Sacred Waters Taupo Luxury Apartments

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


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.

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BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

30 Nov 2019 (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 43rd anniversary on Saturday 30 November 2019.

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, 30km 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 43rd anniversary with us.

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Ironman 70.3

7 Dec 2019

Great Lake Taupō, home to the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Taupō, is a popular tourist destination, boasting the largest freshwater lake in Australasia and mountains made internationally famous after being featured in the Lord of The Rings trilogy.

Come for the race but enjoy so much more! World-class trout fishing, mountain biking, hiking, adrenaline pumping adventure activities, or just enjoy a relaxing stroll along the lake front.

There are restaurants and accommodation options abound; a dynamic boutique retail area; numerous arts and craft galleries and plenty of natural hot pools for soothing your muscles after the big race.

The 1.9km swim is located in the pristine fresh water Lake Taupō, the 90km bike rolls through New Zealand’s renowned rural landscape and the 21.1km run takes in the picturesque lake lined with spectator and local support.

Come and TRI in Nature's Ultimate Playground!

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Mitre 10 Mega - Trolley Derby - Brought to You by Taupo Blue

14 Dec 2019

Mitre 10 Mega and Taupo Blue Light proudly present the competition of the decade at the Taupo Amphitheatre.

Purchase your trolleys and racing licences through Mitre 10 Mega, get building and get your race on!

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Interislander Summer Festival Taupo Races

30 Dec 2019

A stunning setting, relaxed atmosphere and fantastic live entertainment - this is summer NZ!
Escape with friends and family to some of the country’s best scenic spots and enjoy an unforgettable day on-course with the Interislander Summer Festival.

Secure a great view of the track with a range of packages to suit your group’s style, size and budget. Or just kick back and unwind in the sunshine with a low-key picnic on the lawn.

Get ready for the ultimate summer gathering! Book your spot now.

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2020 Epic Swim

11 Jan 2020 - 12 Jan 2020

Take the opportunity to swim alongside some of New Zealand's best open water swimmers, enjoy the idyllic setting of Lake Taupo and get yourself some excellent practice on the same course as the New Zealand Ironman.

The Epic Swim is a recreational open water swimming event which is held each year on the idyllic setting of Lake Taupo, and is staged in conjunction with the New Zealand Open Water Championships.

There are races for all ages and ability levels. From 100m and 500m for children, 1km and 2.5km races for intermediate swimmers, to the 5km and 10km races for the more advanced.

For those who are up for more of a challenge, the Epic Epic race will test your mental and physical abilities. The Epic Epic is a 17km race combining the 5k, 2.5km, and 10km Epic races across two days.

The 2020 Epic Swim will see the return of the 4 x 1km team relay. Get four of your mates together to finish off a great weekend competing for the Epic Team Relay title. Male, Female and Mixed team options in either the U16 or Open categories.

The 2.5km, 5km, 7.5km and 10km NZ Open Water Championships are also held over the weekend.

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The Taupō Jazz Festival

18 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020

The air, the mountains, the great lake and the music. Its Montreux at the End of the World.

The first of its kind in Taupō, and happening over the bank holiday weekend, this fabulous festival features New Zealand’s finest jazz musicians. A smorgasbord of genres: Dixieland, Trad, Big Band to Klezmer, Contemporary and Swing plus captivating speakers covering the iconic moments in the history of Jazz.

Taupō (pronounced ‘toe-paw’) is located in the middle of New Zealand’s North Island and is guaranteed to delight. Taupō boasts hot springs and the Huka falls, as well as skydiving and fishing charters. Nearby is Rotorua, with its geothermal activity: geysers, mud pools and hot springs, as well as the unforgettable odour of sulphur.

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221-225 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand | 0800 722 733 - +64 7 376 1400 | info@sacredwaters.co.nz

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