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Welcome to Safari Motel, Taihape Accommodation

Come and stay with us in Taihape!

For a relaxing trip away from home, come and get a kiwi's rest and stay with us at Safari Motel. Your friendly hosts welcome you to enjoy all that our area has to offer. Taihape is an excellent halfway point between Auckland and Wellington and just 1 hour and 40 mins over the 'Gentle Annie' to Napier. Our Studio Units start at just $80 per night (please see our Accommodation page for details). If you would like to enquire, please give us a call or email us.

Surrounded by native bushland and gardens, Safari Motel offers rooms and studios with digital TV, electric blankets and central heating.

All accommodation at Safari Motel Taihape includes private bathrooms, tea/coffee-making facilities and a work desk with free internet access. Studio apartments with a kitchenette are available and guests have access to self-service laundry facilities, an outdoor BBQ and seating. The guest lounge area features satellite TV with Sky Guest Select HD 50+ channels and our children's playground includes a trampoline.

We are just a 12-minute walk from the Taihape town centre and an hour's drive from Mt Ruapehu and the ski resort of Turoa. There are three golf courses in less than a 30-minute drive.

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Special Offers

Stay 3 and pay for 2 only.

Book by sending text to 027SAFARII or 0277232744


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Customer Reviews

From: chruskl, 28 March 2016
Highly recommended. I stayed in a studio unit for a couple of nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. Apart from doing all the basics well, there were some nice touches, like finding glasses chilling in the fridge. Good value.

From: Karla20132013, 30 January 2016
We were just driving through and needed a place to lye our heads. We were late and the owners had to stay up to check us in. They were very accomodating and friendly. Very clean tidy and comfortable. Will be back and definitely recommend it to friends and family.

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24 Hour Self Check-In

A 24 hour self check-in, with or without prior booking, is available. This kiosk accepts Visa and MasterCard credit cards only (no cash or Visa debit cards).


If you have time to spare in Taihape, the towns domain has a network of bush walks. Keen gardeners can enquire about visiting the areas four showpiece gardens – Titoki, Rongoiti, Waitoka and Kiri Kiri. In winter the ski fields of Mount Ruapehu are only a short drive away.

Find more info about Taihape from taihape.co.nz and rangitikei.com

Local adventure activities include:

  • White-water rafting
  • Abseiling
  • Bungy jumping
  • Kayaking
  • Jet boating
  • Horse trekking
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Heritage tours

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Come to Taihape and check out this happening little town, full of activity and country spirit.

Don't forget while you are here to get your photo taken next to our famous giant corrugated iron gumboot sculptured by Jeff Thompson.

Safari Motel

18 Mataroa Road, Taihape, New Zealand

Phone: +64 6 388 1116
Freephone: 0508SAFARI (0508723274)
Email: info@safarimotel.co.nz

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