Frequently Asked Questions

A collection of frequently asked questions our clients have asked us when booking our trip to IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand or IRONMAN New Zealand.

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.

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 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).

We do not offer airfares, but we are happy to connect you with a ticket agent we are working with who can assist you with your flight arrangements in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

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.).

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 offer local day trips and we can make suggestions for after race tours.


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