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Planning an Event in Great Lake Taupo?
Our team makes holding an event in Great Lake Taupo easy, and without boasting too much, we're good at it. We happily share our collective experience, spanning many years, and help event organisers and participants sort out the paper work, logistics and navigate any unforeseen problems to keep the process moving forward speedily.
THE TAUPO DISTRICT COUNCIL EVENTS TEAM
The whole team is there to provide advice, guidance, operational assistance and marketing, to help make sure that your event runs smoothly, safely and successfully.
If you need traffic management, rubbish management, food & liquor licences and other regulated concessions then the events team will help make sure all the t's are crossed and the i's dotted.
Visit the Taupo District Council's website to learn more about planning an event in the region.
Manaakitanga / hospitality is something Taupo is proud of.
Volunteers and service groups make the difference. Taupo people give thousands of hours to make visitors and competitors feel welcome. They create genuine opportunities to get to know our people. They don’t yell your number, they yell your name.
An estimated 12,000 volunteers support the Taupo district festival and events portfolio. Donations made by event organisers to the various Taupo clubs, schools and service organisations who provide the volunteers acknowledge the critical role they play in the success of the event.
The local radio and newspapers are enthusiastic supporters of events in Taupo. Link with them for your local advertising in and around Taupo.
There is plenty of parking at venue locations and extra space can be available for overflows if required. Taupo and Turangi town centre's parking are all free and there are time designated or all day spaces to choose from.
Taupo has a range of caterers to choose from whatever your event. From VIP sit downs to on the run takeaways, there is a Taupo food provider for every occasion. And the coffee is constant!
THE ‘EVENTS SHED’
The events team has access to a shed full of signage and safety equipment. These items can be made available on request, you just need to ask.
Everything you need from 3 phase leads and lighting, to big screens and sound gear, generator and marquees. All within 10 minutes drive from most of our venues.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND HOSPITAL
St John Ambulance can provide 24 hour emergency and non-emergency services from ambulances to First Aid. Taupo Hospital, the Rescue Helicopter and Police Search & Rescue provide their support to give you confidence in the safety plans for your Taupo event.
Ask The Local
The Events Capital of New Zealand With so many various events happening all year round, it is no wonder that Great Lake Taupo is considered to be the Events Capital of New Zealand. Attend an event, provide support or organise an event. You'll find impeccable hospitality like no other.- Steve Giles, District Events Manager, Taupo District Council