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The Complete Roadmap to ITM Taupō Super400 and beyond

Ready to gear up for ITM Taupō Super400? Trust us, this isn't just about the roar of engines and the rush of adrenaline on the track.

Imagine a week where every day races pass with excitement, both on and off the track. Stick around with us and extend your stay – trust us, the Taupō region’s got more in store than heart-pumping speedways.


About ITM Taupō Super400

Rev your engines and mark your calendars, folks! The 2024 Repco Supercars Championship is thundering into Taupō town, bringing high-speed excitement from 19-21 April, 2024, at the ITM Taupō Super400. For the first time ever, the roar of Supercars will echo through the Taupō International Motorsport Park.

And here's a bit of a brag – from 2024, Taupō International Motorsport Park isn't just any track; it's New Zealand's only FIA Grade 2-rated circuit. That's right, we're talking about a world-class racing arena boasting not one but four track layouts, with Supercars racing on the thrilling 3.32km International Circuit.

This venue is a racer's dream, featuring two separate pit areas, a three-story pit lane complex, and, for those who love a bit of drag racing, an NHRA standard 830m dragstrip. So, whether you're a die-hard racing fan or just love the thrill of speed, the ITM Taupō Super400 is where you need to be.


Where to stay in the Taupō region

Now, let’s talk nests for your rest! The Taupō region’s got every kind of stay you could dream of - from luxe lodges to cozy motels and even those quaint beaches by the lake. Whether you're a stone's throw from the Taupō towncentre or chilling by Lake Taupō’s southern shores, you're in for a treat.

For those, driving the motorhome down or up to Taupō, the Taupō Horse Racing Club is excited to announce the availability of Self-Contained Motorhome and Caravan sites for the upcoming ITM Taupō Super400 event.

And remember, the best spots get snapped up faster than a Supercar on the straight, so book early!


Fuel up with Taupō's tastiest

Alright, food lovers, buckle up for a culinary journey that's as diverse as the Taupō region itself! We're not just throwing words around when we say the food scene here is something to rave about. Whether you're dreaming of an elegant fine dining experience with a wine in hand, craving the classic Kiwi combo of fish n’ chips and a lakefront beach, or just wanting to chill with a local burger and brew, Taupō's got your taste buds covered.

So, make sure to check out our insider guides for the must-eat spots in the region below. From top brekkie places to family-friendly dining to lunch spots with a side of scenic views, the Taupō region is ready to fuel your adventure!


Must-do activities in between races

Hey race fans, ready to turbocharge your Supercars experience in Taupō? Sure, the track is electrifying, but let's shift gears and explore what lies beyond the pit lane. The whole region surrounding Lake Taupō isn't just a backdrop for high-speed chases; it's a land of adventure waiting to be explored.

From the tranquil to the exhilarating, this region is a treasure trove of experiences that cater to every taste and energy level. So, why stay trackside when you can venture into the heart of one of New Zealand's most stunning regions? Whether you've got 30 minutes or a couple of hours, there’s a buffet of activities that perfectly fit into your race schedule.


Extended excursions after Supercars

As the last Supercar crosses the finish line and the echoes of revving engines fade away, don't think for a second that the trip is over. Oh no, it's just shifting gears into a whole new realm of excitement and relaxation across Lake Taupō from Taupō town to Tūrangi to the Western Bays! You’ll want to add a few extra days to your trip to fully immerse yourself in everything this region has to offer.

With hundreds of kilometers to explore, Taupō's trails beckon. Whether you're a seasoned hiker, casual stroller, the MTB weekend warrior or trailblazing rider, the network of trails here is second to none. And after a day of exploration, what could be better than soaking in one of the region’s geothermal hot pools?

There’s more beyond the trails. The Taupō 9 are calling your name. With 9 top-notch golf courses dotting the landscape, it's a paradise where every swing brings a view more stunning than the last. And for the anglers out there, get ready to cast your line in some of the world’s best trout fishing spots.

But the heart of Taupō? It’s the lake – Taupō-nui-a-Tia. Whether you’re cruising its waters or simply admiring its vast beauty from the shore, the lake is a constant reminder of the living wonder found here. And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not dive into water activities? Kayaking, sailing, or even a scenic cruise – Taupō Moana invites you in.


So, there you have it – your full-throttle guide to Taupō during the ITM Taupō Super400 and beyond. Whether you're here for the high-speed thrills or the post-race chills, the whole Taupō region’s got something for everyone.

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