Tapu, New Zealand

Coordinates: 36°59′0″S 175°30′6″E / 36.98333°S 175.50167°E / -36.98333; 175.50167
Country New Zealand
Region Waikato
District Thames-Coromandel District

Tapu is a locality on the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand. State Highway 25 runs through it. Coromandel is 35 km to the north, and Thames is 19 km to the south. The Tapu River flows from the Coromandel Range past the settlement and into the Firth of Thames to the west.[1][2]

The "Tapu-Coroglen Road", a windy gravel road, connects it across the Coromandel Range with Coroglen in the east.


Tapu School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 4 and a roll of 28.[3]


  1. Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 16. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8.
  2. Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 40. ISBN 1-877333-20-4.
  3. "Te Kete Ipurangi - Tapu School". Ministry of Education.

Coordinates: 36°59′00″S 175°30′06″E / 36.98333°S 175.50167°E / -36.98333; 175.50167

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