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Private room in Taumarunui
The Incline, breakfast provided. pet friendly.
"The Incline" bed and breakfast - formally the Post Masters house. Spend the day playing golf at our fabulous golf course in Taumarunui. Stop over for cyclists on Tour Aotearoa Ride the epic Timber Trail rated highly on the list of NZ cycle trails. Explore the Forgotten Highway by road. Travel the old rail line on the carts with Forgotten World tours. 45 mins to Tongariro World Heritage National Park. (Tongariro Crossing, The Chateau, Whakapapa and Turoa ski fields Waitomo Caves Trout fishing
$60 per night
Villa in Taumarunui
Number 12
Enjoy a stylish experience at this centrally located Villa in Taumarunui. Walking distance to the Restaurants, Bar/Clubs & Bus Depot. This house is beautifully presented with everything you need to either work or relax. Great quality Beds & Linen. Excellent Hot Water pressure. Fully equiped kitchen. Log Fire and Air conditioning. Sky TV, including Sport & Movies. Wifi. If you need to work while staying at Number 12, there is a gorgeous desk situated in the large bedroom. Large back yard.
$133 per night
Guest suite in Taumarunui
Cozy Blackfoot Lodge
Taumarunui is central to a range of outdoor activities. There are mountain bike trails, and tramping trails. Situated between 2 rivers provides fishing and kayaking experiences. We are about 35 minutes from Mt. Ruapehu and Whakapapa ski village. We are located about 4 Ks from Taumarunui town which has a supermarket, restaurants and other places of interest. please note: microwave only for heating food
$64 per night

Stay near Taumarunui's top sights

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Jasmines Cafe & Thai Restaurant6 locals recommend
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New World Taumarunui5 locals recommend
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Forgotten World Adventures26 locals recommend

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Your guide to Taumarunui

All About Taumarunui

Once a typical farming village in the central part of the North Island, Taumarunui is now an adventure hub for enjoying the rugged landscape of New Zealand’s King Country. Here you’ll find rolling green hills and pockets of forest split by limestone karst features and mighty river valleys. The village lies on a bend of the Whanganui River, an area rich in Māori history. A number of iwi (tribes) have lived here for centuries as it sits on important waka (canoe travel routes) at the confluence of two rivers.

Canoeing is a big attraction for visitors today, and Taumarunui is a jumping-off point for the Whanganui River Journey, dubbed one of New Zealand’s “Great Walks,” even though it is a paddle. You can rent canoes or kayaks and equipment — and get a safety briefing — before setting off on the 90-mile route from Taumarunui to Pipiriki over five days. Or you can get a shuttle from Taumarunui to Whakahoro and paddle for three days through awe-inspiring gorges and virgin native forest in the heart of Whanganui National Park.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Taumarunui?

Taumarunui has a temperate climate, never getting too hot or too cold, but it can be quite rainy at any time of the year. In the winter months from June through August, you should prepare for it to feel cold and damp. The rainiest month is October, and the warmest, driest weather is during summer, from January through March.

In February, the Kotahitanga Festival brings fresh life to Taumarunui. Kotahitanga means unity, and this free event opens with a Māori karakia (welcome). Then the fun begins with a vast range of market stalls, food, and live music. As the summer draws to a close in March, there’s a country music festival at the Taumarunui Domain featuring local and national acts.

What are the top things to do in Taumarunui?

Tongariro National Park

Forty minutes southeast of Taumarunui is the 307-square-mile Tongariro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park is home to three active volcanoes that each offer breathtaking views from the top; unbelievably blue lakes where you can kayak and paddleboard; and rivers with grade-three rapids for whitewater rafting. Numerous hiking trails thread through the park, offering paths of varying skill and accessibility levels, whether you’re here for a 15-minute stroll or for days-long adventures.

Jet Boating

River fun is not just about canoeing and kayaking in Taumarunui. There’s no effort required but plenty of adrenalin as you speed up the Whanganui River in a custom-built jet boat. Hold on tightly and enjoy the pristine wilderness of the national park, with its giant tree ferns and evergreens. For a more hands-on adventure, you can try jet skiing.

Sunshine Track

Consider taking this lovely local short walk in Taumarunui. It’s well signposted from Marsack Road and takes around 40 minutes each way. You can listen to the melodious call of the tui and observe the piwakawaka hopping around the path, looking for insects. From the top of the Sunshine Track, there are outstanding views of the Whanganui River Valley with magnificent rimu trees and podocarp forest.

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