Historical Maritime Park
6894 State Highway 2, Paeroa
07 862 7121
PRICE: Adults from $8.00
The stunning and picturesque Maritime Park grounds are adjacent to the Waihou River, where cruises, events and weddings are hosted.
Visitors to the Park can explore the Museum and take a scenic and tranquil cruise on the Waihou and Ohinemuri Rivers.
Recent upgrades linked the Park to Wharf St in Paeroa, with a new purpose-built community jetty on the Ohinemuri River.
There are three new pontoons along with a refurbished riverboat, which transports visitors from the Park along the Ohinemuri River into Paeroa.
It's a fantastic outing for families, senior citizens, schools and tour groups. Keep an eye out for upcoming events.
With a Hauraki Rail Trail link to the Maritime Park from Thames or Paeroa, it's a great spot for cyclists to detour for a picnic and explore the beautiful grounds.
The Park is open daily from 10.00am until 3.00pm. Put this Must Do destination on your list, and call in next time you are passing.
The Park was once New Zealand’s most inland port, and the Museum has significant links dating back to pre-European settlement and the arrival of Captain James Cook in 1769 aboard HMS Endeavour.
The Museum is home to a very important collection of maritime history relating to the role that Paeroa played as a port for unloading mining machinery and equipment in the late 19th century, when the goldfields of Waihi and Karangahake were being developed and mined.
Self contained campervans and Motorhomes are welcome at the Historical Maritime Park in Paeroa, and power is available. Visitors must take all rubbish and waste away with them.
You can contact the park for after hours visits.
Family (2 adults + 2 children) $20.00
Children up to high school age $5.00
Children under 5 years FREE