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.

Engine, Superbike, Racing, Road Race, Bruce McLaren, Motorsport, Event Day
Saturday, 25 February, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, 26 February, 2017 (All day)


Get ready for the Central North Nationals at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park.

Watch the Superbike and Road Race Champs on the 25-26th of February 2017.

Soak in the atmosphere and revel in the roar of the engines as the best of the best battle it out.

Saturday, 25 February, 2017 - 20:00

You love Game of Thrones, how about Game of CRONES?

Grumpy Old Women, Game of Crones will be showing in Taupo on Saturday the 25th of February 2017, in the Great lake Centre.

Starting at 8:00 pm, this show will tickle your funny bone and enrich some of your more macabre ideas about modern living and the battle of the sexes.

Healthy Food, Fish, Frozen
Saturday, 18 March, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, 19 March, 2017 - 16:00

Make a fresh start this March with the help of the Taupo Wellbeing Fair. Indulge in all the variety at a multitude of interesting stalls. This year promises to be twice as big as the last with more to see, so come to the Great Lake Centre on March 18th to 19th and give your health a boost. Entry is free!

When you’re ready to relax, take a luxurious, soothing soak in the Hot Springs at Taupo DeBretts.

Garden, Home and Garden Show, Exterior Garden, Designer Garden
Friday, 31 March, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, 2 April, 2017 (All day)


With seminars, prize draws, exhibits and new innovations, who can resist the Home and Garden Show?

Come to the Great Lake Centre in Taupo from 31st of March till 2nd of April 2017 to enjoy specials offered exclusively at the show.

When your legs get tired, come and rest them in our Hot, Natural Mineral Pools at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort. We have gardens for you to garnish more ideas from and to simply enjoy on your way to a soothing soak.

Bunny, Easter, Eggs
Friday, 14 April, 2017 (All day) to Monday, 17 April, 2017 (All day)

Easter is the perfect time to pack up the family and head to a wonderful location like Great Lake Taupo. Part of the experience is to pick activities for the whole family, and you can’t go past Taupo Hot Springs to tick all the boxes. We have soothing hot mineral pools for the adults and super fun hydro slides for the kids. There is even an interactive warm water playground for the really small members of the family.

Swan Lake, Ballet, Dancing
Thursday, 11 May, 2017 - 19:30

Be in Taupo on May 11 for a touch of class when the Moscow Ballet presents: Swan Lake.

Relax your body at Taupo Hot Springs before you Invigorate your mind at the Great Lake Centre at 7:30pm. Get tickets through Ticketek today.

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.

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.