locality in Thames-Coromandel District, Waikato Region, New Zealand

Pauanui is an upmarket holiday resort town on the Coromandel Peninsula in the Waikato on the North Island of New Zealand. Significant attractions include the white sandy beach beside the Pacific Ocean, harbour and forest covered hills and a canal housing development.

Get inEdit

Drive or catch the Tairua/Pauanui ferry which operates every hour in summer. The Tairua Harbour is a safe harbour for yachts. Private air charters are available.

Get aroundEdit

Car, kayak, boat, ferry, bike.


Ocean Beach, Pauanui Waterways, Tairua Harbour.


The coastal area and the bush and river terrain behind that are a good base for all kinds of outdoor activities. Swimming, surfing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, diving, hiking and biking: there's plenty of opportunities to choose from. If that's not for you however, join the rest of the relaxing crowd and go sunbathing on the pretty beach.


Sunscreen, sun umbrella, food, drink. There is a supermarket in the town that can meet all your needs. The commercial area also provides for hardware and fuel.


Bakery, cafes, supermarket


The shopping center contains two licensed bars where great beer and food are available. For off license requirements the liquor store and supermarket will meet your needs.


Your accommodation options include: Puka Park Lodge, Ocean breeze resort, motor camp

Many holiday houses are available for private rental. Search out bookabach.co.nz

Go nextEdit

Head to Tairua, Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, Whangamata or Thames.

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