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.

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.

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.

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.

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.