IRONMAN New Zealand Tour Experience

IRONMAN New Zealand allows you to realise your IRONMAN potential in one of the world’s most beautiful places. 

Start Date 3.3.20
Nights 6
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Firmly established in its hometown of Taupo since 1999, IRONMAN New Zealand showcases the best of this wonderful country and its breathtaking scenery. One of the world’s largest fresh water lakes offers arguably the best swim on the circuit. A two-loop bike course comes back through town before heading through the forests and a three-loop run course leaves you no chance to escape the thousands of spectators. IRONMAN New Zealand allows you to realise your IRONMAN potential in one of the world’s most beautiful places.

Our Tri Travel IRONMAN New Zealand tour takes athletes and traveling companions, and their bikes to Taupo on our private bus. Taupo is approximately 4 hours from Auckland. The tour is the best way to prepare for your race, and Tri Travel take care of all the race week logistics, allowing you to concentrate on having your best race possible.

Tour members can choose to partake in as much or as little of the itinerary as they wish.

Let Tri Travel take care of all the ‘little’ things, so you can do what you came to Taupo to do – race your best!

Looking for additional tour information?

Then download our 2020 tour brochure below. Simply enter your details and the brochure will download in your browser.

Our Tri Travel IRONMAN New Zealand tour commences on Tuesday of race week with athletes arriving into Auckland. Each day the Tri Travel team will assist athletes and spectators with IRONMAN New Zealand course orientations, training sessions, sightseeing, race registration and a post race breakfast.

Each athlete and spectator receives a Tri Travel IRONMAN New Zealand kit bag. On Monday after the race Tri Travel will transport athletes, spectators and luggage back to Auckland airport.

Tri Travel make travelling to New Zealand as easy as possible. We take care of all the logistics of travelling to Taupo including making sure your bike and luggage are delivered to your hotel. All the logistics are taken care of so you have a seamless travelling experience, and arrive fresh and ready to begin your race week preparations.

Tour Inclusions:

Experienced Tour Leaders

Personal support from experienced tour leaders who care about every aspect of the tour, the travel and the triathlon.

Great Accommodation

Our range of 4 star accommodation is situated within close proximity to the event precinct, with options to suit all parties.

Airport Transfers

Our staff will be on hand to transfer you from Auckland Airport (Novotel) to your accommodation in Taupo.

Full Course Orientation

We’ll drive the bike course and provide access to training on the run and swim courses.

Other Inclusions:

  • Transfer to race registration, race start and expo.
  • Team post-race breakfast function.
  • Trip to Huka Falls (post race).
  • Official tour merchandise including t-shirt, supporter’s shirt, cap and sponsor products.

Tri Travel offer a range of travel solutions, including pre and post race tours and travel, the best flight options and discounted travel insurance.

Looking for additional tour information?

Then download our 2020 tour brochure below. Simply enter your details and the brochure will download in your browser.


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.

Weather

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.

Getting There

Visitors to Taupo fly into the international airport in Auckland, then drive four hours. Tri Travel arrange transfers by luxury coaches for our tour members and their bikes and luggage.

IRONMAN New Zealand is renowned as having one of the most scenic courses on the calendar. Taupo is surrounded by spectacular mountain ranges, beautiful countryside and clean, clear water.

Swim Course

The 3.8km swim is held in beautiful Lake Taupo. The water is fresh, clear and flat, and is an ideal swim course for weaker swimmers.

Bike Course

The two-lap 180km (112 mile) course starts to the cheers of spectators before heading into the natural forest and farmland surrounding Taupo. The course is described as undulating with enough challenging sections to create a fair race. On the second lap, athletes are greeted by spectators lining the lakefront.

View Bike Course

Run Course

The Hoka One One run course is a three-lap 42.2km (26mile) course leading athletes through town three times. Athletes can take in the flat lakefront scenery to Wharewaka Point and return.

View Run Course

Race information for IRONMAN New Zealand 2020 will be released closer to the event, but please find below some useful links from this year’s race.

TRANSITION MAP

VENUE MAP

ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE

Aid Stations:

Bike Support Stations:
Support stations are located every 15km (approximately). Overseas competitors should note that in New Zealand we ride on the left hand side of the road and take-ups will normally be with the left hand, that is right hand remaining on the handle bars.

Run Support Stations:
Support stations are located every 2.5km (approximately).

 

Ironman New Zealand Finish Line

Words don’t do any of your work or support justice but I had to tell you again how grateful I am for all you did for me and the group, that I WILL be back again, and that you gave me the single greatest experience I’ve had in my life to date on every level. Thank you TriTravel, and I can’t wait til next time.

Ironman New Zealand Tour Experience

New Zealand Ironman Start
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Race day action as athletes from all over the world test their limits across a 3.8km Swim, 180km Bike and 42.2km Run in New Zealand.

Ironman New Zealand Race

What's Included?

Accommodation

Accommodation

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

Full Course Orientation

Full Course Orientation

With our team of course experts, we make sure you understand all the key parts to the race.

Full transport and Logistics

Full transport and Logistics

From the moment we meet and greet you at the airport, through the whole tour experience, we provide the best quality transport and logistics.

Bike Support

Bike Support

Bike support and access to mechanics and bike shop.

Race Week Event Access

Race Week Event Access

Transport and reserved seating to the welcome dinner and presentation nights.

Merchandise Pack

Merchandise Pack

So you're looking your best ever! We make sure you're decked out in some cool Tri Travel gear.

Detailed Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

It's nice to have some structure and plan, especially when you're about to do the race of your life! Don't miss out on any of the functions and activities in race week.

Nutrition and Hydration advice

Nutrition and Hydration advice

Each location has its different environment and requirements. We have the location and course knowledge to support your plan.

Race Day Strategy Advice

Race Day Strategy Advice

There's always last minute nerves leading into race day. We are there to keep you on course.

Race Day Gear Advice

Race Day Gear Advice

There's always last minute nerves leading into race day. We are there to keep you on course.

Free time for you and your family/ friends

Free time for you and your family/ friends

It's not all go go go, we allocate plenty of time to relax and enjoy your tour experience with friends and family.

Highly experienced team

Highly experienced team

All our tour leaders are there to deliver an awesome experience. Nothing is too much to ask.

Tri Travel Functions

Tri Travel Functions

Our group breakfasts and dinners are always a laugh and some fun. Get to know other like-minded athletes and their families.

Extras

Bike Insurance

Through our partners we offer comprehensive bike insurance

Pre and Post Travel

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

Travel Insurance

Through our partners we offer discounted travel insurance

Flights

Let Tri Travel find the best flight options

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The Tri Travel Difference

The little things that make your experience unique with us.

  • Create life time friends
    Connect with like-minded athletes. Who knows, we might have another marriage proposal on your tour!
  • Money can’t buy experience
    This is often a once in a life time experience for you and your entourage. We make sure you make the most of your time at the event.
  • No limits, no judgements
    Ask all the questions you need to prepare yourself for the race. We have all the answers.
  • Network with the Pros
    We have hand selected the best for you. They are here to support your race.
  • Jokes are for free
    We have fun on our tours, and you’ll take away memories that last a lifetime.
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