Our people make Taumarunui a great place to live and visit. Supportive and welcoming, we have plenty of community facilities, groups and clubs to fill your needs and keep you engaged and involved in the community. We have a range of sports clubs and even a Live Theatre group in town.
High quality retailers and experienced service providers are available in and around Taumarunui. Historically a rural service centre, and increasingly meeting the needs of visitors for tourism, where the Adventure Highway Begins.
Taumarunui is home to a variety of activities including cycling, canoeing, fishing, skiing, walks, and great scenic views. With locations such as the Ongarue, Whanganui, and Whakapapa Rivers, Pureora Cycle Trail, Tongariro National Park, and Whanganui National Park, there’s something for all interests in Taumarunui.
Settled by Europeans in the 1870’s, the King Country was the last region in Aotearoa to disallow Pakeha to settle in its lands. Taumarunui, in the heart of the King Country, enjoys a wonderful relationship between all the people that live in the town and surrounding areas.