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Paeroa: The Best Little Town in the Middle of Everywhere

Nestled within the "Golden Triangle", Paeroa is perfectly positioned just 90 minutes from Auckland, an hour from Hamilton, and a little more to Tauranga. As the gateway to the Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty, Paeroa offers both the tranquility of a small town and the accessibility to major urban centres, making it a central and convenient location.

Getting to Longridge is Easy

Directions to Longridge -  From Auckland - turn left after the Caltex station, 2nd left into Norwood Rd, then 2nd left into Waimarei Ave. 

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From Hamilton, and Tauranga, from the Gull station head towards the main shops then turn right into Arney Street, (the road to Thames - SH26). After approximately 1.5km turn left at the Racecourse Motel into Norwood Rd. Take the 2nd right into Waimarei Ave. 

Why Choose Paeroa For Your Retirement?

At Longridge Country Estate, you're not just choosing a place to live; you're becoming a part of a vibrant community nestled in the historic and picturesque town of Paeroa. Renowned for its beautiful natural settings and a hub of activity, Paeroa offers an array of attractions and activities that make it an ideal choice for your golden years:

Karangahake Gorge:

 

Just steps away, immerse yourself in scenic walks and the historic sites of one of New Zealand's most spectacular natural wonders.

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Waihi Beach:

Just 30 minutes away, enjoy miles of stunning white sands ideal for relaxation, fishing, and surfing. 

 

Hauraki Rail Trail:

Start your cycling adventure directly from Paeroa and enjoy some of New Zealand’s most scenic routes. Whether you're looking for a leisurely ride or a challenging trek, the trail offers something for everyone.​

The Coromandel Peninsula:

A short drive brings you to the pristine beaches and charming coastal towns of the Coromandel Peninsula, perfect for day trips and relaxing excursions.

​​Beautiful Waikato Surroundings:

Enjoy a short drive to a diverse range of activities, beautiful natural surroundings and access to local amenities and attractions in Waikato and The Bay of Plenty.

 

Cambridge Cafes:

Known as "the town of trees and champions", Cambridge offers a delightful experience with its quaint cafes, boutique shops and stunning natural beauty, making it a perfect destination for retirees to explore and enjoy.

Thames Activities: 

Just a 30 minute drive from our retirement village, Thames offers residents a variety of activities, markets and tourist attractions. 

 

The Hustle of Hamilton: 

Situated just an hour's drive from the beautiful town of Hamilton, for retirees looking to enjoy the hustle and bustle of shops, cafes and restaurants. 

 

Tranquillity in Matamata: 

 We've carefully created our community just 45 minutes outside beautiful Matamata, where residents can enjoy museums, local amenities surrounded by picturesque scenery.

Engage in Our Vibrant Community Life

Paeroa pulses with a dynamic community spirit, boasting a wide array of clubs and recreational facilities to suit every interest. At the heart of this active town, you'll find a scenic golf course, tranquil river walks, abundant trout fishing, and extensive cycle trails. The local scene is further enriched with cosy cafes, unique antique shops, vibrant galleries, and lively markets, all just a step away from your front door. Paeroa also hosts a diverse range of established sports clubs, including tennis, squash, lawn bowls, and croquet, ensuring that everyone can find something to enjoy. Additionally, the town regularly celebrates its culture with classic car shows, the Highland Games, and a variety of music and art events that populate Waikato’s rich events calendar.

Old age guy doing Waihou River Fishing - Longridge Country Estate
old couple cycling - Longridge Country Estate
Old couple playing gold in Paeroa Gold Club - Longridge Country Estate

Waihou River Fishing

The Hauraki Trail

Paeroa Golf Club

Old age people playing bowling in Paeroa Bowling Club - Longridge Country Estate
Elderly women playing tennis in Paeroa Tennish and Squash Club - Longridge Country Estate
Old couple kayaking at the maritime park - Longridge Country Estate

Paeroa Bowling Club

Paeroa Tennis and Squash Club

Kayaking at the Maritime Park

In addition to its natural surroundings, Paeroa also offers:

Community Events: 

Participate in local events such as the Paeroa Highland Games, various antique fairs, and music festivals.

 

Local Dining and Shops:

Experience a variety of dining options, from quaint cafes to fine dining in the Karangahake Gorge.

Antique Hub:

Hunt for treasures in Paeroa’s renowned antique shops, a favourite destination for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

 

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Retaurants and Cafes

Antiques and Art Galleries

Museums and Parks

There's something for everyone

At Longridge Country Estate, you're perfectly placed to enjoy all that Paeroa has to offer. Join a community that values its natural surroundings and historical roots. With the beautiful Karangahake Gorge, three scenic rail trails, and an array of sports like golf and tennis right on your doorstep, there’s always something to engage in. Additionally, the nearby Waihi Beach and the stunning Coromandel Peninsula offer endless opportunities for relaxation and adventure.

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