52 on Rifle Motel


52 on Rifle Motel is just a short walk to the shores of the Legendary Great Lake Taupo.

Perfectly situated between the town centre and lakefront, only 400 metres to the main event site, it is in a prime pre- and post-race position.  It also has the added bonus of off-street parking (even for boats and trailers!), so if you are planning on driving, or sailing, to the event we can pre-book you a space in advance, just let us know.

The on-site facilities provide everything you need for a fantastic stay –  enjoy a dip in the outdoor pool, watch the kids play at the playground or fire up the ‘barbie’ and enjoy the meal in the park-like BBQ area.  Indoors there is also a games room with pool table and table tennis (payable locally), free Wi-Fi and a self-service laundry service.

Rooms here are bright and modern with air-conditioning, mini kitchens with cooking facilities and 40” TV’s with Sky channels.



  • Close to Start, Finish and Transition
  • Family Friendly
  • Outdoor Pool and BBQ area
  • Rooms sleeping from 1 to 4 people


52 on Rifle Motel  is only a short walk to the town centre with many restaurants, cafés, bars and shops very close by.

The Expo and Event Village, Transition and Finish Line are only 400m from the hotel, with only a further 100m to walk to the swim start.

The nearest airport to Taupo is Rotorua Airport (ROT), 87km away and it has daily connections from Auckland International Airport AKL, 264km away.

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