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Tairua, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
Islands Off Paku Point
Tairua, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

Tairua

Climb a volcanic peak, kayak around the harbour, surf at the beach & explore the surrounding forest. Tairua is a picturesque holiday town that has it all.

With views out to the twin peaks of volcanic Mount Paku and the jagged Aldermen Islands, Tairua is scenic and stunning. Inside the headland, Tairua's harbour offers sheltered waters for sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. The ocean beach is ideal for body boarding, surfing and beach fishing - or you can simply relax on the sand.

There are several interesting walks within the Tairua Township, including a climb to the summit of Paku. To the north of the town, the 10-minute Twin Kauri Walk leads into a reserve of tree ferns and kauri trees. Another track, along Te Karo Bay, takes you to the memorial for a sailor who drowned in the surf in 1842.

Inland along the Puketui Valley, the Broken Hills Recreation Area offers fishing, kayaking, swimming, and camping opportunities. The beautiful scenery in this area includes some impressive rocky outcrops. Walking tracks range from an easy 10 minute stroll to a three-hour hike through a mine (bring a torch). You'll discover fascinating relics from the gold mining and kauri logging days, including a jail set into a cliff. Look and listen for tui, fantail, kereru, bellbirds, shining cuckoos, kingfishers, fernbirds and grey warblers.

For a small settlement, Tairua has an excellent range of restaurants and cafés. Accommodation is also plentiful, although it pays to book ahead, particularly from December to February. Pauanui is across the harbour from Tairua, 10 minutes by ferry or 25 minutes by road.

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Blue Water Motel Tairua - Accommodation in Tairua New Zealand
9.30 144 Reviews
Tairua
078648537
Located opposite Harbour Beach, Blue Water Motel Tairua features free Wi-Fi, a hot tub and accommodation offering sea or garden views. It is a 20-minute drive Hot Water Beach, and the property provides free rental of spades and beach towels. All accommodation includes a refrigerator, mi... (more)
Colleith Lodge - Accommodation in Tairua New Zealand
9.50 18 Reviews
Tairua
078647970
Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort - Accommodation in Pauanui New Zealand
8.40 188 Reviews
Pauanui Beach, Pauanui
078648088
Surrounded by 25 acres of native bushland, this secluded resort is located on New Zealand’s stunning Coromandel Peninsula and combines a striking natural setting with personal service.Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort offers guests a unique and tranquil retreat.Start the day with a swim in th... (more)
Harbourview Lodge - Accommodation in Tairua New Zealand
9.40 31 Reviews
Tairua, Tairua
078647040
Just 2 minutes’ walk from Tairua Harbour, Harbourview Lodge boasts an outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and free kayaking equipment. Guests enjoy free breakfast, access to BBQ facilities and a shared lounge with a TV and a DVD player.All rooms are heated, and include luxurious bed linen, b... (more)
Lakes Resort Pauanui - Accommodation in Pauanui New Zealand
7.40 7 Reviews
Pauanui
078649999
Lakes Resort offers a magnificent selection of superbly designed luxury self contained villas which complement the surrounding natural wetlands, lakes and golf course.Our Villas feature spacious open plan lounge and dining areas, with gas fires for luxury and warmth, DVD/TV and CD faciliti... (more)
Ocean Breeze Resort - Accommodation in Pauanui New Zealand
9.30 12 Reviews
Pauanui
078648911
Relax and enjoy the resort within the beautifully landscaped grounds. A 200m stroll to the ocean beach or swim in the heated saltwater pool which is heated between labour weekend and Easter or soak in the luxurious spa.There is a choice of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom superior apartments. The apartme... (more)
Pacific Harbour Lodge - Accommodation in Tairua New Zealand
7.50 201 Reviews
Tairua
078648581
Pacific Harbour Lodge is located in the town of Tairua in the Coromandel.It is in a beachfront location and has island style chalets set among tropical vegetation and the tidal waters of Tairua Harbour. A day spa and a restaurant/cafe operates in the lodge premises.Tairua is known for its ... (more)
Paku Lodge Resort - Accommodation in Tairua New Zealand
9.00 186 Reviews
Tairua
078648557
Located on The Esplanade overlooking Tairua Harbour, Paku Lodge Resort offers self-contained accommodation with a private balcony and harbour views. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, BBQ facilities and free kayak and bicycle rental.All apartments have a kitchen with a stove, a microwave and a refri... (more)
Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Pauanui New Zealand
8.90 173 Reviews
Pauanui
078648086
Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge is just 100 metres from the Village Shopping Centre. It offers an outdoor pool, barbecue facilities and a tennis court. Free parking is provided on-site. The heated guest rooms feature a patio with pool views. Each is equipped with ironing equipment and a TV se... (more)
Tairua Holiday Park - Accommodation in Tairua New Zealand
4.80 1 Reviews
Tairua
078648071
Small camp with tree-sheltered sites centrally located across the road from safe swimming harbour, beside library and around corner to restaurants and shops. Short walk to surf beach. Communal facilities, kitchen, TV room and laundry. Internet, free wireless. Dump station. Pet-friendly. 5 ... (more)
Tairua Shores - Accommodation in Tairua New Zealand
8.90 7 Reviews
Tairua
0800426276
We have 2 superior garden chalets, 3 garden chalets all are self contained with there own private garden decks and a bbq is available on request from reception, 4 one bedroom family units some with harbour views and all family units have there owns decks with bbq's. All units have recently... (more)
Tairua Shores Motel - Accommodation in Tairua New Zealand
9.40 121 Reviews
Tairua
0800426276
Tairua Shores Motel enjoys a waterfront location, a 5-minute walk from Tairua Village. It offers barbecue facilities, free on-site parking and free Wi-Fi access.All guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and electric blankets. Each has a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a f... (more)
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