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Interislander Summer Festival Taupo Races


Wed 30 Dec 2015, 10:00am

Where: Taupo Racecourse, Centennial Dr, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission Adults: $10.00
  • 17 and under: $0.00
  • Home Straight Lawn Party Spot (per site): $135.00
  • Summer fun Marquee Village (group of 10): $700.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: The Races

Holidaymakers and locals unite in the lead up to New Year at Interislander Summer Festival Taupo Races. Rally your family and friends, pack a picnic, or enjoy the local fare and get set for a classic Kiwi day of racing, featuring the Harcourts Taupo Cup, free kids entertainment and live music at one of the country's top tourist destinations.

What to expect on raceday:

A relaxed atmosphere and fun for all the family
Interislander Summer Festival racedays are renowned for being the perfect place to relax. Swap your high heels and suits for shorts and jandals, gather the kids and come along.

Everything’s organised
From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, everything is organised for you. All you need to do is pack your picnic essentials and turn up! If you want to opt for an ice cream or hot chips, there’ll be food stalls spotted around the course. Some of our racedays are very popular, so if you want to secure a spot or splash out on some catering – book today!

Free Kids Entertainment
More FM Kids Go Racing is a fun way for children under 12 years old to learn about horses and racing. There are heaps of activities to keep them entertained all day and it’s free!

More FM Kids Go Racing On-course Activities:

- Colouring-in competitions

- Face painting

- Sack races

- Tug of war

- Hobby horse races*

- Fashion competitions*

- A visit from Hopples or Stirrup, our happy horse mascots

- Goodie bags they can take home

- Pin the tail on the horse

- Music

- Pony rides*

- Bouncy castles*

*selected racecourses only

Top tip:
Make sure you get cash out before raceday. You’ll get through the lines a lot quicker! (EFTPOS will be on course if you need it.)

For full information about hospitality packages and entertainment available, visit our website.