Taihape is a small rural town located in the Ruapehu region. Taihape is known as the Gumboot Capital of the World and is the Northern gateway town of the Rangitikei District. Taihape are great holiday destinations for travellers wanting to combine their love of the outdoors with their adventurous spirit. Taihape adventure activities suit all levels of confidence and sense of adventure.
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Mobile-friendly - River Valley have been rafting the Rangitikei River since 1982. Our grade 5, white-water rafting trip is often recognised as one of the best half day-trips in the world! Alternatively try a scenic or multi-day trip. Whether you're looking for a short action-packed trip or something more relaxing and discovery focused, River Valley Rafting can provide an unforgettable experience.
Mobile-friendly - Explore rural back country New Zealand on horseback. Experience the freedom of riding freestyle and using Natural Horsemanship techniques for a deeper connection between horse and rider. River Valley Stables offers rides for experienced riders - from a half day horse trek, to a luxury multi-day riding holiday. Accommodation for riders is also available at River Valley Lodge.
Mobile-friendly - Stunning views overlooking the Rangitikei River, private accommodation to relax. Our Honeymoon Retreat has a private spa pool. Tarata has room for the whole family and has a dog friendly unit. We can take you trout fishing, scenic rafting and tramping. We are lucky to live in this beautiful part of NZ and look forward to sharing it with you.
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