2020
IM 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 
ACCOMMODATIONS AVAILABLE: YES! RACE ENTRIES AVAILABLE: NO.
IM 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP   
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2020
The 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will take place on Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29, 2020. The event heads to down under for the second time, this time taking place in Taupo, New Zealand. Endurance Sports Travel will once again be offering travel packages to any athlete or spectator traveling to this race.

The event takes place in Taupo, a world famous destination resort area known for its incredible natural beauty, friendly people and diverse activities for people of all ages and interests. Located in the middle of the North Island, Taupo is an ideal location for an IRONMAN event and the town goes all out to welcome the athletes and their families.

The race itself will feature a swim in one of the world's largest fresh water lakes, a bike course through New Zealand's renowned rural landscape and a run course which takes in views of the lake front that will be lined with spectator and local support.

EST's Travel Package for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship includes:
  • Accommodations - 4 Hotel Options (includes all applicable taxes)
  • Daily Breakfast included
  • Round Trip Airport Transfers from Taupo Airport (TUO)*
  • Daily Local Transportation Provided by EST (rental cars not necessary)
  • Professional Bike Mechanic Services (Exclusive to EST Clients)
  • Transportation to All Race Functions (Packet pick-up, Expo, Race Meeting, Carbo Dinner, Bike check-in, Awards Dinner)
  • EST Welcome Package
  • EST Host / Hostess to Assist You
  • 2 CO2 Cartridges for Race Day
  • Swim Training Sessions each morning
  • Guided Course Tours by Bike and Van
  • EST Race Day Hospitality Area
  • Organization of Local day Trips for EST Athletes, Families and Friends
*PLEASE NOTE: It is best to fly into Auckland and utilize our transfer service to & from Taupo. Flights into Taupo will NOT accept bike boxes.

Extra Service(s) Available:

> Complete Bike Assemble & Bike Pack = $100
If you prefer to just hand your bike case to the mechanic upon arrival he will unpack and completely assemble your bike and then after the race the mechanic will disassemble and pack your bike for your departure.

> Optional Round Trip Auckland Transportation
Included in the package is all of your local transfers + round trip airport transportation from Taupo Airport.  We do offer an optional round trip transfer from the Auckland Airport.  More information is available to you under Air/Auto/Visa.

Please look through the site completely and then fill in the "REQUEST EVENT INFORMATION" form (RED BOX) this is just a request form and does not obligate you to travel with us) and we will contact you to discuss your trip and answer your questions. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email us directly.

(office) 1-484-716-9216
info@endurancesportstravel.com
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Endurance Sports Travel has arranged accommodation at 4 hotels for your convenience, Tui Oaks Motor Inn, Absolute Lakeview Motel, Acacia Lakeview Motel and the Acapulco Motor Inn.

Tui Oaks Motor Inn (5 night minimum)

We have been using this lakefront motel for the past 15 years for IRONMAN New Zealand. The Tui Oaks offers a wide variety of accommodations including some with spectacular views of the lake and mountains. There are studio rooms as well as one-bedroom apartments with cooking facilities and a large living room. The bike and run course go directly past the motel. T1 is 1km away and T2 for the World Championship is just 200 meters away. With just 18 rooms you will receive very nice personalized service from the managers as well as EST staff. There are ground-level rooms, and all non-ground-level rooms have elevator access. Laundry facilities are available on the property

Amenities and Services of the Tui Oaks Motor Inn:
All units have a private bathroom, are non-smoking, are serviced daily, have free high-speed wireless internet and 50+ Sky TV Channels

Room Types: (see pricing tab for prices)
  • Studio
  • Lake View Studio
  • One Bedroom w/Kitchen
  • Lake View One Bedroom w/Kitchen

Absolute Lakeview Motel (5 night minimum)

Located in central Taupo, directly across from the lake, with easy access to the swim course, the Race Start / Finish / T1 and all the shops and restaurants. The bike and run course go directly in front of the motel. The lake view rooms have spectacular views of the lake and mountain. This 22-room motel is very convenient with many different room options to fit the needs of single travelers or those coming with friends or family.

Amenities and Services of the Absolute Lakeview Motel:
All rooms have a private bathroom, hairdryer, iron, heat-pumps, electric blankets, flat-screen TV with SKY TV Channels, Free WIFI. The motel has an indoor pool, spa, sauna, and laundry facilities on-site.

Room Types: (see pricing tab for prices)
  • Simple Studio
  • Studio
  • Lake View Studio
  • Lake View Spa Studio
  • One Bedroom Suite
  • Large Family Studio
  • Two Bedroom Studio

Acacia Lakeview Motel (5 night minimum)

Located in central Taupo, directly across from the lake, with easy access to the swim course, the Race Start / Finish /T1 and all the shops and restaurants. The bike and run course go directly in front of the motel. The lake view rooms have spectacular views of the lake and mountain. All rooms in this 14-room motel have either been completely renovated or will be over the next few months with many different room options to fit the needs of single travelers or those coming with friends or family. We have worked with the manager of this motel since taking our first group to Taupo in 2005, and she is a wonderful host that understands the needs of triathletes and their families.

