Gumboot Day, Stay & Play
Every March we hold our famous Gumboot throwing competitions for locals and visitors with good music, great stalls, and free & fun entertainment for the whole family.
The town itself has fabulous places to Shop, Eat, Drink, and plenty of Accommodation options to choose so you can stay and play in the area.
Our small rural town has a local mosque. The Ad-Deen Mosque in Tui Street offers a centre for Muslims to stop, pray and rest.
Free and Easy
To make your visit even more pleasant, there is free parking (and loads of it). If you are in a Motorhome, the side streets are wide and it’s easy parking, and there is a public dump station in Linnet Street. In Robin Street, you will find a special dog park for our 4-legged friends to stretch their legs.
It offers great shopping, gourmet eating and fast food, with many other leisure activities. Take the Heritage Walk to gain a glimpse of Taihape’s past, visit the Museum, the parks and reserves and summer swimming pool, throw a gumboot at Gumboot Alley (gumboots should be there, but if not collect them at the Information Centre).