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Torpedo 7 and Mountain Biking Otago have got together to bring you the fifth annual Naseby 12-hour Day/Night Challenge. We have designed a loop of approximately 10km that will suit all levels of riders. The loop is made up of water race, single track and 4WD tracks within the Naseby Forest and Larchview Holiday Park. Classes will include solo, junior, school challenge, senior, veteran, men and women and mixed, and new for this year mixed veteran and single speed solo.
12 Hour events are real social occasions. A tent village is set up with the track meandering its way through and past your allocated 5m x 10m site. The idea is over the 12 hour period you ride as many laps of the course as you are able or want to, obviously the individual or team who compete the most laps are the winners. So grab your mates and send in your entry, as this year numbers of solo and teams will be limited.
The event is based at the Larchview Holiday Park which is within the town of Naseby and is adjacent to the Earnslaw One owned Naseby Forest. The 10km loop will start and finish within the camp. Entries will be accepted on a first in and first paid basis
Many thanks to forest owner, Earnslaw One, for allowing access to the Naseby Forest for this event.
Rustic Run - 5.27km laps around the Goldfields Mining Centre - Team relay to complete a trail half marathon. (Yes you can do it as a team of one!) A great, fun, entry level event to trail and mountain running.
Also based from the Goldfields Mining Centre is the Mt Difficulty Ascent - A half or full mountain marathon - an absolute mission of a mountain 'run'. Start off with a very steep scramble, make your way across the snowy tops, then back down the long gentle down hill.
The draft strategy ‘Towards Better Outcomes for Central Otago’ is now available and the Central Otago Tourism Working Group is asking for feedback from you.
The strategy has been developed based on outcomes from a tourism operator surveys, inbound operator surveys as well as focus group workshops held in 2013.
If you have any comments on what is proposed in the strategy or would like to add or delete anything from the draft document please complete the submission form at the rear of the document.
The Working Group would also like to know whether you think the priorities (as set out in the Recommendations on page 5) for growing and developing tourism within Central Otago are accurate.
The last page of the document contains a submission form.
All submissions received will be considered by the Central Otago Tourism Working Group for inclusion in the final ‘Towards Better Tourism Outcomes for Central Otago’ report.
Your submission can be e-mailed to email@example.com or posted, or dropped off at any Council office.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 11th July 2014.
We look forward to hearing from you.
View the Draft Tourism Strategy - Towards Better Outcomes for Central Otago (PDF)
Discover vivid seasons and rocky, mountainous landscapes; friendly townships; a well-preserved gold heritage; award-winning wineries, recreational opportunities from fishing, mountain biking and the Central Otago Rail Trail to winter sports like curling and ice skating; and so much more...
The relaxed pace, unrivalled scenery of Central Otago, seasonal weather, space, solitude and wide range of recreational opportunities go hand-in-hand with quality housing, facilities and organisations, commercial centres, and communities that value their lifestyles and plan for the future.
Central Otago's lively, growing and diverse economy welcomes skilled people and new businesses; and it supports the excellence of existing commercial sectors such as film, food, gold mining, agriculture, horticulture, power generation, viticulture, tourism, services and retail.