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Planning a trip to Taupō?

On Our Doorstep / April 1, 2023

Planning a trip to Taupō, New Zealand can be an exciting experience, with plenty of activities and attractions to enjoy.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

On Our Doorstep / March 1, 2023

The Tongariro Alpine crossing is a one-way trek across the active volcano, Mount Tongariro. The crossing takes around 6-8 hours to complete and can only be done when the weather conditions are clear. The trek starts at the southern end of the mountain and crosses three volcanic cones, Mt Ngauruhoe, Mt Tongariro and Red Crater. […]

Lake Rotopounamu

On Our Doorstep / January 15, 2023

Lake Rotopounamu is located in the Tongariro National Park in New Zealand. It is a small, shallow lake that is known for its crystal clear water and stunning scenery. If you are planning to walk around Lake Rotopounamu, here are a few things to keep in mind: The lake is located in a remote area, […]

Exploring the Southern Bays

On Our Doorstep / December 15, 2022

Motuoapa is a modern lakeside settlement that boasts its own waterfront reserve, wharf, boat ramp and marina. This is a place where you can get away from the rat race yet you are just 30 minutes drive from the city life attractions of Central Taupo. Fish, swim, walk and enjoy the outdoors or drive 7 […]

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 […]