Island Explorer Charters

Coromandel East – Whitianga

Island Explorer charters Come cruise with us and discover the breathtaking coastline of beautiful Mercury Bay and the eastern coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. Visit the offshore islands and enjoy magnificent diving opportunities and kayaking in the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve.

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    Flock Kitchen & Bar

    227 Main Road, Tairua 3508



    Flock Kitchen & Bar on the Main Street of Tairua. Whether it’s for a bite to eat or a casual drink in the sun, we look forward to seeing everyone very soon! Flock is a little place for people to gather…

    Tairua Beach Club

    128 Paku Drive, Tairua 3508

    Graeme Riki


    the mastermindgraeme riki Owner & chef From granny’s kitchen, where I first developed a love of cooking at my grandmother’s elbow, I went on to sharpen my skills at several award-winning Auckland restaurants – Prego on Ponsonby Road, and Vinnie’s on Jervois Rd – this was where I discovered I had an undeniable love for cooking.

    Johnny’s Tairua

    233 Main Road North, Tairua 3508, Coromandel



    Johnny’s Tairua. Casual shouldn’t mean stale food options. Great taste is the name of the game, and we’re committed to stepping up to the plate. We are dedicated to providing fresh options for our customers in the sunny Coromandel, Tairua. Johnny Mason born and bred in Tairua started Johnny’s Tairua on the 31st Dec 2018. Johnny knew there was a demand for good quality burgers, pizzas and tacos in the Coromandel area so he created Johnny’s Tairua.

    Tairua Shores Motel

    156 Main Road, Tairua 3508



    Tairua is a Maori name which translates literally as tai: tides, rua: two. It is an excellent base to stay while exploring the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula , only 25-minute drive from Hot Water Beach or 35-minute drive from Cathedral Cove. From forest walks to water activities, Tairua is the perfect place to stop and relax. Tairua Shores Motel enjoys a harbourside location close to the Tairua Wharf, 2-minutes drive to the town center or a 10-minute walk along the waterfront overlooking Mt Paku and Tairua Harbour.
    Tairua Shores Motel has just been awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence Award for 2020.

    Paku Lodge Resort Motel

    10 The Esplanade, Tairua 3508



    The traditional New Zealand beach destination. Paku Lodge provides true waterfront location, on a safe swimming beach, in a quiet and tranquil setting in the beautiful holiday town of Tairua in the Coromandel Peninsula. Apartments are single level on the ground or first floor and all have a balcony or deck with stunning views out to Tairua Harbour.

    Blue Water Motel

    213 Main Road North, Tairua 3508, Coromandel

    Barry and Sue Roberts


    The Blue Water Motel is one of the closest motels to Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove, offering guests clean and comfortable accommodation in the seaside town of Tairua. It is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula.
    We have a range of self-contained units, a hot indoor spa pool, free WiFi, BBQ, kayaks and fishing rods. Perfectly located opposite the harbour beach and just a short 2 minute walk to shops and restaurants.

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