Put these on your to-do list
Antique, Retro and Secondhand Shops
Various shops scattered through town:
Yesterday and Today
Vintage and Retro
Bullswool Farm Park
240 Rahu Rd, Karangahake
Phone 07 862 8843
Experience one of New Zealand's most unique and interesting working farms. Get up close to our huge variety of rare breed farm animals. All are friendly and can be hand fed.
Bush Discovery Trail and Gold and Kauri Museum
Bullswool Farm Park, 240 Rahu Rd, Karangahake
Phone 07 862 8843
You and your family will enjoy mature native forest, replica miner’s camp, eel and freshwater crayfish pond, bird education area, beautiful walking track, early Maori history
Cherry Tree Bungalow Garden and Gallery
Cottage Garden, Arts & Crafts. Pre-booked Devonshire Teas
11 Kennedy St
Open Friday to Sunday, 10am till 4pm OR by Appointment
Your hosts: Janet & Russell Kirwan
Phone 07 862 7080 or 027 634 0762
State Highway 2, 7 minutes from Paeroa
Several one hour circuits that take you through the relics of the mining days in the area or more adventurous walks up the mountain or deeper into the bush. For those who are limited in time or energy, you can walk two minutes from the car park onto the first swing bridge to experience the power of the river as it sweeps beneath you and take in the majestic views of the Karangahake mountain and the Tokani. If you walk another five minutes, you can venture on to the next, smaller swing.
40 Belmont Rd
Phone 07 862 7887 Mobile 027 657 1360
Paeroa and District Museum
37 Belmont Rd
Phone 07 8628942
Paeroa Christmas Lights Show
Maritime Park SH2, entry by Puke Bridge
From December 9th, 2015 the Paeroa Historic Maritime Park and Museum will become a magical wonderland with trees and buildings festooned with coloured lights and surprises everywhere to delight both children and adults. Bring the whole family for a delightful lead up to Christmas where you can wander about for several hours.
Entry from Willoughby St or Arney St
Paeroa Golf Course
5kms down Rotokohu Rd
Phone 07 862 7993
Approximately 5km up Rotokohu Rd, off SH 26 just over the Criterion Bridge heading for Hamilton.
Casual green fees apply.
Paeroa Historic Maritime Museum and Park
Puke Rd North (beside the Puke Bridge), SH2, Paeroa
Phone 07 862 7121
Housed in this historic building is one of the best displays of NZ and local maritime history including Captain Cook, The Northern Steamship Co., Naval displays and many scale replicas of vessels. The acres of beautiful grounds that flow down to the rivers edge are constantly being improved with the help of community volunteers. This area is a wonderful place for a picnic or BBQ or just an afternoon stroll and is available for private functions, such as birthdays and weddings.
Paeroa Public Library
Cnr Belmont Rd and Williams St
Phone 07 862 7194
Paeroa Society of Arts
109 Normanby Rd
Phone 07 862 8405 Mobile 027 287 4433
Paeroa Society of Arts Gallery and Shop
109 Normanby Rd
Phone 07 862 8405
Primrose Hill Memorial
Access off Arney St or Wood St
Enjoy the many public artworks scattered throughout the town
Princes St, Paeroa
'Tamati' Paddle Boat River Cruises
“Tamati” is a lovingly restored kauri paddleboat originally built in 1902 and rebuilt in 2001. It was brought up from Hari Hari, Hokitika to provide river cruises on the Ohinemuri and Waihou Rivers. Available for weddings, birthdays and private functions.
For bookings and information, phone Gloria, 027 474 2551 or 07 862 6316
Paeroa is involved with the Echo Walking Festival and each year run four or more fully guided walks in the area. These are a great way to get to know the walks along with some of the history and local features, as it is sometimes daunting to explore new tracks on your own, so this provides the comfort of being in a group.