Motatapu Off Road Events

Macpac Motatapu - March

For one weekend every year, we become the Luxury Motatapu Hotel.


Each year, for one day only, the pristine trails of the Motatapu welcomes thousands of all-comers to experience one of New Zealand’s favourite off-road sporting events.


Set in the stunning Wanaka to Queenstown high country, you'll race through some of the most stunning high country terrain in New Zealand, with five different events to choose from depending on your appetite for scenery or suffering!


It’s a bucket-list off-road event for everyone from elite athletes to have-a-crack characters. A hugely enjoyable and social event, famous for its relaxed southern vibe.


Both athletes and teams take over Arrowtown Village on Friday evening and the next morning many make their way, in the dark, over to Shania Twains' Motatapu Station for the start . Each event provides a unique experience in the mountains around Arrowtown, with many taking athletes across the incredible Motatapu and Soho stations.


Tim, the owner of the Hotel, has competed a number of times in both the Motatapu Marathon and Miners Trail. He will happily share his experience with you on the evening before you start. Our breakfasts have already fuelled winning athletes to achieve their goals. We have a special bond with this event.


The Arrow Private Hotel is the ultimate Motatapu Accommodation for those looking for a treat after a lot of hard work. The finish line of the event is just a short walk along the Arrow River from the Hotel, completely eliminating any parking hassles on such a busy day.


Come and stay at the Motatapu Luxury Hotel and share some great stories of what has become one of NZ's most recognised and memorable events.


Contact us now on 021 414141 or to book the best Motatapu accommodation available, at the guaranteed best rates.


See the Macpac Motatapu website for more details of the event options available.