I am a big lover of kiwi summers. Salty hair, bare feet, no makeup and daily ice creams! The four days we had in Pauanui was all of that and I loved every moment!
Pauanui Summit Walkway
Now this walking track in not for the faint-hearted, it’s essentially a VERTICAL climb. Let me tell ya, it is not an easy one. However, it is SO worth it! The view over Pauanui is unreal! The estimated time for this track is 1.5 hours, 4.6km.
Pauanui Walking and Cycle Trail
If you are not a fan of vertical hikes, then this track is for you! This 4km trail is pretty flat and follows a beautiful estuary.
I absolutely love this track! It’s also a steep one, but it’s only takes around 30minutes return to walk. The track is located in Tairua, and provides amazing views of Pauanui, Tairua and the Coromandel ranges.
Matatoki Cheese Barn
This unique little Cheese Barn is in Thames, the perfect place to stop on the way to or from The Coromandel. My fellow cheese lovers, this is some of the best cheese you will taste. It is all organic and you can buy blocks to take home. The farm animals on the property make the place even better!