World Masters Games 2017

​​​​​​​World Masters Games in WaipaIn April 2017, Waipa proudly hosted two key sports (rowing and track cycling) as New Zealand was the destination for 25,000 people from 100 countries, participating in the World Masters Games 2017.

Around 1,300 athletes came to the 'Home of Champions' in April to compete at Mighty River Domain on Lake Karā​piro for rowing and at the Avantidrome for track cycling. Plus, their supporters, family and friends came too – it was a huge opportunity for our communities to showcase Waipa on the world stage​.

Waipa was part of the action!

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Saturday 22 - Friday 28 April 2017, various venues around Waipa

We held a free fitness week celebrating World Masters Games in Waipa. Pilates, cycling, walking, yoga, cross-fit, a fun run.

Friday FinaleWorld-Masters-Games-in-Waipa_Friday-Finale_620x240.pngFrom 4pm Friday 28 April 2017, Lake Street Cambridge

We're saved the best 'til last with a street party in true Home Of Champions style. Live music, food trucks, street entertainers! Free ice-cream and free face painting!​

Waipa venues

Avantidrome - track cycling

This world-class facility is centered around its purpose built 250m wooden cycling velodrome, and host to a range of other high performance sport and community facilities.

Read more about the Avantidrome.

Mighty River Domain Lake Karāpiro


The Mighty River Domain on the shores of Lake Karā​piro is one of New Zealand's premier event venues, showcasing a variety of sports and cultural events and many international sporting occasions.

Read more about Lak​e Karāpiro.

Sports schedule

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The track cycling events for the World Masters Games 2017 were held at the Avantidrome, Cambridge.

  • Wednesday 26 April 20​17
  • Thursday 27 April 2017
  • Friday 28 April 2017


The rowing events for the World Masters Games 2017 were held at Lake Karā​piro in Waipa.

  • Monday 24 April 2017
  • Tuesday 25 April 2017
  • Wednesday 26 April 2017
  • Friday 28 April 2017

Other sports

Other sports events were held at various venues in Auckland. View the full sports schedule on the World Masters Games 2017 website.

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