An ideal mid-journey stop between Auckland and Tauranga/Rotorua, Paeroa - the home of the iconic 'Lemon & Paeroa' soft drink, offers fine Cafes and some fascinating local attractions.
Steeped in gold mining history, the Karangahake Gorge (8km south of Paeroa on State Highway 2) is incredibly popular for its walkway, winery, fishing, rock climbing and swimming.
Short for Lemon and Paeroa, L&P is New Zealand’s very own iconic soft drink. Originally made using spring water from the North Island town of Paeroa, the origins of its name are obvious. Loved by Kiwis the world over – the catch phrase “World Famous in New Zealand” certainly rings true. Be sure to visit the giant L&P bottle in Paeroa – Kiwiana at its best!