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To avoid disappointment when attending one of Taupo’s exciting events, make sure you book your accommodation early.

Lake Taupo region is the events capital of New Zealand with a full calendar of events.  Here are a few coming Taupo events



  • Taupo Venues
  • Taupo Museum
  • AC Baths
  • Taupo Events Centre
  • Great Lake Centre
  • Owen Delany Park
  • New Zealand Clean Energy Centre
  • Taupo Motorsport Park

    Upcoming events: 

    Speed Works Motorsport Championship

    Friday, 2 February, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, 4 September, 2018 (All day)

    Satisfy your need for speed at the Speed Works Motorsport Championship beginning February 2nd 2018.

    Salmonella Dub 25th Anniversary

    Saturday, 3 February, 2018 – 14:00

    New Zealand musical legends and multi-platinum selling group, Salmonella Dub is coming to Taupo for one of three live performances on Saturday the 3rd of February 2018.

    Raw Magic Advanced Class

    Friday, 23 February, 2018 – 12:00 to Tuesday, 27 February, 2018 – 18:00

    Join Kate Magic for an advanced Raw Magic food course in Acacia Bay, Taupo.

    This 25 hour course in the raw magic method and philosophy could be just what you need to upgrade your life in 2018.

    Visit the eventfinda website for more details.

    Across the Lake Swim

    Saturday, 24 February, 2018 (All day)

    Join in on New Zealand’s largest freshwater challenge. Can you conquer the 4.2 km swim from Acacia Bay to Three Mile Bay?

    Afterwards, rest your weary muscles in the stunning mineral waters at Taupo Hot Springs.

    Whakaipo Lodge Summer Concert

    Saturday, 24 February, 2018 – 16:00

    Come to beautiful Taupo this February for a country-jazz treat at the Whakaipo Lodge.

    $5 from every ticket sale will go to Kids Bike Taupo so you’ll also be supporting a great cause.

    Should you need somewhere to rest your head after the concert, we have you covered at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort. Take a look at our wide variety of accommodation options.

    Ironman 70.3 Taupo

    Saturday, 3 March, 2018 – 06:00

    The ultimate challenge and the ultimate relaxation. Taupo is where you will find both.

    Extravaganza Fair

    Saturday, 28 April, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 29 April, 2018 (All day)

    Step right up for the Extravaganza Fair at Tongariro North Domain in Taupo.

    Free entry for this weekend-long event is sure to attract the crowds so be sure you get in early. With many attractions to hold your attention, food stalls and shows, this is a family outing you need to mark in your calendar.

    A fine compliment to this outing would be a stay at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort. We have a wide variety of accommodation options all with our family friendly atmosphere our guests love so much.

    Beyond the Barricade

    Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 – 19:30

    Back by popular demand, Beyond the Barricade is coming to Taupo on Wednesday the 16th of May 2018

    Queen’s Birthday 2018

    Monday, 4 June, 2018 (All day)


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