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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.

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.

Taupo Market

7 Jul 2018 (Sat) - 29 Dec 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 favorites.
‘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.

The Merchant & Scenic Cellars Wine, Craft Beer and Food Expo

15 Aug 2018 (Wed)

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

A great opportunity to enjoy the fabulous wine, craft beer and scrumptious food that is available from The Merchant and Scenic cellars.
Lake Taupo's best restaurants and cafes will be showcasing their dining and corporate package, offering delectable food to sample throughout the evening.

Upon arrival you will receive an order book with great discounts on wine and craft beer. All orders placed on the night will go in the draw to win a variety of fabulous prizes.

Tickets are available at The Merchant or online.

Ladies Golf Weekend Away At Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary

24 Aug 2018 (Fri) - 26 Aug 2018 (Sun)

Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary, Wairakei Drive, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Come and meet us at Taupo for a long golfing weekend away in one of the beautiful resort golf course in New Zealand.
Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary is known as one of the world first sanctuary on a golf course! Imagine teeing off amongst the deers surrounding near you as close as your golfing buddy on the tee! Turn up and we will take care of all the hassle. Just bring your golf clubs and your weekend away luggage with exciting attitude to meet new golfing ladies.

Celtic Illusion

3 Sep 2018 (Mon)

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

A Breathtaking Fusion of Irish Dance and Magic.
The much-anticipated family event of 2018, Celtic Illusion is the biggest dance and magical illusion sensation that has taken Australian audiences by storm.

The show for all ages cleverly fuses awe-inspiring contemporary Irish Dance with mind-blowing magic and Grand Illusions and has now returned to New Zealand stages for a one-night show.

With incredible new choreography, spellbinding magic, heart-racing music and a sensory experience like no other, audiences will be kept on the edge of their seats and left wanting more.

Showcasing a stellar cast of champion internationally-acclaimed dancers, including performers from both Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, Celtic Illusion offers some of the fastest taps in the world as the dancers’ thunderous rhythm fills the stage in perfect unison.

The show is led by Australia’s very own Anthony Street, the first Australian to perform leading roles in Michael Flatley’s widely-acclaimed Lord of the Dance, including the very role that Michael Flatley originally performed himself.

Since its premiere in 2011, the show has performed in sold-out venues across Australia and New Zealand, with audiences blown away by the combination of scintillating dance, live music and illusion.
Now it is your chance to witness the magic that is Celtic Illusion.

Celtic Illusion is performed to an incredible soundtrack composed by a highly talented team including Angela Little who co-composed Bad Lurham's film Australia, as well as Steve Skinner who has arranged and produced for artists such as Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder and the Broadway musical rent.

Now it's your chance New Zealand to witness the magic that is Celtic Illusion.

Lake Taupo Indoor Bowls Bonanza

15 Sep 2018 (Sat) - 16 Sep 2018 (Sun)

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

Lake Taupo Indoor Bowling Club's annual 2 day bowls bonanza.
2 days of fun, friendship and bowls!

Sika Show & Competitions 2018

29 Sep 2018 (Sat) - 30 Sep 2018 (Sun)

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

The annual Sika Show & Competition is the largest outdoor trade show of its kind in New Zealand.
More than 5000 hunters visit the show each year for the competitions, taxidermy, fun activities, and the latest innovations in hunting and outdoor-related products and services.

2018 is the show's 25th year, and there will be more than 150 exhibitors ranging from outdoor clothing and footwear retailers to shooting suppliers, pest solution specialists, conservation groups, hunting clubs, magazines, guided safari operators, and many others.

It’s going to be a great weekend!

Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

2 Oct 2018 (Tue)

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

Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat.
In 1957, Theodor Seuss Geisel used this formula and only 200 words to write his second children's book as Dr. Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a much-loved children's literature classic and now a zany, imaginative play coming to Taupo on October 2. The play was adapted for the stage in 2009 by the National Theatre of Britain.

The Cat in The Hat interrupts this rainy afternoon with his unexpected visit to Sally and her brother's cosy home. Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred. He will teach us all to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination.

"It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how." Along with Thing One and Thing Two, the cat will fill the theatre with mischievous humour and madcap style. Young and old alike will delight in this faithful adaptation of a classic book come to life before our very eyes. Spoiler alert: Things run amuck, and quickly.

Jesus Christ Superstar

9 Oct 2018 (Tue) - 13 Oct 2018 (Sat)

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

Centre Stage Taupo is proud to bring a modern take on Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1970s rock opera to life in Taupo's Great Lake Centre this October.
The story of the final days in the life of Jesus Christ is told through the troubled eyes of Judas Iscariot. As the radical teachings of Jesus are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity and explosive theatrics. Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

With a large cast of talented locals and under the professional direction of Wendy Revell, this is a show not to be missed.

Tickets on sale from 28 August.

Taupō Halloween Film Festival

28 Oct 2018 (Sun)

Starlight Cinema, Horomatangi Street, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Celebrating the best the silver screen had to offer with films from many local and international film-makers. A night of fantastic thrills and chills for those who turn up and partake in the night's festivities.
Those with nerves of steel brave the haunted walk, entering through the dragons mouth and into the pit of the beast with scarers from Taupo's Actors Studio providing scares from every nook and cranny.

As participants make their way down the darkened aisles, freaks, ghouls, deranged surgeons, monsters and ghosts crept and lurked behind every corner to scare even the most adventurous.
​Emerging more pale and shaken than when you enter, the photo booth awaits.

Then the lights to go down and it's time to enjoy the films. There was a splendid mix of horror, gore, comedy, suspense, drama and spine chilling spookiness. Something for all tastes.

Come dressed as your favourite horror icon and win spot prizes.

A fantastic night all around.

Starlight Cinema Fireworks & Laser Extravaganza

2 Nov 2018 (Fri)

Owen Delany Park, Centennial Drive, Taupo, Lake Taupo

$25,000 firework display, laser, smoke and a whole lot of other action.

BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

24 Nov 2018 (Sat)

Tongariro North Domain, Tongariro Street, Taupo, Lake Taupo

From its humble beginnings in 1977 with just 26 participants, the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge has grown into NZ’s premier and largest cycling event, with around 6,000 riders from across New Zealand and over 20 countries across the globe taking part each year!
Held on the last Saturday of every November around the pristine and picturesque Lake Taupo, the event will this year celebrate its 42nd anniversary on Saturday 24 November 2018.

With a vision of creating inspiring event experiences for everyone, our purpose is to provide cyclists, as well as anyone interested in physical activity, the flexibility to choose a ride distance which best suits their cycling ability and aspiration, providing options to ride either as a team, a group, a family or as an individual.

Accompanying our already popular road and mountain-bike categories, is the 40km Quarter Lake on road event option (taking in the final 40km of the course), complementing the iconic 160km Round The Lake and the 80km Half The Lake category.

Part of the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, the Huka Mountain Bike has four event categories, the 85km Huka Challenge, 60km Huka Steamer, 35km Huka Teaser and the Huka XL race for licensed riders.

With incentives for groups and families as well, we want everyone to join the ride and celebrate our 42nd anniversary with us.