The most recent edition of this event was on 27 January 2018.
The Tussock Traverse on Saturday, 28 January 2017 is an alpine adventure run and walk with 26km, 13km and 6.5km options in Tongariro National Park.
It cuts across the heart of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park, starting off the Desert Road on the Eastern side of the Park and taking in the Rangipo Desert and Waihohonu traverse track before finishing at the Chateau Tongariro in Whakapapa to the West.
The 26km event begins approximately 6kms up the Tukino Road in the Rangipo Desert (entrance off the Desert Road, SH1) with a long hard climb straight up, and eventually finishes at the Chateau Tongariro. The 13km and 6.5km events start and finish at the Chateau Tongariro.