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A scenic playground of diverse landscapes halfway between New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland and its capital, Wellington – it’s not hard to see why Taupo is so popular as an events destination.
It’s host to the iconic annual IRONMAN New Zealand, Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, Great Lake Relay and Across the Lake Swim; food, wine, music and merriment at the Taupo Winter Festival; art and culture at Graffiato; and international music acts at the Taupo Summer Concert, as well as a host of golf, fishing, motorsport and other sporting events, music gigs, parades, workshops and community performances.
Thanks to the friendly and hard-working hospitality and volunteer culture, excellent facilities, stunning natural scenery, good traffic flow and abundant accommodation, many events return to the shores of Lake Taupo year after year.