The seaside community is a veteren hospitality spot with plenty for family and friends to explore. Highlights include:
- Climb Mount Paku and survey the two tides, ocean, estuary and offshore islands. The two tides nomenclature is evident with the surging powerful surf of the ocean and the quiet edd and tide of the estuary where kids wharf bomb into placid tidal water
- Tairua ocean beach is a surfing hotspot, challenging the elements, giving surfing a go.