Adventure, Excitement, Action and your IRONMAN 70.3 WC await you in New Zealand - Taupo is getting ready for a legendary race. Finish your triathlon season with a wonderful world cup race at the other side of the world!
No matter from which airport, which flight class or with what luggage you want to travel: tell us your flight preferences and we will find the right one for you. We know all about the different airline's checked baggage policy regarding bike transport and will also take them into account when selecting the best Flights connections.
Our accommodations, the Taupo DeBretts & QuestTaupo, are located close to Lake Taupo and the City Center. The perfect start point to an amazing race and holiday!
Would you like to explore the surroundings on your own? In that case, a rental car is exactly what you need. We will arrange for the appropriate vehicle type with a complete insurance package at attractive conditions.
Regardless of how much luggage you travel with or at what time of the day or night you arrive at the airport, we are there for you and will take care of your transfer. Are the local supermarkets already closed? We will cater for you with drinks and something to eat, this is standard practice for us!
We are not only a sports specialist but also a tour operator who can organise an after-race round trip through New Zealand's breathtaking nature. We will gladly give you an overview on city-, coastal- or mountain trips.
What could be nicer than getting to know great like-minded people? HHT - connecting people since 1987. We offer excursions and events together with the whole travel group during all our trips.
Checking out the swim, bike and run course together is part of every race trip with us. Needless to say this includes our comprehensive carefree package, meaning food and beverages as well as mechanic support etc.
We know how important race material is to all athletes. On each trip we have a mechanic traveling with us who can take care of your bike, even at the last minute. Did your frame break? We have always managed to arrange for a replacement bike in the past.
We will attend the race briefing for you and emphasise the most important points. Should there still be specific questions remaining unanswered after that, we will use our 30 year-old network and ask the race direction directly!
Place: Taupo, New Zealand
Course: Half-Ironman distance (1,9 - 90 - 21,1 km)
Qualification: at one of the many qualifying events worldwide
Registration: by qualification only
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... is Taupo in the north of New Zealand. The island nation is known well for its spectacular landscapes - ranging from thousands of kilometers along beautiful coasts to high volcanic lakes and glaciers. Besides the exceptional nature, the country is characterized by the heritage of the Maori and their history. Taupo itself is known for its wonderful location, directly next to the famous Tongariro National Park and the Lake Taupo, New Zealand's biggest lake, which is used for a wide range of sports activities, in and next to the water.
Although it's the first IM 70.3 race in Taupo, triathlon is of great importance for the Kiwis ever since the annual IM New Zealand started more than twenty years ago, accompanied by many other races.
New Zealand offers unbelievably diverse landscapes and uncountable attractive travel destinations, making it the perfect spot for caravan tours and road trips. The coastal- and mountain routes will offer you breathtaking views, from the Bay of Islands in Wellington to the glaciers on the South Island to famous Mount Cook. In case you want to extend your stay and explore New Zealand after the race, just let us know! We will gladly help you plan and book your trip.