Tairua Travel Guide

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Tairua Things to Do

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    by al2401 Written Aug 30, 2012

    Tairua is sheltered by two headlands. Mt Paku dominates the horizon on the north headland. Great views of the town, the beach to the north and the township of Pauanui Beach on the south headland can be had from the top of Mt Paku. There is a tack to the top or you can admire the view from your car.

    Mt Paku from Tairua Beach Tairua and the Broken Hills Pauanui Beach
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    • Photography
    • Hiking and Walking

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Tairua Hotels

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  • Tairua Shores Motel

    156 Main Road, (formerly Best Western Amaroo Motel), Tairua, 2853, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Blue Water Motel

    213 Main Rd.,, Tairua, 3508, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Paku Lodge

    10 The Esplanade,, Box 63, Tairua, 3544, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Tairua Beach House

    342A Main Road, Coromandel Peninsula, Tairua, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

  • Colleith Lodge

    8 Rewa Rewa Valley, PO Box 25, Tairua, 3544, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Pacific Harbour Lodge

    223 Main Road, Po Box 69, Tairua, 3544, NZ

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Jacob's Well Tourist Lodge & Motel

    342 A Main Rd.,, Tairua, New Zealand

  • Colonial Homestay

    202 Paku Drive, Tairua, New Zealand

Tairua Restaurants

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    by al2401 Written Aug 30, 2012

    Mum and I stopped in Taiarua on the way to Whitianga and found this little cafe tucked away. Actually - we approached from the rear as the main entrance is in the side street. This is a local cafe with friendly staff and local folk.

    Favorite Dish: We both had the soup of the day which was Pumpkin, served with fresh crusty bread. It was very good and filling.

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    • Budget Travel
    • Food and Dining

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Tairua Favorites

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    by iandsmith Updated Sep 16, 2007

    Favorite thing: The volcanic peak, Paku, and offshore views of the jagged Aldermen Islands (pic 3) are the natural focal points of the Tairua area. Paku is a must-climb if you get here. It offers one of the finest panoramas in New Zealand.
    Large areas south of the river, between Pauanui and Wharekawa Harbour (Opoutere), are dominated by exotic forests. North of Tairua is the rugged coastal area of Sailors Grave (pic 4) - an area for a fine half day coastal walk.
    Inland, the Tairua River runs to the sea from its source in the Coromandel Range, snaking through historical Broken Hills on its journey before reaching the tidal flats.

    Fondest memory: I seem to remember taking a couple of snaps of the town but they've been misplaced. Still, I hope this gives you an idea of how beautiful the place is.
    The town itself is village size but there's accommodation, restaurants and, hopefully, a place for petrol. One we tried was on the verge of closing the next week.
    This is a place for those who want a laid-back holiday. There's walking, some sports, water activities and a few other things to do but you'll not find a theme park or such here.

    Pauanui on the upper left Now a restaurant Looking to the Aldermen Islands Looking north from Paku - Sailor's Grave Looking to the Broken Hills
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    • Beaches
    • Hiking and Walking

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