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Events and What's On in Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Ukulele Jammin' with Pumice Valley Whoopee! Band

4 Feb 2018 (Sun) - 2 Dec 2018 (Sun)

Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre, 14 Northcroft Street, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Come along and join us for our regular fun-filled ukulele jammin' session.
Just pop your koha in the hat at the door. Bring your ukulele, your Chill Book if you have one and a song for "open mic".

Don't play ukulele? That's OK, just bring your singing voices, your happy smiling faces or just come along and listen and enjoy a couple of beers/wine with us. What more could you ask for on a Sunday afternoon?

All welcome!

Trash and Treasure Market

28 Feb 2018 (Wed) - 6 Oct 2018 (Sat)

Riverside Park & Unison Amphitheatre, Redoubt Street, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Sell trash for cash and buy treasures for pennies as part of the very popular Taupo market this monthly event is a great morning out.

Taupo Market

21 Apr 2018 (Sat) - 30 Jun 2018 (Sat)

Riverside Park & Unison Amphitheatre, Redoubt Street, Taupo, Lake Taupo

The Taupo Market - every Saturday* - morning, rain or shine, ever-changing – with lots of regular favourites.
‘Volcanic’ coffee, pies and fries, pastries and juice, fresh fruit and veggies, free range eggs and micro greens, plants, trees and seedlings, wood carvings, wind chimes, crazy pots and painted garden panels, jewellery, necklaces, bracelets and tattoos, greeting cards, paintings and photography, knitting and sewing for all ages and the family pet - more, more, more.

Mulligans Open Mic Night Live Music

26 Apr 2018 (Thu) - 4 Apr 2019 (Thu)

Mulligans Bar, 15 Tongariro Street, Taupo, Lake Taupo

"There are no strangers, only friends, you haven't met yet."
Come up with your Talent, we can provide you our backline & stage. - Musicians, Poets, Ssshhong Writers, Comedians All Players are welcome. Let's Jam, It's your time to shine.

Perfect for all instruments including:
Guitar, Keyboard, Drum, Percussion, Voice, Harmonica, Flute, Saxophone and many more.

Some of our best friends and local musicians including Fishy Steve, Shaun, Anthony, Skydiver Joe Dyson, Ryan Orchard, Sam Gale, Rue Chad from Bradshaws Lodge, Tamati, Alastair, Micheal and many more love to welcome and meet new talent. Let's Jam.

If your are from band or solo band and would like to come and play at Mulligan's any other night, please contact by email followed by the official website.

The Ten Tenors

27 May 2018 (Sun)

Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo

The Ten Tenors are undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories, with more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and vocal power.
Following 20 years of sell-out performances across the globe, The Ten Tenors have cemented their place as Australia’s premier classical-crossover group.

Celebrated for their colourful repertoire, breath taking arrangements and powerful live performances, The Ten Tenors respectfully tip their hats not only to the great classical composers, but to contemporary music’s most popular artists.

From Buckley to Bocelli, an evening with The Ten Tenors is guaranteed to surprise and delight in equal measure. Be amazed by the almighty force of ten extraordinary voices, united by music, in an evening that will take your breath away. Book now for The Ten Tenors!

Two Rooks Cola Winter Drift Matsuri 2018

1 Jun 2018 (Fri) - 3 Jun 2018 (Sun)

Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, 463 Broadlands Rd, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Winter Drift Matsuri 2018 and Seven Year Anniversary of Zeroclass Drift - brought to you by Two Rooks Cola Co. and The Zeroclass Co.
New Zealand Drift Matsuri is a drift motorsport festival bringing you a weekend of epic times, awesome food and more.

Taupō Art Trail 2018

1 Jun 2018 (Fri) - 4 Jun 2018 (Mon)

Taupo Museum, 4 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Take an art-inspired journey around the beautiful Lake Taupō... visit over 20 artists ready to share their artwork and studios with you! New artists and studios on the Art Trail for 2018!
Taupō Art Connection's Taupō Art Trail 2018 showcases a vibrant collection of Taupō district artists and art experiences. From Friday to Monday, the Taupō Art Trail invites the public to take the time to visit artists in their studios or galleries around Taupō area, including Acacia Bay, Wairakei, Kinloch, Waitahanui and Turangi.

