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Events Capital Of New Zealand

Lake Taupo Events

Taupo is renowned as ‘The Events Capital of New Zealand’ and rightly so! Always a hive of activity, Taupo comes alive each month with sporting events, cultural, community and family festivals plus live concerts.

Located only 5 minutes from the town centre, Lake Taupo Holiday Resort is the perfect base for those attending a local event.

Sportspeople, athletes, groups, and families participating in an event; whether it’s swimming, racing, walking, golfing or boating will appreciate our incredible thermally heated pool and spa. After a long day competing or having fun!, wind down in our pool and rest those weary muscles. Too tired to cook? We understand. While relaxing in the pool order a refreshment from the swim up bar and order a meal from the cafe.

Taupo is where it’s happening and each year we host the 'International Ironman' - New Zealand’s biggest one day annual event with competitors from 38 different countries - and 'The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge', with over 11,000 riders completing the 160kms around Great Lake Taupo.

Book with us for convenient, clean accommodation located close to Taupo central and enjoy our fantastic secure facilities.

Underwater Life - Insect Art

20 January 1:00 PM to 20 January 4:00 PM
Art meets nature at Tongariro National Trout centre Come and visit us at the Tongariro National Trout Centre, get to know the critters that live under the rocks in the Tongariro River, then create your own watercolor ...
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Daniel Metcalfe - Transfigured

19 December 10:00 AM to 01 February 4:30 PM
Daniel Metcalfe Transfigured Transfigured: to have transformed the outward appearance of; to have converted into different form, state or substance. Daniel’s practice explores the relationship between digital ...
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Dinner at the Lake

17 December 4:00 PM to 04 February 8:00 PM
Join us for 8 Thursday’s of Family Fun! It’s summer and what better way to start your Thursday evening than joining us for dinner at the lake. Bring your friends and family along and take your pick from the huge ...
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Tongariro National Trout Centre Night Tour

22 January 8:20 PM to 22 January 10:20 PM
Explore Tongariro National Trout Centre At Night. Fish, Insects, Birds - Who Will You Meet? Look for threatened whio/blue ducks in the wild, experience the native fish aquarium at night, and hunt out nocturnal ...
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Taupo Historic GP 2021

23 January 9:00 AM to 24 January 5:00 PM
Come along to the annual Taupo Historic GP. This year is a celebration of Ford's legendary history in NZ motorsport. There'll be a very strong Ford presence over the weekend, plus a large number of feature cars, on ...
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Lake Rotopounamu Walk

23 January 11:00 AM to 23 January 2:00 PM
The project Tongariro forest restoration project has been running at Lake Rotopounamu for over 15 years and the improvement to birdlife is remarkable! Join Project Tongariro volunteers for a walk around the lake ...
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Parkrun Taupo

04 July 8:00 AM to 30 January 9:30 AM
Parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world. Parkrun events are 5km run/walk and take place on Saturday morning in parks and open spaces. parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience ...
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Kiwiana BBQ & Wok Buffet

26 December 6:00 PM to 31 January 9:00 PM
Enjoy the tastes of Aotearoa and beyond in this quintessential summer-time buffet with live cooking. Join us on Saturday and Sunday evenings to enjoy meats hot off the BBQ like marinated prawns and grilled beef, or ...
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The Taupo Market

04 July 9:00 AM to 06 March 1:00 PM
A new site adjacent to the popular the Nukuhau Shops - 2 minutes from the Control Gate Bridge. Starting small after the lockdown, but growing every week. Find things for the garden, the house, the pantry, the table - ...
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Market Central

03 May 9:00 AM to 25 April 1:00 PM
Come and experience the creativity and quality goods available in our region. An abundance of art and craft stalls, fruit, vegetables, flowers, handmade bread and baked delights. Enjoy our local talented musicians every ...
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