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 26.2.19
Days 5
From $989
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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!

Beautiful Lake Taupo is actually a huge volcano with a fiery history. Its most recent eruption, in 181 AD, was large enough to change the sky as far away as Europe and China. According to Maori legend, the lake is the pulsating heart of Maui’s fish (New Zealand’s North Island).

The lakeside town of Taupo provides a base for visitors who love to fish for trout, ski Mount Ruapehu and explore the local geothermal phenomena. Popular Taupo experiences include Huka Falls, geothermal walks, a prawn farm, lake cruises, New Zealand’s first public cable wakeboarding park and guided kayak expeditions to see the rock carvings at Mine Bay.

Lake Taupo is a fantastic region for year-round mountain biking, with the recent completion of the Great Lake Trail. Along with cycling, there’s excellent hiking and golf opportunities.

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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

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

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 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 night

Merchandise Pack

Merchandise Pack

So your looking your best ever! We make sure your 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!

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

Last minute nerves leading into race day. We are there to keep you on course.

Race Day Gear Advice

Race Day Gear Advice

With all the age group and professional athletes, we speak to and see. We are there for guidance and support.

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 staff on hand are there to deliver an awesome experience. Nothings 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 people.

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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Day 1

ARRIVALS

On arrival in Auckland make your way through Immigration & Customs and collect your luggage before making your way to Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel (next to the terminal). The Tri Travel team will all overnight here and meet the next morning for the bus trip to Taupo.

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Day 2

TAUPO + SHOPPING + RUN

This morning the Tri Travel team will depart the Novotel Hotel for the bus trip to Taupo. You need to be at the front of the hotel at 8:30am to have your bikes and luggage loaded for a 9:00am departure. We will arrive in Taupo at approximately 1:00pm. The Tri Travel tour bus will drop you at your Taupo hotels, and then pick you up again approximately 30 mins later to take you shopping for your week’s supplies. Note: Athletes please bring your wetsuit as we will visit the event site and have the wetsuits dipped in readiness for swim orientation the following morning. 5.00pm Run – Tri Travel tour members will meet at the front of Suncourt Hotel at 5:00pm for a short run over the marathon course

Ironman New Zealand Swim Start

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Day 3

SWIM + EXPO + REGO

Run Course, Swim Orientation and Registration – Meeting at the Suncourt Hotel at 7:00am, we will take tour members for a drive over part of the marathon course before taking you to the swim start in the beautiful Lake Taupo. The swim orientation will include instructions on the race start and finish. The swim distance will be around 1km. You are free to swim more or less if you wish. From the swim we will walk you through transition, so you can get an idea of it all before then getting in line to register for the race. Please ensure you bring your photo ID. After you have registered and completed the Race Briefing, the Tri Travel bus will drive you back to the hotel. 3:00pm Bike Course Orientation – The Tri Travel tour bus will pick up tour members at 3:00pm from Suncourt Hotel and we will drive 1 lap of the cycle course before going to the Welcome Function.

 

Welcome Function and Race Briefing

For those that did not go on the bike course orientation, the Tri Travel tour bus will come back to the Suncourt Hotel at 5:00pm to take you to the Welcome Function. Tri Travel has arranged reserved tables for our Tri Travel tour group. The Tri Travel bus will take you back to your hotels upon completion

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Day 4

LIGHT SWIM + CHECK-IN

Light Swim – It’s the day before the race and the nerves will be starting to set in but try to relax and enjoy the day. This morning is a light swim of 10 minutes including a few short sprints. Please meet at the front of Suncourt Hotel at 8:00am. Bike and Race Bag Check In – Today you will check in your race bag at the Registration Marquee and check your bike in at the Transition Area. This can be done from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

IRONMAN NEW ZEALAND FINISH

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Day 5

IRONMAN NEW ZEALAND RACE DAY

5:15am Race Morning –The Tri Travel tour bus will pick-up athletes and partners from Suncourt Hotel at 5:15am and take you to the race start to do your last minute check of your bikes and race gear. The Tri Travel team will be positioned at the Fish and Chip shop on the run course to cheer you home!!

Ironman New Zealand Race Finish Line

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Day 6

BREAKFAST + AWARDS DAY

Team Breakfast -This morning Tri Travel will host a post race breakfast. A great opportunity to discuss yesterday’s Ironman achievements! The breakfast will be held in Suncourt Hotel’s function room at 8:30am.

 

Huka Falls and Awards Function

The Tri Travel tour bus will take you to the famous Huka Falls leaving Suncourt Hotel at 3:00pm. After visiting Huka Falls, we will call in at The Mole & Chicken for a drink and a few laughs before taking you to the Awards Function.

After the function the Tri Travel tour bus will take you home or to the next stop on the celebration night at 9:30pm

Ironman New Zealand Ride

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Day 7

DEPARTURES

This morning we return to Auckland airport via the Tri Travel tour buses. Athletes and spectators will be picked up from their hotels in Taupo.

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