Are you looking for a splendid rural town with easy access to gorgeous nature, plenty of adventure activities close at hand, and lots of interesting local culture? How about Taihape? On New Zealand
’s North Island
, it packs a punch!. It’s famous for being the home of the gumboot, and every year it hosts a gumboot throwing competition! Near to the beautiful Rangitikei
district, it promises plenty of fun for all, so, go on, have a look at our great Taihape accommodation today – wot are you waiting for?
The steep streets offer sweeping views across the surrounding scenic areas, and the town is at the heart of farming land. The nearby volcanic plateau is like something out of this world, and you’ll be sure you leave with lots of incredible memories and photos. The Rangipo Desert and the sparkling Lake Taupo are also within easy reach. Marking the town’s claim to fame, there is a large metal gumboot sculpture which visitors can’t help but notice.
Thrill seekers will love Gravity Canyon, with its giant swing, heart-stopping zip wires, and oodles of fun high in the sky. Kayaking, abseiling, and white water rafting offer even more adrenalin-fuelled action. More relaxing activities in the area include hiking, fishing, and horse riding.
There are some beautiful gardens a short way out of the town, great for strolling around, relaxing, and enjoying the many different types of flora and fauna. They include Kiri Kiri, Waitoka, Titoki, and Rongoiti. The Wool Company allows you to take a glimpse into one of the town’s important industries, and there is a war memorial close by.
Enjoy this marvellous part of New Zealand and take the hassle out of your planning with one of our great flights to Palmerston North
or one of our cheap flights to Rotorua
, and our fantastic accommodation in Taihape. Book today for a fabulous escape.
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