Pauanui continues to be an amazingly popular holiday destination for New Zealanders of all ages. With its stunning white sand beaches, warm weather and relaxing surf ocean feel, Pauanui is the quintessential kiwi holiday destination. The raw beauty of the Coromandel combines with this tranquil coastal lifestyle to offer a world away from the cares of the city.
Tranquil waterways are a standout feature of Pauanui making it a recreational ‘boaties’ paradise. This sheltered idyllic settlement sits close to the tip of the Coromandel Peninsular, and is surrounded by rugged volcanic hills cloaked in native rainforest. Somewhat rustic, certainly relaxed and unspoiled, the areas’ inspirational natural beauty has led it to become a haven for artists and crafts people with many galleries and studios scattered throughout the wider region.
Pauanui is a seafood lover’s paradise and holds numerous fishing contests every year - with keen anglers lining up to enjoy the fantastic game fishing available in the local waters.
The Grand Mercure, with fine dining onsite, offers five star luxury for those special occasions. Tairua to the north has more dining or shopping options or a further 30 minutes drive brings you to beautiful Whangamata. Shopping for everyday essentials is easy. Pauanui has a small shopping centre in town where you can buy anything from coffee to a new outfit! The local airstrip makes flying into town a fantastic option, if time is of the essence.
Whether your choice is the world class golfing at the Lakes Resort, skydiving or parasailing at the beach, the excitement of chartering a fishing boat or just soaking up the sun and relaxing, Pauanui is a very special part of New Zealand that will reward the adventurous and the seeker of solitude in equal measure.