The inaugural Taupo IRONMAN 70.3 was in 2015, and there are 30 qualifying slots to the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship at the 2017 event on on Saturday, 9 December.
Great Lake 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.
1.9km + 90km + 21km