New Zealand Tour 2024
Let the experience of Tri Travel give you the best opportunity to achieve your goals on race day! No one knows the race and Taupo like Tri Travel.
Tri Travel are the original travel partners of NZ and have been running tours to Taupo for 21 years. We have seen it all. We have witnessed the domination of the race by Cameron Brown, seen the toughest of conditions, the best of conditions and we know Taupo like no other! When choosing your tour company to help you in your last week of preparations – shouldn’t you go with experience?
Tour Dates: Tuesday 27 February – Monday 4 March 2024 (6 nights)
The world’s longest-running ultra-distance race (outside of Hawaii) with a proud and rich history taking place in the beautiful town of Taupo. The race itself showcases the best of New Zealand’s natural wonderland, and more than 2,000 volunteers and thousands of supporters line the streets to cheer you on. You will be welcomed with open arms and will leave enriched with the locals’ pure Kiwi spirit.
Our second longest running Tri Travel Tour (21 years), provides athletes and spectators with a seamless travel solution that will ensure you can fully focus on your participation.
Our intimate knowledge of the race and local area will ensure you are best prepared come race day, through a combination of course orientations, group training opportunities and logistical race-week support.
Let Tri Travel take care of all the ‘little’ things, so you can do what you came to Taupo to do – race your best!
Upon arrival into Auckland Airport on the Tuesday before the race, all guests will overnight at the Novotel Auckland Airport before departing by coach together the following morning to Taupo.
We are pleased to offer a 6-night tour and accommodation package, with the following inclusions.
- 6 nights accommodation (choice of hotels to suit budgets, includes one-night at Auckland Airport)
- Airport transfers (Auckland to Taupo Return)
- Bike Course Orientation
- Run/Swim Course Training Sessions (Part Orientation)
- Transport to event functions
- Team post-race breakfast function
- Tour merchandise
- 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.
All guests will overnight at Novotel Auckland Airport on Tuesday 27 February 2024 and pricing is included within package prices.
Ascot Motor Inn, Taupo
This is an ideal location for our athletes, as it is a short stroll to the New Zealand starting line on Lake Taupo. Ascot Motor Inn Taupo is a 15-unit 4 Star Plus self-catering complex within easy walking distance to the beautiful foreshore of Lake Taupo and Town Centre.
Beechtree Motel, Taupo
The Beechtree Motel is one of the newest and most refreshingly stylish accommodation providers in Taupo offering high levels of service and comfort. The self-contained boutique accommodation has 39 rooms, consisting of luxury studios, and two and three-bedroom suites – all with air conditioning.
Located next door to the Ascot Motor Inn, The Beechtree Motel is also conveniently located near the race precinct.
Enjoy the stunning vista of Great Lake Taupō and the mountains of Tongariro National Park from this lake front accommodation and the spacious deck of the fabulous onsite restaurant & bar, Lake Bistro.
This accommodation option is the closest of all thee is in an ideal position for the race and all the event-week activities.
The event takes place in Taupo, situated four hours from New Zealand’s capital city of Auckland, on the North Island.
Tour guests will fly into the international airport in Auckland where we will overnight before making the four hour drive to Taupo the following morning. Tri Travel arrange transfers via luxury coaches for our tour members and their bikes and luggage.
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.