Tairua is the best kept secret on The Coromandel. With a population of just over 1000 people, this stunning seaside hamlet offers an insightful glimpse into the local lifestyle of a small beachside community in the North Island of New Zealand.

With State Highway 25a running through it, Tairua is a popular stopping point for visitors enroute to Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, or Whitianga. It is the most centrally located Coromandel town on the eastern seaboard, making daytrips to popular Coromandel hotspots a pleasant and easy drive. The true magic of Tairua, however, waits when you stop and stay awhile. There is much to be discovered by exploring the town and all the bounty it has to offer.

As far as natural wonders, Tairua has it all; majestic hills, meandering bushwalks, breathtaking landscapes. For fans of the sea, the soothing tidal estuary and harbour offer ever-changing views, as well as exhilarating swimming, kayaking and paddleboarding. The ocean beach is an exciting surf spot reknown by surfers and swimmers alike. Tairua is second to none as a location for some of the best fishing, diving and snorkling on The Coromandel, with the Alderman and Mercury Islands nearby. It is a boatie’s coastal playground. Tairua village offers a charming taste of the laid-back coastal kiwi lifestyle. An eclectic mix of boutiques and eateries sit comfortably alongside the grocer, butcher, pharmacy and hardware store, servicing locals and visitors with everyday requirements. Tairua is a terrific place for families to enjoy time together. There are playgrounds, tennis courts and reserves to play and picnic outdoors, and the labyrinth of public waterfront walkways provide ample opportunity for enjoying a stroll and taking in the stunning sights of the area.

Tairua locals welcome visitors and holidaymakers to their town. They are tremendously proud of where they live. The people are friendly, the service is helpful and the pace is leisurely. It is the perfect place to stop and stay awhile.

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Tairua is on the East Coast of the Coromandel Peninsula - approximately 2 hours drive from Auckland Airport.


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Here in Tairua and around we have the most stunning and breathtaking scenic surroundings. From beaches to sunsets and all inbetween, be sure to bring a camera and take advantage of the beauty that awaits you. Check out our Gallery for inspiration!



Have you got a query for Tairua Information Centre? You can contact us by dropping in to see us at 223 Main Rd, Tairua, phone us on 07-864 7575 or fill out the form below.

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