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.