The town of Taihape, the northern gateway of the Rangitikei, sits near the confluence of the Hautapu and Rangitikei Rivers, about 500m above sea level.  It lies in a sheltered valley among the high country of the Central North Island, close to the Ruahine ranges, on State Highway 1.   Taihape and district, with its stunning landscapes, close to mountains, rivers and lakes, not only provides fertile land for sheep and deer farming but a great destination for visitors looking for relaxation or adventure. 

This website is maintained by Talk Up Taihape , the Taihape Community Development Trust (TCDT), whose mission is to develop, promote and support projects and events that benefit the people of Taihape and district.

You can find Talk Up Taihape (TCDT) on the first floor of Taihape Town Hall, 90-92 Hautapu St, Taihape (on SH1), Ph 06 388 1307   Email
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For more information on Taihape and Rangitikei, our local library and council offices, contact:

Taihape Information Centre in Taihape Town Hall, 90-92 Hautapu St, Taihape (on SH1), which is open 9.00 - 5.00 every day except Christmas Day
Ph 06 388 0604   Email
Rangitikei Tourism
Rangitikei District Council





Getting Here is easy:
By car, by bus, by motorcycle, by cycle - we've even had people coming through who were walking from Auckland to Wellington!  Contact Taihape Information Centre for help with your travel plans.