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Pauanui and Tairua Travel Planning
Facts about Pauanui and Tairua with location information
Pauanui and Tairua are two lovely twin harbour towns on the Peninsula's east coast. They provide a superb setting beside the Pacific Ocean. Close by is Paku, a twin-coned Maori pa sculptured hillside, once an island while offshore, lies the Slipper, Shoe and Alderman Islands. A number of charter and fishing boats operate from both wharves and the beaches are perfect for safe swimming and surfing in most weather conditions. Tairua is the older of the two towns and originally a milling and farming community. Travel across the water to Pauanui and enjoy a purpose-built holiday community featuring the country's first canal housing development. The internationally acclaimed Puka Park Resort is also found here.