Along SH25 is Tairua. This beautifully located beach resort looks across Tairua Harbour to the more expensive resort of Pauanui. The drive, or walk, up to Paku summit is a must when in Tairua as the views are fantastic. Guided tours starting from Pauanui include trips into the Coromandel Range and to abandoned gold mines. Visitors who simply want to give themselves a real treat could spend a night or two at Pauanui’s Puka Park Lodge.