: 9:30 am

Butchers 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.


Stage 2 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: Clyde Township

Estimated First Athlete: 9:00am

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: Tannacrief 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!

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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 wristband to receive one of the following deals!

  • $15 bacon butty and regular house coffee (regular milk) at Yonder.
  • $25 classic burger and house beer at 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.


Road Closures

For all Queenstown and Arrowtown locals and supporters joining on the road during race week, please be aware of the following three road closures that will be in place for the event:


Moke Lake Road, Closeburn (between Alpine Retreat Rd and the Moke Lake campsite).

When: Sunday 1 December 2019 from 8:30am to 2:30pm.


Moke Lake Road, from the southern end of Moke Lake to the Moke Lake campsite.

When: Monday 2 December 2019 from 7:00am to 8:30am.


Nairn Street, Arrowtown (between Bedford Street and Ford Street).

When: Monday 2 December 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.