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Taihape, New Zealand
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Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Taihape:C$ 109/night
Absolute cheapest price found:C$ 75/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
C$ 108 - C$ 110
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
C$ 75 - C$ 141
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Taihape

About Taihape

Nicknamed the “Gumboot Capital of New Zealand”, Taihape is a small rural town in the heart of the North Island. It’s on the doorstep of the National Army Museum and the white-water rapids of the Rangitikei River and offers easy access to an ancient Maori route.

Things to do

Learn about the military campaigns involving New Zealand’s forces at the National Army Museum in the nearby town of Waiorua. Browse the old weaponry, uniforms and photographs, then honour those who sacrificed their lives at the Tears On Greenstone memorial.

Tackle the exhilarating rapids along the Rangitikei River during a half or full-day white-water rafting trip. Want a longer adventure? Immerse yourself in the wilderness during a multi-day rafting trip that involves being helicoptered in and camping overnight on remote beaches.

A short stroll from the town centre is Taihape’s Scenic Reserve, a picturesque tract of native bushland along the Hautapu River. Follow one of the easy walking trails to the river banks to go fly fishing for brown trout or let the kids run loose in the nearby children’s playground.

Embark on the Inland Patea Heritage Trail, a magnificent scenic drive from Taihape to Hastings. Soak up the sweeping views of rugged mountains and river gorges along this ancient Maori route while discovering the legacy of explorer Tamatea Pokai Whenua.

Getting around

Taihape is around three hours’ drive from Wellington International Airport and just over an hour from Palmerston North Airport. The tiny town can easily be explored on foot, but having a car is the best way of getting around.

Taihape travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Taihape?

    411 reviews rated Coachman Motel with an average score of 8.5/10. It may also be worth looking into the River Valley Lodge, which received a rating of 8.8/10 from 55 reviews. Aspen Court Motel Taihape could also be a good option, with a score of 9.0/10 from 772 reviews.