Tairua lies between the Pacific Ocean and the harbour, under the magnificent Mt Paku. The views from the top are breathtaking. The harbour – where the Tairua River meets the Pacific – is tidal, the view changes constantly, from sandy expanse to glassy or rippling sea. Scores of wading and shore birds feed and nest here. The ocean beach is pure sand, with great surf, nesting birds, as well as offering a great walk. In town there are shops, services, markets, cafés, bakers, takeaways, bars and restaurants and a golf course. Tairua also has some fascinating local history – try the walking trail. Ferry links with Pauanui.
What to discover in Tairua
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
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
Stayed here for 3 nights in January 2018. Chris and Jane were very welcoming and enjoyed talking about what to do in the area and New Zealand in general. The room was very cozy and the bed was very comfortable. Room and bathroom very clean and spacious. The plunge pool was a nice respite at the...
Diddakoi, Milwaukee, WI