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Welcome to the Taupō Winter Festival! 10 days, 32 events, a whole lot of fun!

The fourth annual Malcolm Flowers Insurances Taupō Winter Festival offers an action-packed programme over the upcoming school holidays from 4th -14th July. 16 of the 32 events are 100% free to attend!

For the kids (and kids at heart!) check out the ice rink, a giant inflatable snow globe with snow directly from neighboring Mt Ruapehu. Tongariro North Domain transforms to a fun zone of activities including; a 35m long inflatable obstacle course, community art projects, bubble soccer, live music, free hot chocolates and much more.

Once the kids are tucked up, come back out and enjoy the world-class theatre, comedy and music events on offer.

Giving Back

Tubing on the ice slide.

The Taupō Winter Festival is run by the One Taupō Trust which exists to:

  • establish festivals promoting community, fun, art, music and inspiration to attendees
  • give back to the wider Taupō community by providing financial assistance to families needing to travel outside of the district to seek specialist medical treatment
  • support healthy families through education in nutrition and lifestyle choice

So far the One Taupo Trust has designated over $9000 to distribute to families in financial hardship due to the misfortune of have sick children.