Experience and be inspired by a wide variety of media from painting, woodcarving, glass, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mosaics to drawings and jewellery. the artists enjoy the chance to chat and share a special glimpse into their work, their passion and inspiration.

Visits are during opening hours 10am–4pm Friday to Sunday, 10am–2pm Monday unless otherwise stated in the guide.

Guide with maps available from various cafes, motels, Taupō iSite, Taupō Museum, Active Arts Taupo, artist studios/galleries or view at the Taupō Art Connection website. The QR code in the guide gives a list of the locations in Google maps.

Craters Classic

10 Jun 2018 (Sun)

Wairakei Resort, State Highway 1, Wairakei, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Bike Taupo are the event managers for this exciting event in 2018. All proceeds from this event will go back into track development in Taupo, benefitting hundreds of riders both local and nationally.
The Craters Classic event has been run in Taupo by the Taupo Mountain Bike Club for over 30 years. This event has a lot of history. We have been fortunate to have this event run over the last three years from the popular Wairakei Resort which offers riders the opportunity to stay on site. The venue also offers a great start/finish line with a fabulous event village atmosphere. The event has grown every year with this concept and attracted 650 riders last year.

We believe riders will appreciate their entry fee being put back into the community for the growth of mountain biking. The event has been re-branded and we intend to create a fun and exciting experience for our participants catering for families to the hard core racer. Taupo showcases old school XC single track racing on a free draining pumice surface. We can just about guarantee no mud which is a big bonus for winter riding.

The event offers a variety of categories and age group entries to suit everybody and will once again be based from the Wairakei Resort which as previously stated offers excellent facilities for pre/post race relaxation and entertainment.

Mirror Magic

3 Jul 2018 (Tue) - 5 Aug 2018 (Sun)

Taupo Museum, 4 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Prepare to be dazzled as Mirror Magic takes you beyond the looking glass and into the crazy back-to-front, upside down world of reflections and light.
The incredible properties of mirrors inspire people from all walks of life. Magicians use them to create illusions… scientists use them to find out how the world works… and artists use them to explore the nature of reality.

Mirrors are quite magical, and this exhibition allows you to explore some of their amazing properties and many uses in fun and exciting ways.

An interactive exhibition for the whole family toured by Te Manawa Art, Science and History Museum and brought to Taupō by the Friends of the Taupō Museum.

Taupo Museum is open 7 days and is free for Taupo District ratepayers and all children.

New Zealand Sotheby`s International Realty Bourbon and Blues

13 Jul 2018 (Fri)

Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Enjoy an hour of bourbon tasting from the team at Merchant of Taupō, then kick up your heels with Midge Marsden and Band!
New Zealand's legendary music icon Midge Marsden needs no introduction, his career spans five decades and during that time he has played thousands of concerts and introduced several generations of Kiwi's to the Rhythm & Blues.

Bring your dancing shoes and be ready for an extremely fun night out!

Tickets on sale 21st April 2018!

The Taupo Hobby Expo

14 Jul 2018 (Sat) - 15 Jul 2018 (Sun)

Taupo Events Centre, 26 AC Baths Avenue, Taupo, Lake Taupo

The Expo, organised by the Taupo Model Railway Club, features model railways from around the North Island, and also gives local model makers, craft and hobby groups an opportunity to display their skills to the wider community.

Refreshments are available, as well as free activities for the youngsters, making the Hobby Expo the perfect venue for a family outing.

Legendary Drive-in Movie: Pete's Dragon

14 Jul 2018 (Sat)

Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, 463 Broadlands Rd, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Bring the whole family and enjoy a night at the movies - drive-in style.
An unforgettable showing of Pete`s Dragon (2016) - the adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

New Zealand provides the spectacular backdrops for the remake of this classic Disney movie.

Enjoy popcorn delivered on roller skates by local roller derby heroes, Huka Dolls!

Generation Homes Mid-Winter Swim

15 Jul 2018 (Sun)

Taupo Lakefront, Lake Terrace, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Feeling brave? Jump in the lake! Join the hundreds of brave souls that jump in the lake every winter!
Some fantastic prizes are up for grabs, including some for best dressed!
So suck it up, grab ya mates and show how brave you really are!