tairua and beyond...

Guests can enjoy spending time in pristine Tairua or explore some of the magnificent tourist destinations just up the road. We are a 30 minute drive from Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove, 45 minutes from the Lost Springs thermal hot springs in Whitianga, 60 minutes from New Chums Beach and a 25 minute drive to the popular Whangamata beach.


Kathie and Iain provide some great local insight and are always willing to point you in the right direction or give you some handy hints about what to do and where to go!


As far as natural wonders, Tairua has it all; majestic hills, meandering bushwalks, breathtaking landscapes. For fans of the sea, the soothing tidal estuary and harbour offer ever-changing views, as well as exhilarating swimming, kayaking and paddleboarding. The ocean beach is an exciting surf spot reknown by surfers and swimmers alike.


A spectacular coastal walk into Cathedral Cove, but perhaps the best way to explore the breathtaking coastline of the reserve is by kayak. Boating in and around this amazing coastline can be as simple as taking a guided scenic adventure boat tour or if you'd prefer to experience the under water world book a local guided dive tour.


Within two hours either side of low tide visitors flock to the usually deserted Hot Water Beach to find hot water bubbling through the golden sand. Dig your own spa pool in the sand and relaxing in the natural springs. Often rated as one of the world's most renowned beaches - this is one experience that should be on your bucket list. The beach also boasts some great surf, cruisy cafés and art galleries