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ITINERARY

HOT WATER BEACH - WAIHI BEACH
VIA TAIRUA

99KM - 1 HR 36 MINS

 

DEPART HOT WATER BEACH FOR TAIRUA

Tairua is an excellent base to explore the east coast and offshore islands or the craggy mountainous backdrop to the west. The twin peaks of Mt Paku guard the harbour entrance and provide a 360 degree view from the Aldermen Islands round to The Pinnacles in The Coromandel Forest Park. 

Tairua is only minutes away from bush and kauri grove walks, old mines and caves and Pauanui is only a short ferry ride across the harbour. The offshore islands of Slipper, Shoe and the Aldermen Islands can also be explored by booking a trip with local dive and fishing charters.  

There are some great foodie options in Tairua, if you know where to look! 

The beaches along the east coast are favourites for fishing, surfing and swimming. Whangamata is home of a legendary left hand break and is also on your journey for this leg. Take a break from driving for a surf or SUP lesson.  


TAIRUA TO WAIHI BEACH

Waihi Beach, just 10km from Waihi, offers 9km of sweeping white sand and is one of the safest surf beaches in New Zealand. 

Stay at Waihi Beach for 2 nights to give you enough time to explore
the many beautiful sights & indulge in the delicious eating options.

Waihi has a gold mining history spanning three centuries and a local open-pit mine that is still fully operational. 

The Ohinemuri River flows through Waihi on its way to the ‘must-do’ Karangahake Gorge. In the gorge you can fish for trout, take walks through old mining tunnels and relics, or cycle the Hauraki Rail Trail.



DAY CHARGING

TAIRUA: Fast charge at ChargeNet charger.
Recommended Charge: Charge to 80%.
6 Tokoroa Road

WHANGAMATA:
Fast charge at ChargeNet charger.
Recommended Charge: Charge to 80%.
100 Hetherington Rd


OVERNIGHT CHARGING

HOLIDAY PARK: Medium charge at site overnight & between day trips.
Recommended Charge: Charge to 100% overnight


 
 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

MARINA BAR &amp; GRILL   Level, 1 The Marina, Tairua   Boasts the best view in town &amp; the two resident chefs have an enviable resume.

MARINA BAR & GRILL
Level, 1 The Marina, Tairua

Boasts the best view in town & the two resident chefs have an enviable resume.

FLOCK KITCHEN &amp; BAR   227 Main Rd, Tairua   A little place for people to share a meal, share a drink and share a laugh. Fresh produce, organic coffee and NZ made craft beer are just some of the items served on the sunny tables.

FLOCK KITCHEN & BAR
227 Main Rd, Tairua

A little place for people to share a meal, share a drink and share a laugh. Fresh produce, organic coffee and NZ made craft beer are just some of the items served on the sunny tables.

OLD MILL CAFE   1 The Esplanade, Tairua   The perfect place for a delicious brunch or lunch or that relaxing afternoon wine with friends.

OLD MILL CAFE
1 The Esplanade, Tairua

The perfect place for a delicious brunch or lunch or that relaxing afternoon wine with friends.

MT PAKU SUMMIT WALK   Mt Paku, Tairua   15 minute  walk  through bush overlooking parts of Tairua and the ocean. Spectacular views!

MT PAKU SUMMIT WALK
Mt Paku, Tairua

15 minute walk through bush overlooking parts of Tairua and the ocean. Spectacular views!

 
 
 
KARANGAHAKE GORGE   SH 2, Karangahake   The breathtaking Karangahake Gorge is a walker’s paradise with an abundance of walkways and old tunnels where you can discover the rich history. The Windows Walkway would have to rate as one of the most stunning in the area.

KARANGAHAKE GORGE
SH 2, Karangahake

The breathtaking Karangahake Gorge is a walker’s paradise with an abundance of walkways and old tunnels where you can discover the rich history. The Windows Walkway would have to rate as one of the most stunning in the area.

HAURAKI RAIL TRAIL  Various start locations  The Hauraki Rail Trail showcases some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer and is rich in pioneering history. An easy ride, 173km track made up of 5 sections.

HAURAKI RAIL TRAIL
Various start locations

The Hauraki Rail Trail showcases some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer and is rich in pioneering history. An easy ride, 173km track made up of 5 sections.

YOGA AT WAIHI BEACH HOTEL   60 Wilson Rd, Waihi Beach     Unwind &amp; relax.

YOGA AT WAIHI BEACH HOTEL
60 Wilson Rd, Waihi Beach

Unwind & relax.

FLATWHITE CAFE   21 Shaw Rd, Waihi Beach   A stunning beach front location just a short stroll from the holiday park.

FLATWHITE CAFE
21 Shaw Rd, Waihi Beach

A stunning beach front location just a short stroll from the holiday park.

 
 

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