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

Jock Hobbs Memorial National Under 19 Tournament 2019

8 Sep 2019 (Sun) - 14 Sep 2019 (Sat)

Owen Delany Park, Centennial Drive, Taupo, Lake Taupo

The Jock Hobbs Memorial National Under 19 Tournament is back for a sixth year in 2019, with the support of Mitre 10.
Taupo’s Owen Delany Park will host the 2019 Tournament on Sunday 8th, Wednesday 11th and Saturday 14th September. 400 players from 16 teams will compete across two divisions (premiership and championship) for the Graham Mourie Cup and Sir Michael Jones Trophy respectively.

Taupo Blue Light - Drive in Movie

14 Sep 2019 (Sat)

Waipahihi Reserve, 96 Richmond Ave, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Taupo Blue Light is proud to present our inaugural Drive in Movie. All money raised from this event will go towards running youth based events and programs in the Taupo area.
We have decided to still run our double header as we can't decide what movie to show.
The Lion King (1994)
The Greatest Showman

Door sales will be available on the day at $25 per car (max 6 people per car)

NZ Junior Rugby Festival

20 Sep 2019 (Fri) - 22 Sep 2019 (Sun)

Owen Delany Park, Centennial Drive, Taupo, Lake Taupo

The NZ Junior Rugby Festival was created to give thousands of youth a world class sporting exerience whilst playing the sport they loved!
This year is the 10th anniversary and we will be hosting over 100 teams from across NZ and overseas. The international teams that we will be hosting are from America, South Africa and Australia.

Admission: Free

2019 Sika Show & Competitions

28 Sep 2019 (Sat) - 29 Sep 2019 (Sun)

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

This annual event is the largest outdoor trade show of this kind in New Zealand.
More than 6000 hunters visit the show each year for the competitions, taxidermy, and the latest innovations in hunting and outdoor-related products and services.

There are more than 170 exhibitors this year, ranging from outdoor clothing and footwear retailers to shooting suppliers, pest solution specialists, conservation groups, hunting clubs, magazines, guided safari operators, and many others.

Taupo Ultra

12 Oct 2019 (Sat)

Whakaipo Bay Recreation Reserve, Mapara Rd, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Kia Ora! Join us for the Taupo Ultramarathon along the shores of Great Lake Taupo, New Zealand. Come tackle the 24km, 50km, 74km, 100km or the 100km teams relay option
The Taupo Ultramarathon offers runners a once-a-year opportunity to access the spectacular Great Lake Trail uninterrupted over private land. It's an epic journey that showcases the very best of what the Great Lake Taupo region has to offer: lake views, mountain ranges, rivers, waterfalls, and native forest.

Whatever your challenge - whether you are an elite athlete pushing for a personal best, or a first-timer wanting to complete your chosen distance - the Taupo Ultra Marathon is a must-do. Come and challenge yourself on some of the world’s most beautiful trails.

Onward - A Decade of Devilskin

17 Oct 2019 (Thu)

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

From humble beginnings in the Waikato to gracing some of the biggest stages all over the world Devilskin are thrilled to celebrate their tenth birthday milestone with a comprehensive NZ tour
"Its a party we want to take on the road to say thanks to our audience for a decade of amazing support. Two number one albums, Gold and Platinum, a Tui award and 20 million streams around the world. T-Shirts sold and shipped to countries we can only dream of touring. We have had an amazing time and have made so many good friends that we feel it's important to mark the occasion with a kick-ass tour. We will play some crowd favourites, some of our earliest songs as well as some brand new tunes."

Taupo Market

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.