Paeroa Highland Games and Tattoo

  The Giant Paeroa L&P Bottle

  Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway

  Karangahake mining ruins

  Karangahake Gorge

Paeroa Information Centre
Old Post Office Building, 101 Normanby Road, Paeroa 3600.

Open Hours: Monday - Sunday: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Phone: (07) 862 8636, Email:



Paeroa, the home of L&P (Lemon and Paeroa), is a scenic rural township, which is located on the edge of the Waihou River. Paeroa connects travellers to the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Waikato. It is no surprise that Paeroa is seen as the gateway to the regions in the upper central North Island.  Paeroa is a great mid-way stop for anyone travelling between Auckland and Rotorua / Tauranga.  

Paeroa is a clean green country town with the Ohinemuri River flowing through its heart. Paeroa is nestled between the beautiful green Hauraki Plains and the scenic Karangahake Gorge and mountain range. 

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Paeroa Information Hub, May 2017

Mural on Farmlands building by Graham 'Mr G' Hoete, May 2017

TakerOne graffiti on side of building in Willougby St, May 2017

Aerial top dressing hills north east of Paeroa 21 March 2017

Aerial top dressing action 21 March 2017

Low level aerial top dressing 21 March 2017

Paeroa War Memorial - venue for ANZAC Day services

Country scene north of the Saleyards 6 February 2017

Northern Paeroa bathed in autumn sunshine

Aerial top dressing hills east of northern Paeroa 5th May 2016

Entrance to Paeroa's main street from the west

- photos by Rod Baker-Clemas

Paeroa’s diverse history, historical landmarks and beauty has made the area a popular tourist destination and lifestyle choice.  Paeroa has many different attractions both historical and adventurous making Paeroa a town that is guaranteed to have something that will appeal to everyone.

Paeroa’s main street is host to a great business district with a range of boutique stores for every taste.  Uncover that hidden treasure in the numerous antique and second hand stores or check out Paeroa’s latest fashion.  There are cafes and restaurants scattered throughout the main street and beyond, with a diverse range of ethnic foods and wonderful Kiwi culture.

Paeroa is “World Famous in New Zealand” with a full calendar of events throughout the year.  Paeroa’s most exciting month is February with FebFest celebrations.  These events include the Battle of the Streets bike race, The Highland Games and Tattoo, and Paeroa’s FebFest shopping promotions. These along with other events give Paeroa its “Events Capital of NZ” status.

Overnight parking is available for self contained motor homes at:

Paeroa West Rugby Football Ground, Corbett Street. Booking not required - just arrive.


arrow The Giant Paeroa Bottle Everyone knows the Big Bottle of Paeroa. At nearly 7 metres high, it is a permanent reminder of the therapeutic Paeroa Spring Water discovered before 1900, which, with the addition of lemon, became known as New Zealand’s own national soft drink.

arrow Paeroa Historical Maritime Park Situated on State Highway 2 – at the confluence of the Ohinemuri and Waihou Rivers, the Park offers restored vessels and displays.

arrow Heritage Trail/Captain Cook Memorial - Netherton In 1769 Lt. James Cook and crew landed here at the spot marked by a cairn adjacent to State Highway 2.

arrow Primrose Hill Great views of the Hauraki Plains can be viewed from the site of the area’s war memorial.

arrow Paeroa Domain Home of the Thames Valley rugby team – a home game is a big event in the area. Netball, Croquet, Petanque and Athletics also played on this picturesque Domain.

arrow Karangahake Gorge & Historic Windows Walkway 8km east of Paeroa is the historic Karangahake Gorge which links Paeroa with Waihi.

arrow Hauraki Rail Trail The 82km trail is the easiest cycle trail in New Zealand to ride with the longest tunnel 1.1Km and showcases some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer. Refer video below:

Hauraki Rail Trail Video

Mount Karangahake

One of the Rail Trails through Karangahake Gorge

Autumn dappled Rail Trail on the edge of the Ohinemuri River

Looking up at the narrow gorge road traffic from Ohinemuri River bed

Stark ruins of the Victoria Battery gold extraction unit

Victoria Battery Tramway runs through the scenic reserve

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Paeroa Sunset 03 February 2015

- photos by Rod Baker-Clemas

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