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Taupo, NZ 70.3 World Champs


Event Date 14 Dec 2024
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We are delighted to provide athletes with the opportunity to feel the support of a Tri Travel Tour at the 2024 Taupo Worlds in NZ. We have created a 7-night tour package designed to enable peak performance.

Tour Dates: Monday 9 December – Monday 16 December 2024 (7-nights)

The Event

Taupō hosts the very best professional and age group triathletes from all corners of the globe over the weekend of December 14-15 2024. This will be the first time the World Championship has been held in New Zealand and no better place than the home of Ironman New Zealand, where the best of New Zealand’s breath-taking scenery is showcased. Following the cancellation of the 2020 event due to COVID-19 we’re thrilled to be heading back to Taupo in 2024 for this event.

The Tour

For over 20 years, Tri Travel have been leading tours to Lake Taupo in New Zealand. Our intimate knowledge of the course, the local area and accommodation options will ensure nothing is left to chance for you. The 7-night tour provides a seamless travel solution for athletes and supporters, enabling you to fully focus on your race preparations.

If you are looking for that added edge, look no further than our 7-night tour package carefully formulated with course orientations, logistical support and a wealth of helpful information throughout race week.

Guests arrive into Auckland Airport on Monday 9 December. All guests will then be transferred to Taupo via private coach.

We are pleased to offer a 7-night tour and accommodation package, with the following inclusions.

Tour Inclusions:

  • 7-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)
  • Team Welcome Function
  • Team post-race function
  • Tour merchandise pack
  • 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.

Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn

Taupo lakeside motel accommodation with lovely lake & mountain views offering a room type to suit every need – studios, family rooms, 2 and 3 bedroom units.

There is a very popular bar and restaurant on site called Jolly Good Fellows serving a great range of food and beverages that match its casual British Pub theme with outdoor seating to take in the lake views.

If you’d like a change of scenery, downtown Taupo is only a 10-minute walk away along the lakefront. There you’ll easily find food and wine to suit every taste and budget, from popular fast food restaurants, to relaxed cafe dining as well as popular foodie hotspots.

It is perfectly located for the Tri Travel Taupo World Championship Tour, across the road from the race start and a very short walk to transition.

Lakeland Resort Taupo

Locally owned and operated the resort is situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake and world renowned for its trout fishing and scenery.

Set amidst 2.8 acres of landscaped grounds, complete with 64 well-equipped studio units, with 42″ plasma flatscreen TV, tennis court, outdoor seasonal swimming pool, guest laundry facilities, ample off-street parking, 2 conference rooms and The Lakeland Bar and Brasserie.

Lakeland Resort offers relaxing and comfortable accommodation, superb conference and function facilities with The Lakeland Bar & Brasserie serving divine cuisine – open for breakfast and dinner.

Lakeland Resort is situated approximately 2.5km from the race swim start and transition.

Event Location

The 2024 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships 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 before making the four hour drive to Taupo. 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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Thanks to the locals' pure Kiwi spirit, you will feel like a local the minute you arrive.

IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships 2024

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