Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Taupo's Indian summer set to entice visitors this Easter

Media Release
22 March, 2013


Taupo's Indian summer set to entice visitors this Easter


With warm and sunny weather forecast, out-door activities galore and a busy events schedule, Taupo offers lots of options for an action packed Easter holiday. Easter in the Taupo region promises to be a colourful extravaganza of activity. Visitors and locals alike won't be short of things to do with a huge range of events on offer.

Highlights for motorsport fans will be the IRC Race Meeting at Taupo Motorsport Park on 30th and 31st March, and the Street Rod Nationals. This event will see the streets of Taupo come alive while entrants enjoy a night cruise to a drive-in movie at the Taupo Amphitheatre and a cruise around the Taupo Motorsport Park track. Over 20,000 people are expected to visit the Tongariro North Domain on Saturday 30th March to view the hot rods on show.

More than a thousand participants plus support crews are expected to descend on Taupo for the weekend of 6th and 7th April for the Oxfam Trailwalker. Teams of 4 will be sponsored to complete the 100km event, raising money towards Oxfam New Zealand’s work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Participants will be treated to stunning views as the course traverses some of the most spectacular terrain of the Central Plateau. 280 teams have already entered this year’s event, and Oxfam New Zealand looks set to meet its $1 million fundraising target.

The southern Lake Taupo town of Turangi is hosting more exciting events. The Polocrosse Four Nations, New Zealand’s first ever polocrosse tournament, will be held over 4 days at Turangi Park. For a taste of local food and art check out the Turangi Colours Art and Food Festival offering tours of the Rangipo Power Dam. For a more active option, autumn is a great time to bike the Tongariro River Trail. The 9km mountain biking track is open between Turangi and the Tongariro National Trout Centre and is easily negotiated by novices.

Easter is one of the most popular times of year to take on the challenge of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Now open as far as the Blue Lake, there are ideal vantage points to take in steaming Te Maari Crater. A new track takes visitors from the Emerald Lakes to Oturere Hut and out to the Desert Road. Remember to check with Turangi or Taupo i-SITES for the latest track and transport information.

"The Easter break is a great excuse to sample the new Tongariro Alpine Crossing track while leaving plenty of time to take in some of the region’s popular outdoor activities," commented Vanessa Freeman, General Manager for Destination Great Lake Taupo. "Whether you come for one of the Easter events, hop on your bike or just want to relax and enjoy our beautiful lake, Taupo is certainly shaping up to be the place to spend your Easter."

For more information on what to see and do throughout the Great Lake Taupo region visit www.GreatLakeTaupo.com


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Digital Evolution: Scoop Independent News Launches "Operation Chrysalis"

From today Scoop is beginning a process of public consultation with the political, business and civil society groups it has served for the past 15 and a half years.

"It is hoped that in time - with new leadership and increased community engagement - the chrysalis will incubate a new kind of Scoop, one which can sustainably continue Scoop's Mission 'to be an agent of positive change'", says Scoop Founder, Editor and Publisher Alastair Thompson.

"As big publishing shrivels, public participation in contributing and spreading news has grown. Scoop has evolved with this wave by providing an independent platform, committed to upholding democracy, providing a voice to all, and providing the public easy access to information about decisions which affect them." More>>

 

Parliament Adjourns:

Greens: CAA Airport Door Report Conflicts With Brownlee’s Claims

The heavily redacted report into the incident shows conflicting versions of events as told by Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch airport security staff. The report disputes Brownlee’s claim that he was allowed through, and states that he instead pushed his way through. More>>

ALSO:

TAIC: Final Report On Grounding Of MV Rena

Factors that directly contributed to the grounding included the crew:
- not following standard good practice for planning and executing the voyage
- not following standard good practice for navigation watchkeeping
- not following standard good practice when taking over control of the ship. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Pakistan Schoolchildren Killings

The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto something that’s become a pop cultural meme. Fans of the Homeland TV series will be well aware of the collusion between sections of the Pakistan military/security establishment on one hand and sections of the Taliban of the other… More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire:
The Politician’s Song

am a perfect picture of the modern politic-i-an:
I don’t precisely have a plan so much as an ambition;
‘Say what will sound most pleasant to the public’ is my main dictum:
And when in doubt attack someone who already is a victim More>>

ALSO:

Flight: Review Into Phillip Smith’s Escape Submitted To Government

The review follows an earlier operational review by the Department of Corrections and interim measures put in place by the Department shortly after prisoner Smith’s escape, and will inform the Government Inquiry currently underway. More>>

ALSO:

Intelligence: Inspector-General Accepts Apology For Leak Of Report

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 to media prior to its publication. The Inspector-General will not take the matter any further. More>>

ALSO:

Drink: Alcohol Advertising Report Released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals. More>>

ALSO:

Other Report:

Leaked Cabinet Papers: Treasury Calls For Health Cuts

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news