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GumBoot City.

They say that they are the GumBoot Capital of the world. Who knows and who cares but the town seems... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GarthChristchurch
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Christchurch
Cool statue

This is a really cool statue that looks like it is made of rubber. It is a good statue to have in... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Anette12345
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Orkelljunga, Sweden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They say that they are the GumBoot Capital of the world. Who knows and who cares but the town seems a good place to break a long trip and have a feed to recharge the batteries.

Thank GarthChristchurch
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This is a really cool statue that looks like it is made of rubber. It is a good statue to have in gumboot town of Taihape!

Thank Anette12345
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Worth a quick look as you pass by. A lot of rural NZ towns seem to want to have an identifying 'statue' of something relevant to their town's activities, and Taihape is no exception.

Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Seen the BIG Gumbo of but they also have beautiful old buildings and some have been done up and others left but they still look amazing

Thank LisaM10948
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This large gum boot made of corrugated tin is very good street art. It’s worth stopping for a photo opportunity.you won’t miss it on the main road.

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 24 January 2018

I am a fan of street art and this is street art on a large scale. Its a great landmark which is worth a photo stop on the way into or out of Taihape.

Thank FootlooseFancyFree64
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

A good opportunity for taking picture. At the sideway. Loved the display. Easy to spot as it's right on the way through town.

Thank limeldad
Reviewed 18 November 2017

it was moved from it's original location to one besides the main state highway - good idea - why was it ever put where it was originally is beyond me. Anyway, makes for a nice photo opportunity

Thank majnz
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Great photo opportunity in a pleasant picnic site, Taihape honours the gumboot with Gumboot Day (usually early in March each year) featuring a gumboot throwing competition and many other activities.

Thank GrannyG45
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Loved spying this giant gumboot as we drove into the country town of Taihape. The rain was pelting down and there was that boot, sitting pretty among the manicured flower beds. This town holds an annual gumboot throwing contest. The competition is taken seriously. Taihape...More

Thank Julie M
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