Taihape

Known for its yearly Gumboot Day festival, Taihape is home to a community dedicated to the quirky pleasures of life. The festival is a celebration of anything related to gumboots, and you’ll even see gumboots in the air during throwing contests. Taihape is also a great spot to stay in when taking advantage of the outdoor scenes outside of it. You can visit Mokai Gravity Canyon, where activities like bungee jumping and zip-lining are common. Hit River Valley, and you’ll indulge in some of the best whitewater rafting, abseiling, kayaking, and jet boating the region has to offer. Taihape is certainly an interesting place with equally interesting things to do, so call it your place of vacation and stock up on memories.