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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 4 Jan 2023.

Here's a detailed Google map of the route [updated 11 Mar 2023]


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:

 CLASSIC ROUTE West to East GPS files

Kopiko 2024 Brevet event

The 2024 event will start in late January 2024 [exact start dates will be announced mid-2023]. It is expected that by 2024 we'll be able to return to East Cape - however that is contingent on the East Cape road being fixed. 

Enter the Kopiko Aotearoa 2024 Brevet here. Once the event has started your friends and family will be able to follow along

Facebook group: Kōpiko Aotearoa General Forum

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Archived 2022 Gisborne start/finish route, aka "the Covid route":

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:
2022 COVID ROUTE West to East GPS files