National Schools Triathlon coming to Moturoa/Rabbit Island

Thursday 15 March 2018

Hundreds of New Zealand’s top school triathletes will compete for national glory at Moturoa/Rabbit Island from this weekend.

Storm damage has left parts of the planned event setup unusable, but a temporary fence along the broken road and alternative locations for the race village have allowed the course to be largely unchanged.

Part of the beach reserve will be closed to the public over two days (Monday and Tuesday) to ensure the competitors’ safety and for a temporary race village to be set up.

We have worked with the event organisers and forest company PF Olsen to allow a cycle course along closed roads.

Public access to Moturoa/Rabbit Island:

  • Ken Beck Drive will be closed at Bullivant Road.
  • Horses can walk to the eastern front beach area along the eastern side of Ken Beck Drive.
  • There will be traffic access through the forest roads to the west end of the beach reserve.
  • Tasman’s Great Taste Trail will remain open.
  • Access to the Mapua ferry will be unchanged.