The Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre in Taupō is our venue for LexiCon in 2017, and we couldn't be more excited! There are a range of accommodation options catering to different numbers of guests, forty of which have beautiful lake or mountain views, with the remaining twelve opening onto the hotel gardens; book when you join the convention.
We have the entire hotel - both conference facilities and accommodation - reserved for our sole use, which means the place will be humming with geekery. You should feel right at home, and we look forward to bringing you a great range of discussions, panels, workshops, and more.
The hotel boasts a restaurant of its own, The Lake Bistro, which has a range of options available for both breakfast and dinner, and will be offering a special lunch menu on Saturday and Sunday. There are also plenty of other food options within walking distance.
Taupō is a popular tourist spot, which means there are many things to see and do if you are looking to extend your stay past the walls of the hotel. You can discover these at the Taupō Information Centre.
By air: Air New Zealand flies between Taupō and Auckland, and Sounds Air flies between Taupō and Wellington. If you're coming from further afield, you can transfer at whichever airport is more convenient. Seats are limited, so book early! Great Lake Taxis operates a shuttle that meets each scheduled flight at Taupō Airport, as well as transport around the town.
By bus: InterCity can get you to Taupō from pretty much anywhere in the country, with multiple buses every day on major routes. Alternatively, there's Naked Bus/Mana Bus. The bus terminus is outside the i-SITE, less than 1km from the hotel.
By car: Taupō is located on State Highway One, about four and a half hours drive north of Wellington, and three and a half hours drive south of Auckland. The hotel has ample free parking on-site.