The following is a broad outline of the schedule of major events leading up to and beyond the start of GODZone. This is only intended as a guide to proceedings, is subject to change and more specific information will be provided in the Newsletters that are released periodically in the build up to the event start. As ever, we encourage you to book accommodation and flights as early as possible. The event is running at a very busy time of year for Queenstown (forget that, Queenstown is busy ALL the time) so be proactive in getting yourself organised – particularly in regards to accommodation.

Download iCalendar file of all important dates

  • Wednesday, 1st June 2016

    Website & Event launch

  • Friday, 1st July 2016

    GZ Pure & GZ Pursuit Entries open (9am SHARP)

  • Wednesday, 31st August 2016

    Early Entry Discount deadline

  •  Friday, 16th September 2016

    Newsletter 1 released

  • Monday, 14th November 2016

    Newsletter 2 released

  • Wednesday, 30th November 2016

    Final Entry Payment deadline – Entries Close

  •  Wednesday, 25th January 2017

    Newsletter 3 released

  • Tuesday, 21st February 2017

    International team transport to Queenstown CBD available

  •  Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

    International team transport to Queenstown CBD available

  • Friday, 24th February 2017

    Registration, Event Briefing, Logistics Planner handout & Gear Check

  • Saturday, 25th February 2017

    GZ Pure starts

  • Saturday, 25th February 2017

    GZ Pursuit starts

  • Wednesday, 1st March 2017

    First GZ Pure team arrives at finish

  • Wednesday, 1st March 2017

    First GZ Pursuit team arrives at finish

  • Saturday, 4th March 2017

    GZ Pure & GZ Pursuit Courses close

  • Sunday, 5th March 2017

    International team return transport to Queenstown Airport

Note: We strongly recommend that domestic teams who are flying into Queenstown or Christchurch airport arrive no later than Wednesday 22nd February 2017 so that any weather related delays can be avoided. International teams should plan to arrive a day or two earlier to ensure that all international connections are made and any baggage issues addressed. Please take time to look at the transport options available on the International Teams page.