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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).

NOTE! We've changed the route for 2022 to reduce Covid risk. If you want to get updates directly sign up for email updates from event organiser Simon Kennett. Here's his latest update from 17 Jan 2022.

Here's a detailed Google map of the new route (and here's the old 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.

Supplemental cue sheets by Erik Westra [17 Jan 2022]:


2022 COVID ROUTE East to West GPS files (dated 10 Jan 2022):
2022 COVID ROUTE West to East GPS files (dated 10 Jan 2022)

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

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

Here's how to enter the Kopiko Aotearoa 2022 Brevet. Once the event has started you can follow along (and see who has entered). 

Facebook group: Kōpiko Aotearoa General Forum

Sign up for email updates from Simon Kennett