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Kopiko Aotearoa


Kōpiko Aotearoa is a route across the North Island of New Zealand from East Coast to Taranaki (or the other way if you prefer).

Sign up for email updates from event organiser Simon Kennett. Here's his last update from 17 Jan 2022.

Here's a detailed Google map of the route).


The full standard route is detailed in the guidebooks:
These guidebooks provide vital turn-by-turn cue sheets, maps, elevation charts and important contact details along the standard route. All in a compact no-nonsense format.


CLASSIC ROUTE East to West GPS files (dated 15 Feb 2021):

 CLASSIC ROUTE West to East GPS files (dated 15 Feb 2021)

Kopiko 2023 Brevet event

The 2023 event is scheduled to start on 21st and 22nd January 2023. It is expected that by 2023 we'll be able to return to East Cape - however that is contingent on both the East Cape road being fixed/passable and Covid being manageable. 

Enter the Kopiko Aotearoa 2023 Brevet here. Once the event has started your friends and family will be able to follow along

Facebook group: Kōpiko Aotearoa General Forum

Sign up for email updates from Simon Kennett

Archived 2022 Covid route info:

The 2022 event had to avoid East Cape because of Covid and road closures. These links are archived here in case we ever need to revert to this route option.
2022 COVID ROUTE East to West GPS files (dated 10 Jan 2022):
2022 COVID ROUTE West to East GPS files (dated 10 Jan 2022)