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

Coachman Motel is close to a shopping centre and restaurants. Major tourist attractions nearby include: Army Museum, River Valley, Turoa and Whakapapa skifields, Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and The Wool Company Country Store. The Rangitikei, Moawhango and 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 hour 30 mins
Taupo – 1 hour 45 mins
Wanganui – 1 hour 15 mins
Palmerston North – 1 hour 15 mins
Masterton – 2 hour 30 mins
Wellington – 3hrs
Ohakune – 30mins
Waiouru – 15mins