Beautiful Tairua is a small town with a big friendly attitude situated on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. The people here are proud of their little community. It is most noted for the large cone that stretches high above the town. “Paku” is a twin volcanic cone that was once a Maori “pa” (fortification). The view from the top is quite dramatic and offers a 360 degree view out to the Alderman Islands and around to the mountain ranges. A stop at the top of Paku hill is a must for everyone traveling through!

Some people say Tairua translates as “two tides” while others attribute the name to a legend about a fleeting warrior who evaded his enemies by changing the course of the river.

There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that Tairua is the site of some of the earliest human habitation in Aotearoa.

Tairua has 1,100 permanents, swelling to around 11,000 during summer. The town mascot is a giant jandal.

What do people do all day? Trades mostly – depends what the surf’s doing and what the fishing is like. A good combination of retired people and young families make for a vibrant community.

The first Pepe Foot Bridge was built in January 1911. It took six men six weeks and at 92 metres long, that was no mean feat. It was widened in 1926 to take cars and replaced in 1943, although it’s still just a single lane.

The Coromandel Peninsula is truly a world of its own. It is like no other place in New Zealand. It runs by a slower clock (nothing is ever a rush), there are no cities (only small towns) and it possesses a rare unspoiled natural beauty wherever you look.

It is just east of Auckland on the east side of the Hauraki Gulf. The west coast of the Peninsula faces back towards Auckland while the East coast of the peninsula looks out across the Pacific Ocean. It is truly a spectacular place in a spectacular country.




Listings in Tairua

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13/223 Main Road, Tairua

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The perfect holiday escape, or, easy permanent living right in the heart of town. With the harbour only metres to walk to you can kayak, swim and laze the summer days away. Short stroll to cafes, restaurants and shops. This Villa has a Pacifica feel and is part of Pacific Harbour Villas in Tairua whichMore info

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23/223 Main Road, Tairua

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A Polynesian inspired Villa on its own Freehold Title right in the pulsing heart of Tairua town. Open plan bedroom/living which opens onto a deck. Galley kitchen, bathroom with shower. Includes one car park adjacent to Villa. Options are plentiful; permanent living, ideal weekend escape, or keep it in the Pacific Harbour motel pool forMore info


135 Paul Road, TAIRUA

410.7 ha

Located on the East Coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, just on the fringe of Tairua, is this 411.13 Ha amazing vacant block. Diverse vegetation including Nikau, Kanuka, Ponga, Rewarewa & a majestic mature Kauri tree forest. The abundance of this vegetation provides for an orchestra of bird song. A rugged mountainous cliff face on oneMore info

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18/223 Main Road, Tairua

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If you are searching for a low maintenance lock up & leave holiday escape, search no further. An open plan studio Villa with tidy well kept grounds at Pacific Lodge in the seaside village of Tairua. Cafes, restaurants and all amenities just a stroll away. The harbour is only metres from the front door soMore info