Pauanui is in the Coromandel region, just two hours drive from Auckland, via Thames.
Head north through Te Puke, Mt Maunganui/Tauranga, Waihi, Whangamata and follow signs to Tairua. Turn right to Pauanui at Hikuai as detailed above.
Pauanui Beach has the Pauanui Beach Aerodrome, a small airstrip on Pauanui Beach that is mainly used by small aircraft traveling through. For many international travelers, Auckland Airport will be the hub where visitors arrive on the North Island. The Auckland Airport is about two hours drive to Pauanui Beach. For visitors heading up from other locations in the North Island, there are airports in Rotorua, Hamilton, and Tauranga only a couple hours drive to Pauanui.
Travelling to the Coromandel Region? Pauanui is easily accessed by car from many popular North Island destinations.