IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship

Frequently Asked Questions

U.S. citizens need to have a VISA to travel to New Zealand or a NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority)

If you are coming from North America or South America you lose a day, so plan according when booking your travel. For example if you leave on a Friday you arrive in Auckland on Sunday. We suggest you arrive on Monday or Tuesday to acclimate to the time change, the weather as well as getting to know the course.

We do not have any set prices or airfare pre-arranged but we can help with airfare through our ticketing agent.

No. Our travel package includes all of the transpiration services (all race related functions, super market trips, course tour,…) your might require for this trip except for airport transfers from the Auckland Airport. We do offer an optional transfer service for those flying in to Auckland.

Flights to New Zealand via the 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 the city of 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.

In New Zealand they drive on the left hand side of the road. The drivers seat is on the right of the vehicle. If you’re used to driving on the right hand side of the road, 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 the city of Taupo.

The drive from the Auckland Airport to Taupo is 3 hours.

Yes, we can store your bike near the Auckland Airport with our optional transfer service. You can pick it up prior to your departure or an additional arrangement can be made to drop it off at the airport prior to your departure.

We can not ask the hotel(s) to store your luggage or bike for you. Feel free to ask them yourself and see what they say.

Ask us about tours.


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