The Malcolm Flowers Insurances Taupō Winter Festival has launched its largest and most diverse programme yet and firmly setting itself as the place to be these July school holidays.
The festival is a celebration of arts, culture, and a whole lot of fun with events and performances for the whole family.
For the kids (and kids at heart!) there is an ice rink, roller skating disco and a giant inflatable snow globe with snow directly from neighbouring Mt Ruapehu. The local Tongariro North Domain transforms to a fun zone of activities including; a 35m long inflatable obstacle course, community art projects, bubble soccer, live music, light hub, pancake breakfast for 1200 and much more.
The list of events is compelling and lengthy; comedy nights, magic shows, chamber music as well as readers and writers events and much more!
The Taupō Winter Festival is organised by the One Taupō Trust who disperse profits back to the community, specifically to families with sick children who need to travel for specialist medical care.