Tairua grew as a holiday resort where many New Zealanders have their holiday homes (baches). It's where they come for weekends and main holidays to relax, fish, sail, walk, cycle, play golf and entertain friends and family. But in recent years these towns have become touring centres for visitors from all over the world wanting to explore the whole of the Coromandel. All of the main sites are easy to get to for the day, with some of the most famous less than 30 minutes away. Two of these 'must-see' spots, Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove are just 25km drive. The Coromandel east and north coasts have countless fabulous beaches with gorgeous sand, each with their own character – some wild and isolated, some gentle with settlements, some on main routes, some requiring a hike through native bush to get there and almost all with some amazing wildlife – shore birds and sea mammals. Running down the spine of the peninsula is the Coromandel mountain range, high peaks formed by ancient volcanos, covered in forest. And the region's many historic towns, such as Coromandel, Thames and Waihi are all well worth a visit.
Tairua, along with its twin town Pauanui that is across the harbour, are both on the Coromandel east coast (Pacific), 150km east of Auckland and some two hours north of Rotorua.
The bed was comfortable and Chris was welcoming. We had a nice breakfast looking out onto the water. However, the shower was very cramped, there was nowhere to put anything - there was hanging area. More plugs are needed for recharging phones etc and the guest lounge was too small. As there are...
doetje, Byron bay, Australia
It was a wonderful 2 night stay. Great view, comfortable rooms and a fantastic breakfast. Chris and Jane are wonderful hosts. We would recommend this spot to anybody. It is a great gateway to the tourist spots in Coromandel. We visited great beaches, a little winery and much more.
Greeted by name upon arrival. Excellent attention to detail. Everything very well set out and really well looked after. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending (and have already done so for friends). Thank you very much Jane and Chris for looking after us!
BillB_10, United Kingdom