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Whats Happening / April 30, 2019

Must attend upcoming events in Taupo

Whats Happening /

Must attend upcoming events in Taupo

Iconic sporting events like the Ironman New Zealand, and the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge has put Taupo on the map as an event destination. Year after year, both local and international visitors flock to our little town to put their bodies on the line, in some seriously challenging events.

As appealing as it is for some, we’re not all endurance sport enthusiasts and the rest of prefer less exhausting events. With those in mind we have collated a few of our favourite, (more leisure some) events taking place in the coming months.


Banff Mountain Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival makes its annual stop in Taupo with its selection of films from home and abroad including, kayaking, mountain biking, trail running, paragliding, rock climbing and much more.

When: Sat 27th May 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Where: Great Lake Centre

Price: $25.00 pp


Taupo Art trail

A must attend for art lovers, the Taupo Art Trail invites the public to visit artists in their studios or galleries around Taupō area, including Acacia Bay, Wairakei, Kinloch, Waitahanui and Turangi.


Fri 2 Jun, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sat 3 Jun, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sun 4 Jun, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Mon 5 Jun, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Where: Active Arts Centre

Price: Free



Whisky & Jazz

Enjoy an hour of whisky tasting from the team at Merchant of Taupo, then kick up your heels with the Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downers – the Strait city’s most swinging septet, with tunes that take you back to scintillating nights at the speakeasy.  

When: Fri 14 Jul, 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Where: Great Lake Centre

Price: $39.00 pp