Red Cross Virtual Tour: Lake Taupō

Stick to your bubble, not your couch!

Join our Red Cross Virtual Tour and you can help vulnerable communities from your own backyard!  You can sign up anytime and go at your own pace. 

What is a virtual tour?

While you walk, run or even garden during lockdown, you can take a virtual tour of Lake Taupō through your device. As you continue through the length of the lake, you will be rewarded with stunning views on the map.

How long does it take?

It is recommended to take 4 weeks to complete the 71km challenge. However you can start whenever you like, and take any length of time to complete your challenge - up to three months!

Can I sign up as a team?

This is an individual challenge, but you can be entered as a team with your colleagues, friends or classmates. Create a big of healthy competition! You will be able to track each other's position on the map to see who is winning. Get in touch to sign up as a team

Is there a cost?

As we need your support now more than ever, there is a minimum donation amount of $25 to participate in this virtual tour.

What will my donation go towards?

We are ramping up our response effort to make sure we are providing support to those who need it most during COVID-19. When you join the virtual tour, your donation will support our essential services - Meals on Wheels and Migration Programmes – as well as our COVID-19 emergency response work alongside the Ministry of Health and local Civil Defence groups. These essential services are continuing throughout the Level 4 restrictions.

Can I win prizes?

We will be launching weekly social media competitions, make sure to follow the Facebook event page to find out more!

Thank you

Already vulnerable groups have become even more vulnerable due to this pandemic, and by joining up to this virtual tour you will be helping this work that is happening right now. 

Sign up now!

If you have any questions please get in touch at or 0800 RED CROSS (773 27677).**Prizes will be shipped after the government restrictions have been lifted.

Have any tech questions? Down the FAQs below!

Virtual Tour - Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)