Taumaranui was once such a significant town and rail hub, the severe economic impacts that have occurred are such understandably an element of denial continues to this day. Two generations ago a thriving and industrial community built and locked into the railway and train movements. Now, only an empty shell of that era exists.

Later Taumarunui gained importance with the construction of the North Island Main Trunk Line in 1908. The line south of Taumarunui caused considerable problems due to the terrain, and has several high viaducts and the famous Raurimu Spiral. The Stratford line connects just north of Taumarunui. In more recent times, the town' is predominantly now a farming community town that has seen a number of industries come and go over the last 100 years and has now settled as a peaceful place based on a community spirit set with a backdrop of the magnificent Ruapehu.

Taumarunui is this year celebrating 100 years of self administration

Taumarunui has a Maori War Memorial as well as the traditional structure.

There is only one hotel in the traditional sense that survives to this day.

The Museum is opened on request.

There are a number of active churches in the town.

A monument to xxxx is on the northern end of the town and a heritage building is a community centre.

Travelers passing through should take the time to look and enjoy the township


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