Tairua Shores Motel

156 Main Road,
New Zealand
Free Phone: 0800 426 276
Telephone: +64 7 864 8520
Tairua Shores Motel

Activities and Attractions around the Coromandel Peninsula

Tairua is the perfect gateway for small group tours to explore the Coromandel Peninsula. Experience all the activities The Coromandel has to offer, whilst enjoying the superior comfort at Tairua Shores Motel.

Tairua is the perfect base to explore, whether it's visiting cathedral cove to take holiday snaps of the stunning scenery Cathedral cove rocks, walking the Cathedral Cove walk or just digging your own hot water hole at Hot Water beach it is important to be close by.

We recommend taking a couple of days to make the most of these iconic tourist spots.


  • Hot Water Beach
    24.1km, 26min drive

    Hot Water Beach is a 20 minutes drive you can relax in the thermal water from the interior of the Pacific Ocean after digging your own sandy spa pool. Tairua Shores Motel even provides a free Spade to dig your custom made Hot Pool.

    Hot Water Beach is a must-see on your Coromandel Peninsula holiday. The rocky pohutukawa lined coastline is stunning, as is the white sandy beach.

    Visitors from every corner of the globe flock to Hot Water Beach to experience this unique natural wonder. You can dig your own hot spa in the sand two hours either side of low tide. There are several cafes nearby and a gallery to enjoy when the tide turns.

    Any time of the year, from sunrise to sunset, Hot Water Beach is a memorable kiwi experience.

  • Cathedral Cove
    27.6km, 32min drive

    Cathedral Cove, world famous marine reserve and breathtaking white sandy beach is a pretty 20 minute drive north of Tairua. The Cathedral Cove walking track begins in the seaside village of Hahei and is a 2hr return trip. Alternatively, you can drive to the Cathedral Cove carpark at the end of Grange Road for the shorter 1hr return trip.

    Kayaking to Cathedral Cove provides stunning panoramic views of the dramatic white rock cliffs and coastline. Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve, Te Whanganui-A-Hei, is New Zealand’s sixth marine reserve, and kayaking these rich and unspoilt waters allows visitors a privileged insight into the varied habitats of the area.

    Cathedral Cove is the perfect place for swimming and picnics. It is a unique and photogenic place to discover the natural grandeur of white rock caverns, limestone cliffs and clear blue water.

  • Coromandel Fishing

    The Coromandel Peninsula is a fisherman's holy grail for Fishing adventures. Whether bringing your own boat or experiencing a professional Fishing Charter. Tairua is ideally located base yourself for exploring all of the Coromandel by boat or car. Short Drives to Whitianga, Whangamata, Pauanui, and plenty of Boat ramps too. Tairua now has it's own world Class Marina so a safe Haven for your pride and joy. Tairua Shores Motel can arrange Boat parking on request and has onsite fish cleaning facilities.

    Take a chartered fishing tour with one of Tairua's professional fishing charter operators or, if you are an experienced boatie, cross the Tairua bar for your own unique angling experience. Tairua is a favoured Coromandel fishing location with a variety of chartered fishing tours catering for small groups. Visit the waters surrounding offshore Alderman Islands for big snapper, crayfish and good reef fishing, as well as breathtaking scenery.

    Personalised, Guided Fishing Adventures. Whether you are looking for the thrill of Big Game fishing or just a quiet half day trip then contact Skyline Charters. Enjoy an unforgettable fishing adventure in a pristine coastal setting. Fish for Sword fish, Kingfish, puka and snapper. Quality gear provided, comfy safe boat and fully catered. Come and catch your own fresh NZ seafood and create some unforgettable fishing memories.

  • Coromandel Golf Courses
    Coromandel Golf Courses are popular with locals and visitors to the area. A great way to wind down after a hard weeks fishing! Tairua is centrally located so an ideal golf base to visit the best Coromandel has to offer. There are 12 Golf Courses in the Coromandel from Paeroa to Matarangi. Tairua Golf Course, only minutes from Tairua village enjoys stunning bush and water views.
  • Walking Tracks
    Tairua is only minutes away from bush and kauri grove walks, old mines and caves to explore and fresh water swimming holes. Some popular walking tracks include Twin Kauri, Sailors Grave, and Broken Hills. Detailed information are provided at office and in rooms.