Travel to Taupo

Drive to Taupo

Travel to Great Lake Taupo is easy – Taupo is an easy one hour drive from Rotorua, three and a half hours drive from Auckland and four hours from Wellington. It is centrally located in the middle of the North Island and is also within two hours drive from the Waitomo Caves, the Hawkes Bay wine region and Mount Ruapehu.

Route Map INTO Taupo

PLEASE NOTE:  When arriving into Taupo from the North there is no right turn into Redoubt St from the south bound lane on Friday. Redoubt St is closed 5.30am-10am on Saturday 26th Nov.


Fly to Taupo

Most major international airlines fly direct into Auckland and Wellington, both of which are within 4 hours drive of Taupo. There are also daily connecting flights between Auckland/Wellington and Taupo.

See Bike Transport for more info on flights, shuttles and getting your bike to the event.


Travel Packages

Ride Holidays Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge & the Central Plateau Travel Package

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All you have to do is book your plane ticket – we’ll take care of everything else. Bike tours are all about finding the right balance. The perfect mix of cycling, sightseeing, cafes, restaurants and rest. RIDE holidays promises you a fantastic week in one of New Zealand’smost scenic regions. Non-riding partners are very welcome and well catered for. In 2017 we will cater for both roadies and those who prefer the mud. See you soon.

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