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. If you are coming from the South Island, the Interislander is a great option for your drive to the event.

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.



Interislander has been carrying people and vehicles between the coolest little capital Wellington and the picturesque port of Picton for more than 50 years, so they really know what they’re doing! With three large ships, they offer the easiest and most comfortable way to cross the Strait with all of your gear for this year’s Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge! Book now using the promo code LTCC171 and receive a 10% discount off any best available fare. Terms and Conditions apply*

*Terms and Conditions: : 10% discount off any best available fare for Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge participants. Valid for purchase from 21/06/2017 to 2/12/2017 and valid for travel from 18/11/2017 to 2/12/2017. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Discount amount has no refund value. Normal fare conditions apply. Proof of Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge registration must be shown at terminal check-in.

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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 2018 we will cater for both roadies and those who prefer the mud. See you soon.

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