Pauanui & Tairua

Twin safe harbours facing each other with glorious ocean beaches on the open east coast,  Pauanui  and Tairua offer sand and sun, picnics and spectacular scenery.

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Pauanui & Tairua


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

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Pauanui & Tairua


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 Pauanui & Tairua

  • Picnic at pretty Tairua River
  • Climb Pauanui Mountain for exceptional views
  • Head to Slipper Island for walks or wreck diving
  • Spend a relaxing summer's day at Tairua or Pauanui Beach
  • Summit the volcanic Paku Hill

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How do you get to Pauanui & Tairua?

  • Travel by Plane
    • There are no air services to Pauanui & Tairua. The area is easily accessible, located just two hours' drive from Auckland, Rotorua and Tauranga, the biggest airports in the area.
  • Travel by Train
    • There are no train services to Pauanui & Tairua.
  • Travel by Bus
    • The area has several local bus, shuttle and tour companies which operate daily from both Pauanui & Tairua. Many national bus and tour companies include the area in their itineraries as either a day trip or overnight destination.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • There are no rental car options available in Pauanui or Tairua. Most visitors pick up their rentals in other North Island destinations.