Taupo - Events Central

Taupo has an outstanding range of events throughout the year. Here is just a small sample of them.

Because of its status as an excellent year-round destination, Lake Taupo plays home to a huge range of events throughout the year. Whether you are a music lover, fitness freak or just love having a great time with friends there is an event for you in Taupo.

Sports and Fitness

The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is one of the largest mass-participation cycling festivals in the Southern Hemisphere. Every cyclist is catered for at the Cycle Challenge with on and off-road events and all levels of experience accommodated from novice to elite. Those that like their bike ride to start with a swim and end with a run will prefer a trip to Taupo in March for the annual Ironman New Zealand. With half the field coming from overseas every year, this Ironman race is truly a global event.


The Taupo Summer Concert is a must-do for any music lover. Held in the visually and acoustically beautiful Taupo Amphitheatre, previous headliners at the Taupo Summer Concert have included Heart, Lynyrd Skynrd and Little River Band. Because of the Amphitheatre’s central location, after a day of rocking in the sun it is just a short walk to town where you can keep the party going at the town’s outstanding range of bars and nightclubs.

Spiritual and Well-being

Wanderlust is a weekend long festival of spiritual enrichment. Bringing together the world's leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, renowned speakers, exquisite chefs, and thrilling performers, Wanderlust weaves together an experience of astonishments and enchantments. The festival is about healthy living, yoga, good music and good food. The thousands of participants travel from around the world and throughout New Zealand to take part in the various Wanderlust programmes.

Taupo Accommodation

If you’re looking for somewhere luxurious and comfortable to stay while in Taupo for your event of choice then consider The Cove on The Lake. Situated right on the water’s edge of Lake Taupo, The Cove offers rooms that are spacious, modern and stylish with outstanding views across the lake and the surrounding vistas. 

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