Gumboot capital of the world
Taihape is the northern gateway to the Rangitikei District. It is internationally recognized as the Gumboot capital of the world. Taihape's iconic giant gumboot sculpture is made out of number eight wire and corrugated iron. Good ol kiwi ingenuity!
Taihape hosts a range of accommodations from your back-packers to a touch of luxury. There is a multi-choice of cafes and eateries in the town center along with ample boutique shopping. Pop into the local information center to get some inside knowledge about hidden gems & upcoming community events.
Don't forget to stop by the gumboot alley for a spot of gumboot throwing then head to the gumboot statue to take a selfie to add visuals to your lifetime of memories!
Adventure awaits you in Taihape, no matter your taste.