Welcome to Coachman Motel, Taihape Accommodation

Taihape Motel
Finalist in the 2010 AA Supreme Host of the Year Award.

Privately owned and operated by Alison and Graham Shaw.

Located on State Highway One, 2.5 hours north of the Inter-Island ferry terminal. 40 minutes to Turoa Skifield and 1.25 hours to the southern shoreline of scenic Lake Taupo.

Services include 24 hour check-in, facsimile facilities and courtesy transport by arrangement.

  • Group concessions available
  • Major credit cards welcome
  • One minute drive to shopping centre and licensed restaurants





Convenient Location

Coachman Motel is close to shopping centre and restaurants. Major tourist attractions nearby include -
Army Museum, River Valley, Gravity Canyon, Turoa & Whakapapa skifields and The Wool Company Country Store.

Reception will assist with local visits - Taihape Historic Museum, Waiouru Military Museum (15 minutes), bungy jumping (15 minutes), white water rafting and scenic flights. Local ski hire available with comlimentary roof rack. The Rangitikei, Moawhango & Hautapu rivers are renowned for their trout fishing. 

Taihape is located in the rural Rangitikei region which stretches from Taihape in the north to Bulls in the south. This region also includes the towns of Mangaweka, Hunterville and Marton.


Travel times to Taihape:

  • Auckland - 5hrs
  • Hamilton - 3hrs
  • Tauranga - 4hrs
  • Napier/Gentle Annie - 2.5hrs
  • Taupo - 1.5hrs
  • Wanganui - 1.25hrs
  • Palmerston North - 1.25hrs
  • Masterton - 2.5hrs
  • Wellington - 3hrs
  • Ohakune - 30mins
  • Waiouru - 15mins

AA Travel Been There Traveller Reviews

Map - Taihape, NZ
Map - Taihape, NZ