Tapanui is the third town on the Winton to Dunedin back roads route. Tapanui is a small town also but is clearly a progressive little place. This evident by the services that are on offer and there is a bustle about the place.

Tapanui is a picturesque town close to the boundary with Southland region.

Tapanui is a forestry town, and lies between the foot of the Blue Mountains. Deer stalking and trout fishing are popular pastimes of the area.

 For almost a hundred years, the town was serviced by the Tapanui Branch railway line, which despite its name never actually terminated in Tapanui.

Tapanui does not have a cenotaph but the fallen have good presence in the RSA and possibly the Lawrence War Memorial.

The Catholic and Anglican Church have good profiles.

Tapanui has a museum that opens on weekends.

When travelling through be sure to stop for lunch at this very pretty town.




Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course