About Taumarunui

Taumarunui, the meeting place of the Whanganui and Ongarue Rivers, was an important centre to Maori. Now a rural service and shopping centre and the largest town in the Ruapehu District, Tamarunui is known for its farming, railway history, trout fishing, gardens and weaving. The golf course is listed amongst the country’s top 50.

Taumarunui’s population was set at 5,136 at the 2001 census.  However, this figure doesn’t take into account a much larger rural farming community for which Taumarunui is the central hub. Taumarunui is around 2.5 hours from Hamilton and 45 mins to Whakapapa Village in the Tongariro National Park.

Taumarunui has been through its ups and downs but still remains a true blue New Zealand town.