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If you're thirsty, pause for refreshment in Paeroa. This town is the official birthplace of Lemon & Paeroa, New Zealand's home-grown soft drink.

Let curiosity drive you to stop in Paeroa. This historic town is the home of the nationally famous soft drink, Lemon and Paeroa (L&P). The very large bottle at the eastern end of the main street has plaques that explain the development of the drink. Call into any of the main street food outlets to purchase a bottle – a drinkable souvenir.

Paeroa is also famous for its range of antiques and collectables. Just north of the town is the Paeroa Historical Maritime Park, where you’ll find restored historic vessels and interesting displays.

Hauraki Rail Trail

Located right in the middle of the Hauraki Rail Trail, Paeroa is a great place to launch your cycling adventure. The undulating track winds its way past pioneering history and lush farmland, following an historic railway. From Paeroa, you can choose to cycle three distinct sections - north to Thames, south to Te Aroha, or east through the spectacular Karangahake Gorge and on to Waihi

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