At XTERRA we want everyone to "live more". Our focus is to inspire people to get out and be active in New Zealand’s great outdoors.

Since its inception 15 years ago, the XTERRA Rotorua Festival has grown to become one of the best XTERRA events in the world. Each year we offer nine events for competitors to choose from and are set in and around Rotorua’s Blue Lake and Whakarewarewa Forest. It is without question amongst the most beautiful scenery in New Zealand.

5.5km, 11km, 21km trail walk or run - people of all abilities can participate in any of the three distances which are set in stunning forest scenery.

26km mountain bike event - this event is for mountain biking and general fitness athletes with some mountain bike experience, set in stunning forest scenery and on world class trails.

Duathlon Long Course - 26km MTB and 11km run.

XTERRA Individuals Short Course - 500m swim, 12km MTB and 5.5km run
New for 2016 is this exciting event. This event is a great opportunity for new competitors, or those who want a less-demanding XTERRA experience. The mountain bike course has been designed so it is not technical and 90% on open dirt roads.

XTERRA Individuals Long Course - 1km swim, 26km MTB and 11km run
This event is for multisport, triathlon, mountain biking and general fitness athletes of all abilities. The course is not for novice mountain bikers. You can enter as an individual or get 2 or 3 people together and enter as a team.