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IRONMAN New Zealand Tour 2021

Tri Travel's 6-night tour gives our IRONMAN New Zealand athletes the best opportunity to achieve their goals on race day!

Event Date 06.03.21
Swim Lake
Bike Rolling
Run Flat
Avg. Air Temp 21° C
Avg. Water Temp 18° C
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As an Official Travel Partner of IRONMAN New Zealand we welcome you to be part of our long-running Tri Travel Tour, designed to help you achieve your IRONMAN goals.

Tour Dates: Tuesday 2 March – Monday 8 March 2021 (6 nights)

The Event

The world’s longest-running IRONMAN with a proud and rich history taking place in the beautiful town of Taupo.  The race itself showcases the best of New Zealand’s natural wonderland, and more than 2,000 volunteers and thousands of supporters line the streets to cheer you on. You will be welcomed with open arms and will leave enriched with the locals’ pure Kiwi spirit.

Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand has 40 qualifying slots for the 2021 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

The Tour

Our second longest running Tri Travel Tour (20 years), provides athletes and spectators with a seamless travel solution that will ensure you can fully focus on your participation in IRONMAN New Zealand.

Our intimate knowledge of the race and local area will ensure you are best prepared come race day, through a combination of course orientations, group training opportunities and logistical race-week support.

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

Upon arrival into Auckland Airport on the Tuesday, all guests will overnight at the Novotel Auckland Airport before departing by coach together the following morning to Taupo.

We are pleased to offer a 6-night tour and accommodation package, with the following inclusions.

Tour Inclusions:

  • 6 nights accommodation (choice of hotels to suit budgets)
  • Airport transfers (Auckland to Taupo Return)
  • Bike Course Orientation
  • Run/Swim Course Training Sessions (Part Orientation)
  • Bike Transport (throughout race week as required)
  • Transport to all event functions
  • Team post-race breakfast function
  • Tour merchandise pack produced by partner, Wyn Republic
  • Trip to Huka Falls
  • Race day transportation

Throughout the tour, our team of experienced Tour Leaders will be on hand to provide support, advice and assist you with your race week needs.

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

With accommodation options ranging from motel style, self contained units and deluxe family apartments we have the solution for you and your travel group.

All guests will overnight at Novotel Auckland Airport on Tuesday 3 March 2020 and pricing is included within package prices.

Please note, prices below are a guide only from the 2020 tour. The 2021 prices will be available shortly and are expected to be in the same range. 

Ascot Motor Inn, Taupo

This is an ideal location for our athletes, as it is a short stroll to the IRONMAN New Zealand starting line on Lake Taupo. Ascot Motor Inn Taupo is a 15-unit 4 Star Plus self-catering complex within easy walking distance to the beautiful foreshore of Lake Taupo and Town Centre.

2020 6 night package starting from $1,630pp (Twin/Double) More Info


Beechtree Motel, Taupo

The Beechtree Motel is one of the newest and most refreshingly stylish accommodation providers in Taupo offering high levels of service and comfort.  The self-contained boutique accommodation has 39 rooms, consisting of luxury studios, and two and three-bedroom suites – all with air conditioning.

Located next door to the Ascot Motor Inn, The Beechtree Motel is also conveniently located near the race precinct.

2020 6 night package starting from $1,150pp (Twin/Double) More Info


Suncourt, Taupo

Enjoy the stunning vista of Great Lake Taupō and the mountains of Tongariro National Park from this lake front accommodation and the spacious deck of the fabulous onsite restaurant & bar, Lake Bistro.

This accommodation option is the closest of all thee is in an ideal position for the race and all the event-week activities.

2020 6 night Package starting from $1,720pp (Twin/Double) More Info

Event Location

IRONMAN New Zealand takes place in Taupo, situated four hours from New Zealand’s capital city of Auckland, on the North Island.

Getting There

Tour guests will fly into the international airport in Auckland where we will overnight before making the four hour drive to Taupo the following morning. Tri Travel arrange transfers via luxury coaches for our tour members and their bikes and luggage.

Location Highlights

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.

You can enjoy fishing charters, scenic boat tours, waterskiing, kayaking, paddle-boarding and the extraordinary Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay. The Great Lake Trail which is part of Nga Haerenga – The New Zealand Cycle Trail runs around the shoreline.

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