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Wairakei Resort Taupo



Join us on the shortest day and the darkest night.

Run or walk 5km, 12km or 21km through steaming fields on single track.

Then relax and soak in the hottest pools.

5km Fun

This is a great course for those starting out, young kids and families wanting to experience the Possum. 

Action packed fun filled circuit of some of the coolest and hottest features of the Wairakei Tourist Park.

There will be ups and downs, gulleys, ridges and bridges. Pack a good headlamp, pace yourself and set forth into the darkness. All on an epic single lap course.

It’s your race at your pace

Yes The Possum welcomes both trail runners and walkers.

Experience the Wairakei Resort – Craters Mountain Bike Park – Craters of the Moon Geothermal Walkway.

If you are looking for fun, adventure and personal challenge, plus a way to stay fit in the winter months then the Possum is for you.

Running or walking at night is just awesome and the trails we have lined up for you are super fun. The Craters of the Moon geothermal walkway is a real treat where you get to run or walk through a geothermal wonderland. There will be steam from the ground and probably steam from your body as you take on the ups and downs, gulleys, ridges and bridges.

Reflective course markings will light the path to follow and Marshals at key locations will keep you on course and provide lots of encouragement.

After the big night out, grab some dinner from the menu offered by the Wairakei Resort and soak in a geothermal hot pool to warm up and relax.

Happy Possums

Epic … such fun. kids smashed the 5km. 21km is trail goodness … spa .. apres… a must. Next time we’ll stay at the resort. an annual event for us now. a must

- Alan McNatty

We had so much fun running the inaugural Possum night run almost 2 weeks ago,
Starting at Wairakei resort, Flowing into the ups and downs of Taupo’s mountain bike tracks then into running along the boardwalk in steamy craters of the moon with it’s own light show going on, up a few more hills and twists and turns then a sweet single track downhill all the way to finish. It was a solid run and a goodie! Thanks @thepossumnightrun for a great night trail run you guys put on an awesome event

- Linda Downes


Wairakei Resort,
640 Wairakei Road,
Taupo 3379

Entry Enquiries

Amy Crawford
027 845 9015
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Event Enquiries

Nick Reader
021 632 721
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