Lake Taupo - Events Capital Of New Zealand

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. 

Competing in a cycling event? Rest easy knowing that your bike and equipment is secure in our covered cycle storage, and after the race you can wash your bike down in our cycle cleaning facilities.

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.

Activities And Events In Taupo Each Year

  • Suzuki Berm Buster (year round)
  • Moto X (year round)
  • Drag Racing (year round)
  • Drifting (year round)
  • NZ Powerboats (Jan)
  • Supercross Champs (Jan)
  • Taupo Rodeo (Jan)
  • Disc Golf Champs (Feb)
  • X-stream River Swim (Feb)
  • Great Lake Relay (Feb)
  • Contact Tri-Series (Feb)
  • Across the Lake Swim (Feb)
  • Oxfam Trailwalker (Mar)
  • Trans-Taupo Paddle (Mar)
  • NZ Ironman (Mar)
  • Avanti Flyer (Apr)
  • Home & Garden Show (Apr)
  • Erupt Lake Taupo Festival (May)
  • Truck Racing (May)
  • Total Sport 42k Event (May)
  • Mizuno Half Marathon (Jul)
  • Food & Wine Expo (Aug)
  • Winterfest (Aug)
  • V8 Supercars (Sep)
  • Day / Night Thriller (Sep)
  • Sika Show (Sep)
  • Kinloch Off Road Challenge (Sep)
  • Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge (Nov)
  • Half Ironman (Dec)
  • Xmas Parade (Dec)
Take advantage of all we have to offer at Lake Taupo Holiday Resort
Book with us for a one stop resort style holiday with diverse accommodation, fantastic secure facilities and quality you can rely on.