Trek Events News

The Southern Dash 2020

September 05, 2020

New date now confirmed!


12th to 15th November from Nelson via Collingwood via St Arnaud and back to Nelson. 


If you are yet to experience this popular event you must book now. Spaces are limited and fill up fast!

Trillan Trek 2020 - 30th Anniversary Event!

March 14, 2020

2020 dates have just been released!

And we're covering the North and South Island to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this iconic event.

Auckland All Ford Day

May 04, 2019

Trillian Trek supports our valued partner South Auckland Ford with their annual ALL FORD DAY at Smales Farm.

We have the BBQ trailer operating and other jobs to do. A good turn out of Trekkers always ensures a fun day and catch up. Time and details to come!

Trillan Trek 2019 - is done! That's a wrap!

March 15, 2019

On your mark... get set... DONE!


Thanks to all of the teams that participated in the 2019 Trillian Trek. Yet again it was an amazing 7-day event from Tongariro all the way down the central plateau to Wellington with a finish in Hamilton.


Daily videos from the road!

March 07, 2018

The 2018 Trillian Trek is coming to a town near you this week!

And you can see our daily videos from the road and check out where we've been and how we support our Kiwi kids.


See where we're going - Trek 2018

March 03, 2018

The 2018 Trillian Trek is coming to a town near you!


  •  Thames to Rotorua

  •  Rotorua to Whakatane

  •  Whakatane to Hicks Bay

  •  Hicks Bay to Gisborne

  •  Gisborne to Napier

  •  Napier to Ohakune

  •  Ohakune to New Plymouth


Trillian Trek 2018!

March 03, 2018

​Approximately 135 people in 34 themed cars, buses, trucks and fire engines travel through
New Zealand handing out grants, giveaways, sports gear, special needs equipment, laughs, smiles and more to communities, schools and individuals.​


Help us to keep doing what we do best – bringing smiles to kiwi kids! Wave us down and donate a gold coin or two in our
buckets as we pass through your town!

Ahipara School Project

March 21, 2017

A working bee at Ahipara School, on the 22nd March as part of the 2017 Trillian Trek, saw Trek teams scattered around the grounds building planter boxes, digging steps, painting the roof and even sanding wooden fish to decorate the school. Anything that needed doing was achieved in one afternoon, with Bluelight and Trek officials throwing themselves into it too. 

Kids Gone Fishin' Event with Blue Light

March 17, 2017

The next great Kids Gone Fishin' Event is in Wellington with the support of local Wellington Police, Wellington Blue Light and the team at AA Insurance.

Come along and eat, fish, maybe win a prize, get some Face Paint and meet Fishing Legend and Blue Light Patron Graeme Sinclair #AAInsurance #Bluelight#empoweringyouth #kidsgonefishin

The Trillian Trek 2017

March 17, 2017

1700 kilometres, 135 people, 34 vehicles, 20+ schools and a heap of communities between Matamata and Cape Reinga - The Trillian Trek 2017 is coming to a town near you! Kids from Matamata to Cape Reinga will get a treat when the Trillian Trek launches on March 19th.

If you live along the route keep an eye out for updates nearer the time and come and say hi!

What's that under the hood?

March 12, 2017

Broken down? Call the AA - or better yet, add the RNZAF into the mix. Both organisations have supported Kiwi kids in need by spannering for us for many years, and 2017 will be no different.

Classic cars and fire engines travelling some of NZ's roughest roads are bound to hit problems. The RNZAF sends young mechanics to learn how to handle breakdowns of unfamiliar vehicles well off the beaten track. The AA? They do that stuff all the time. The two crews split up or help each other, whatever's required. Come and talk to them when you see them at work on the Trek next week!

Super Hubert joins Trillian Trek 2017!

March 12, 2017

Fabulous news! Follow the Trek on its journey and you'll get to see Australian magician and entertainer Super Hubert in action. Yes, he's back, and as funny as ever. SKINNY POWER!

Feeding the Trekkers

March 09, 2017

With over 500 people expected to breakfast at the Matamata start, and Trekkers to be fed throughout the Trillian Trek, it's not only the teams getting ready. The officials manning the BBQ have had to plan meals and provisions, and thanks to a few generous sponsors, they're nearly there!


Bells Produce in Kaitaia has gone the extra mile to keep Trekkers supplied with fruit.

Dad's Pies will be feeding Trekkers and the kids of Tauhoa School - as long as the Wallies don't eat them all along the way.
Kellogs has donated enough Nutrigrain to feed the kids of Northland.

And Silver Fern farms will keep the meat eaters happy.


Many thanks, everyone!

Police Blue Light Charity takes on Road Trek for Kiwi Kids!

January 08, 2017

Trillian Trust and the police-partnered youth charity Blue Light have announced they will get behind the annual road-trek non-competitive car rallies that raise funds for disabled and disadvantaged Kiwi kids, and bring fun and entertainment to back-blocks schools each year.


For 26 years called the Variety Bash, the event will now operate under the Trillian Trek banner.

Trillian Trek coordinator Murray O’Donnell says, “We couldn’t run the event without logistical support from generous supporters like Trillian, and we couldn’t reach the most vulnerable children without a charity to manage the logistics and the millions of dollars we raise.

To have Blue Light on board can help us reach the children who truly need our help."


The Police charity is already familiar with the Trek format of non-competitive charity road rallies, as the famous Bryan and Bobby Safety Show has often joined the crews as they reach children in back-country New Zealand.

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