Events and what's on in Taupo
Saturday market in the domain
Remember that every Saturday from 10am to 1pm the Taupo Riverside Market is open, directly across the Waikato river from the apartment. Crafts, locally produced foods and preserves, great coffee and juices are just a few of the things that will tempt your tastebuds. It's also a great place to find a souvenir of your trip to Taupo.
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Book Riverside Apartment as our amazing apartments get reserved early especially for key events. Each apartment has secure double-garaging which is perfect for storing the support vehicle and bikes for those sporting events!
NZ Maori Golf National - 7-12 January 2018
Held over six days, the playing format and more information can be read on the NZMGA website. The tournament includes stroke play for Senior Men, Senior Ladies, Masters, 'Golden Girls' and Rangatahi for players under 19. A Calcutta and Corporate Day will also take place, with the Awards Evening scheduled for Friday 12 January.
Epic Swim - 13, 14 January 2018
One of New Zealand's most popular family and endurance swim events, the Taupo Epic Swim has been running since 2010. More than 700 swimmers every year participate in age and distance categories from 100m for the little swimmers (5-10 years of age) to the Epic Epic swim event of 17.5km.
Taupo Summer Concert - 27 January 2018
The dates have been confirmed for the 2018 Taupo Summer Concert and the artists have just been named! Get in quickly to book, we are inundated with requests for this event but remember that as this is part of our summer holiday period we request a five-night minimum stay and at this stage only Riverside One, our three bedroom apartment is available for rent.
Thunder on the Lake - 27-28 January 2018
Incredible off-shore power boating creating a truly amazing spectacle. Get out on the water or check out the action from Lake Terrace.
Kinloch Tri Series - 10 February 2018
Kinloch again will host the Tri Series festival, perfect for first-timers or veteran competitors. For first-timers or kids, the 'Splash n Dash' or 'Have a Go!' events are shorter introductory events - or for the longer distances there are the 'Standard Distance' and 'Sprint Distance' events.
Check out the Sovereign Tri Series website. The Kinloch Tri event normally is set for the second Sunday in February each year.
Taupo Great Lake Relay - 17 February 2018
The 23rd Great Lake Relay has been scheduled for Saturday 17 February. Possibly the best team-building exercise in New Zealand, this event covers 155km around the beautiful Lake Taupo. Teams of 8-18 members run or walk the distances ranging from 67km or 155km ultra distance. Get in early to book your Riverside Apartment. This incredible relay is normally held on the third Saturday in March.
Across the Lake Swim - 24 February 2018
Taupo's longest running event, the Across the Lake Swim started in 1963. Events vary in length from 4.2km to 1km (starting points change from Acacia Bay to Three Mile Bay depending on the course distance) to the finish line at Three Mile Bay. All proceeds from the day go towards Rotary-based community projects.
2018 North Island Wakeboarding Champs - 24,25 February 2018
Round 3 of the 2018 North Island Championships will be held at Mangakino. The event kicks off at 8am on the 24th, and we are hoping to see rising star Jordan Caie competing again at the highest level to take this year's prize. For more information check out the WakeNZ website.
Taupo Ironman NZ - 3 March 2018
Ironman NZ will be held for its 34th year in Taupo in 2018. The stunning backdrop of Taupo's great lake is also the starting point for the event with a 3.86km swim followed by the 180km cycle ride and - if that wasn't enough already - finished by literally a marathon run, 42.2 km.
Taupo Home and Garden Show - 6-8 April 2018
The three-day Taupo Home and Garden Show returns to the Great Lake Centre in Taupo for another great showcase of products, displays and what's new in the world of home decorating, gardens and renovation.
Taupo to Rotorua 100km Flyer - 14 April 2018
Alternating directions each year, in 2018 the Flyer will start in Taupo (at AC Baths Avenue) and finish in Rotorua outside the Copthorne in Fenton Street. Book your apartment now for this great event.
Tauhara Trail Run and Walk - 2 July 2018
The Hoka One One Tauhara Trail Run and Walk again will include event options of 5km, 10km and half marathon (21km). There is also a 1mile kids dash for the younger and aspiring trail runners. The trail is over mixed terrain of farmland and follows the north and east sides of picturesque Mount Tauhara. For more info check out the Tauhara Trail Run website.
Taupo Hoka One One Marathon - 4 August 2018
One of New Zealand's longest running (no pun intended) marathon events, the Hoka One One is set for Saturday 4 August in 2018. The Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km event continues taking in amazing scenery as thousands of runners pound the pavement in this key event in Taupo. Book now. This event is normally held on the first Saturday in August each year. For more information check out the website.
Hoka One One Kinloch Challenge - 1 September 2018
Off-road running at its best - from 5km to the full off-road marathon - choose your level of pain then ease back and relax once you've booked Riverside Apartment for your stay. More information at their website. This event is normally held on the first Saturday in September.
Taupo Ultra Marathon - 13 October 2018
Run the Great Lake Trail solo or as part of a group in this endurance event that has distance options of 24, 50, 74 and 100km. Book Riverside Apartment for your stay - there's room for the whole team (and supporters). More information at the Taupo Ultra Marathon website.
Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge - 24 November 2018
New Zealand's largest bike event sees up to 10,000 riders from all around the world coming to take part over year. Rated as one of the six best recreational events in the world - read more about it. Don't forget the warm-up event - the action-packed Criterium street race around the town. Remember that our secure double garage is perfect for storing your valuable bikes as well as your support wagon! The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is held every year on the last Sunday in November.
Taupo Ironman 70.3 (half Ironman) New Zealand - 8 December 2018
1.9 km swim, 90 km bike, 21.1 km run. If only it was as easy as booking your stay.
More events and information
Please visit www.GreatLakeTaupo.com/Events for the full list of events in the Great Lake Taupo region.