IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship

Frequently Asked Questions

Most visitors need to have a VISA to travel to New Zealand or a NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority)
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If you are coming from North or South America, you lose a day. For example, if you leave on a Friday, you arrive in Auckland on Sunday. We suggest that you arrive by Monday or Tuesday to adjust to the time change and to get to know the course and area.

We do not offer airfares, but we are happy to connect you with the travel agency we work with. They can assist you with your flight arrangements.

No. Our travel package includes all the transportation you might require on your trip (to all race-related functions, supermarket trips, dinner shuttles, course tours, etc.).

Flights to New Zealand via Auckland Airport (AKL) are available from a variety of destinations.

It is best to fly into Auckland and utilize our transfer service to and from Taupo because flights into Taupo (TUO) usually will not accept bike boxes. If you are shipping your bike to the race, then you could fly into Taupo (TUO).

In New Zealand, you drive on the left-hand side of the road. If you are used to driving on the right-hand side, this can be a challenge to remember, especially when pulling out into traffic or after a long flight. That is why we suggest using our transfer service to and from Taupo.

The drive from Auckland Airport to Taupo takes about 3.5 hours.

Yes, we can store your bike near Auckland airport with our optional transfer service. You can pick it up prior to your departure, or we can deliver it to the airport before your departure.

Yes, we have a Cultural Experience available in Taupo as well as local day trips and we offer two different after race tours.  Please check the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship page under ADDITIONAL SERVICES and POST RACE TOURS for specific details. Contact us with any questions.


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