Tairua Travel Guide

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    Mt Paku from Tairua Beach 4 more images

    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.

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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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    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.

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