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Taupo Local Events

Taupo Markets

Riverside Park & Unison Amphitheatre

January 2018 - April 2018
The Taupo Market - every Saturday* - morning, rain or shine, ever-changing – with lots of regular favourites.

‘Volcanic’ coffee, pies and fries, pastries and juice, fresh fruit and veggies, free range eggs and microgreens, plants, trees and seedlings, wood carvings, wind chimes, crazy pots and painted garden panels, jewelry, necklaces, bracelets and tattoos, greeting cards, paintings and photography, knitting and sewing for all ages and the family pet - more, more, more.

Ironman 70.3 TAUPO

Great Lake Taupo

Saturday 9th December 2017
Great Lake Taupō, home to the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Taupō, is a popular tourist destination, boasting the largest freshwater lake in Australasia and mountains made internationally famous after being featured in the Lord of The Rings trilogy.
Come for the race but enjoy so much more! World-class trout fishing, mountain biking, hiking, adrenaline pumping adventure activities, or just enjoy a relaxing stroll along the lake front. There are restaurants and accommodation options abound; a dynamic boutique retail area; numerous arts and craft galleries and plenty of natural hot pools for soothing your muscles after the big race.
Come and TRI in Nature's Ultimate Playground!'

Playday On Track - Taupo Cars

Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, 463 Broadlands Rd, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Saturday 16th December 2017 8:00am – 4:30pm
3 Groups of cars today so there will be a speed group for you. Always great to watch but even better to be out there doing it.
Also, Playday Prestige group will also be hosted on this day so come along and have some fun with like-minded good people.
Playday on Track is sure to cater for your level of comfort, whether it’s your first time on the track or you’ve done a few track days before.

Christmas in the Park TAUPO

First Year

Friday 8th December 4.00pm kick off
Our brand new FREE event in the heart of Taupo.
Join us for our Christmas Rock Band and other live performances. Christmas Themed Family Movie.
Spot Prizes. Family Entertainment.

All kicking off at 4:30pm in the Tongariro Domain.

Interislander Summer Festival Taupo Races

Taupo Racecourse

Boxing Day 2017 - February 2018
Holidaymakers and locals unite in the lead up to the New Year at Interislander Summer Festival Taupo Races.

Rally your family and friends, pack a picnic and get set for a classic Kiwi day of racing, Fashion in the Field, free kids entertainment and live music at one of the country's top tourist destinations.

The Great Lake Taupo Big Bang

Tongariro South Domain

Sun 31 Dec, 7:30pm - 12:00am
Taupo's Big Bang Fireworks display is fun for the whole family. We start off at the Tongariro South Domain with some kid-friendly activities such as Trolls the movie, a lolly scramble and light sabre giveaways followed by a short walk to the lakefront for the first of two fireworks display.

The first smaller display will take place at 10pm. Music will start up after the display down at the lakefront while we wait for the big bang at midnight to welcome in the New Year.

2018 Epic Swim

Lake Taupo Yacht Club

Sat 13 Jan 2018, 8:00am - 3:00pm Sun 14 Jan 2018, 8:00am - 3:00pm
The Epic Swim is a recreational open water swimming event which is held each year on the idyllic setting of Lake Taupo, and is staged in conjunction with the New Zealand Open Water Championships and New Zealand Secondary School Championships.

There are races for all ages and ability levels. From 100m and 500m for children, 1km and 2.5km races for intermediate swimmers, to the 5km and 10km races for the more advanced.

For those who are up for more of a challenge, the Epic Epic race will test your mental and physical abilities. The Epic Epic is a 17.km race combining the 5k, 2.5km, and 10k Epic races.

The 5km and 10km NZ Championships races, the 1km, 2.5km and 5km New Zealand Secondary School Championships races, as well as the Masters 2.5km championship race are also held over the weekend.

Take the opportunity to swim alongside some of New Zealand's best open water swimmers, enjoy the idyllic setting of Lake Taupo and get yourself some excellent practice on the same course as the New Zealand Ironman.

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