Elite competitors will tackle the challenging waters of the Tasman Sea, before biking the short, sharp hills shadowed by the breath-taking Mt Taranaki, before triumphantly running down the blue carpet to cross the finish line.

We are honoured to welcome the world’s top athletes to participate in this continental event. Hosted by friendly locals who love the sport, we know you’ll feel at home. 

Want to be part of the action? Spectators can enjoy the Elite racing for free, or watch the full event through live streaming here. 

Course Maps 

Know your course > click here to download the course map PDF:

Download the Athlete Guide

Click here to download the elite athlete guide 

Race Rules 

Click here to download the World Triathlon Competition Rules

World Triathlon Cup Athlete Schedule

The Tri Taranaki Festival will give athletes at all levels the chance to showcase their talent, from the world’s best competing in the World Cup, to the young and skilled triathletes in the Sprint Championships and Taranaki Tri-er.  

We encourage you to share your enthusiasm, wisdom and support with the next generation of promising triathletes.

The Devon Hotel New Plymouth

The Devon Hotel is our host Hotel -

New Plymouth Homestays - Please note our available homestays are now completly full 

Ross has been coordinating homestay accommodation for a number of years and is happy to help you find a safe place to stay while you are in New Plymouth.

Bicycle Support in New Plymouth - see our partner Shed Door Cycles 77 Pohutukawa Place, Bell Block, New Plymouth

Elite Race Schedule




6:00pm - Friday 24 March

Comulsory Briefing and Registration


12:00pm  - Saturday 25 March 


Swim Familiarisation

Bike Familiarisation

Ngamotu Beach

11:00am - Sunday 26 March 

1:30pm  -Sunday 26 March 

Elite Women Start

Elite Men Start

Ngamotu Beach

Airport Transfers - These are now closed we look forward to seeing you in New Plymouth

*** To secure your booking these must be received PRIOR to Sunday 19th March 5pm ***

* Also note the trasfer is from New Plymouth Airport & you will need to make your own arragements from Auckland to New Plymouth. 

Athletes competing need to ensure they have the correct Visa. Click here to learn about your visa requirements. 


The closest international airport is Auckland International Airport. From Auckland it is then a short domestic flight to the New Plymouth Airport.