Tairua is an excellent base to explore the east coast and offshore islands or the craggy mountainous backdrop to the west. The twin peaks of Mt Paku guard the harbour entrance and provide a 360 degree view from the Aldermen Islands round to The Pinnacles in The Coromandel Forest Park. Tairua is only minutes away from bush and kauri grove walks, old mines and caves and Pauanui is only a short ferry ride across the harbour. The offshore islands of Slipper, Shoe and the Aldermen Islands can also be explored by booking a trip with local dive and fishing charters.
Stay & Explore
Fabulous twin harbour towns on The Coromandel’s east coast, Tairua and Pauanui offer a superb setting beside the Pacific Ocean for exploring. Close by is Mt Paku, a twin-coned Maori pa sculptured hillside that was once an island, while off shore lie the Slipper, Shoe and Aldermen Islands. A number of charter and fishing boats operate from both wharves and the beaches are perfect for safe swimming and surfing in most conditions.