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What you need to know before going up the Sky Waka

On Our Doorstep / October 30, 2022

Ride New Zealand’s most unique gondola, high above the UNESCO world-heritage-listed mountain area. For wild adventure, for supreme beauty, and for an unforgettable dining experience. The Sky Waka has an uphill capacity of 2,400 people per hour and operates at a speed of 6meters per second and you get to enjoy this with floor to […]


On Our Doorstep / October 29, 2022

Graffiato has returned to Taupo for the 12th year in a row! This amazing festival was the first of its kind when it originally started in New Zealand! This popular festival lets the public catch a glimpse of artists from across the North Island doing what they do best. The new curator for the 12th […]

The Cave

On Our Doorstep / October 24, 2022

The Cave puts a unique spin on group activities for those that are looking for corporate events for intimate teams or large groups. They are happy to coordinate a function to suit your business needs… big or small.  The Cave is the perfect place to host a corporate event that your team will never forget […]

Craters of the Moon

On Our Doorstep / September 17, 2022

Craters of the Moon is a geothermal walkway with Lunar Landscapes – hence its name. Craters of the Moon showcases the natural thermal activity of Taupō including bubbling craters, steam vents, interesting plants and colourful soils. Being relatively flat and only a 45 minutes walk, this activity is a great experience for all ages! Whether […]

Tongariro River Activities

On Our Doorstep / September 5, 2022

Tūrangi is only a 45 minute scenic drive from Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre, this little town is a base for world-class fly fishing and has the beautiful Tongariro River passing through it. The Tongariro River is a world-famous river with a reputation for fishing and variety of rafting from long quiet pools, to boulder […]

Our Top Taupō shops for August

On Our Doorstep / July 20, 2022

Taupō  is lucky enough to have the most delightful shops that have an array of options for everyone. Whether you are looking for something in particular or just window shopping, these are our top  places to pop into.  A short walk from Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre you will find the following:  Space Craft  Spacecraft […]

Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary 

On Our Doorstep / July 10, 2022

Add a level of luxury to your corporate getaway by playing a round at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary. Taupō is known for its many golf courses however, it is rare to find a golf course that is also a sanctuary. This world class course combines the beauty of the natural rolling countryside with the rigorous […]

Experience the Snow

On Our Doorstep / June 25, 2022

With blue skies and fresh snow on the mountains and ranges, Taupō is the ultimate winter holiday destination for all ages. Mt Ruapehu is in the Central Plateau of New Zealand’s North Island, and only a short 90 minute drive from Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre. Mt Ruapehu is the main mountain and has two […]

Our Sustainability Journey: Tiaki

On Our Doorstep / May 26, 2022

Next time you stay in one of our rooms at Suncourt Hotel, you may notice a collection of resources sharing information on Tiaki. Suncourt is on a sustainability journey.

Taxi Cat

On Our Doorstep / May 19, 2022

Taxi Cat is a locally owned and operated company that has a passion for offering experiences to the untouched, hidden oasis’ found within the Western Bays of Lake Taupō.