Amenities and Services of the Acacia Lakeview Motel:
All rooms have a kitchen/kitchenette, private bathroom, hairdryer, iron, heat and air conditioning, flat-screen TV with SKY TV Channels, daily maid service and are non-smoking and soundproof. There is free WIFI, a picnic area with a sun deck and a garden.

Room Types: (see pricing tab for prices)
  • Studio
  • One Bedroom
  • Two Bedroom
  • Lake View Two Bedroom

Acapulco Motor Inn (5 night minimum)

This 4-star motel is direct across from T2 for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship and will be the main location for our group. With 39 rooms and nine different room types from studios to a 3-bedroom townhouse you can find exactly what you need whether you are traveling by yourself, with family or with other members of a tri club or coaching group. The motel is very quiet and located just one block from the lake, the bike and the run course. The restaurants and shops of central Taupo are less than 800 meters away.

Amenities and Services of the Acapulco Motor Inn:
The entire property is non-smoking, and there is a BBQ and picnic area in the garden as well as a laundry facility on-site. All rooms have a kitchen / kitchenette, private bathroom, Free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with Sky Channels, DVD players, heating and air conditioning.

Room Types: (see pricing tab for prices)
  • Studio
  • Garden Studio
  • Triple Spa Studio
  • King Spa Studio
  • One Bedroom
  • Two Bedroom Apartment
  • Three Bedroom Townhome


 

Air Travel

PLEASE NOTE: It is best to fly into Auckland and utilize our transfer service to and from Taupo. Flights into Taupo will not accept bike boxes. 

Flights to New Zealand are available from all destinations. We DO NOT have any set prices or airfare arranged but can help with airfare through our ticketing agent. When planning travel dates remember that going from North America to New Zealand it is an overnight flight and you also cross the dateline so if you leave on a Friday you arrive in Auckland early Sunday morning and if you leave Saturday you arrive on Monday morning.

Transportation between Auckland and Taupo is available for you and your bike.

+ Transfer from Auckland to Taupo - $50 per person
+ Bike Transfer from Auckland to Taupo - $15 per bike

+ Transfer from Taupo to Auckland - $50 per person
+ Bike Transfer from Taupo to Auckland - $15 per bike

+ Bike Transfer from Taupo to Auckland & 1 day storage near Auckland Airport - $27 per bike
+ Additional Bike Storage near Auckland Airport - $12 per day
+ Personal Delivery of Bike from storage to Auckland Airport - $35

If you are traveling after the race we can take your bike to Auckland for you and store it near the airport. If you want us to store your bike you will need to have your international departure from Auckland, make sure you leave enough time for yourself to pick up your bike prior to your departure.

Auto
 

Included in the per night ground package price is all of your local transport within Taupo so you will not need a rental car. There are rental car companies in Taupo that will allow you to depart from Taupo with the car and return it in Auckland.

New Zealand is left side driving but with our services before, during and after the event you will not need to worry about driving on the left as we will take care of all the driving.

Visa Information

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

Visit https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/nzeta


Citizens of other countries should check for Visa requirements.



 


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NOTE: The hotels in Taupo have a minimum 5-night stay during the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships, but we will be providing services in Taupo starting Saturday, November 21, until Tuesday, December 1. Additional nights beyond the 5-night minimum are offered at a reduced price.

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Tui Oaks Motor Inn (5 night minimum)

Studio  (Queen Bed)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
1-Adult   $195   $175 per night
2-Adults   $140   $125 per person, per night

Lake View Studio  (Queen Bed)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
1-Adult   $205   $180 per night
2-Adults   $145   $130 per person, per night

One Bedroom w/Kitchen  (King or Queen + 1 or 2 Single Beds)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
1-Adult   $250   $200 per night
2-Adults   $170   $140 per person, per night
3-Adults   $135   $120 per person, per night
4-Adults   $125   $110 per person, per night

Lake View One Bedroom w/Kitchen  (King or Queen + 1 or 2 Single Beds)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
1-Adult   $260   $210 per night
2-Adults   $175   $145 per person, per night
3-Adults   $140   $125 per person, per night
4-Adults   $130   $115 per person, per night

> All prices are in U.S. Dollars
> All prices include our Services
> All prices include Taxes

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Absolute Lakeview Motel (5 night minimum)

Simple Studio  (Double Bed)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
1-Adult   $200   $190 per night
2-Adults   $145   $140 per person, per night

Studio  (Double Bed + Single Bed)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
1-Adult   $230   $205 per night
2-Adults   $160   $145 per person, per night
3-Adults   $125   $115 per person, per night

Lake View Studio  (Double Bed + Single Bed)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
1-Adult   $245   $230 per night
2-Adults   $170   $150 per person, per night
3-Adults   $130   $120 per person, per night

Lake View Spa Studio  (King Bed)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
1-Adult   $265   $250 per night
2-Adults   $175   $160 per person, per night

