Welcome to Taumarunui, a Forgotten World Experience. Taumarunui is in the middle of the Adventure Highway and the Forgotten World Highway and offers visitors a range of Activities, Attractions, Accommodation and Dining experiences.

For those looking for adventure, you can take a canoe ride, mountain bike in the Pureora Forest, trout fish in one of our world class trout fishing rivers or play a round of golf at one of our Golf courses.

If you are interested in a more cultural or relaxing experience, Taumarunui offers a number of gardens, arts or cultural experiences as well as exploring the wonderful scenery in our National Parks and Rivers.


In and around Taumarunui there are many options to canoe or kayak either the Ongarue River, Whanganui River or even the Whakapapa River which all join near Taumarunui.


The rivers that feed in to and out of Taumarunui are world class fishing locations for trout fishing. Experience the excitement of catching trout in one of our rivers.


Taumarunui has become an excellent biking destination to explore the Forgotten World. From road cycling around our hills and valleys, through to the Pureora Cycle Trail and the Forgotten World Highway.

Mountains & Rivers

Taumarunui is the northern gateway to the Ruapehu area which encompasses the Tongariro National Park, Whanganui National Park and the famous Whanganui River.