"I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?"
Version United States
Season Season 13
Episode Number 4/11 (149)
First Broadcast October 19, 2008
Viewership (in millions) 10.29[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 2.9/7
Episode Chronology
Previous "Did You Push My Sports Bra Off the Ledge?"
Next "Do It Like a Madman"

I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand? is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 13.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Mirador el Monticulo are as follows:

  1. Ken & Tina (12:33 am)
  2. Toni & Dallas (12:59 am)
  3. Terence & Sarah (1:04 am)
  4. Marisa & Brooke (1:05 am)
  5. Aja & Ty (1:06 am)
  6. Nick & Starr (1:07 am)
  7. Andrew & Dan (1:08 am)
  8. Kelly & Christy (1:20 am)

Teams must fly to Auckland, New Zealand. Upon arrival, teams must drive themselves to Gulf Harbour and untie a large Gordian Knot to retrieve their next clue from inside.

Teams must drive themselves to the base of Mount Eden, where they will find their next clue.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to them after finding their clue at Gulf Harbour.

Teams must travel to the Sky Tower and climb the mast to retrieve a Travelocity Roaming Gnome from the top of the tower. Once they have the gnome, the team would receive the Fast Forward and take a helicopter ride to the Pit Stop. Ken & Tina won the Fast Forward.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to correctly match the tā moko tattoo on a Māori warrior's face with one depicted in their clue, amongst several hundred performing the traditional haka dance. If they have a wrong match, the warrior would take the image away must start again. If the match is correct, the Māori warrior will hand them their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to CityLife Hotel and make their way to the roof to find their next clue.

On the CityLife Hotel rooftop, teams must use binoculars to spot a Travelocity Roaming Gnome outside the hotel performing a New Zealand wishlist activity. Once they've spotted a gnome, teams must drive to its location to retrieve it and their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Kiwi 360 in Te Puke to find their next clue.

Choice A: Matter of Time
Teams would have to drive to the Kiwi Orchard Farm and use their feet to crush a vat of kiwifruit to produce 12 quarts of juice, and each member have to drink a glass of juice. Once completed, they would receive their next clue.

Kelly & Christy, Marisa & Brooke, and Terence & Sarah chose this task.

Choice B: Matter of Skill
Teams would have to drive to Blokart Heaven and assemble two Blokart. Once assembled, each team member will have to complete three laps around a track. Once all laps are completed, the track official would hand them their next clue.

Aja & Ty, Andrew & Dan, Nick & Starr, and Toni & Dallas chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Summerhill Recreational Farm to check in.

For coming in first, Ken & Tina won a seven-day trip for two to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during Carnaval, provided by Travelocity.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer in Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn

 1st place 
Ken & Tina
 2nd place 
Terence & Sarah
Newly Dating
 3rd place 
Kelly & Christy
 4th place 
Toni & Dallas
 5th place 
Nick & Starr
 6th place 
Andrew & Dan
Frat Boys
 7th place 
Aja & Ty
Dating Long-Distance
Marisa & Brooke
Southern Belles


  • This episode's title is said by Marisa as she and Brooke travel to the airport.


  • Lyn Jensen at Reality TV Fans (05/25/2015): "The Amazing Race 13's New Zealand Flashback"


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