Mount Festival of Multisport - plan ahead to avoid delays

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Saturday, 23 January 2021, will be a busy day for the city’s roads.

Record numbers of athletes are expected to take part in the iconic Mount Festival of Multisport this summer. It’s also the first time that Tauranga Half participants will have the opportunity to complete the cycle leg of the race on the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road (TEL).

Traffic management
Several road closures will be in place for the event. Pilot Bay will be closed from 6am Friday, 22 January and Marine Parade from The Mall to Parton Road will be closed from 4.30am on Saturday, 23 January.

Residents and businesses can still access their properties during the event but are asked to plan ahead for travel on 22 and 23 January or consider using alternative routes if possible as delays are likely.

Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road
The Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road eastbound lanes between Domain Road and Paengaroa will be closed for the cycle leg of the event from 6am to 1pm on Saturday 23 January.

For safety reasons, the Toll Road and Paengaroa roundabout will be closed to spectators and traffic management will be in place. The best place to watch the event is along Marine Parade and Oceanbeach Road, Mount Maunganui.

Signage with detour routes will be in place in the days leading up to the event. For up-to-date information on traffic, detours and delays visit the Waka Kotahi journey planner at
We recommend that you plan ahead and use alternative routes where possible. If you need to travel through these areas, please drive carefully and expect delays.

Mount Festival of Multisport road closure map