Backpacking in New Zealand: L & P (Lemon and Paeroa)

Backpacking in New Zealand: L & P (Lemon and Paeroa)

Time for another post from one of my two trips to New Zealand. This time, a stop over in the town of Paeroa. Home of the world famous Kiwi drink, L and P. Or Lemon and Paeroa. Brown and yellow in colour the marketing for this drink, lush in taste.

When in the north island in 2010, on a hot day, Steve, Flavia and I stopped off in the town of Paeroa for the touristy type photos. Even though they both live there, they also hadn’t stopped by.

Driving through the town of Paeroa. Even the town’s lamposts are proud to advertise the brand.

The big bottle outside the factory and tourist visitor centre. Undoubtedly this drink has put the town on the map.

Hugging the big bottle.

It was just over 100 years old, having been an established drink since 1907.

The big L and P bottle.

And the L and P cafe. If you haven’t tried this drink, then it’s worth it. One of life’s better energy/fizzy drinks. It’s basically sugary lemon juice mixed with carbonated mineral water. And the taste is great!

Where – Paeroa, North Island, New Zealand

Who Went – Jonny Blair, Flavia Prado, Steve Jones

Some facts:

A wee video of an advert:

Key Song:



1 thought on “Backpacking in New Zealand: L & P (Lemon and Paeroa)

  • Wow Jonny! You toured some really remote towns and wrote about them. Paeroa in New Zealand? Never heard of it!! And even more cool – your friend from there (Flavia and Steve) seem cool. As always, safe travels and best wishes, Karolina

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