IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand 2020

IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 will be run on the same day, creating an even better atmosphere in beautiful Taupo!

Start Date 7.3.20
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The addition of the IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand to the tradition full IRONMAN New Zealand enhances what is already a must-do event weekend for triathletes. This exciting new event will create a full festival for triathletes of all levels.

Race week in Taupō is an amazing experience and the town absolutely buzzes. Over the past 20 years, this event has attracted over 25,000 participants from 60 countries.

IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand athletes will have the unique opportunity to race in the morning, then stay around to support family, friends and watch the elite athletes battle it out for the title of IRONMAN New Zealand Champion.


Race Entry, Travel, Accommodation

Tri Travel provide discount race entry packages, the closest event accommodation on the race course and comprehensive travel solutions for athletes, their supporters and race equipment. Tri Travel can arrange all the event logistics including:

  • Discounted Race Entry Packages
  • Closest event site accommodation
  • Travel/flights to event
  • Industry rate car hire
  • Discounted travel insurance
  • Discount bike insurance

Beautiful Taupo

Taupo is situated four hours from New Zealand’s capital city of Auckland, on the North Island. It is distinguished by its lakefront setting and outdoor sports ranging from fishing to jet-boating. The vast waters of Lake Taupo, a volcanic caldera, drain into the Huka Falls, dramatic, crystal-blue cascades reachable by hiking and biking trails. Surrounding Taupo are hot springs like those filling the Craters of the Moon reserve.


The weather in Taupo is much cooler than other IRONMAN events around the world. Race day has been known to be cold, wet and windy in the past, so athletes and their families are advised to pack warm clothes. The average March temperature is around 20 degrees with night dropping to 10 degrees.

Swim Course

1.9km swim in the clean, clear, fresh waters of Lake Taupo. The swim starts in the front of the Taupo Yacht Club with the first leg of 700m parallel to the shore followed by a second leg of 50m then returning 700m to a buoy adjacent to the Yacht Club. The final leg of 450m takes the swimmers down the outlet of the Waikato river alongside the Harbour Master building and exiting up the boat ramp. From the boat ramp athletes have a 400m run along the Boat Harbour to the steps leading to transition.


Bike Course

90km bike course starts to the cheers of spectators before heading into the rolling farmland surrounding Taupo. The course is described as undulating with enough challenging sections to create a fair race.


Run Course

21.1km run course is a two-lap leading athletes through town two times. Athletes will take in the flat lakefront scenery to Rainbow Drive and return.


Athlete Information Guide

Tri Travel recommend that all our athletes make themselves familiar with the Athlete Information Guide. Please take the time to read through it by clicking below.


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What's Included?



Our location and race knowledge allows us to secure some of the best accommodation covering all budgets.

Bike Support

Bike Support

Bike support and access to mechanics and bike shop

Merchandise Pack

Merchandise Pack

Exclusive sponsor and merchandise apparel.



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Bike Insurance

Bike Insurance

Through our partners we offer comprehensive bike insurance

Pre and Post Travel Plans

Pre and Post Travel Plans

Looking to holiday before or after the race? We provide full travel solutions

Discount Travel Insurance

Discount Travel Insurance

Through our travel partners, we provide discount travel insurance.


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