We spent 2 nights in Pauanui for a wedding last weekend. The motel room was very comfortable with separate bedroom and kitchen facilities. All very clean and well cared for. Pool and BBQ area with large shade umbrella. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful.
2 minute walk to small shopping centre with supermarkets and lovely gift shop along with cafe, bar and restaurant.short walk to the beach, skate park, golf courses, etc.
All in all a lovely place for a break away.
Due to the "dark sky" policy there is a lack of street lighting, I would sseriously recommend taking a torch with you if you plan to walk after dark. The local club provides a courtesy car ride home and the driver was really nice. The club also does a good meals along with buffet roast on Friday nights.More