Toko & Districts Lions Club Chateau to Plateau

NTB Racing
Event CategoryEvent Type
Road - Social Touring


When: Sunday, 26th January 2014
Where: Chateau Tongariro Mt Ruapehu
District: Ruapehu
Classes: - This ride is for all classes of road bikes

The Ride this year has a slight change of route adding variety to the event. Departing from The Chateau Tongariro we travel through Taumarunui continuing on State Highway 4 to the turn off to Ohura, once the site of a minimum security prison and now an interesting museum of all sorts. Shortly after Ohura we rejoin the Forgotten World Highway to Mt Egmont/Taranaki via Whangamomona and Stratford.

Following the rides terminal point at the Stratford Plateau half way up the mountain the day ends at the War Memorial Centre at Stratford for prize giving and refreshments.


The Forgotten World Highway SH 43 is a riders dream road  with hills and valleys in abundance and corners that you  dream of in one of NZ's most magnificent back country scenic environs.

Lunch stop and some new entertainment is at the legendary declared Republic village of Whangamomona. 

Mark Masters Ph: 067657544 0274541729
Neville Cleland
Sign in from: 9:00am
Riders Briefing: 10:00am
Starts at: 10:15am
Other details:

On Saturday night, the Tussock Bar (Chateau) will be open. Come up and join the Toko Lions team for bar meals & a drink. We will also be accepting registrations at this time.

Tussock Bar Menu Breakfast is available at the Tussock Bar (Chateau) for $12.50pp
- Scrambled Eggs/Baked Beans or Spaghetti/Breakfast  Sausages/Assorted Buns/Jams & Spreads/Tea & Filter Coffee

Bookings essential via Registration Form 

Register Online or email Mark Masters or phone Mark for a posted entry form.


For backpacker or motel accommodation, try AA  accommodation. There is also very good accommodation at  the Chateau Tongariro and other establishments in the  immediate vicinity.

Ask any one who has taken part in this  event and you will find out it is an experience not to be  missed.

The Chateau is happy to offer accommodation at an attractive discount.

Fergusson Motel Units at rear of hotel also available at competitive rates.