Population: 624 [2013 Census]
Location: 10 mins south of Christchurch on State Highway 75
Tai Tapu village is situated on the main highway to Banks Peninsula.
Although the main shops follow the highway, the visitor who turns from the highway towards the hills on the Old Tai Tapu Road can immediately savour the traditional charm of this village.
The building of St Paul’s Anglican Church and the old Tai Tapu Library (both completed in 1932) were largely funded by Sir Heaton Rhodes, who lived at nearby ‘Otahuna.’
A charming 15-20 minute walkway leads from the Church to the Domain, further down the Old Tai Tapu Road. A golf course, tennis and netball courts, a rugby field and an outdoor bowling green are some of the Domain’s amenities.