One Bedroom Suite w/Kitchen  (2 Double Beds + Single Bed)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
2-Adults   $190   $175 per person, per night
3-Adults   $150   $145 per person, per night
4-Adults   $130   $125 per person, per night
5-Adults   $115   $110 per person, per night

Family Studio w/Kitchen  (2 Queen Beds + 2 Single Beds)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
3-Adults   $150   $145 per person, per night
4-Adults   $130   $125 per person, per night
5-Adults   $115   $110 per person, per night

Two Bedroom Suite w/Kitchen  (1 Double Bed + 3 Single Beds)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
3-Adults   $155   $145 per person, per night
4-Adults   $135   $125 per person, per night
5-Adults   $120   $115 per person, per night

> All prices are in U.S. Dollars
> All prices include our Services
> All prices include Taxes

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Acacia Lakeview Motel (5 night minimum)

Studio  (King Bed)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
1-Adult   $260   $Ask per night
2-Adults   $225   $Ask per person, per night

One Bedroom  (King Bed + Sofa Bed)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
1-Adult   $290   $Ask per night
2-Adults   $190   $Ask per person, per night
3-Adults   $150   $Ask per person, per night
4-Adults   $135   $Ask per person, per night

Two Bedroom  (King Bed + 2 Single Beds)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
2-Adults   $220   $Ask per person, per night
3-Adults   $165   $Ask per person, per night
4-Adults   $145   $Ask per person, per night

Lake View Two Bedroom  (King Bed + 2 Single Beds)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
2-Adults   $240   $Ask per person, per night
3-Adults   $180   $Ask per person, per night
4-Adults   $155   $Ask per person, per night

> All prices are in U.S. Dollars
> All prices include our Services
> All prices include Taxes

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Acapulco Motor Inn (5 night minimum)

Studio  (1 Queen Bed + 1 Single Bed)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
1-Adult   $240   $165 per night
2-Adults   $165   $120 per person, per night
3-Adults   $130   $105 per person, per night

Garden Studio  (1 Queen Bed + 1 Single Bed)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
1-Adult   $250   $175 per night
2-Adults   $170   $125 per person, per night
3-Adults   $135   $110 per person, per night

Triple Spa Studio  (1 Queen Bed + 1 Single Bed)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
1-Adult   $260   $185 per night
2-Adults   $175   $130 per person, per night
3-Adults   $140   $115 per person, per night

King Spa Studio  (1 King Bed)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
1-Adult   $285   $170 per night
2-Adults   $190   $135 per person, per night

One Bedroom  (1 Queen Bed + 2 Single Beds)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
1-Adult   $320   $200 per night
2-Adults   $205   $140 per person, per night
3-Adults   $155   $115 per person, per night
4-Adults   $135   $105 per person, per night

One Bedroom w/Whirlpool  (1 Queen Bed + 1 Single Bed)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
1-Adult   $330   $200 per night
2-Adults   $210   $140 per person, per night
3-Adults   $160   $115 per person, per night

Two Bedroom w/Spa  (1 Queen Bed + 2 Single Beds + Sofa Bed)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
2-Adults   $210   $145 per person, per night
3-Adults   $160   $120 per person, per night
4-Adults   $140   $105 per person, per night
5-Adults   $120   $100 per person, per night

Two Bedroom Apartment  (1 Queen Bed + 4 Single Beds)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
2-Adults   $260   $170 per person, per night
3-Adults   $195   $135 per person, per night
4-Adults   $165   $115 per person, per night
5-Adults   $140   $110 per person, per night
6-Adults   $125   $100 per person, per night

Three Bedroom Townhouse  (2 Queen Bed + 2 Single Beds + Sofa Bed)
      5 Nights     Extra Nights  
3-Adults   $250   $150 per person, per night
4-Adults   $205   $130 per person, per night
5-Adults   $175   $115 per person, per night
6-Adults   $155   $105 per person, per night

> All prices are in U.S. Dollars
> All prices include our Services
> All prices include Taxes

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Extra Service(s) Available:

> Complete Bike Assemble & Bike Pack = $100

> Optional Round Trip Auckland Transportation

+ Transfer from Auckland to Taupo - $50 per person
+ Bike Transfer from Auckland to Taupo - $15 per bike

+ Transfer from Taupo to Auckland - $50 per person
+ Bike Transfer from Taupo to Auckland - $15 per bike

+ Bike Transfer from Taupo to Auckland & 1 day storage near Auckland Airport - $27 per bike
+ Additional Bike Storage near Auckland Airport - $12 per day
+ Personal Delivery of Bike from storage to Auckland Airport - $35

Book Travel Package

Phone: 484-716-9216
Email: info@endurancesportstravel.com

IMPORTANT: The pricing page has been designed to provide you with a general idea of our ground package costs. Below we have provided a range that your ground package price should fall into. To get a specific quote based on your hotel choice, room type, number of guests and number of nights, please visit our registration request form. This registration request form does NOT obligate you to travel with us. It allows for you to price out a complete ground package to meet your needs and notifies us of your interest. Once you submit this request we will contact you to to further discuss your interest and secure your reservations.

 

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