Taupo Events

Taupō, the events capital of New Zealand, hosts a multitude of events - sports, arts, culture, food and wine, music, festivals and family events happening every week. Here at Taupō DeBretts we like to keep you informed about the best of them and of course give you somewhere to stay and soak away the day's activities.

Planet, SiFi, Space
Friday, 2 June, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, 4 June, 2017 (All day)

Calling SiFi fans nation wide. Lexicon 2017 will be held in beautiful Taupo from 2nd to 4th of June. For tickets, see the eventfinder website.

This is the 38th National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention (NatCon)

Come and join the fun and if you need a place to stay, check out the wide variety of accommodation available at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort.

Drifting car at top speed
Friday, 2 June, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, 4 June, 2017 (All day)

Are you a fan of drift sessions? Then we have the event for you. The Two Rooks Cola New Zealand 2017 Winter Drift Matsuri begins Friday June 2nd, 2017.

Be at the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park and enjoy all the drifting you can handle. Kids under 12 are free and there will be a lot to see so make sure you come early.

Queen, England
Saturday, 3 June, 2017 (All day) to Monday, 5 June, 2017 (All day)

June the 5th may not really be the Queen’s birthday but that doesn’t mean most of us have to be at work that day. What could be a better way to relax than bringing the family to Taupo for a weekend at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort. Choose from a variety of rooms or go with the kiwi classic, camping out. We have sites to suit everyone.

Huka Prawn Park Logo
Saturday, 8 July, 2017 - 09:00 to Sunday, 23 July, 2017 - 15:30

A contest to see who can catch the longest prawn with daily prizes and a grand prize worth $500!

Once you're done showing off your skills with a fishing rod, why not come and soak your aches and pains away in our sultry Hot Mineral Pools at Taupo Hot Springs.

Hydro slide, Fun, Water park, mineral water
Thursday, 13 July, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, 16 July, 2017 (All day)

This July 13th to 16th 2017 will be packed full of activities for the whole family. The Taupo Winter Festival is in the middle of the school holidays and is definitely worth traveling for.

To read about the planned events, see the Great Lake Taupo website.

Feet, Marathon, Running, Shoes
Saturday, 5 August, 2017 (All day)

One of New Zealand’s longest standing and most iconic running and walking events is happening on the 5th of August 2017, the Hoka One One Taupo Marathon

There is now an event option for all fitness levels with the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km options.

Runners getting started on a marathon
Saturday, 2 September, 2017 - 07:00 to 17:00

Take part in the Kinloch Off Road Challenge on September 2, 2017 to take in the breath-taking views and get some of the Taupo-branded fresh air as you make your way around your choice of track.

Tracks range from 5 km to the full marathon. For more information, see the eventfinda website.

Pile of peacefull stones infront of bamboo plantation
Friday, 15 September, 2017 - 14:00 to Sunday, 17 September, 2017 - 01:00

A Wellness Retreat may just be the thing you need to unwind from the daily pressures of life. This high-class retreat includes teachings from Nikki Ralston, Lucy Vincent and Megan May.

For more information on this amazing opportunity to change your life, visit the eventfinda website.

Delicious plate of food
Wednesday, 18 October, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

Join Kate Meads for an educational and inspirational experience where you will learn about waste reduction and cost savings. You will also receive $100 worth of goodies from your local council so what is there to lose?

You’ll be in need of a tranquil environment to relax your mind beforehand so come along to Taupo Hot Springs to soak away the clutter of the mind.

Disco head man
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 - 20:00

The contemporary retelling of this classic story features stunning choreography and iconic music from the Bee Gees. This tour coincides with the 40th anniversary of the release of the film starring John Travolta.

Be at the Great Lake Centre in Taupo on November 22 to recapture the magic of Saturday Night Fever.

The show starts at 8:00 pm but why not come to town early and indulge in a warm, relaxing soak in the beautiful thermal valley that is Taupo Hot Springs.

The three slides towering over the largest of the soothing mineral pools at Taupo Hot Springs
Friday, 24 November, 2017 (All day)

This is one to watch. The heart of Taupo will be closed off for the best of the best to show their stuff in the Criterium Cycle Challenge at Lake Taupo.

Get in quick so you can book your stay at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort. We have rooms for every budget so you're bound to find what you are looking for.