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Your go-to place for great
drinks and food



A unique
waterfront venue

Nestled under Mount Aubrey and the stunning Whangarei Headlands, overlooking Whangarei Heads Harbour, Parua Bay Tavern is a prime spot to take the family, meet up with friends, host your work function or celebrate a special event.

Whatever the occasion, you’ll find great food, the best cold drinks, stunning views and good times at Parua Bay Tavern. With plenty of space indoors, two large deck areas and an expansive lawn right by the water, we can cater for groups both large and small.


Tasty food, cold beer and great service

The Parua Bay
Tavern menu

Locals, tourists and visitors from out-of-town love the Parua Bay Tavern for the family-friendly food menu, great pizzas and burgers, fresh beers, and fun events. The waterfront location is second to none, the venue has a wonderful warm and cosy ambience, and our professional and friendly staff will bring you service with a smile.

Arrive by road or boat and enjoy our seasonal menu that’s packed with scrumptious food choices while taking in the panoramic coastal views. You’ll find classic pub food, exciting seafood dishes, and lots more on the menu, plus there’s a kids menu for our younger guests. The Parua Bay Tavern has something for everyone’s appetite.


Good Times at the Waterfront

Unique and
family friendly

Order some delicious food, treat yourself to a few drinks, sit inside or out in the sun on the lawn overlooking the harbour, and have a wonderful time. The kids can play on our awesome pirate ship and have fun until their meals arrive while you sit back, relax and enjoy the unique atmosphere of our tavern and the stunning seaside location.

Our food menu has all the classics you love, plus some special dishes that our talented chefs have put together. It’s packed with fresh, seasonal produce and flavours that are quintessentially Kiwi or inspired by our favourite dishes from around the world. If you enjoy great tastes in a unique waterfront setting, you’ll find it all and more at the Parua Bay Tavern.

Events and functions with a difference

Got a work-do, Christmas party or special occasion coming up? The Parua Bay Tavern is the place for every occasion with options for seated dining, parties with canapes, or casual drinks. There is plenty of space inside or outside by the water, and special group menus with a range of tasty options, BBQs or buffets can all be arranged.  

From corporate events, small gatherings and casual celebrations to functions for large groups of up to 450 people, we can cater for it all on the waterfront. Come celebrate with us in one of Northland’s most memorable locations. Just get in touch – and our friendly team will get you sorted.