Taupo, Ironman NZ
The Kiwivelo training base in Taupo has been setup to cater specifically for athletes to train and prepare for the Ironman NZ.
The Kiwivelo Taupo base is open from February until the end of March and both
the Basic Package and School Package are available.
About TaupoTaupo has been popular destination for tourists and athletes even before the Ironman NZ shifted here in 1999.
The township of Taupo sits right on the shore of Lake Taupo, NZ's biggest lake which was created by a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago.
Taupo is home to only 20,000 people but is a busy tourist destination famous for its outdoor attractions including trout fishing, hiking in the National Park and geothermal areas, bungy jumping, jet boat rides and of course skiing in the winter time.
How To Get HereTaupo is right in the middle of the North Island. Several daily flights connect Taupo with other main centres.
Flying time from Auckland is 45 minutes and from Wellington is 60 minutes. By car Taupo is 4 hours from Auckland, and 50 minutes from Rotorua. Bus companies also connect Taupo with other centres in the North Island.
Return flights from Europe start at NZD 2,200 (including the transfer to Taupo). We are happy to help you with travel arrangements, we can even make the booking for you and mail you the tickets
Ironman NZEach year in early March Taupo goes Ironman crazy.
1300 athletes, their supporters and fans and the media travel to Taupo for a weekend of swimming, cycling and running and partying. Usually more than half of the competitors come from overseas.
One of the reasons so many overseas competitors come to the Ironman NZ is because you don't have to qualify to start, and there are 70 Kona slots available.
The other reason so many people come from overseas is the course. The swim is an out and back course in Lake Taupo, the 180k bike is a two lap course, gently undulating through spectacular scenery, and the run also a two lap course is fast and flat.
Kiwivelo CarDepending on numbers, there probably won't be a car provided in Taupo.
Weekend TripsThere will still be trips organised for riders at the Taupo base but not as often and the timetable will be different to that published for Nelson
More InfoThe following links will give you more information on Taupo and the Ironman NZ.
Basic Package -
School Package -
English School |
Event Calendar -
Road Cycling -
Mountain Biking -
Nelson, New Zealand -
Taupo, Ironman NZ |
About Us -
Packing Your Bike -
Travel Info -
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