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Tairua Beach & Estuary

Coromandel, North Island

An exhilarating ocean beach with its obligatory surf or a calm estuary with its tidal flows, shallows and prolific bird life Tairua Ocean Beach & Estuary have got it wrapped up and delivered to visitors. Tairua is opposite Pauanui and located at the base of Mt Paku. The ocean beach is a great place to try your hand at surfcasting or joining a charter to catch snapper and kingfish. The inner harbour is a safe place to kayak and collect shellfish at low tide. Fish off the wharf or go water bombing off the Pepe Bridge at high tide. With over 60 documented species of birdlife and a series of plaques describing the landscape, the birds and history of Tairua holiday makers will soon become a local expert.

Tairua is a boatie coastal play area with a well known boating club offering plenty of support for new arrivals. Check out Tairua COROMANDEL for what to do nearby Taieri.


  • Shops including a well provisioned supermarket
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Lifeguards summer season
  • Carparks


Tairua provides access to temperate water scuba diving and spearfishing. The Aldermen Islands are 12 nautical miles off the coast. The extinct ancient  8 million year old volcano is a series of outcrops, peaks and rocky inlets providing shelter for marine life. Tairua charter boat PROVIDER skippered by fishing guide Carl Muir, targets kingfish, marlin, swordfish, hapuku, bass, bluenose and snapper. Check here for details, Provider Fishing Charters and Tours

And the nearby town of What’s so great about Pauanui.

Has several festivals as well as a summer beach vibe.

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