Kiwis are sports mad and love the great outdoors during all seasons. As a result, New Zealand hosts an exciting range of major sporting and annual events.


IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship - 14th & 15th of December 2024

Taupō will be the epicentre of endurance on the 14th and 15th of December 2024, with elite triathlon athletes gathering for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. It will be the first time that New Zealand host the competition, with its unique landscapes offering the perfect scenery for an unforgettable race.

For more information on the event, head to the Ironman website(opens in new window).


ITM Taupō Super400 - 19th to 21st of April 2024

Taupō's Motorsport Park will be hosting roaring high-performance engines and world class drivers during the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship with the ITM Taupō Super400. The Gen3 Supercar event will run for three days from the 19th to the 21st of April 2024.

Enjoy the racing, as well as off-track entertainment and interactive activities. The circuit is set in the countryside, with the volcanic Mount Tauhara(opens in new window) providing a spectacular backdrop.

Spectators can also explore Taupō’s beautiful landscapes and wide range of activities nearby.

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2024 Masters World Cup - November 2024

In November 2024, Auckland will be the epicentre of hockey action, hosting players from around the globe. Enjoy the excitement of this high- speed game during this unique competition.

For more information on the event, visit World Masters Hockey(opens in new window).


Hawke's Bay Marathon - 18th of May 2024

Hawke's Bay is famous for its vineyards, beaches and orchards. So what better way to take in a region's highlights than by running or walking? You can opt for the full Hawke's Bay Marathon(opens in new window) and go for 42km or take it a little easier with a 21km half marathon and 10km walk or run. 


Coast to Coast

7th & 8th of February 2025

An iconic multisport event, Coast to Coast(opens in new window) sees competitors run, bike, hike and kayak across some of the most spectacular parts of the South Island. Starting from the windswept West Coast, the 243km course travels across the Southern Alps before ending at Christchurch's New Brighton Pier where a vibrant beachside festival greets competitors. 

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Snow sports

Winter Games NZ - August-September 2024

The highlight of the southern hemisphere ski season, you may go to the Winter Games NZ(opens in new window) for the world-class competition, but you'll stay for the spectacular scenery. Held every year in Queenstown and Wanaka, the resort towns come alive with a jam-packed programme promising heaps of fun-filled festivities.


Wellington Phoenix FC A-League semi-final 18 May 2024

Experience the thrill of football at Wellington's Sky Stadium as the Wellington Phoenix gear up for an electrifying semi-final showdown on May 18. After a record-breaking regular season, the Phoenix are poised for their biggest home game in club history. Make a weekend of it and explore Wellington's vibrant scene, from its scenic attractions to its delectable food and drink offerings. 

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World Street Dance Championships 2025

This international Hip Hop tournament will energise you and leave you in awe. The competition will take place in Auckland in April 2025. More information to come.

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