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Thunder On the Great Lake

Thunder On the Great Lake

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  • Fri 25 Jan ’19, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 26 Jan ’19, 8:30am – 11:55am
  • Sun 27 Jan ’19, 8:30am – 4:30pm


Lake Taupo, Lake Terrace, Taupo


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Come down for a mixture of acceleration on water with 2000hp Grand Prix Hydroplanes, V8 Superboats NZ Offshore, Water Ski Racing and Junior racing over three days. Tuning and testing will be on Friday only. Racing from 8:30am to 12 midday on Saturday. Event will finish at midday because the concert is on from midday onwards; racing will start again with the big day on Sunday. Water Ski racing at 8:30am, feature races 11:15, Hydro Thunder Grand Prix Hydroplane Series 12:15, NZ water ski racing, first round of the 2019 NZ Offshore Powerboat Championship Series first half hour race of two at 12:30pm, 1pm Grand Prix Hydroplanes, 1:30pm second race of the NZ Offshore Powerboat Championship followed by more Grand Prix Hydroplane racing and circuit racing at 2pm.

Best viewing is along the water front, viewing of the boats in front of the Taupo Yacht Club and the Taupo boat ramp. For further information check out NZ Offshore's or NZ Grand Prix Hydroplanes' website.

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