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It's a Really Tough Way to End is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race Asia 2.


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Route Markers[]

The order of departure from the Forest of Fear are as follows:

  1. Marc & Rovilson (6:30 am)
  2. Adrian & Collin (7:40 am)
  3. Diane & Ann (7:46 am)
  4. Natasha & Paula (7:48 am)
  5. Terri & Henry (8:25 am)
  6. Daichi & Sawaka (8:30 am)
  7. Pamela & Vanessa
  8. Sophie & Aurelia (2:45 pm)
Pamela & Vanessa's departure time was not shown on-screen.

Teams must drive to Rotorua, Bay of Plenty. On the way, teams must drive through Tirau, Waikato, and find a Caltex gas station. There, teams must fill up their vehicles with fuel and pay for it using a Caltex Star Cash card to receive their next clue.

Teams must make their way to Okere Falls Scenic Reserve and white water sledge in the cold rapids down the Kaituna River to receive their next clue.

Teams must drive to Lake Tikitapu and navigate a 450-horsepower Agrojet Boat around a marked course on the lake receive their next clue.

"Who's the real stick in the mud?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must enter the Hell's Gate mud bath and search for a stick, which they could exchange for their next clue. The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Sophie & Aurelia fell too far behind the other teams and were eliminated after they arrived at Okere Falls Scenic Reserve.

Choice A: Flax
Teams must weave traditional Māori tipare headbands made out of flax plants to receive their next clue.

Marc & Rovilson, Natasha & Paula, and Terri & Henry chose this task.

Choice B: Sticks
Teams must master the traditional Māori stick game called "titi torea" in which they had to pass sticks to each other in a particular rhythm, without dropping the sticks, to receive their next clue.

Adrian & Collin, Daichi & Sawaka, Diane & Ann, and Pamela & Vanessa chose this task.

Sophie & Aurelia fell too far behind the other teams and were eliminated after they arrived at Okere Falls Scenic Reserve.

Teams must make their way on foot to Pohutu Geyser to check in. For coming in first, Marc & Rovilson won two Sony Handycam SR7s.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg or continue racing on a No-Rest Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • > Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
Marc & Rovilson
 1st place 
Marc & Rovilson
Best Buddies
Adrian & Collin
 2nd place 
Adrian & Collin
Gym Buddies
Natasha & Paula
 3rd place 
Natasha & Paula
Childhood Friends
Diane & Ann
 4th place 
Diane & Ann
Dancing Mums
Daichi & Sawaka
 5th place 
Daichi & Sawaka
Pamela & Vanessa (AS2)
 6th place 
Pamela & Vanessa
Terri & Henry
 7th place 
Terri & Henry
Married 13 Years
Sophie & Aurelia
 8th place 
Sophie & Aurelia



The Amazing Race Asia 2 Episodes

"I'm a Box of Chocolate" · "This Is the Fun Bus" · "I Don't Think I Wanna Be Rich" · "It's a Really Tough Way to End" · "Sometimes It's Right in Your Face" · "We Choose to Yield Magnum P.I." · "Did That Hit Your Head?" · "Can You Send Them to Spain" · "So We're Going to the Pit Stop?" · "Apparently Driving Like a Looney Over Here Is Fine for Them" · "This Is Embarrassing, There's A Guy Running Faster Than Us" · "I Haven't Seen So Much Dung in My Life" · "This Is Such an Amazing, Amazing Experience That No One Should Miss"