Paeroa & Karangahake

Karangahake Gorge has relics of the miners, who once shattered the silence by crushing quartz for gold. Paeroa’s mineral spring is the home of fizzy “Lemon and Paeroa”. Try some!

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Paeroa & Karangahake Gorge


The alternative lifestyle of this area is reflected in the unique, boutique accommodation options on offer here. 

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Paeroa & Karangahake Gorge


Browse through the diverse range of activities on offer in this area. There are many to choose from, find your favourite!  

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What to do in Paeroa & Karangahake Gorge

  • Take some snaps beside the giant L&P bottle
  • Don't miss the annual Battle of the Streets motorcycle races
  • Peruse Maori artefacts in the local museum
  • Wander some of the local walkways
  • Visit the site at which Captain Cook landed in 1769
  • Glimpse goldmining history on the Karangahake Historical Walkway
  • Take a historic rail journey through mining country
  • Seek out gold trails in Waitawheta Gorge
  • Bike to pretty Owharoa Falls
  • Swim, kayak and fish in the area's rivers and streams

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How do you get to Paeroa & Karangahake?

  • Travel by Plane
    • There are no air services to Paeroa or the Karangahake Gorge. However, nearby Tauranga Airport, just an hours’ drive away, offers regular services to a range of domestic locations.
  • Travel by Train
    • There are no train services to Paeroa or the Karangahake Gorge.
  • Travel by Bus
    • Paeroa is serviced by several coach lines travelling between Auckland and Tauranga. There is also a bus service operating daily between Hamilton and Paeroa. Many bus and tour companies include the wider Coromandel region in their itineraries.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • There are no rental car options available in Paeroa or the Karangahake Gorge. Most visitors pick up their rentals in other North Island destinations.